Update 4/16/13: They all show up eventually it seems and this fellow is no exception -find it here on eBay. Car body is described as having been restored in the Czech Republic, the mechanicals in Germany. I suspect the owner handled a lot of the little details that would eat up hundreds of paid hours. I can’t really comment on the asking price -I imagine the seller has quite a bit in it to have taken it to this level. I am quite taken by this color -maybe a good choice for my Sprint. Very very nice. I need one of these front plate brackets. Continue reading
Update 3/2/13: Seller pulled the auction making me think it either didn’t seem like it was going to recoup their investment if the no reserve auction was allowed to play out, or they sold it off eBay. Not sure which is more likely…
Update 2/9/13: This car is available again on eBay out of Santa Barbara from someone who knows their Alfa’s if the garage it’s in is any indication. I had this listed as 11337, but it’s 11332. Looks pretty good all cleaned up!
Scrappy. Just needs some work and a few rare parts like the firewall mounted air box.
Update 2/2/13: The beat goes on. This guy, failing to generate much interest in the 2012 auction season is back at Fantasy Junction with new pricing: $169,500.
Good to see a picture from Fantasy Junction that’s not in front of the brick wall.
Update 8/23/12: No bids were placed at the minimum $135,000 buy in on this car so it went unsold. I wonder if it was the color combo, or lack of originality in the interior -or that the windows wouldn’t easily go up and down (they didn’t when I checked it out at FJ) or if a lot of people knew it was purchased from FJ to be sold at this auction and make a quick buck. Do any of these things matter when a potential bidder has 5 Gin and Tonic’s helping their hand up? I dunno.
Update 7/1/12: In case you missed out on buying it from FJ, you now have a chance to get it from Russo and Steele who will auction it during the old car festivities in Monterey this year.
Yes George, the drivers side rear wheel is a Fergat (and so is the spare) and the rest are Borrani’s. I guess a high selling price doesn’t cure this sort of ailment.
Update 5/28/12: Car was initially listed for $142,500 and sold immediately for $135,000.
Giulietta Sprint Speciale 10120*177413, 00120*01738. This icy fellow is currently providing the white balance alongside all the usual reds in the Fantasy Junction showroom. This car looks great from all angles and is a pretty good performer. I had a chance to go for a ride in it after some tuning work was done by a local friend. Send me an email if you want some impressions. It’s not listed with a price and it’s got a ‘sale pending’ notice. I’m guessing $125K or so based on recent SS sales from them.
Very cool in white with all the chrome and glass. I like white on old cars. Paint on this is very nice. Headlights are $8 Wagner’s.
Update 2/2/13: Another no sale.
Update 1/16/13: Someone has had a little work done. Boy -they shoulda painted the wheels bright red while they were at it. I still think it’s a pretty reasonable start to that early Spider 750 project you’ve been contemplating. See it on eBay now!
Update 12/12/12: A little better than last time. Maybe eBay is not the right outlet for this car?
Giulietta Spider 10103*09805. This car is on eBay right now with a Buy it Now of $89,500. It’s a nice one, and before I get into the gory details of incorrectness, I have to remind myself and you gentle reader, that it’s HARD to get a car to this point. It requires either a steady check writing hand (and a very skilled payee) or an attention span worthy of a Nobel prize.
This is either a really good shade of red, or the lighting is just right. Fantastic shut lines, very nice trim, slightly on the blue side of silver wheels, Cibie headlamps. A nice one.
Update 12/18/12: They always turn up again -this guy at F40 Motorsports. Price of $139,000 is feeling more and more like a sensible high for SS’s and likely the neighborhood they will come to rest in for a while -unless of notable heritage or otherwise interesting. This car has few issues, and if red is you color a trip to Portland CT may be just the thing -though I think the leaves will all have fallen by now.
Nicely turned out with Borrani’s. Is it just me or are there a lot of wheel weights on that front wheel? Aren’t the bent ones supposed to go on the back (or get fixed??)? Panel fit is excellent. It’s quite red!
12/24/12: Understandably not sold for $21,100. Better pictures and a little research allowing for a candid appraisal of it’s condition by the seller would help.
12/17/12: Giulietta Spider 10103*171325, 1315*010625. This car is on eBay right now out of Quebec. It looks okay, but it’s tough to tell much about a black car in dark pictures. The seller seems to be a dealer of primarily American/Muscle type cars. In the description they seem surprised the car has a twin cam engine. Heh!
Nice! The chrome is all new as are the tires. Can’t say much about the paint/body -needs some outdoor pictures.
Update 12/24/12: Sold for $2850!
12/16/12: Giulietta Spider 10103*170856. This partial car is on eBay right now out of Texas. It comes with some of it’s parts, but no images or inventory are offered -the seller only confirms it’s missing the seats, engine, transmission and one windshield pillar. I think that is probably the abbreviated list of macro parts missing, and that there will be plenty more. The car itself is as pictured is a very rusty shell. Proceed with caution.
From this angle, not too bad, just missing a little skin and a little banged up.
Update 1/16/13: Car has been sold via eBay for $12,500 almost immediately upon listing.
12/13/12: Giulietta Sprint 10102 1493*20205, 1315*010311. This car is available right now out of Florida from a long time Alfa owner/restorer. It is more solid than the usual Sprint project and complete but needs a full restoration to be nice or at least a mechanical freshening to be driven. If you’re looking for a matching numbers complete Sprint as a starting point for a project this may be the car for you! Asking price is “offers in the lower mid-teens”.
This car was Market 49 where it failed to sell for about $5500 back when you could get pretty good runner for about $20,000. Pretty good runners have moved on to start at about $35,000 and projects have gotten more expensive as a result, so I think $12 – 15K would not be a bad deal for this car. Car was originally delivered to a dealer in Italy – finding it’s way to the US in the 60′s.
Email me and I’ll put you in contact with the seller. sprints @ giuliettas.com
One could drive this car looking like this. Might cause some grumbling among the purists – but who cares. Marker lights are consistent with a European delivery car. Trim all looks pretty good.
Update 12/12/12: What are the chances this car is available now on Autotrader for $17,000? Not much I would bet. Thanks Mark for pointing this scam out!
Update 7/12: Car sold for a little over $60,000.
Giulietta Spider Veloce 10107*167647, 00106*01234. This car is on eBay right now out of Georgia by a reputable seller usually dealing in Maserati’s. The car is tidy, complete and functional and would likely suit the buyer looking for something they can use without worry and improve when the fit takes them.
Lovely. White suits the Spider very well. All the trim, fit and finish is nice. Sellers got a nice driveway!
Update 12/12/12: Numbers added. Thanks Christopher for the fancy footwork. Matching-ish number car = more value, but how much more?
Looks correct. Clean block.
Only the early ones seem to have these build plates – usually US cars with the 10117 prefix.
Giulietta Sprint Speciale 10120*00142, 00120*00601. At the bottom of the lower middle of the possibly viable Spring Speciale (typo theirs) spectrum sits this vin-not-disclosed SS out of Beverly Hills. It’s actually more complete than this sort of thing is, but jeez – where’s it been?? Thanks Dan for making me aware of it. Oh – and $44K is the operative range.
Everyone needs an SS at the bottom of their pond for the better part of the Rolling Stones career. It is and someone will go for it -it’s just work after all (work being a four letter word for money).