The Fuelist is live!

The hush-hush project I have been working on since last Spring, that has taken all the time I used to devote to giuliettas.com, is now live!

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Over the last 5 years I have spent a lot of time thinking of better ways to display Giulietta sales records on this site.  In February 2013 I was having a conversation about this problem with two friends I was working with at a start up when the idea came to us: lets build a Redfin/Zillow type tool where you could find classic vehicle sales comps for classic and specialty motorcycles and cars.  Not editorial on sales, not links to disparate data sources, but the hard facts of the transaction extracted from these sources, parsed, and made immediately graphically accessible to anyone.

The three of us officially started the business, and between April 2013 and August 2013 the project was worked on by a single part-time developer, and by us on late nights and other stolen hours until an old friend put us in touch with public company The Chancellor Group (CHAG), who saw merit in what we were trying to do and bought a stake in the company.  With cash in the bank we went into full focus, assembled a team and building what you see when you go to www.thefuelist.com.

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Results for group “Giulietta & Giulia 750 & 101 Models”.

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Details of a Giulia Sprint 10112 sale.  One of you probably owns this car!

For a classic vehicle sale record to make the cut, it must have a verifiable sale price and a minimum of information about the vehicle.  We built a vehicle database of model attributes so we could supply the user with more information than a seller typically includes in a sale, and to power filters users could select to refine results to only the attributes they are interested in.  If you look at the tool you will get an idea what these are.  These refinement tools will be rolling out over the next few months.

A key feature is the ability to graph up to 4 models or model groups simultaneously to see how prices compare, have changed over time, and what you can buy for the same money among the different models.  Graphing all Giuliettas and Porsche 356s together demonstrates this nicely.  We are working on trend lines at the moment, but it’s turned out to be a very complex problem.

Each record is curated by hand, so there will be the inevitable human errors creeping in, but we have feedback mechanisms in place for users to report such errors.  We currently have just under 20,000 such records, but now that we are shifting away from deep development, resources will shift to capturing more sales records (there are many thousands in the pipeline). I have yet to go through and enter all the verified Giulietta sales from this blog, but I will eventually get to it.

Please come check the site out and give us some feedback!  We will be launching full scale, with all features enabled in early April.

Market 491: Giulietta Sprint Veloce 07987 on CL

Giulietta Sprint Veloce 750E 07987.  I would be very interested in this car on my local Craigslist if I didn’t already have 5 car projects, a 2 year old son and a business that is about to launch.  Car is complete in most of the ways that count except the engine is not matching. Seller is looking to get something in the low to mid teens for it.  A good deal I think and probably a car I will regret passing on someday, but so it goes.

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You were just complaining about how you never see Veloce projects anymore right?  

1956 Spider shell for sale in Belgium

JP in Belgium has this car for sale.  Contact him if you’re interested!

“Early 750D Spider shell, it is most certainly a ’56 model and one of the first 1000 made, given that it has a ribbed scuttle with the half moon recess for the back of the air filter can.

The car took a hit on the left front fender & left front wheel, hard enough to put a small kink into the lower chassis rail and to crunch the left front fender far enough to crease the left edge of the bonnet. The left headlight pod was also flattened. We presume the VIN was subsequently cut out and grafted into another car along with all the bits to keep the owner ‘rolling’ without troubling the authorities…..

Owner has a spare left front fender & nose from a donor car, enough to replace the damaged panels. The lower chassis rail can be straightened by a competent body man. The tricky part will be the missing VIN number, but the rest of the body shell is still in good condition,

Dry stored in a warehouse in Belgium. The early 750D Spider shell is looking for a new owner who is willing to tackle the project.  Images here.

Information: please contact      jpduhem@hotmail.com

Asking price: 4000 € ono “

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Veloce Marelli distributor for sale

Update: I got a huge response to this and have been too busy to respond to all.  How does $360 shipped to continental US sound?  First to come is first served!

I was rooting around looking for some brake parts and came across a Veloce Marelli distributor complete with new points, rotor and cap that I had been saving for a rainy day (when it was raining a Veloce my way). Anyone out there looking for one? Drop me a line. All proceeds go to getting my Spider on the road. I’ll post a picture tomorrow…

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Bushings feel decent.

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Market 490: RHD SS 381030 coming to Silverstone Auctions

Giulia Sprint Speciale 10121*381030, 00121*00578.  This rare RHD SS will be auctioned by Silverstone on February 22nd.  It’s a clean example if the pictures tell the truth.  I’m not sure why they are calling a mid-64 built car a 1967, but can speculate that it might have taken some time to go from Bertone to the RHD conversion folks and then to a dealer.  3 years?  I suppose it could have been a late 64 car sold in early 67.  Anyhow.
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I like a good picture.  This is the view you get when you look up mid stoop after you drop your keys on a wet morning while approaching it to go motoring.  Description says it saw a bare metal respray recently.
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Market 322: Giulietta Sprint -some assembly required

Update 2/5/14: This is the car I referred to in the write up of the super rusted out Sprint a few days ago.  Get that and this and you would have the basis for a doable project.

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Update 2/1/12: Body appears to have sold for $3800 -this didn’t include much of anything to build the car out. Continue reading