The last three decades have been very hard with this 1959 Fiat 1200 spider which needs something more than a simple “restoration job”.
Indeed the car is rotten everywhere and few thing can be saved: interiors are gone somewhere in the past as well as the windshield, but the issues come with the body: half car needs to be rebuilt with new metal sheets and that’s not a job for the rookies: actually the first thing to do on this car, even before shipping it, is welding a steel trellis inside the cockpit in order to prevent the frame from bending.
The seller says that after he close the driver’s door this is unable to open anymore: that means that the structural balance of the car is in danger and that this car must be handled with much care. But the issue here is not the restoration in itself: actually the trouble with these cars are related with some parts missing here like the interiors and the windshield; if you want to face this project you must know that the biggest challenge here will be to locate the correct parts. Find it for sale here in Colfax, WA, with an initial bid at $1,500 and no reserve price.