Giulia Spider Veloce 10118*390616, 00536*07913 (not original). This Spider Veloce is on eBay right now out of Princeton NJ. The body looks to be in great shape and is described as having been finished to the point of being ready for paint. Original color was Black with probably red interior -a stunning combo! Biggest drawback I can see is the lack of the original engine. The 00121 engines it shares with the Giulia Sprint Speciale’s do come up, but not often and not cheap. I know where there is one right now…
Always a pleasure to behold. Stance is per original -not with the modern springs and all that lowers it quite a bit. Wheels are Borranis. Looks like a good place to start.
Update 9/3/12: This car has been listed for sale in France now. No pictures of the intake set up so I assume they haven’t changed it to be more correct. Price is now 60,000 Euro’s.
1/10/12: Giulia Spider Veloce 1600 10118*390015, 00121*01569. From our pal’s Luzzago comes this 1600 Spider Veloce. You have to call them and engage in human interaction if you want to know the asking price -I’m going to guess that price is in line with the asking price we’ve seen for similar cars as such places as Fantasy Junction. All areas of the car are described in ALL CAPS as PERFECT. Go look in person, bring a parts book and a magnet.
It’s red. It’s a late spider. It’s got a luster that triggers desire. It looks damn good.
Giulia Spider Veloce 10118*390183, 00536*20568 (not original). Fantasy Junction has this car listed on eBay right now. The car is in pretty good shape -with some details to sort out. The engine is simultaneously the best thing about the car -having been rebuilt by Conrad Stevenson, and the thing that will always keep this car from being a top of the market car.
Lovely in white as usual. Hood fit is very good. Trim all looks great -there’s a little bump in the drivers side leading edge of the bumper.
Giulia Spider Veloce 10118*390417, 00121*01950. On eBay right now out of Novi Michigan -a city I’ve never heard of except as the source of a lot of eBay auctions for Alfa stuff. This car needs everything and is not for the faint of heart -but will yield an uncommon, very usable and valuable car when done. Some guys like the last of a breed, with all upgrades like disk brakes and more CC’s -if you’re one of those guys, this is the Spider for you. Me? I like the early stuff with small tail lights and drum brakes.
Lot’s of metal has been replaced along the wheel arch and rocker -looks to me like it will need touching up. Doesn’t look too scary here. I think lowering the soft top would be an improvement on presentation.
Update 7/1/12: This car did pretty well, selling for very close to the initial BiN price. Anyone here the new owner??
Alfa Giulia 1600 Spider Veloce 10118*390692, 00121*02141. This car is on eBay right now from a seller who has brought us a few really good Veloce projects over the last few months. Car has had one owner, and an ill-advised repaint in red, but other than that looks to have been a fairly well cared for and respected member of the family. Seller is correct that a repaint in black would do wonders for this car. Unless there are hidden rabbit holes, the $48,500 buy it now seems only a tad high.
Car looks great. Those mirrors in that location are sort of like a bull-ring in the nose of an otherwise pretty girl, or an invitation for Godzilla to step on it. Door shut lines are very good. Note to self -take pictures of a red car on lush green grass.
2011 saw more SS’s on the market than Sprint/Sprint Veloce’s -at least as far as my tracking went, and I didn’t really try to find SS’s more than Sprints. Seems odd, since there were 10X more Sprint’s made. If you look at the list below you will see very few first series 750B’s, no lightweights and only a couple non-lightweight Veloce’s changed hands -the bulk of the sales were 101 normale’s like mine. Of those a few made really decent money.
Market 287 was a Sprint in a sorry state out of Poland for $1000.
Market 325 was a 101 Sprint selling as a pair with a stepnose GTV, sold together for $3748 -I’ll give the Sprint the benefit of the doubt and say it sold for $2000.
Update 1/3/12: I have it on pretty good word that the car sold for $5500.
Update 12/14/11: Auction was pulled. An off eBay deal?
Update 12/5/11: Giulia Spider Veloce 10118*390672. She’s a Veloce!
Kip sent me a link to this Spider on eBay when it was first posted with the caption ‘car in a barn, without the barn’. Pretty good description. Car has a Pininfarina hard top guaranteeing it will sell for at least $1500. Even the optimistic optimist in me thinks this is a parts car.
You can bet the left side of this car is REALLY rusty. Looks like a reasonable car that got left for some reason and expired while waiting for it’s masters return. What am I saying, buy this, fix it, run it. Vroom!
Update 12/3/11: Auction was ended early, car is no longer available.
Giulia Spider Veloce 1600 AR390369, 00121*01965. This car is on eBay right now at $9500 with 5 days to go and perfectly represents the opposite end of the spectrum from Market 335′s nicely restored Spider Veloce 1600 AR390532 that is $68,500 and listed as ‘sale pending’. Seller says it’s numbers matching and complete but in need of much metal work.
Am I the only one that looks at a car in this condition and has a hard time accounting for the degradation? ‘I have a great idea’, says weekend warrior shade tree mechanic who fancies himself a restorer, either blind to, or imagining himself capable of seeing the very complex process through for 1000+ hours and at an expense of $60,000 over two or three years. Taking it apart is easy…
Giulia Spider Veloce 1600 AR390532, 00121*02129 This car is available right now from Fantasy Junction in Emeryville California -my local candy store. These 1600 Veloce’s are highly sought after, having lots of power and flexibility due to the Veloce spec 1600 shared with the Sprint Speciale, the legendary handling of the Alfa Spiders, great brakes and all the Veloce goodies. Survivor-ship of this rare model is pretty high if my register is any indication. Asking price is $68,500.
Considering FJ only deals in the finest examples, this car is as expected. Clean, straight, detailed and ready for the road. All chrome bits have been restored.
Update 10/10/10: 47 bids resulted in a reserve not met price of $27,000.
Giulia Spider Veloce 10118*390717. This car is on eBay right now out of New Mexico. It was restored once upon a time by Bobcor to a driver standard with an incorrect engine and some questionable parts combo’s. Asking price of nearly $40K is more in line with a correct, numbers matching car. A side note- Fusi lists these Spiders as having an engine with a 00118 prefix -there is no such thing- they came with the same engine as a Giulia SS -with a 00121 prefix.
Passes the wow test -a glossy picture from 10 feet. Stance is good, bright work looks nice and the door and hood fit is pretty good.
Giulia Spider Veloce 10118*390171. Doing a thus-far unsuccessful tour of eBay right now is this good looking example of the late 1600 Spider Veloce. There is some almost humorous dialog in the Q & A section surrounding the as yet undisclosed engine number and for good reason -without the original engine and with other vagueness such as the lack of underside pictures, the $35K opening bid may be a little too much in my opinion.
Oh boy -a slightly blurry picture of a nice looking red car in the sun -panel fit of course looks great. I am not sure but I think this car has Fergat’s on the front and Borrani’s on the back -not the end of the world but worthy of giving pause -especially if the seller never noticed.
Update 4/26/10: 29 bids and $12,200 resulted in a sale. Fair all the way around.
Giulia Spider Veloce 10118*390255, 00121*01757 & 10118*390245. These cars are on eBay right now as a package deal out of Ithaca New York from a seller who sounds very knowledgable and realistic about the condition of the cars. A little over 1000 of these late run 101 Spider Veloce’s were made, with engines in common with 1600 SS’s. Fusi says the engines should be tipo 00118 but no such engine exists. Values are strong for good ones, so a project is worth doing.
The overall picture isn’t too bad, but everything you see will require work. At least the nose dimple is in pretty good shape.