5/8/2013: This feller has popped up for sale at Bonhams at their up coming Spa Auction. Estimate is $53,000 – $66,000. Probably a bit on the low side.
“‘The Alfa, in a few words then, is a small car with a rev-happy dohc engine that can carry two people from point A to point B over all types of roads quicker than most cars twice its size. It does this not with blinding speed but with a wonderful combination of roadholding, compact size and sheer willingness.’ – Car & Driver on the Giulietta Sprint.”
Five years later and no new pictures. Thanks Jerry for pointing this sale out to me.
6/10/2008: Giulietta Sprint Veloce 750 AR1493E08721, Engine 1315*32399. Listed for sale on Classic Driverfor 31,200 GBP, or about $61,000. The ad text says it is a 1958 Confortevole but Fusi lists the chassis number range for 1958 ending with 07921 though there is a typo where the page breaks for the 1959 year information and beside the 1959 750 designation Sprint Veloce’s it says 1958. Conforevole’s end with car 06611 so its a stretch of the accepted definitions to call it one. In this condition and at this price I don’t think they added any premium for calling it a Confortevole and I doubt there is any dishonesty at work, likely just a lack of solid information combined with the usual regurgitation of hear-say.
“Perfect in all respects.” This is a car that the seller means for potential buyers to come see in person, and who in their right mind would buy a car at the absolute top of the market without viewing it in person and taking it for a spirited drive. I want to go see it just to get a better look at the sellers facilities.
This presentation is great. More museum than Classic car dealership with period pictures and statistics built into the display. You probably have to qualify to even step into the ring for a closer look.
Giulia Spider 1600 10123*392552. This green-on-green late Spider 1600 is on eBay right now out of New York. The condition is good over-all, if a bit unoriginal in the details. Metallic paint on Market 69‘s late Spider took quite a beating in the comments section on BringaTrailer (always a pleasure!), I wonder what they would think of this one. Carpet looks a bit like astro-turf!
A good looking car in this color -whether you like it or not. Kind of a big Healey or Aston type color. I’m hoping by now you all know which kind of wheels these are. Is the nose trim missing?
1954 FIAT Stanguellini Bertone Berlinetta *071366*. This car is for sale now through Fantasy Junction, but is doing residence at the Petersen Automobile Museum in southern California -worth a visit even if this wasn’t there. If the Sprint and SS have an extended family, this car would be considered an older second cousin, perhaps a first cousin even, and definitely a near sibling of the Sprint and BAT cars. The list of cars Franco Scaglione had a hand in creating is impressive, and includes many of Alfa’s most coveted one-offs, listed one after another (1900L, Sportiva, BAT 5,7,9 etc) and many others like this little guy. Truly art in automotive form. This is a car that demands a place in your house -not your garage. For $295,000 you’ll be in an exclusive club.
This is a beautiful car from some angles and a challenging car from others -but then a lot of Scaglione’s creations are. You have to look at it for a few moments, then remember that this is a hand made car. Panels were hand formed, gas welded together and married to some seed of a FIAT 1100 chassis. Color is great -not a color one would typically associate with Italian sports cars, but common in the palette of early 1950′s Italy.
Update 4/16/13: They all show up eventually it seems and this fellow is no exception -find it here on eBay. Car body is described as having been restored in the Czech Republic, the mechanicals in Germany. I suspect the owner handled a lot of the little details that would eat up hundreds of paid hours. I can’t really comment on the asking price -I imagine the seller has quite a bit in it to have taken it to this level. I am quite taken by this color -maybe a good choice for my Sprint. Very very nice. I need one of these front plate brackets. Continue reading
Giulietta Spider 10103*09805. This car is on eBay right now with a Buy it Now of $89,500. It’s a nice one, and before I get into the gory details of incorrectness, I have to remind myself and you gentle reader, that it’s HARD to get a car to this point. It requires either a steady check writing hand (and a very skilled payee) or an attention span worthy of a Nobel prize.
This is either a really good shade of red, or the lighting is just right. Fantastic shut lines, very nice trim, slightly on the blue side of silver wheels, Cibie headlamps. A nice one.
Update 12/12/12: No sale at $15K. I’m sure we haven’t heard the last. Note that it is new information that it has engine 1315*32058 – a Veloce engine. Would like to see a picture of the block stamping.
Update 11/26/12: This car has turned up on eBay again. Still doesn’t look like a bad car, but it is wrong in some key areas that are keeping the price low.
Update 7/1/12: Seems like it should have been bid up higher…
Giulietta Spider 10103 1495*08586. This car is available on eBay from Chequered Flag, frequent purveyors of classics. Car is restored to mostly original with some ‘as fits the owner’ condition additions. Mostly good, but with some deviations from stock that beg for a definition of ‘restored’. At least the asking price is not overly inflated.
In the tradition of red. Body looks pretty good, as does the trim. It’s easy to nit pick a nice car, but easy to forget it’s hard to get one this far. Put that top down already!
Update 12/12/12: It sold for $137,500. Can you make this out of a $50,000 project for another $85,000? That’s the gamble I think a lot of guys are taking.
Giulietta Sprint Speciale 10120*00239, 00120*00634. This car is available on eBay from Drivers Source in Houston Tx. They’ve had some Giulietta’s in questionable condition over the time I’ve had this blog, but this one looks pretty good. It has an award in Portofino, so I suppose it’s a recent import. Check it out!
“Ruby” red meets foliage. Stance is a litte high. Shine is present and it is what it is. Bumper looks weird -kind of droopy on the ends. $137,500? You tell me.
Update 9/3/12: This car has been listed for sale in France now. No pictures of the intake set up so I assume they haven’t changed it to be more correct. Price is now 60,000 Euro’s.
1/10/12: Giulia Spider Veloce 1600 10118*390015, 00121*01569. From our pal’s Luzzago comes this 1600 Spider Veloce. You have to call them and engage in human interaction if you want to know the asking price -I’m going to guess that price is in line with the asking price we’ve seen for similar cars as such places as Fantasy Junction. All areas of the car are described in ALL CAPS as PERFECT. Go look in person, bring a parts book and a magnet.
It’s red. It’s a late spider. It’s got a luster that triggers desire. It looks damn good.
Update 8/21/12: Sold for $138,000. Well, er, bought and sold. The journey continues.
Update 2/13/12: It is the same car -the vin has been verified. Sold for about €38,000 in 2006. Market has changed!
Update 2/12/12: I heard from a previous owner of this car -the vin is 10120*177259. He sold it into Spain 6 years ago. He’s not positive it’s the same car, but pictures indicate it most likely is.
Silver grill -yes. Same tires? I think so.
Definitely looks like the same engine to me. There you have it -a piece of the past puzzle of this car.
Giulietta Sprint Speciale 10120. This car is listed by Hyman Ltd, in St. Louis. No asking price, vin or other info is provided, but judging from the pictures it’s a nice car and knowing Hyman’s MO, it will undoubtedly be expensive. I looked through my files but was unable to find this car. Anyone know it?
Like Fantasy Junction and their brick wall, Hyman uses this stage to good effect. I wonder if it’s set up all the time? I’m helping a friend listing a ton of Jaguar parts from the 50′s and 60′s on eBay and we plan on setting up a permanent photo area. Note the screen behind the grill is in silver (or possibly chrome) -not original (if you care). Windshield wipers are parked on the opposite side form usual. Nice looking car!
Update 8/13/12: Still available. Description says it was restored from bare metal by Carrozzeria Touring. Price is now “upon request”. Maybe a good car to bring to the US and try and sell at auction for a profit?
Update 2/13/09: This car is now listed on Anamera at 59000 Euro’s. They have included a statement that the engine is an 00121.
Oops: I confused this car with another. This one was not (to my knowledge) restored by a German and didn’t benefit from a parts car that was sold for 50 Euro’s. Sorry.
Original post 11/24/08: Giulia Sprint Speciale 10121*380024, 00121*00128. This car is available now out of Italy from Luzzago. Car was restored by a German Gentleman who is said to have had a parts car that he sold for 50 Euro’s when the project was done!
The condition of this car is very good and Luzzago has several mid-restoration pictures to assure you that things were done right where the body is concerned.
Bumpers fit very well in this picture, as does the hood and headlight rings. I like the blue but it might be a little better if it had a little less baby in it.
Update 7/1/12: Seller has commented that this car has sold and is happy with the sale price.
Update 4/11/12: 18 months later this car turns up in VERY nice shape on eBay with a respectable $62,000 buy it now price. List of work done reads like a wish list for my car. Goes to show that even when you start with an excellent car there is a lot to do to make it ‘right’ if that’s your aim. If you read the original ad below I mention that it had a Sprint seat adjusting knob and that I had an extra Spider one -I sold it to this seller, so a humble part from my stash is incorporated here.
Very nice Kevin! Don’t know that eBay is the right place to list this, but it’s amazing to see the transformation. Unusual perspective this.
2600 Sprint 10602*824960, 00601. This 2600 Sprint is hanging out next to a 1900 Berlina at Fantasy Junction right now. I went and saw it in person and it really is as nice as it looks in pictures. The 2600 Sprint I listed recently was a pretty good deal at $23,500, since it’s got to be more than 65% of the car this is at $55,000. The more I look at these, the more I think another 2600 Sprint might be on my reality based top 10 list, near the Montreal.
There is an air of 60′s American car about these -maybe it’s the size and lots of horizontal bars in the grill. Note how skinny the tires are! Very clean example.