Update 4/27/12: No sale at $47,000. Would you have sold?
Giulia Sprint Speciale 10121*381122. Marty hipped me to this car on eBay out of Germany right now that’s currently sitting at a comical $6100. Body is in good shape if the shiny paint doesn’t hide any problems. It has been gutted and set up for weekend racing and as such has a lot of shortcomings as a contender on today’s SS market. Engine is not correct, nor are seats and some other stuff. Wouldn’t be a shame to do with this as you will since it’s already altered quite a bit. Wasn’t someone looking for a good SS to turn into a race car??
I wonder what the story is? I am thinking this car is from when an SS was a $18,000 car and it was a parts donor for another better one. Body looks really good. Seller claims no rust -lets hope so. Germany has VERY strict rules about how fit cars are to be on the road, so if it’s road registered it’s probably pretty good.
Update 7/1/12: Curious what happened to this car? BaT is running a series of updates from the buyer. Looks like it’s landed in good hands.
Update 4/16/12: Asking price has been confirmed to be $60,000! Still a better deal than the red one that just ended on eBay for just under $60K.
Update 4/10/12: Car has gotten some press on BaT, lots of experts with short attention spans chiming in in the comments section. I don’t think this car rolled over -had an off-road excursion rather. I maintain -not a bad project.
Giulia Sprint Speciale 10121*381323. This car is on Craigslist right now out of New York. It was purchased after an accident of some sort and mothballed until now, with the tow drivers grease pencil writing still on the windows. Body has some serious problems in the roof area, but I’m pretty sure most restorers would rather tackle some roof dents than rust. I think the survival of this car is proof that there are a lot more SS’s out there than seems possible.
What happened. Crashed into a tree that then fell on it? Not nearly as bad as it would be if it was stored out doors.
Giulia Sprint Speciale 10121*381335, 00121*01326. My local purveyors of high-end collectible cars -Fantasy Junction -have just listed this late Giulia SS. It’s as nice as expected from them. I think I have pictures of this car somewhere from about 10 years ago when it was for sale for less than 10% of the current $149,000 asking (Andrew, is this the car you sent me pictures of?) -my how times change. Is this the SS apocalypse where all the nice ones start at recent high-profile auction house prices? Why not.
Red. Looks good in all the ways it should. This looks like the Berkeley/Emeryville waterfront. Used to be all sandy beaches in the 1800′s where locals did the sort of stuff people do at sandy beaches like swim in wool and drink Bourbon, but the city (or was it the railroad robber barons?) sold all the sand for 50 cents per wagon load over a somewhat long period-probably thinking there was an infinite supply. I wonder what they thought that day when the last load was loaded up. Hmmm -we screwed up I think -kids crying on the now rocky shore etc, gentle water suddenly become treacherous. There’s a little sand there now between Ashby and University, but nothing like pictures I’ve seen -of course we now get pretty plastic and oil slick type debris so no one hangs out there much anyway -especially if Marin accidentally discharges ‘lightly treated’ waste water. Oh, wait, this is about a red SS. Nice car.
2011 was a good year for SS’s, I tracked 24 sales, with the average price seeming to have climbed a bit since last year, and even scary projects starting above $15,000. Lownose 00061 at over $200K is a highlight, but I think Market 294 might have been the highlight of the year, despite the 105/115 Spider nose grafted on.
Market 332 was this Giulia SS in Italy. I think the asking price was 20,000 euro’s. Probabaly worth about $15,000 as a parts car.
Market 297 was SS 00358, available in Europe for $18,800.
1/4/12: I have it from several sources that this car has been sold.
Giulia SS 10121*381261. Kip sent me an email to let me know this SS is available now from Cammisa motors in Burlingame for $89,000. Car was a German market car, not sure if it had any final assembly done there like the earlier Giulietta’s that NSU did final prep on. Color Combo is excellent. Seems to be priced fairly considering some of the project prices seen this year.
That’s a handsome creature! Good color, good panel fit, great trim fit and clean. Anyone have $90K I can borrow?
This car is available right now on Italian eBay. It appears to be very complete and very rusty. I think pictures of this car were on the AlfaBB a few months ago. One of the Italian readers care to call the seller and find out which car this is? As a restoration object it’s going to be a challenge. As a parts car it will be very helpful and yield a lot of extras that can be sold off. Check it out.
It’s a shame. This was probably a nice car that suffered a minor fault, was parked and let to rot. Someone will take this project on and spend a mint -at least it’s worth big $ when done.
Update 7/26/11:The seller of this car contacted me, the vin is 10121*380352. Anyone know any information on previous owners etc? Check out this cool YouTube of it in action!
From 3/24/11: Giulia SS. This car is available now from Classic Car dot com. It is described as a 1964 Giulia but no vin is stated. Anyone know which car this is? Asking price is 60,000 Euro’s (about $85,000 on 3/24/11). Description states the seller converted it to race spec -I wonder if it comes with the stock components that were removed?
Learn more about the Sprint Speciale here. The Giulia SS register is here.
I like this color a lot. Fog light placement is interesting -I was going to put fog lights on mine, but use the bumper bracket mounts. Wheels are period magnesium items.
Update 5/9/11: After an Atlantic crossing this feller has been put back up for sale. This time in the UK. Check it out. Make an offer. Description is a little odd -saying the restoration process was started 6 – 7 months ago…
“The car needs to be restored.I start the restoration process 6-7 months ago,but I don’t have the money to finish it.The body is in excellent shape.The engine starts and runs perfect ( no mechanical problems ).Matching numbers. Excellent car to restore.”
Update 4/13/11: 18 bids, $32,750. Not bad!
Originally posted 4/5/11: Giulia Sprint Speciale 10121*381313, 00121*01302. This car is on eBay right now from Gullwing in New York after spending a few weeks on their site listed with an asking price of $32,000. There have been a lot of SS’s moving around the last couple of months, from record setting auction results and record setting asking prices, to rough projects and everything in between. This car is obviously at the ‘rough projects’ end of the spectrum, but the matching number engine with correct intake components, the lack of any substantial rust or accident damage and the presence of much of the unique to SS’s trim makes this a pretty good starting point, even better if you’re a skilled DIYer who is enthusiastic to own one of these. Bidding at time of writing is $18,200, reserve not met. Check out BaT’s mention here and especially the comments -lots of humorous somewhat uninformed opinions peppered with wisdom.
Where to begin… panel fit is good, ride height is even at all corners, corner lights and bumper brackets are in the right places, no obvious rot etc. Flat black is right up there with flat white and primer for smoothing things over and blending the bad and good. Front wheel appears to be a Borrani, rear a Fergat. Go look at it in person if you are serious about it -especially considering the sellers 80% feedback score and the rarity of SS parts.
Update 3/21/11: This car has (surprise surprise) ended up at a classic car dealer, with a 20% mark up. See it here at Gullwing Motorcars for $59,500. Lots of new pictures added to this cars photo set.
Looks good with a proper detail job!
Update 11/17/10:Failed to sell on eBay -reaching $40,544 with 20 bids. What’s the story you ask? Well, I think it probably has to do with the rust bubbles in the rockers. These cars are not trivial to fix when they have rust and based on the pictures chances are this car will need rockers. There is a pretty good discussion of this on the BB. The end of the world? No -but competent replacement followed by at minimum color matched paint will be more than $10K. Do the math…
Update 11/11/10: On eBay!
Giulia SS 10121*381131, 00121*01052 (now 00112*15918). This car is listed on the Alfa BB as available for discussion and possible purchase if the price is right before it goes on eBay. The BB post features a fairly comprehensive description and the pictures below. I assume it will end up on eBay as sellers tend to want the max possible money and that is an unknown number until an auction is run.
Looks pretty good. Red with gray interior is a nice combo. Check for dings carefully after seeing it nestled so closely in with all that junk.
Update 3/18/11: Hyman has added a price to their website. $175,000! Yes, that’s right. SS’s are now officially in the big leagues.
Update 3/10/11: Okay so this is the same car as market 283 -I thought so but wasn’t totally sure. I guess It’s probably more like $100K.
Giulia SS (anyone know the number?). Andy let me know that Hyman Ltd. has this very well groomed car on offer right now for probably between $60,000 and $80,000. I don’t know if I quite agree with the sellers assertion that a Sprint Speciale is a car it takes an Italian to appreciate. I think everyone would appreciate an SS, for the fact that such an outlandish car was ever built if nothing else -whether they like its looks or not.
A nice example in the currently unpopular (because 10 years ago they all had to be) red. Stance, shut lines, trim, glass -all look great. Buy and enjoy, or invest and sit on it, either way you end up with a cool car. Word to the investor: use it occasionally. Alfa made cars whose true beauty is felt from the drivers seat rather than shining on the grass in a public park, and driving is maintenance.
Update 3/7/11: A regular reader tells me he went to check this car out when the Scottsdale auctions were going on and it was sold for full $85,000 asking price a few hours before he got to the showroom to see it. Serious money! I should be back at this regularly for a while -sorry for the interruption… oddly, readership has stayed steady. Thanks for reading.
Update 1/13/11. This charmer has found its way onto eBay.
Giulia SS 10121*381099, 00121 engine. This car is available now from Brighton Motorsports in Arizona. Seller claims it took a best of class at Monterey weekends Concorso Italiano in 2010 -if so then a lot of you readers will have seen this car before. The usual “140 surviving examples” quote is in the description, I currently list 224 by vin number and know of at least 30 that I don’t have vins for. I have pictures of 49 cars too! No price is stated.
Nice, red, shiny, well fitted example. This is a great angle for these car!
Update 1/8/11: This car is available again -this time it looks like it’s in Germany. The asking price is 41,900 Euro’s or a little over $54,000. The SS’s keep coming!
Makes me wonder if it really is in Germany…
Originally posted 5/13/2008: Giulia Sprint Speciale 10121-380352. Available through Alfaholics for 39,000 Euros, about $60,000 at time of writing. Entire text of the advertisement reads: “Body # 380352. LHD. Body excellent. Engine tuned at 150 BHP. Roll bar. Racing tuned. 2008 FIA papers. Ready for season 2008. This car has done Tour Auto many times. Price: € 39 000. Car is in Paris.” I assume an inquiry would receive a in depth account of the car. Details of the car reveal a decent car was used as a starting point to make a pretty serious FIA racer. I like the lightweight plexiglass windows and lack of trim and if it was a track only car I could live with the interior, but for street use I’d like a little more of a period look on the inside.
Always a nice profile. Wheels are later Sedan or GT items, the cheap way to put more tire under one of these without major body or suspension rework.