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.

Screen Shot 2013-04-19 at 8.35.23 PM

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

Market 472: Spider 10123 375062 – all the money

Giulia Spider 10123*375062, 00112*06976.  This 1600 Spider is available now for $55,000 from Classic Investments.  A trend the last few days: original cars for big money?  Guess so.  This car looks like it could be polished out a bit more and made to shine.  A $55,000 car?  Some sympathetic hands could probably get it to the level of Market 467 – and possibly the magic $80,000 range.  This was good Veloce money moments ago!

Screen Shot 2013-04-19 at 1.57.55 PM

Definitely a candidate for some OCD attention to detail.  Yes, still my favorite color!  Three shoe brake model.

Continue reading

Market 471: Clean and bright Spider 10123 379673

Later that day: Asking price is $64,500.  Big dough for a 10123?

Giulia Spider 1600 10123*379673, 00112*15263.  Following in the footsteps of Market 467 is this extremely clean Spider.  Presentation is fantastic -almost a little too much production on the pictures some might say, but refreshing compared to the dark low-res pictures I so frequently have to work with.  No pictures of the underside are available and the engine compartment could use some detailing, but these may turn out to be trivialities based on what you find when you go look at it.

137_p2_l

Hey Aaron, which region is LA?  See what I mean about the production value of the pictures?  This isn’t photoshopped into a sea of milk, it’s in a nice photo booth of sorts.  Oh, and the general fit and finish of the car looks fabulous.  Anyone know this car? Continue reading

Market 467: Very nice original 10123 373589 -SOLD!

Giulia Spider 10123*373589, 00112*03357.  Reader Larry hipped me to the sale of this car -at $80,000 probably the most expensive white 1600 Normale ever to sell…?  It is a documented 28,779 mile car.  It is beautiful.  It has had a ton of very sympathetic work done.  Check it out!

4267240_orig

Another very compelling composition!  I’d be more than happy to drive this around.

Continue reading

Market 359: Spider 09537 New York

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

Screen Shot 2013-04-20 at 12.00.41 PM

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’..

Continue reading

Market 362: Spider 750D 02124 project

Update 2/2/13:  Another no sale.

Screen Shot 2013-02-02 at 11.45.18 AM

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!

Screen Shot 2013-01-16 at 10.23.49 PM

Update 12/12/12:  A little better than last time.  Maybe eBay is not the right outlet for this car?

Continue reading

Market 453: Spider 09805 nice in red, yes it is!

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.

Screen Shot 2012-12-20 at 7.40.42 PM

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.

Continue reading