Ok, I have owned this 1976 Alfa Romeo Alfetta Gt since 2004 I tried to sell it a half dozen times to no avail Had lots of tyre kickers and plenty of "do you just want to sell so and so" Me say "Nah buy the whole car for $400" Still no takers
So seeing how its pretty well rusted out now I have been thinking of stripping it of its running gear and building my dream sports car.
I have been infatuated with 1950s italian sports cars for some time so I have been collecting images.
Far and away my favourite is the Cisitalia 202 I first saw one in the flesh (metal) at the 2005 Speed on Tweed event, This really triggered the interest and got me thinking I have a shitty ol Alfa Alfetta GT maybe I could build something similar.
Fast forward to 2010 when I was in the States I saw another at Petersen Museum. I had heard the story of How Pete Petersen bought one in the early 50s and took it to George Barris to be detailed for the Motorama. Little did Pete know Bill Burke convinced George to help pull a fibreglass mould off Pete's Cisitalia coupe. Bill then proceeded to sell Kits Cool to see the two together
SANY0211 by Jimmy Bs 1925 Chev, on Flickr
SANY0210 by Jimmy Bs 1925 Chev, on Flickr
Anyway these following pics are of cars that have also influenced me
so I did a couple of quick illustrations to get a feel for what I wanted
I played with a couple of different roof treatments
Since I have previously built a body buck for my Chev roadster I thought this would be the next step.
I will build something along the line of this full body buck.
More than likely I will build a tube frame similar to this
I am only in the planning stages so I possibly won't start work on it until June so I thought I would get other like minded peoples opinions.