Dentist required: 1963 Fiat 1500 GT Coupé by Ghia

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Update, September 29: Reader Quasimodo has bought this car to restore it. It’s not a job for the fearful: stay tuned on his progress checking periodically his progress here: http://fiat1500ghiarestoration.blogspot.nl/

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March 10

This 1500 GT was made by Ghia using the chassis and the engine of the Fiat 1500: back then it was a respectable little sports car which was priced significantly less than a Giulia Sprint.

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This particular car is in need of a ground-up restoration starting from the big ding on he front “bumper”: basically the whole car must be disassembled and stripped to begin a proper restoration job. The engine is in its place – even if without the air cleaner box – and it is easibly rebuildable.

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That’s a huge work for sure but, as an italian coachbuilt car, everything is there: these cars are a nighmare if some parts like glasses, bumpers and especially interior trims are missing. In this case the car looks basically complete so it’s a good starting point. Find it for sale at $9,750 here in Los Angeles, CA.

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9 Responses to Dentist required: 1963 Fiat 1500 GT Coupé by Ghia

  1. SwissDan says:

    I would love to own a Fiat-Ghia 1500 GT – I wonder what the restoration would cost…

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  2. Classicvirus says:

    Dan, like most restoration jobs the bodywork is the most expensive part as it implies a lot of man-hours. On these cars, engine, transmission and suspensions/brakes are not expensive as parts are easily available. If there is not much rotisserie job and you manage to retrieve parts by yourself, you should add $40,000 to this asking price for a nearly perfect job.

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  3. SwissDan says:

    @classicvirus. Thank you for the enlightenment.

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  4. Quasimodo says:

    just bought this car to restore….

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  5. Classicvirus says:

    Congrats! Please keep us informed!

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  6. quasimodo says:

    https://picasaweb.google.com/108612059034629510372/RestauratieFiat1500Ghia

    For anyone who is interested in the progress of the restoration. Don’t hold your breath!

    Regards

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  7. Classicvirus says:

    Hello Quasimodo, please keep posting your photos while the restoration is going on, we will post them here.

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  9. Alwin says:

    Follow the restoration story on: http://fiat1500ghiarestoration.blogspot.nl/

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