Update 4/28/14: The owner of 04351 contacted me and reports that a restoration was completed about 18 months ago and It is currently being enjoyed in the South West. He intended to keep the car as original as possible, but after digging in it became apparent there was more to do than anticipated and it slid down the usual slippery slope towards a full, though sympathetic towards its original state restoration.
Update 4/24/14: I am currently going through close to 1000 Alfa Romeo sale records, verifying them for publication on The Fuelist, and I came across this charming specimen among the raw data. I remember watching it reach $50,000 after some last minute aggressive bidding, and thinking – “Wow, these have hit the big time!” Looking back from this moment, five years later, this car appears to have been very well bought. Anyone here a proud owner? Where is 04351 now??
Giulietta Sprint 10102. Brian, who occasionally sells very very nice Alfa’s pointed out that this car is available now from Beverly Hills Car Club. BHCC seems to have a knack for turning up rough project European Sports cars. I wonder if it has anything to do with their pervasive Google ad campaign I see whenever I use Gmail. The numbers stated for the chassis and engine don’t make any sense except that I suspect the chassis number reported “652701” is actually part of the Bertone body number, and shorter by 1 digit than any other 101 Sprint Bertone number I have tracked. It’s rough, but get it together with the shell on eBay out of the SF Bay Area, and you might have something. Asking price of $8950 is a bit high, but as parts I suspect it could realize 70% of this.
This is one of the worst Still together Sprints I’ve ever sen. Must have found a good place to hide when the hide and seek game started.
Update 1/28/2014: $99,000 premium live auction result. This car has come a long way in almost 4 years. “The course of true love never did run smooth… So quick bright things come to confusion.”
Update 7/31/10: Seller ended the auction early when an acceptable bid came in. The new owner contacted me but a selling price was not revealed. I’m going to guess somewhere between $15k – $20k. New owner sounds enthusiastic about the car so hopefully the restoration will be seen through.
Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F 1495*03326, 1315*30818. This car is on eBay right now out of Michigan. As far as mostly disassembled roller projects go it is a pretty good starting point having matching numbers, not too much rust (I know -but I’ve seen so much worse) and no real accident damage. Step right up!
Nose looks great as a starting place -no ugly repairs to correct, no gaping rust holes and the Veloce intake divider seen here next to the drivers side marker light is in good shape.
Update 1/27/14: I went and had a look for a reader here who bought the car for close to asking price. Some aspects were better than expected, some worse – but a decent buy on balance.
Giulia Sprint 10112 AR358494. 00112*12332 Body 6531139. There was a time when I would be all over a project like this Sprint 1600 on eBay, but nowadays I’m nose down focused on doing adult stuff like growing a business so I can buy a house for Rufus to grow up in. I know what you’re thinking – 5 posts ago I was patting myself on the back for buying a Spider not unlike this in its requirement for commitment and effort – fair enough – but I have been rationalizing that purchase with the notion I might sell the Porsche or AH3000 to preserve space, funds and sanity. I am sitting a few minutes from the seller of this car, so if anyone wants me to check it out for them – I wouldn’t mind the excuse to go see it for myself.
Looks a bit like mine – even more like Aaron’s. No deal breaker issues from this angle. There was a time when old Sprints like this could regularly be found on the streets of Berkeley, San Francisco and other Bay Area cities. Lots of them sold new here.
I’ve got the Spider at a shop getting the brakes done with some rebuild kits that Classic Alfa managed to get to me in two days from England, then it’s getting the wrinkly-under-bondo nose straightened out, the little bit of rust repaired and some other little stuff done. Andrew is putting a 1600 from a Super together for me to run until the 750 gets rebuilt. Anyway, I have some parts I need to source. I have some stuff to trade if there’s anything you need. Fair market gladly paid!
- Outer exhaust manifold piece (1 and 4) for 4 bolt 750 (see picture)
- Lucas tail light trim ring
- 750 water pump aluminum fan or complete rebuildable unit
- front center grill with some ‘character’, but not too much
- spare tire hold down hook and fancy screw (new will look too weird)
- tunnel case gear shift lever that’s not all scaled over with rust
- Little front Lucas clear turn signal lens and trim ring
- Alfetta oil pan and pump
- set of 165 SR 15 tires for my Healey (these get pulled of Giuliettas no?)
- I’ll start pulling the 750 engine apart soon and will have more.
For you originality guys who have been wondering about the exact correct way to plumb a head mounted fuel pump. Do you get these lines dull cad plated?
The part of the header that goes to 1 and 4 is broken, so I need one – this is fairly urgent because I need it to put the 1600 in the car.
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.
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.