Update 4/25/2013: Strange as it may seem, this car has turned up for sale in Budapest. No price is quoted.
Update 3/2/13: Unsold for $24,500, but 4 offers.
Giulietta Spider 750D 02277, 1315*42184. This car is available on eBay out of Barto, PA from someone who knows the enlightening power of a lot of images -137 total! Needs a lot, but is complete and not too rusty. As the seller suggests, it could be used as is and slowly improved if that’s your thing.
Straight, unmolested and charming. A good cleaning and polishing would make this look really good. I’d be tempted to just remove the bumpers at this point.
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?
The Spider market in 2012 is slightly up from 2011, with a lot of cars changing hands. There were, as always, a lot of cheap scary projects with decent cars coming in the list around $20,000 and thinning out as they approach the top car this year, with an ask of $125,000 -a very nice Veloce.
Market 391 was very early Spider 750D 00345 in very bad condition selling for $1000.
Market 451 was 10103*170856, a rough shell and some parts selling for $2850.
Market 395 was a Spider roller for a few grand.
Update 12/12/12: 2x no sales with strong bidding. I’d probably have sold it at $30,000, but then again, I’m not trying to make a calculated margin like most dealers are.
Giulietta Spider 750D 1495*06495. This car is on eBay right now from a seller in Santa Barbara who has been listing Alfa’s occasionally (buying low and immediately trying to sell high in the spirit of free market capitalism) over the last few years. The car is solid -and besides that unremarkable and tired. I suspect this is the car that was on Craigslist out of the Napa/Sonoma area wine country last month. Amazing what some elbow grease and the right lighting for pictures will do for you.
We’ve seen this pier a few times. There are no holes for ‘eyebrow’ trims -must’ve been filled the last time it was painted. Hood needs a little fitting on the drivers side corner.
Update 8/23/12: Sold for $72,450 including premium.
Update later the same morning:
I got this picture taken at Road Atlanta circa 1983 from Michael McClure, then owner of the brown Giulietta racer and wearing the gold race suit talking to Martin Krilanovich (in green sleeves). The red car is Sophia with Phil Mason in white racing suit leaning over it talking to his crew chief Jerry. Time flies.
Giulietta Spider 750D 1495*03083, 1315*41849. The late Al Leake Jr. raced Sophia to much success on the west coast. I can remember seeing them many times at Sear’s Point and Laguna Seca -always out front or nearly so -even against cars that on paper ought to have gotten around the track faster -even if driven by lesser drivers. I don’t remember where I heard/read it, but I seem to recall that Sophia is one of the winning-est race cars in history. Lineage includes prior ownership by Phil Mason and connection to H. B. Luginbuhl, who some say had a lot to do with development early on. Anyway, Sophia is being auctioned by Bonhams this coming Monterey weekend. Estimate is $65,000 – $85,000. It’s too bad the seller chickened out and omitted the rubber chicken that used to be seen dangling from the trunk -oh well, maybe that rubber chicken is a stuffed trophy over someones mantle now next to a 12 point buck or buffalo head.
Tasteful for a dedicated race car. Development started in the mid-70′s and by the late 80′s Sophia was a potent machine. Fiberglass grill and trim?
Update 7/1/12: $9500. Not too bad for a fairly straight ’56 with the matching engine. You’ll see more from this car soon.
Giulietta Spider 750D 1495*00739, 1315*40574. This car is on eBay right now out of Denver. It looks fairly complete and in reasonable shape to restore. Will need a lot of work and $ to get it together, but as the seller states, these early cars do bring real money.
Looks like the usual ‘been apart for a while’ Spider project. Door fits well.
Update 7/1/12: This car has been on eBay a few times. Despite it’s detail problems it looks like a decent car -I’m not sure why it’s not selling. Maybe the addition of the VIN/Engine numbers so people know exactly what they are bidding on and new/better pictures would help overcome the auction fatigue.
Giulietta Spider 10103. This car is on eBay right now out of Pennsylvania. It is described as having a fresh restoration, and there is evidence of that having occurring, but some details leave the prospective buyer wondering how much the restorer knew about these cars. Most are trivial, but restored is restored right? I have a HUGE piece I’ve been working on about restorations… getting about time I published it!
It is what it is, it looks good. The door gaps on this side are excellent. The hood corner on the drivers side sits up a bit. I have to remind myself these are VERY complicated cars to put together if you don’t spend a lot of time doing research, and no one wants to pay you to do research.
Update 5/29/12: This car has reappeared in well-detailed glory on the Alfa BB. There are good photo’s, there are video’s and yet it still is what it is. Is it time yet for a car like this to lose it’s flares, get some chrome chromed and become the car it was made to be in ’58 and not be drastically underwater? Maybe not yet, but the clock is ticking. It’s interesting that these cars from early market reports are starting to come around -this one has been hiding for nearly 3 years!.
I say chrome the trim, lose the flares and get some Classicalfa UK Giulietta mags and this car will be something a lot of Alfa guys would love to buy -no guilt for doing the unoriginal, but all the fun of having the unoriginal.
Update 7/1/12: This car did pretty well, selling for $37,500 -a mere $1000 less than their initial asking.
Update 4/23/12: This car has been listed on eBay. I suppose I should buy it so I have two red Giulietta’s with black paint below the rocker trim. Anyone care to guess what price the auction will end at? Looks like Marina green in San Francisco -but Laurence will know for sure.
Picture above is a little more pro. Looks very nice.
Original post 3/29/12: Giulietta Spider 750D 1495*03629, 1315*43387. This car is offered by CarPlanet out of the San Francisco bay area for $38,500. Car is in well loved and nicely taken care of condition with some low priority little improvements that can be done when the new owner chooses. Overall finish is average, but a complete, dry, runner seems to be worth more than the sum of its parts.
Looks like a nice example. Everything fits well and has an alluring sheen. Black painted rockers can be a clue that rust repairs have been done, so check carefully if that scares you -I’m not saying it has rust, just pointing out what I think when I see black painted rockers.
Giulietta Spider 750D 1495*05500. This car was offered on the AlfaBB out of New Mexico for offers. Sellers claims he rescued it from an imminent trip to the crushers. Looks like a challenging but doable project or great parts car. If you’re interested call Bruce: 915-892-3619.
Looks like it was someones parts car already. Wheel seen here is a Borrani -a scarce part. Door fits well, some rust in the rocker. I’ve seen worse.
Update 4/6/12: $1000 spent. What now?
Giulietta Spider 750D 1495*00345. This hulk that was once a very desirable early Spider is on eBay right now out of Rogersville Missouri. Considering 750D 00808 sold for something, and was not much of a parts car, maybe this will find a home too -speculation against future astronomical prices if nothing else. Biggest barrier is local pick-up in the middle of absolute nowhere requiring a flatbed and come-alongs. “Bring your trailer and wench!” the seller says -Haig caught this humor I missed. Winch I think they mean…
Who knows how or why -we can all guess though. I bet someone here would pay good money for that early hood prop seen standing at attention from out of the middle of the wreck.
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