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
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
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.
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 12/8/12: Still available. Surprised? Me neither. This is a long uphill slog with a boulder on your back. You would have to be a lucky guy who bought a project that came with an extra cars worth of trim etc.
Update 2/12/12: Elmar informs me this car has been relisted by Laurent with a reduced asking price of €8,900. No less a crazy project!
French build plate. Positive ID. Someone somewhere will decide this is worth fixing. Eventually.
Update 12/12/12: Sale but no sale at $60,000 then sale again at $50,000. If anyone found out the vin, let me know!
Giulia SS. This car is on eBay out of Georgia right now. It’s complete ‘original’ and very rough. Bidding has it at $60K. Why have I been waiting for this one? It was posted on the Alfa BB back in 2008 (here and here at least -if you search on other post by Steve, you’ll find more) when I was just starting out with this site. He even started a blog about it. Odd, but I still don’t have the vin number of this car. Check it out.
Sweet sweet project. No sign of the rot hat lies beneath. Cool lights up front. Go for it -only about $80K from restored.
Update 8/13/12: Still available. Description says it was restored from bare metal by Carrozzeria Touring. Price is now “upon request”. Maybe a good car to bring to the US and try and sell at auction for a profit?
Update 2/13/09: This car is now listed on Anamera at 59000 Euro’s. They have included a statement that the engine is an 00121.
Oops: I confused this car with another. This one was not (to my knowledge) restored by a German and didn’t benefit from a parts car that was sold for 50 Euro’s. Sorry.
Original post 11/24/08: Giulia Sprint Speciale 10121*380024, 00121*00128. This car is available now out of Italy from Luzzago. Car was restored by a German Gentleman who is said to have had a parts car that he sold for 50 Euro’s when the project was done!
The condition of this car is very good and Luzzago has several mid-restoration pictures to assure you that things were done right where the body is concerned.
Bumpers fit very well in this picture, as does the hood and headlight rings. I like the blue but it might be a little better if it had a little less baby in it.
Update 8/12/12: Not surprisingly it failed to meet reserve and sell. It’s probably a nicer car than can be told from the pictures, but only better pictures will tell.
Update 7/21/12: Giulia Sprint Speciale 10121*380813, 00121*00914. As expected this car has turned up on eBay with slightly more comprehensive pictures and vin numbers. I’m sure there are excited emails and phone calls going on right now between Drivers Source/Classic Invest and probably other ‘opportunity spotters’ and the seller as I type. Car looks good. Better pictures are required.
Giulia Sprint Speciale. This car is on Craigslist right now out of Toronto. There is no real information about the car other than the pictures where it looks pretty good. Appraised at over $100K? I guess that’s where to start the negotiation.
Nothing to complain about here. Bosphorus blue? Dutch blue? Hood fits great. Is that a 128 and a Yugo in the back ground? I think so… Good to know this car has been in austere company. Grill doesn’t look right.
Update 7/16/12: This car has appeared for sale on eBay in Europe out of Southern California from a Zero feedback seller. Scam? Hmmm.
Update 3/17/11: 75 bids resulted in $62,750. It’s no joke, game on for SS values!
Update 3/14/11: Bidding has reached $40,000 and reserve is met with 2 days to go. The suspense begins!
Giulia SS 10121*381379. This car is on eBay right now out of Texas. Bidding is at just shy of $30,000 with 4 days left as I write. This car is truly in ‘how you used to find them’ condition and frankly may be as much as $80,000 away from being a top money car, but for a capable DIY restorer that restoration number could get down to $40,000. Why do I mention this? See yesterdays post, which the seller references in their write up, a Giulietta SS sold for $140,000 at the Amelia Island auction. This is a great place to start, but it still has to be reduced to nuts, bolts and bare metal and built back out to get in the league that car is in. Then it has to find a buyer… Or it could be let alone, touched up, enjoyed and entered in the preservation class some day.
Looks great from this distance, through the lens of a camera after being hosed down. Note dent above headlight. Antennae has to go to.
Update 7/1/12: Imagine that.
Update 6/23/12: Driver’s Source out of Houston, who seems to specialize in buying high and trying to sell even higher, has this SS for sale now for a whopping $198,000. It is, if photo’s be believed, a stunning car, but I’m not sure the world is ready for a Giulia SS at this price point. All prior high sales have been Giulietta’s (anyone??).
Original post 4/20/12: Giulia Sprint Speciale 10121*381399. Michael has made me aware that Ferrari of Seattle is selling this car right now for $125,000. A pretty good deal if the last two projects I listed for $60,000 each are really worth that. Just think, no bodywork, no rust repair, no parts hunting. Just fly in, write a check, add it to your insurance and drive home. Oh, and if you’re one of those people who likes ‘interesting’ VIN’s, this is the last SS they made.
Great color! Everything looks straight and clean in this picture. Is there anything to the theory that a high-end dealer would risk reputation selling a less than perfect car? Maybe. This will sell immediately I think.
Update 5/31/12: Now on Craigslist. Look at the pictures at the bottom of this write up. Looks like the same car to me. I wonder what you would receive if you sent them $25K?
Update 9/20/10: A Giulia SS was listed on Craigslist this morning for $30,000 with pictures of this car. A scam? Borrowed pictures? I’m sure it will be answered before long…
5/20/09 Update: SOLD after 377 days! A guy I spoke to on the phone about this car last month, giving advise etc, has taken the plunge and bought this car. I told him exactly what I have been saying about this car all along, it’s probably a good car that everyone interested in an SS is tired of seeing for sale (you only get one shot at a good eBay auction). The selling price was around $45K and he seems very happy with the purchase. Look for it to be present at shows and events in Southern California. If anyone knows a good place to get keys made in Southern California post a comment as he needs to get door, trunk and glove box keys made.
I bet the seller of this SS would be happy if one of you kind readers would buy his 1965 Flavia Sport Zagato that is currently on Craigslist for $26,000 or trade.
3/31/09 Update: I think it will be a while before another car is featured here so many times. This car is on eBay again and this time it can be bought NOW for $47,500. Lets see if my ‘auction fatigue’ theory holds true. Now is your chance, you know you want it. I’ll offer the correct gauges to the new owner at 10% off.
3/18/09 Update: This car is now all repainted and spiffied up. Check it out on eBay now. $56,000 asking is big money but the car is pretty nice now.
Very nice work. The shut lines look good and the trim is all as it should be. Seller says he got it all ‘triple chromed’.