Update 1/27/14: I went and had a look for a reader here who bought the car for close to asking price. Some aspects were better than expected, some worse – but a decent buy on balance.
Giulia Sprint 10112 AR358494. 00112*12332 Body 6531139. There was a time when I would be all over a project like this Sprint 1600 on eBay, but nowadays I’m nose down focused on doing adult stuff like growing a business so I can buy a house for Rufus to grow up in. I know what you’re thinking – 5 posts ago I was patting myself on the back for buying a Spider not unlike this in its requirement for commitment and effort – fair enough – but I have been rationalizing that purchase with the notion I might sell the Porsche or AH3000 to preserve space, funds and sanity. I am sitting a few minutes from the seller of this car, so if anyone wants me to check it out for them – I wouldn’t mind the excuse to go see it for myself.
Looks a bit like mine – even more like Aaron’s. No deal breaker issues from this angle. There was a time when old Sprints like this could regularly be found on the streets of Berkeley, San Francisco and other Bay Area cities. Lots of them sold new here.
Giulia Sprint 1600 10112*355955, 00112*16110. This car is on eBay right now out of Cincinnati from a seller who appears to have some experience with Alfa’s. The car is a good, probably not too expensive starting point to Giulietta/Giulia Sprint ownership, as it runs and drives, looks ‘good enough’ and has only brake maintenance and tires as immediate known needs. It has some rust in the battery area and front edges of the rockers as well as signs of bubbling usually associated with poor paint prep, but nothing too bad.
If anyone gets a sensible vin number let me know.
I have sat with laptop on lap a few hundred times and pondered a good opening line for the pictures. Sometimes I go with the ‘these are tiny pictures, how can you say anything other than “looks okay”‘ caveat, or if I’m in a particular sort of mood I might nitpick something -the odd turn signal lights on this guy perhaps -but occasionally I think about the intersection of the worlds you walk driving a car like: the world of what you want out of owning and driving it, how you want to feel while driving it or writing checks to maintain it, and what you want it to say about you – the view at speed from a minimum of 10 feet away seen by passing motorists and pedestrians. Ask yourself if… Continue reading
Update 4/17/13: 1 bid, $25,000, sold. I suspect this will turn out to be a well bought car.
Update 2/2/13: No sale at $24,101.69. I am thinking they would probably like to get at least $30K.
Giulia Sprint 10112 353030. This late Sprint is on eBay out of Mass. It looks pretty good in the pictures -well except for some mismatched looking paint on the lower edge of the doors, but I’ve talked to a previous owner and they assured me this was a sold car. I usually say it, but here it is again -I like these late Giulia Sprints -there’s a something neat about the fact that this is an 11 year old design when it was made, and only probably continuing to be made to use up parts.
Has all the good points I usually mention -shut lines, straight trim etc. See what I mean about the paint on the lower door edge and on the rocker? I am assured that it was totally solid and just had some paint lifting, probably due to poor prep.
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 4/6/12: Sold for $8150. Not sure if that’s good, but I guess so. Tons of work to do. Anyone here buy it?
Giulia 1600 Sprint 10112*356053. This last of the breed Sprint is on eBay now out of New England. Looks like a decent car that was pulled from harms way just in the nick of time back in the late 60′s. It has rust – the kind that finds little areas of unprotected metal and works outward – rather than the west coast sort that focuses on areas with standing water or where water is trapped between carpet and metal. It does require some welding, but I think if stripped, it would be a puzzling collection of rusty patches, and not nearly so bad as your typical 1600 Spider barn find of the same era.
You are tempted to say it looks like a reasonable car, and it is. But someone has gone through the trouble of getting house paint matched to the existing orangey red and painted over the bare metal. Maybe it’s special rust inhibiting stuff, but I doubt it. Doesn’t look half bad in any case.
Giulia Sprint 1600 10112. This car is available now out of Italy for 25,000 Euro’s. It sports some odd treatments but looks to be a really nice car -I especially like the color combo.
Blue is slightly metallic. Bumper looks like it could use a good polish or perhaps replating. TP? Continue reading
Giulietta/Giulia Sprint 385086. This car that I found on Anamera is going to be auctioned May 1st 2010 in Monaco by RM auctions (listed between a Frua AC 428 and a Aston DB2 Vantage!). Car wears a 10112 Sprint 1600 build plate on the firewall but the vin number itself is that of a 10103 1300 Giulietta Sprint from 1965. I am guessing the vin is 10112*358086. I’ll send an email off into the cloud and see if they can clarify this. Car is set up for fast street or track use being stripped of bumpers and other unnecessaries and having a roll bar and race style controls.
Car looks very good in this view with bumper missing and mount holes filled. Alfa grill badge is missing, no doubt to save a few grams. I like the blacked out mesh of the grills. Rear view mirror is in an unoriginal place. I like the cartoon dead fish eye X’s. A close look at the front reveals a thick sway bar.
Giulia Sprint 1600 10112. I have taken to ignoring advertisements for cars where the VIN number is not mentioned, an arbitrary filter of sorts to keep me from spending all my time on Market Reports if you will, but this car, off of the awkwardly named Car and Classic dot com, deserves mention because I think it’s the first right hand drive late 1600 Sprint I’ve seen. Maybe one of my UK based readers will recognize it and have a VIN for it they can send along. Alfa did about 400 RHD 1600 Spiders with their own Tipo number -10119, I wonder if a RHD Sprint has its own Tipo number? RHD SS’s don’t.
Looks like a very nice Sprint with exemplary chrome and paint. Is it Good wood or Goodwood? Either way, it’s one of the places I need to visit someday during their Festival of Speed Week. Why don’t they have a car show with period dress required of attendees here in the USA? Oh yeah, we are on average a nation of slobs so attendance would be low. Continue reading
Update 2009/12/08: I received an email from Bob in Vancouver who bought this car and it sounds like it is in good hands, already seeing a hotted up 2 liter with transmission enroute from the builder and the shell due back from the painters by the end of the year. It’s good to see a car like this find the right home.
Update 2009/07/14: After another go on eBay this car ended reserve not met at $4050 with 18 bids. Not sure what it will take to sell it but hopefully the seller will keep improving it. Lot’s more pictures of trim were added and it looks to be fairly complete.
Update 2009/06/16: Reserve not met at $5111 after 8 bidders stepped up. I was thinking that, with a running 1600 installed and almost everything needed to complete it on hand, this car would reach at least $8000. If it were me I would run another auction with an inventory of included parts and better finished product pictures. I think it would see this car sold.
Giulia Sprint 10112*353214. This car is available right now on eBay out of Scotts Valley California, in the Santa Cruz mountains. Not too many of these later Sprints show up for sale, and when they do they are usually a mess. This car seems to buck that trend though it has some issues of its own to address. The ‘buy it now’ price is quite optimistic unless that paint is really nice and the parts included are in very good shape, but as the seller points out, it is easy to be $12,000 into a project like this and be at this point or not quite at his point yet. Anyone interested is advised to go and have a look.
You have to admit that the paint looks good here, as do the grills. Hood shut lines are excellent. I wonder if the hood is bolted in or just sitting on top? Note door in the background.
Update 12/2/09: Oops, jeez, I published this initially saying $16,600, was $19,600, 22 bidders no sale. I wouldn’t have sold it either. Kind of strange that 22 bidders would have no questions -at least none worth responding to in public. Relisted of course… Min bid/BIN/make offer $27,500. Honestly about right.
Giulia Sprint 1600 10112*353231. This car is on eBay right now out of New England. Originally a red car but repainted in one of the various takes on celeste that Alfa used throughout the years with names like cloud blue and ice blue. A wise move in my opinion. If you look in the catagories section to the right of where you are reading you will see a link to ‘Sprint Normale’s’ and under that ‘Giulia 1600′. If you select that link you will see that very few of these late cars have been on the market that I’ve known about in the almost two years I’ve been keeping track.
This picture has a remarkable resemblance to the first picture in Market 132. I really dig the way the shape of the car is emphasized by light colors such as this. Grills, bumper, lights, hubcaps, you name it, it all looks great.
Giulia Sprint 10112*353213. This car is currently on eBay out of Belmont California. It still wears it’s original black plates and looks to be a well cared for original rather than a restored car. I like! Notice also that it’s serial number is one before this car, another San Francisco Bay Area Sprint. Opening bid is at the desired sale price of $27,000.
Trim looks great and fits very well. The paint seems to be shiney and it just looks right.
Update 5/1/09: 12 bidders chimed in and the result was $1525, reserve not met. A little lower than I would have thought, but getting all the bits together is going to cost. I have a lot of what it needs, I wonder what it would take to buy it?
Update 4/21/09: Giulia Sprint 385940 is now on eBay after either having all it’s trim, lights and other bits stripped and sold, or applied to another car the seller may have. I told you a bunch of Sprints would follow that $18.7K car.
I shouldn’t assume the current seller is the previous seller, but for convenience I will.
Wasn’t long ago this guy had his grills and lights and bumpers, hopefully someone is going to buy him and get him a fresh set… maybe.