Market 428: Giulia Spider Veloce 10118 390417 -needs a little

Update7/12/13: This Spider is back on eBay after being cooped up for over a year.  Samee pictures, so probably the same owner/seller.  Have prices moved in 12 months?

July 5, 2012: Giulia Spider Veloce 10118*390417, 00121*01950. On eBay right now out of Novi Michigan -a city I’ve never heard of except as the source of a lot of eBay auctions for Alfa stuff.  This car needs everything and is not for the faint of heart -but will yield an uncommon, very usable and valuable car when done.  Some guys like the last of a breed, with all upgrades like disk brakes and more CC’s -if you’re one of those guys, this is the Spider for you.  Me?  I like the early stuff with small tail lights and drum brakes.

Lot’s of metal has been replaced along the wheel arch and rocker -looks to me like it will need touching up.  Doesn’t look too scary here.  I think lowering the soft top would be an improvement on presentation.

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Market 479: Spider Veloce 10118 390616 -“very simple project”

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…

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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.

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Market 476: Spider Veloce 750F 07012 project

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.  Screen Shot 2013-04-23 at 12.16.42 AM

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.

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Market 473: Another project Spider: 10123 392585

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.

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Market 359: Spider 09537 New York

Update 4/20/13: Hard to argue with the same result twice.

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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’..

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Market 461: SS 10120 00209 ran out of steam

Update 4/20/13:  Seems reasonable, but reserve not met.

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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.

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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

Market 65: same old sad story 61 Spider

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.

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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.

sad giulietta spider noseI 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.

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