Here is the story of my second L60 Cuore. It has just started and I’m not sure if I can follow through with it until the end, but I’ll share it nevertheless.
Last year when buying my first L60, the sellers told me that they have another one buried deep in their shed since 1989. I did not think much of it, because one project car is plenty for me as a uni student with limited budget and very limited wrenching skill.
They started the cleanup of the shed a few months ago, dug it up in the process and decided to give it to me. To either save or use as a parts car for the other one. I could not say no to that, although the condition was completely unknown.
It took them a lot of work to be able to access it and get it out of the shed, but it was finally free and I picked it up yesterday.
It is an L60, first registered in 1980. The weird thing is, that it does have a 612ccm engine (albeit restricted to 250ccm) but also drum brakes in the front and 10" wheels like the L55. It has only ca 6300km on the odometer, which is just incredible!
Condition wise it is in pretty decent shape for being stored for over 30 years, at least from what I can tell so far. There is some rust on the sills and on the bottom of one door, but the Interior and engine bay look like new, especially the strut towers. The exhaust is completely gone, it’s shows signs of being patched up back in the day already. The brakes still kind of work, which is surprising and the ancient tires do hold some air. It unfortunately has one dent in the front fender, where something must have fallen onto it at some point during the years.
It has been restricted to 250ccm by fitting a smaller carb and air filter and disabling one cylinder.
Unfortunately I did not have the time for a thorough check yet, since I am currently busy with work and uni, but I will share my findings with you along the way!