This latest purchase for Restoration is a car I have known something about over the years, the Italian Godfather to my sons ,Renato.R bought this 1975 fiat 124 Sport (1800) in the early 80′s and sold it in the early 90′s, this is after a few mods of twin 40IDF webbers and cams from the BC1600 , loosing contact with this 124 as it was “Played with” by next owners it has ended up with Angello .V ,much patchwork rust repairs and mod’s that I would not do that way, a131 gearbox is a nice upgrade but not to cut the tunnel to fit, 131 has 2 types of gearshift , a remote Abarth style that was used and a direct that would fit the 124 no-mods!! the 132 diff was a nice upgrade as was the Recaro seat and interior job. Angello after striping down to metal and rust holes bare bones for a proper Resto’, shocked at what was there, came to a stop with other thigs taking him away from the car, 4 years later with Daughter doing well at Karting, made the decision to sell and spend the money on the karting,
“Verde”this is going to get the “Royal Treatment”, Wayne will remove the dodgy panel and patches then paint the inside and out ….that original and unique “Brilliante Verde” (Green)
Update 8/2019- Take to Wayne in York for plan of attack!!….ok then , now to doing the job!!….
Update 9/2019- Wayne is Fabricating some tricky panelwork to right this 124 back to former glory! dodgy patchwork of rust repair is replaced with a single panel, the way a repair should be! …the car is very straight and no accident damage to fix!
Update 4/2020- Wayne has completed the bodywork and even painted….its been a tough 7 months! …awaiting the York and Covid delays! A few changes worth thinking about ,changing the sidedraft DCOE40 on offset manifold set up back to the Factory twin 40IDF set up and “Turtle” Airbox, makes it more “Touring” than “Racer”
Update 5/2020- Car finished by Wayne, but unfortunately is put into storage, just till another project gets done and gone!
Update 12/2020- Well not much happened this year…..January this will be out of storage and at the shop, motor/box/etc will be fitted then to fire up!