Update 7/1/12: $9500. Not too bad for a fairly straight ’56 with the matching engine. You’ll see more from this car soon.
Giulietta Spider 750D 1495*00739, 1315*40574. This car is on eBay right now out of Denver. It looks fairly complete and in reasonable shape to restore. Will need a lot of work and $ to get it together, but as the seller states, these early cars do bring real money.
Looks like the usual ‘been apart for a while’ Spider project. Door fits well.
I got these color charts in an email from Sascha in Germany who has a 1700 GT. Now that I have the original palette to choose from, I am rethinking the color I should paint the car. It needs a lot of body work so a light color would be best. It looks to have originally been white and later repainted to red. I’m not interested in red, having had a number of red cars over the years. I like the idea of white, but my cousins GT is white. I go on about light blue and gray Alfa’s, maybe this is my chance to paint something one of those. I have alternately decided on light gold, metallic dark dray and metallic light blue, so maybe I should settle on one of those. Tough decision. What do you think? Post a comment with the color from the charts below you would paint a Glas GT if you were about to paint one.
Perlgrau and Aquamarin are pretty sweet.
Update 3/27/12: This car sold for $1442 after 22 bids. A decent result for a rough looking example. Interest in these cars increases?
3/15/12: Glas 1700GT. First -pardon the non-Giulietta market post, but as I mentioned when I got my Glas GT, I plan on there being an occasional aside to the headlining act, and someone has to try and figure out what the market for these cars is. This car is on eBay out of Illinois. Looks to be too rusty to be a viable restoration candidate, but the sheet metal is ALL available and very inexpensive -too bad it’s as much work to weld up one of these as a Giulietta Sprint. There are no pictures of the engine -maybe they couldn’t get the hood open!
Pretty straight and complete looking. Shame about the door rust and, well, all the other rust too. Headlight rings are aluminum. Front bumper really makes the front end look a lot more complete than it looks without it.
How do you plan for a classic car restoration project? Do you do research, make lists -parts to buy, tasks to accomplish, money to spend, craftsmen to talk to? Or do you dive in and start taking things apart because your money supply and knowledge are vast? When I was working on the Giulietta SS I sold last winter, I had short term lists, but no long term list. I didn’t have a budget to meter out money, and I didn’t have a clear path to success. With my Glas GT project I am trying to do as much up front planning as possible.
Can’t have a post without an image right? This is the pilot bearing assembly in the end of the crank shaft. It is indeed a little needle bearing. Anyone have one of these special tools I can borrow?
Giulietta Sprint Speciale 10120*00358. This car is available right now from Jan Steutel in the Netherlands. Not much is said about the condition, but from the looks of it, it has seen some work. I sold the previous owner a rear bumper spear that was a duplicate from my SS project, which is where I got the picture prior to paint and the VIN number. Asking price is 14,500 Euro -not bad really if it’s as complete as stated.
SS body on a dolly in an industrial looking neighborhood. The front fender wheel arch swooshes seem to have been trimmed or something.
Giulietta Spider 10103 1713XX is on eBay right now out of Colorado. Car is stripped to expose all potential problem areas and all in all it’s better than most projects of this sort. Logistics of getting it home is probably more of an issue than condition here.
Nose has had the typical carelessness bumps, requiring some skill to repair. Color looks to have been gray.
Olivier in France turned me on to this Sprint. He says it’s likely near Bourgogne. Car looks pretty rough but complete and in ‘as parked’ condition- kind of how my Sprint would look if I disappeared in South America for 20 years and it found itself rolled out into a wet field in which to await my return.
Eventually there wont be any Sprints like this. I think what happens on the hood is water gets in the holes the hood spear attaches through and the water fills the lowest front edge of the hood with water and it rots. On my car it gets in and fills up the spark plug holes.
Update 9/7/10: $7900 after 24 bids is where this unlikely survivor ended up. Good luck new owner!
Giulietta Sprint 750B 1493*03396. This 1956 column shift Sprint is on eBay right now out of Medina Ohio with a current, reserve not met price of $2500 after 14 bids and 9 days to go. Car sports a set of later egg-crate style grills but the headlights still appear to be the early small type so I doubt the body has been altered. Check it out.
6″ lights I think -good thing the buckets are present -too bad the lights themselves are ruined. Hood spear has been abused. 101 grills can probably be fit without much effort on an early car.
Giulietta Sprint 750 B 1493-03822, Engine 1315-03887. Available here on Italian eBay is this early project Sprint. Seller also has a Lancia Appia Zagato project which, if you’ve never seen one, is worth taking a look at.
I love a good project. The enjoyment of seeing a car like this and imagining it eventually being transported to a garage where it is pains-takingly brought back to life is hard to explain to someone who doesn’t care much for old cars or working on them. This looks like a better starting point than the crushed Confortevole I wrote about earlier, but that car had three times the upside this car has. One would have to buy carefully to have this car make sense as a full restoration candidate, a thoughtful approach to this car may be a slow rolling restoration. That said if this was in my neighborhood I’d be borrowing a trailer right now rather than writing about it.
Small headlights and simple grill surrounds are the most obvious differences between 750 and 101 bodied cars. I bet that round sticker on the windshield is from some garage that doesn’t exist anymore. Note ambiguous rusty patch behind the front wheel.