Update 4/25/2013: Strange as it may seem, this car has turned up for sale in Budapest. No price is quoted.
Update 3/2/13: Unsold for $24,500, but 4 offers.
Giulietta Spider 750D 02277, 1315*42184. This car is available on eBay out of Barto, PA from someone who knows the enlightening power of a lot of images -137 total! Needs a lot, but is complete and not too rusty. As the seller suggests, it could be used as is and slowly improved if that’s your thing.
Straight, unmolested and charming. A good cleaning and polishing would make this look really good. I’d be tempted to just remove the bumpers at this point.
Giulia Spider 10123*375062, 00112*06976. This 1600 Spider is available now for $55,000 from Classic Investments. A trend the last few days: original cars for big money? Guess so. This car looks like it could be polished out a bit more and made to shine. A $55,000 car? Some sympathetic hands could probably get it to the level of Market 467 – and possibly the magic $80,000 range. This was good Veloce money moments ago!
Definitely a candidate for some OCD attention to detail. Yes, still my favorite color! Three shoe brake model.
Later that day: Asking price is $64,500. Big dough for a 10123?
Giulia Spider 1600 10123*379673, 00112*15263. Following in the footsteps of Market 467 is this extremely clean Spider. Presentation is fantastic -almost a little too much production on the pictures some might say, but refreshing compared to the dark low-res pictures I so frequently have to work with. No pictures of the underside are available and the engine compartment could use some detailing, but these may turn out to be trivialities based on what you find when you go look at it.
Hey Aaron, which region is LA? See what I mean about the production value of the pictures? This isn’t photoshopped into a sea of milk, it’s in a nice photo booth of sorts. Oh, and the general fit and finish of the car looks fabulous. Anyone know this car? Continue reading
Update 3/2/13: Seller pulled the auction making me think it either didn’t seem like it was going to recoup their investment if the no reserve auction was allowed to play out, or they sold it off eBay. Not sure which is more likely…
Update 2/9/13: This car is available again on eBay out of Santa Barbara from someone who knows their Alfa’s if the garage it’s in is any indication. I had this listed as 11337, but it’s 11332. Looks pretty good all cleaned up!
Scrappy. Just needs some work and a few rare parts like the firewall mounted air box.
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 12/12/12: What are the chances this car is available now on Autotrader for $17,000? Not much I would bet. Thanks Mark for pointing this scam out!
Update 7/12: Car sold for a little over $60,000.
Giulietta Spider Veloce 10107*167647, 00106*01234. This car is on eBay right now out of Georgia by a reputable seller usually dealing in Maserati’s. The car is tidy, complete and functional and would likely suit the buyer looking for something they can use without worry and improve when the fit takes them.
Lovely. White suits the Spider very well. All the trim, fit and finish is nice. Sellers got a nice driveway!
Update 12/12/12: A reader has commented that this car has sold for $42,000 and another reminded me that the Craigslist price was $18,000 obo. Such a deal!
Giulietta Sprint 750B 1493*09141, 1315*07630. Cosmopolitan Motors appears to have been the ones who picked up this car that was sold out of an estate sale a while back for $20,000 OBO. A few guys who I correspond with on occasion were trying to buy it so I looked at pictures of it a few times back then – unfortunately I didn’t save any. Looks like a really nice original-ish car. I wonder what the current asking is?? Thanks for sending me this Zen.
One could definitely do worse than this as Sprints go. Has Autorouche (sp?) headlights same as Jeff has on his Giulia SS. Hood fits very very well.
Update 11/13/12: This guy has turned up on eBay out of Arizona. Fancy that – the auction is starting at $45,000. Still a nice car.
Red, tidy and ready for action. Door shut lines are almost invisible. Hood fits better than usual.
Update 12/12/12: 2x no sales with strong bidding. I’d probably have sold it at $30,000, but then again, I’m not trying to make a calculated margin like most dealers are.
Giulietta Spider 750D 1495*06495. This car is on eBay right now from a seller in Santa Barbara who has been listing Alfa’s occasionally (buying low and immediately trying to sell high in the spirit of free market capitalism) over the last few years. The car is solid -and besides that unremarkable and tired. I suspect this is the car that was on Craigslist out of the Napa/Sonoma area wine country last month. Amazing what some elbow grease and the right lighting for pictures will do for you.
We’ve seen this pier a few times. There are no holes for ‘eyebrow’ trims -must’ve been filled the last time it was painted. Hood needs a little fitting on the drivers side corner.
Giulietta Sprint Veloce ‘Alleggerita’ 750 E 1493*03819, 1315*30348. This 1957 Sprint Veloce is available now out of Italy. It is a good comparison with yesterdays lightweight Veloce, especially in the interior -would be a great comparison if I knew how much they were asking. They made about 600 lightweights if my vin/body number math is sound. Not horrifically rare as far as rare Italian cars goes, but these being very potent machines in their hey-day, frequently vanquishing their own class and placing very high outright in races against competitors with 2 or 3 times the displacement, and being constructed from lots of impossible to find special parts, they have all the cache one could want in a 50 year old Italian car. Oh -and they are beautiful and easy to drive -even among modern traffic.
Hood fits very well. I like the extra lights -looks like 1 fog and 1 spot. Marchal’s? Bumper, eyebrow trims and headlights all look like aluminum to me. Nice car.
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: 1 bid, reserve not met. No sale.
Update 6/25/12: This car has turned up on eBay after 4 years with the same pictures and from the same seller. Sprint values have come a long way in the last 4 years. I expect it will find a buyer this time.
Original post 6/20/08: Reserve not met! $12,099 was the ending price, $1 less than the black plate car out of Cottonwood. Seller added some new pictures of the car outdoors in daylight that show it is a pretty nice car. I think either of these cars was a pretty good deal and would be a great basis for putting together very nice original driver. I think both suffered from somewhat poor presentation and the fact that they both went through eBay at the same time. There can’t be that many guys (or gals) out there looking for Sprints, so any more than 2 or 3 a month in a given area is market saturation, and we’ve been seeing 5 or 6 a month since I started this blog. Last, I suspect both these sellers, encouraged by the strong sale prices mentioned earlier for project cars, put these on the market just to kind of see what they would do, without a real necessity to sell them.
Added pictures include this nose shot, always a pleasant sight. I wonder if a yellow curb has the same meaning in Mexico.