Giulietta Sprint Speciale 10120. This car is currently on eBay out of the UK. It looks like a very clean well cared for example. No price is given, but you can bet that the price of good SS’s in the US has not escaped their notice. The stance of the car is aggressive, suiting the shape of the body. I like it! If anyone catches the vin, please let me know.
You know I like a good picture! This has the small corner markers that I think are indicative of an originally US bound car. Nicely presented.
Giulia SS 10121*380596. This car is available right now from Shin Yoshikawa -a name you may recognize if you have or have seen one of those cool cut-away type illustrations of Alfa’s -I think I have one of his TZ2 posters. This SS is a time-warp of a sort -having some detailing that most SS owners today would change -like the hot-roddy red and white interior. Asking price is a reasonable seeming $100,000 -hard to say that considering the best ones were $40,000 when I started this blog.
Looks nice. -especially hanging out with it’s older brother -a 10120. Is that wind deflector red? Continue reading
Giulia Sprint 1600 10112*353403. This car is available right now from Motoring Investments in San Diego. They have sold several very nice Alfa’s over the years and by all accounts do very high quality work getting the cars ready for sale. This particular example is overall very clean and ready for use, with some slight detail changes that could stand to be done to take it to the next level. Fantasy Junction sold that very nice one I wrote about recently for $56,500, so this one at $47,500 doesn’t seem too far off.
Perfectly clean? Check! Neutral background? Check! Slightly saturated color? Check! Most handsome angle? Perhaps. A nicely composed image.
Update 4/20/13: Seems reasonable, but reserve not met.
Giulietta Sprint Speciale 10120*00209. Beverly Hills Car Club, purveyors of many a busted up Alfa has this SS listed on eBay. It appears to have been shut down a month or two into a in earnest restoration. A lot of the bits are bolted on -out of convenience probably, and it looks like quality work was done on the body. Anyone know this car? As far as I can tell it’s a new addition to my lists.
Cute 105 era marker light. Wheels are probably the Heinbrand replicas. Headlight rings don’t look like SS items to me -Fiat 124 Spider perhaps? Door fit is questionable. Continue reading
Update 4/20/13: 15 bids. $3326. Wow.
Giulia Sprint Speciale 10121*380136. Richard over at ClassicAlfa (whose products I use quite frequently) sent me a link to this auction. The British Isles are detrimental to old cars if they are not ‘kept up’ and this one appears to have supported a blackberry hedge for a few decades before being picked up so it could be picked over for parts.
999 out of 1000 of you look at this and assume it’s hopeless, and one of you thinks… I can get a $3000 Spider body as underbody donor, buy all Biondi’s applicable repair panels and have someone who knows their way around rust repair who has an English Wheel glue it all together then make some exterior panels. Where are you then? $30,000? I know, I know -but I mean really, if $130,000 is the going rate for good but not necessarily great ones, this is potentially doable in a profitable way -especially if you have contacts in places where skilled labor is affordable.
I know of a similar one I can buy for less than $8000 that includes suspension, seats, etc, but is, like this, very very rusty. Continue reading
Update 4/20/13: This car was listed on Anamera for $129,000 so I guess that must have been the sale price.
Expect it to sell then be auctioned this summer.
Update 3/4/13: I changed the text a bit as it’s not a Giulietta in the period photo. Still a cool shot though.
Giulietta Sprint Speciale 10117/10120*00379, 00120*00769. This very nice example was at some point listed by Symbolic Motors -it’s on a photo aggregation page and credited to them. If anyone has more info I’d love to hear more about this car.
This car circa 1961? Can’t be… it’s a Giulia.
Giulia SS. This car is available out of Florida for $145,000 from Kirk F. White. If the engine is original there may be some meat on the bone for someone to buy and send this to auction -Giulia SS’s are bringing strong money at auction after all, and this one has one of the best color combo’s. Of course it could go to a loving new home, but that never seems to be the case. Anyone know the vin of this car?
Close to black blue in this one. This photo set is a study in how much pictures can lie. Great looking car, as I’ll continue to say.
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: Sold for $90K plus fees.
Giulietta Sprint Speciale 10120*00657, 00120*00911. This fine example of an SS is due to be auctioned in a few days in Scottsdale. Not sure why the high estimate for this one ($160,000) is so much lower than the Giulia they are auctioning ($225,000), but hey, so it goes.
Looks really good, but then some guy probably got a decent pay check for taking this and a few other great shots for the catalog. Accessory steering wheel? Great shut lines.
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.
The Sprint special market seems to have found its groove. Hopeless looking cheap ones start at a little over $20,000, with doable, but tough ones coming on at about $45,000. There is a strata in Europe where decent, well maintained cars seem to be readily available for $60,000 – $80,000, then at the top of the ‘regular’ SS’s are the nice US market cars between $125,000 and $150,000. Of course Low-nose cars occupy the top of the top.
Market 242 saw the resurfacing of SS 380956 -proving they are all viable these days.
Market 407 was SS 00440, reserve not met at $15,099.
Market 330 was SS 00381, selling for about $27,000.
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!