Biba Restorations is quite proud
to present this refurbished 1960 (101) Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce.
Giulietta has been a two year project for this firm and one which
went screaming into the night declaring, "Don't turn me
into a garage queen!"
the owner of the Spider for over 30 years, Joe Hart (small plug)
of Hart Winery in Temecula, CA and BR were essentially on the
same 'wave-length'. Perhaps not a garage queen, but let's make
Giulietta young once again and if possible make all of the myriad
parts which make up, even a 40 something car, all work in unison.
The goal was to ensure the car would be a pleasure to drive and
candid. A '69 Alfa Spider is considered a reasonably modern car
around here. A '60 Alfa is felt to be pretty vintage. Perhaps
they didn't have all the answers, but Alfa Romeo made great engineering
strides between the mid 50's and mid 60's when these cars were
does not mean the cars became any more exciting, just that they
were less hand-built and would, as it turns out, become considerably
more restoration friendly. (Note: A very relative comment).
Well over 500 photos were taken during the restoration of this
Spider. How best to show them to a potential client or an avowed
photos and comments used in this series will give everyone a
good idea of what was involved.