Auto Italia Sportiva, llc. is a boutique studio specializing in restoration products and services for vintage italian cars. While we can assist on most restoration projects requiring extensive metal fabrication work, our specialization is with Alfa Romeo Giulietta series, 105 series and GTV models. We can also perform work on Porsche models and Pre-war Packards.
Our offerings are outside the scope of what many restoration shops may offer in terms of ability and quality. We take great pride in our metal fabrication methods – an art form that is in decline with increasing difficulty to source. Our goal is to provide a superior quality craftsmanship finish product by preserving the vehicle original features while paying attention to important details.
A day for celebration (6/8/2014) - Trying to get caught up has become an insurmountable task since returning home from a well deserved “vacation” in Spain. Note that I included quotations to the word vacation because I did manage to do some work on a couple … Continue reading Update: AR*171268 (Hand planishing) (1/30/2014) - We are now going through the hand planishing process of the entire car in order to ensure that all the panels are straight before we move to the final lead work and bodywork stage at which point the car is … Continue reading Update: AR381173 – The fabrication details (1/20/2014) - While mapping the work to be completed on any project we tend to overlook the specific details and the SS we just completed was no exception. Some of the important details were either missing or consumed with corrosion. I was … Continue reading Update: AR*171268 New sills (1/5/2014) - With the new year in full swing, we continue to make speedy progress on our 1961 Giulietta Spider. Last week, both the outer sills (rockers) as well as the front cross members were completed. Although, the cross members had been … Continue reading Update: AR*171268 – Nearing Final Metal Repair (12/12/2013) - The 1961 Giulietta Spider 171268 is moving with amazing rhythm and speed. As of today, the cabin floors, trunk floor and all structural components are nearly completed. Of course, not including some of the outer sheetmetal work already done. With luck, … Continue reading Update: AR*381173 – Body Work Completed (3/18/2013) - Many, and I mean many, hours of work and Giulia Sprint Speciale 381173 is, I am happy to say is… on its way to redemption. All the rust has been replaced, all the floors are done, and we are finishing our way around the outside metal. … Continue reading Update: AR*381173 – Restoration & Bodywork Progress (2/10/2013) - Restoration on Sprint Speciale 381173 started on December 28th, 2012 and as of today we have logged 280 hrs. So, what has been done in 280 hrs? Removing everything from the car except suspension. Paint stripping, bondo, fiber glass, undercoating, and sand blasting. … Continue reading Update: AR1493*20107 – Door Work (6/1/2012) - After sandblasting the car interior and some of the rusty structural sections, I have decided to remove and replace the door bottom due to the swiss cheese like conditions. I made the new pieces and they are ready to go. … Continue reading Update: AR1493*20107 – Floor Pans (5/30/2012) - These photos depict the floor work. We made all the floor pans and other structural pieces and then welded them to the floor using a mig welder. I recently purchased a tig to use instead of mig but yet need … Continue reading Update: AR1493*20107 – Trunk Floor (5/25/2012) - Now that the fender flares are almost done. We are about to finish the trunk floor followed the rear valance and complete metal piece along the trunk line which was damaged due to rust. . Update: AR1495*F04695 – Sheet Metal Repairs (5/24/2012) - Additional progress on F04695 sheet metal repairs. I was fortunate enough that this particular car was very good with the exception of some badly done body work as it was revealed as the car was stripped to metal. Lots of … Continue reading Update: AR1493*20107 – Sheet Metal Repairs (5/23/2012) - So far most of the sheet metal fabrication and metal work is virtually completed for 20107 (’59 Sprint 2+2). Here is some of the latest work on the fender flare replacement for 20107. The series of five photos depicts the … Continue reading Update: AR1493*20107 – Fenders (1/31/2012) - Fenders were damaged and repaired with electrical conduit and braised with bronze and then smoothed with Bondo. All fender flairs have been correctly replaces as original. All welding was completed with Oxi-Acetylene and then hand planished to match original metal. … Continue reading Update: AR1495*F04695 – Sheet Metal Repairs (7/21/2011) - As stated on the 06611 post, I am starting to move on into the spider veloce and work continuity is seamless. As suspected, the few small pinholes on the rockers were a clear indication of some rust treatment required inside … Continue reading Update: AR1493E*06611 – Trunk Floor (2/13/2011) - All of the wiring harness work, the unusual Texas cold winter and other family and business affairs have been keeping me from maintaining steady progress on Sprint 06611 sheet metal work. Removing, making a trunk floor from a flat sheet of metal, and … Continue reading Update: AR1493E*06611 – Floor Pans (12/19/2010) - Happy to report that progress on my Giulietta Sprint Veloce E0611 is coming full throttle. As of this Saturday, all the floors are done. I was lucky enough to stumble into the correct size bead roller needed to make the … Continue reading