Giulietta Sprint 10105 1493*21131. This car was recently sold through Fantasy Junction. Asking price was about $56,000. I believe this is a car that was sold through Cars Dawydiak a few years ago, but I’ve seen a lot of these cars, so I may be mistaken. Even though it has been sold, I thought I would do a quick write up since it’s a nice but non-original normale that has been hot-rodded and that sold for more than a few recently sold, nearly perfect restored 101 Normale’s I’ve seen. An interesting data point for those that care.
Nicely painted, trim fits well, lowered, ready for action. Continue reading
Update 4/20/13: Hard to argue with the same result twice.
Update 3/31/13: This car has turned up on eBay again. Although it has been 14 months since it was listed, the same pictures are being used. I don’t think the market for a Spider like this has moved up much, so I suspect a similar result to the last time. I like the last line of the ebay description: “Look close, see the reserve? See the buy it now? I didn’t think so, there is NOT a buy it now, and the reserve is private. That’s how I thought it worked. I am an honest guy, selling an honest car, running this AUCTION honestly. I don’t want to play any games. Thank you.” I’m not sure how effective coming across as prickly is as a first impression, but then the notion of an ‘online persona’ is generally accepted.
Update 1/9/12: $15,101 is the sale price after 5 bids. That’s pretty solid money.
Giulietta Spider 10104*09537. This Spider is on eBay out of New York with a starting bid of $8,000. Condition is pretty reasonable as the start of a light ‘run it as is’ type project. Seller says it doesn’t run currently and has had some floor repairs. It comes with a hardtop that is one of the made in California FiberFab (??) type. I like the license plate!
It really doesn’t look bad. It could be the basis of a decent driver without much fuss. The engines can always be made to run, but will probably require a minor overhaul. I like them without the grill ‘eyebrows’..
1/4/13: I am pretty sure that this car, Lot #132, is the same as the car below and is being auctioned by Gooding & Company on Saturday, January 19th. Estimate is an aggressive $200,000 – $225,000. The transformation is remarkable. Would love to see it in person.
Update 7/22/12: Available now from Motor Classic and Competition Corp. Interesting that this car has failed to find a home with so much demand for SS’s right now.
Update 4/2/12: Guess who’s available again? This SS. It’s now on the East Coast now, listed on Hemmings, and with a new fun asking price of $129,500. Does this herald the arrival of market malaise? Are we approaching a correction? How many SS’s at greater than $100K can the market support? Survivor-ship is high for a limited production car -probably approaching 15% documented on this site alone. Costs more than this?
Update 9/13/11: Again. I wonder how much they’ve spent on eBay auctions?? My advise to the seller – a change of venue after a few months pass. Maybe Amelia Island. Ebay is alright for 3 year old ipods and disassembled Sprints but a seriously nice SS? Time to move up into the major leagues. But what do I know.
Update 9/1/11: “We have made deals on this car twice on eBay now, only to have the buyer renege on his contract due to financial issues without seeing the car in person. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE FINANCIAL ABILITY TO PURCHASE THE CAR before bidding, and especially before having us mail you sales documents and pull all of our advertising. If you are financing or running the car through a leasing company, make sure you are pre-approved. Each time this happens we lose other interested parties who ARE able to purchase the car. Thank you for your consideration.” That explains it. Rich guys drunk eBaying.
Update 8/26/11: As predicted, this car is on eBay again -this time with new improved pictures and lengthy description attached below. This is a great car, it’s just not going to go for Gooding money on eBay.
I know that bridge -about 15 minutes before you get to Big Sur when headed south on 1.
Update 7/16/12: This car has appeared for sale on eBay in Europe out of Southern California from a Zero feedback seller. Scam? Hmmm.
Update 3/17/11: 75 bids resulted in $62,750. It’s no joke, game on for SS values!
Update 3/14/11: Bidding has reached $40,000 and reserve is met with 2 days to go. The suspense begins!
Giulia SS 10121*381379. This car is on eBay right now out of Texas. Bidding is at just shy of $30,000 with 4 days left as I write. This car is truly in ‘how you used to find them’ condition and frankly may be as much as $80,000 away from being a top money car, but for a capable DIY restorer that restoration number could get down to $40,000. Why do I mention this? See yesterdays post, which the seller references in their write up, a Giulietta SS sold for $140,000 at the Amelia Island auction. This is a great place to start, but it still has to be reduced to nuts, bolts and bare metal and built back out to get in the league that car is in. Then it has to find a buyer… Or it could be let alone, touched up, enjoyed and entered in the preservation class some day.
Looks great from this distance, through the lens of a camera after being hosed down. Note dent above headlight. Antennae has to go to.
Update 6/21/12: Didn’t take long for the 50+% dealer tax to be added to this car. More pictures show it to be complete and needy. Here it is in Denver.
I definitely don’t like the look of knock-offs. Pretty straight car.
Original post 11/5/11: Giulietta Sprint Speciale 10120*00486, 00120*00949. Frank pointed me in the direction of this car listed on Hemmings. Condition is pretty good and it should make for a straight-forward restoration to ‘clean driver’ without going too far under water at the $40,000 asking price. For a full on restoration it will require just as much work as a car like the disassembled project I listed recently. Wheels are very rare (on a Giulietta) Borrani wires complete with a spare. I’m personally not a big fan of the wire wheel look, but many are.
Am I blue? Yes, but not the right shade. Looks pretty good as far as derelict SS’s goes.
Update 5/15/12: On the hammer this car sold for $195,804! The low end of the estimate, but, it’s easy to spend other peoples money… I’d have sweated every dime. Not a bad purchase price for a nearly unique car. Someday I’ll be in the running for cars like this -off to get a lotto ticket!
Update 4/21/12: Big money car needs a big money venue -so without further fooling around, this car is now being run through an RM auction in Monaco this May. Expected sale price $185,000 – $235,000. Not bad for what may well be one of the ‘best of breed’ SS’s. I sure want it! Stuart- thank you for alerting me to this auction.
Could be you! I like the gold tinted wheels. Stellar.
Update 5/6/12: I don’t remember if it failed to get any bids, or was ended early, but this car is back on eBay after a brief hiatus. Seller seems to have done some research and knows what they are selling this time around. Car looks a lot better now and the opening bid has gone from $500 to $6499. Such a deal.
Much better no? Check out the difference in descriptions, both are posted below.
Update 4/27/12: Seller sent me an email informing me that this car has sold for full asking price.
Update 4/12/12: This car is available again for the new asking price of $49,700, quite a bit more than it was when it first entered the market. Detailing is thorough and some small problem areas have been fixed. There have been some stellar examples of these late 1600 Sprints on the site over the years (see here for one) that have failed to sell for much, but maybe it’s a case of ‘that was then’ -after all the highest priced SS from the same time was a little over $60K. Bravo for a an extremely well put together presentation.
Update 12/17/11: Seller has been swamped with interest so the price is being rethought.
Giulia 1600 Sprint 10112 356435. Kip informed me this car is available now from Motoring Investments in San Diego. Color combo is great and the car appears to be in fantastic condition. If it’s as good as it looks, it’s a bargain at $XXXXX and wont last. You don’t see these 1600 Sprints very often.
I love these in Celeste blue. Body looks fantastic. Trim looks as good as the body and everything else looks as good as the trim. If I had money to spend on a car I’d be on the phone right now (paying off my VW Jetta Wagon ;^)).
Update 2/21/12: This car has turned up on LA Craigslist for $24,500. Give Sergio a call! Thanks for the notice Anthony.
That rear view mirror is STILL upside down. Good luck.
Update 10/27/11: Statement by me: “I’m guessing it’s a late 60 – 62 Spider 10103 1300.” I was right -one of the last 1300 Spiders -370324. Buy it now is reduced. Pictures are better -still has a 750 head and Miata seats. $29,000? Greig? Laurence? Definition of restoration discussion ensues.
A positive ID.
10/12/11: Giulietta Spider 1495*03690. This car is on eBay right now out of Salt Lake City. Seller claims it’s ‘nearing the end of the restoration’ -I think that might be a mis-statement. It can be yours buy it now for $32,000 – I don’t recommend that.
Smooth hood, vent windows -should be after about vin 09000. Paint looks as good as it usually does in small pictures. Whats the yellow thing in the marker light position? Continue reading
Update 2/14/12: The auction reached $17,000, stalled for a few days then was ended early -cancelled really, so no record of it’s listing is on eBay, the it was relisted. I don’t really think it’s correct or complete enough the get much past (or even realistically see) $20,000 and they are hoping to get $24,750 out of it.
Update 2/4/12: This car has found its way onto eBay. Same pictures, same etc. Description calls it a daily driver.
Update12/16/12: Hard top is not an original.
Giulietta Spider 750D 1495*04335. This car is available now from Beverly Hills Car Club for $26,500. It’s a good looking car at first flush, but a lot is not original, incomplete and funky. Would make a good non-originali starter car.
Red. 750D. Decent paint. 105 Giulia wheels. No rocker trim. Meh. Continue reading
Update 2/5/12: This car has sold to an enthusiast in the states. Stay tuned for more interesting Giulietta’s for sale.
Update 1/15/12: This car remains unsold. The seller is ready to put it on eBay, where I think it will do better than his asking price. This is your last chance to buy before it goes on eBay.
Update 10/27/11: I heard from the seller that he has had some strong offers. If you are interested in the car and are moving at a pre-internet pace deciding if it’s the project for you, you might want to light a fire under yourself. I doubt a matching number early Giulietta SS with all it’s pieces is going to come on the market in project form at this price for a long while.
10/18/11: Giulietta Sprint Speciale 10120*00381. Another Giuliettas.com exclusive. This SS is available now out of the North East for offers around $27,000. Seller says it’s complete with original 00120 engine, seats, glass etc. Not a bad deal for the DIY restorer. Get it now or pay the dealer tax! Contact me for the sellers email at sprints @ giuliettas.com.
I wish I started here with my first SS project! Nose has a little bend, drivers fender top has a dent. Not too bad really.