Giulia Spider Veloce 10118*390616, 00536*07913 (not original). This Spider Veloce is on eBay right now out of Princeton NJ. The body looks to be in great shape and is described as having been finished to the point of being ready for paint. Original color was Black with probably red interior -a stunning combo! Biggest drawback I can see is the lack of the original engine. The 00121 engines it shares with the Giulia Sprint Speciale’s do come up, but not often and not cheap. I know where there is one right now…
Always a pleasure to behold. Stance is per original -not with the modern springs and all that lowers it quite a bit. Wheels are Borranis. Looks like a good place to start.
Giulietta Spider 750F 1495*07012. This car is available now out of Bethel CT from a seller who seems to have a never ending supply of Alfa projects to offer up. This car is a late SWB 750 Veloce, a desire-able thing these days, and it looks to have most of the hard to get stuff under the hood. Asking price is $26,500. Not bad if the rust isn’t too crippling. Might be a good deal if you’ve been considering adding one of these to the fleet.
Flat black has the potential to hide a multitude of sins. Looks straight at least. I wonder if the trim is included. Note the engine in the back ground.
Giulia Spider 10123*392585, 00112*16232. This very late (last one is 392852) Spider is on eBay right now. With so many expensive siblings having been listed here over the last few days, this one, at the current bid of $8100 seems positively cheap. Parts are pretty well supported for these now and the engines are straight forward to put together so this shouldn’t be too difficult a proposition. I am wondering if guys have been saving Spiders for Spring -there are a lot of them available right now.
I’d run this cosmetically as-is except for the bare metal rocker and rusty wheels. Door and hood fit is good, front trim looks great. Continue reading
Update 4/20/13: Hard to argue with the same result twice.
Update 3/31/13: This car has turned up on eBay again. Although it has been 14 months since it was listed, the same pictures are being used. I don’t think the market for a Spider like this has moved up much, so I suspect a similar result to the last time. I like the last line of the ebay description: “Look close, see the reserve? See the buy it now? I didn’t think so, there is NOT a buy it now, and the reserve is private. That’s how I thought it worked. I am an honest guy, selling an honest car, running this AUCTION honestly. I don’t want to play any games. Thank you.” I’m not sure how effective coming across as prickly is as a first impression, but then the notion of an ‘online persona’ is generally accepted.
Update 1/9/12: $15,101 is the sale price after 5 bids. That’s pretty solid money.
Giulietta Spider 10104*09537. This Spider is on eBay out of New York with a starting bid of $8,000. Condition is pretty reasonable as the start of a light ‘run it as is’ type project. Seller says it doesn’t run currently and has had some floor repairs. It comes with a hardtop that is one of the made in California FiberFab (??) type. I like the license plate!
It really doesn’t look bad. It could be the basis of a decent driver without much fuss. The engines can always be made to run, but will probably require a minor overhaul. I like them without the grill ‘eyebrows’..
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 3/25/13: Hard to believe it, but this is the same car after several years of restoration work. Bravo! It can be done.
Great work has been accomplished on this car. I think this started out as one of those borderline hopeless projects.
Update12/2/08: This car ended at $4606, reserve not met. I predicted $4500 so I’d be the big winner on The Price is Right and win my choice of a brand new Ford Escort wagon, a Mercury Sable or a kick in the head by a steel-toed boot. Do I get a shot of Whiskey first? I digress… If I was the seller I’d be willing to let this car go to the high bidder for the end bid if they were willing. Of course they probably paid $7000 for it, thinking it was super rare and valuable but not taking the nonexistant economy into account. Look for the follow up.
Giulietta Spider AR1495*11804. This car is available right now on eBay out of Medfield MA. Fusi lists this car as a 10103 series 1960 Spider, that year production ending with car 11900. This car would be the perfect companion piece to the rusty Sprint that was the subject of Market #58 both needing extensive rust repair and well… everything else.
I have a great idea, I’ll do an experiment to see what 20 years under a blue tarp in a cold wet climate will do to a car, and not just any car, I’ll find a really clean Alfa Spider. This is truly sad. Note that all the trim, with the exception of one headlight ring, is present and straight.
Update 2/2/13: Bid to $18,100 with the reserve not met. I’m torn here. $18,100 is not a lot for a complete project car that is ready for a light skim, paint, trim/mechanical refresh and assembly -the body had to be done, but ball-parking it, you will be $10K into paint, $12K into the mechanicals and probably $20K refinishing and assembling trim/interior etc. That’s $60K for a ’59 Normale. I know a few guys who are deeper than that into theirs, but I don’t think I’ve seen one sell for that (have I?).
Update 1/21/13: Looking better without those widened wheel arches, this car is back on eBay after considerable work. Good car for someone who wants to just paint and put together a car.
Metal work looks great! Buyer gets to choose the palette and level of finish. It’s a lot of work.
Update 2/2/13: Another no sale.
Update 1/16/13: Someone has had a little work done. Boy -they shoulda painted the wheels bright red while they were at it. I still think it’s a pretty reasonable start to that early Spider 750 project you’ve been contemplating. See it on eBay now!
Update 12/12/12: A little better than last time. Maybe eBay is not the right outlet for this car?
Update 1/10/13: It runs and stops. Hurray – let’s put it back on eBay. Starting price is now $13,000. It’s not a Veloce, it’s rusty (if you look closely at the underside pictures you can see finger trails where someone took a bathroom caulk approach to pushing filler into rusty areas before undercoating the thing) and unless you have a complement of attributes seldom found in one single person, it will be a confounding factor in your life.
Serious garage action here. rear end sits really high -stuff must be frozen under there.
They’re hanging up the mop on this one…
One is forced to concede improvements have occurred.
Update 2/5/12: This car is doing another tour of eBay -in what will likely be a decaying series of ending prices. The last result of $6901 was pretty reasonable for a scruffy, loosely assembled project with the wrong motor.
Update 1/24/12: Close maybe, but no sale.
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.
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 9/23/12: Sold for $40,750. Wheels sold separately for $2000. Other lots of Alfa stuff made good money too.
Giulietta Sprint Speciale 10120*00460. This car is being auctioned next week by RM’s Auctions America. This car appeared on the Alfa BB a few years back and a bit of information can be found there, including that it is rumored to have been the NY Auto Show car. I haven’t seen any trim for it or anything but I suppose what’s mentioned on the BB is included. It’s noteworthy that it has very very rare period alloy wheels. Was probably a $20K car when it was offered on the BB… who knows now.
Nice straight shell. Door fit is wonky, but its guides are undoubtedly in a box somewhere. Sweet wheels, have them inspected for cracks. I don’t think I’ve seen a set of these for sale since I’ve been keeping this blog. I’m sure someone will be tempted to buy this, take the wheels and a few choice bits for their project then send it on down the road…