Update 4/11/13: It’s hard to come up with words appropriate to covey the appreciation I have for all of your support and participation in the site. Thank you all very much!!
I *think* everyone who is supposed to have a T shirt has gotten one. -if not let me know.
Update 3/31/13: It’s rabbit egg day and thanks to all of you the bills are paid and I can make some more progress on my plan to index the site and create a database for the reference resources I have been gathering and normalizing. Back to the regularly scheduled program! Oh, and I owe a handfull of you all T shirts! I’ll send some emails on Monday morning. One of you asked me whether I might consider adding Lancia’s to the channel line up. I have considered it, and having worked on them, owned several and currently owning two makes me as much of an authority as is needed to give commentary so perhaps I will.
It’s that time of year again where I get my renewal notices for services related to the site. It’s been an interesting year – hanging out with Rufus, working on getting a business (or few) off the ground, moving shop three times and home once, and squeezing a few minutes out here and here to add something to the site. I really need to index the site properly soon as I can’t find some posts I know are on here somewhere -so look for that in the near future.
Rufus loves oranges! Nice cable knit sweater Ruf! Continue reading
Update 4/20/13: Seems reasonable, but reserve not met.
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.
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
Update 2/2/13: The beat goes on. This guy, failing to generate much interest in the 2012 auction season is back at Fantasy Junction with new pricing: $169,500.
Good to see a picture from Fantasy Junction that’s not in front of the brick wall.
Update 8/23/12: No bids were placed at the minimum $135,000 buy in on this car so it went unsold. I wonder if it was the color combo, or lack of originality in the interior -or that the windows wouldn’t easily go up and down (they didn’t when I checked it out at FJ) or if a lot of people knew it was purchased from FJ to be sold at this auction and make a quick buck. Do any of these things matter when a potential bidder has 5 Gin and Tonic’s helping their hand up? I dunno.
Update 7/1/12: In case you missed out on buying it from FJ, you now have a chance to get it from Russo and Steele who will auction it during the old car festivities in Monterey this year.
Yes George, the drivers side rear wheel is a Fergat (and so is the spare) and the rest are Borrani’s. I guess a high selling price doesn’t cure this sort of ailment.
Update 5/28/12: Car was initially listed for $142,500 and sold immediately for $135,000.
Giulietta Sprint Speciale 10120*177413, 00120*01738. This icy fellow is currently providing the white balance alongside all the usual reds in the Fantasy Junction showroom. This car looks great from all angles and is a pretty good performer. I had a chance to go for a ride in it after some tuning work was done by a local friend. Send me an email if you want some impressions. It’s not listed with a price and it’s got a ‘sale pending’ notice. I’m guessing $125K or so based on recent SS sales from them.
Very cool in white with all the chrome and glass. I like white on old cars. Paint on this is very nice. Headlights are $8 Wagner’s.
Update 2/2/13: Sold for $90K plus fees.
Giulietta Sprint Speciale 10120*00657, 00120*00911. This fine example of an SS is due to be auctioned in a few days in Scottsdale. Not sure why the high estimate for this one ($160,000) is so much lower than the Giulia they are auctioning ($225,000), but hey, so it goes.
Looks really good, but then some guy probably got a decent pay check for taking this and a few other great shots for the catalog. Accessory steering wheel? Great shut lines.
1/4/13: I am pretty sure that this car, Lot #132, is the same as the car below and is being auctioned by Gooding & Company on Saturday, January 19th. Estimate is an aggressive $200,000 – $225,000. The transformation is remarkable. Would love to see it in person.
Update 12/18/12: They always turn up again -this guy at F40 Motorsports. Price of $139,000 is feeling more and more like a sensible high for SS’s and likely the neighborhood they will come to rest in for a while -unless of notable heritage or otherwise interesting. This car has few issues, and if red is you color a trip to Portland CT may be just the thing -though I think the leaves will all have fallen by now.
Nicely turned out with Borrani’s. Is it just me or are there a lot of wheel weights on that front wheel? Aren’t the bent ones supposed to go on the back (or get fixed??)? Panel fit is excellent. It’s quite red!
Giulietta SS 10120. Henrik sent me a link to this car selling out of Germany, with a note of surprise at the 255,000 Euro price tag. Anyone know which car it is, or have any other pictures?
Could be 00001 or 00002 with a grill fitted. I think 00002 is more likely.
Update 12/12/12: Numbers added. Thanks Christopher for the fancy footwork. Matching-ish number car = more value, but how much more?
Looks correct. Clean block.
Only the early ones seem to have these build plates – usually US cars with the 10117 prefix.
Giulietta Sprint Speciale 10120*00142, 00120*00601. At the bottom of the lower middle of the possibly viable Spring Speciale (typo theirs) spectrum sits this vin-not-disclosed SS out of Beverly Hills. It’s actually more complete than this sort of thing is, but jeez – where’s it been?? Thanks Dan for making me aware of it. Oh – and $44K is the operative range.
Everyone needs an SS at the bottom of their pond for the better part of the Rolling Stones career. It is and someone will go for it -it’s just work after all (work being a four letter word for money).
Update 12/8/12: Still available. Surprised? Me neither. This is a long uphill slog with a boulder on your back. You would have to be a lucky guy who bought a project that came with an extra cars worth of trim etc.
Update 2/12/12: Elmar informs me this car has been relisted by Laurent with a reduced asking price of €8,900. No less a crazy project!
French build plate. Positive ID. Someone somewhere will decide this is worth fixing. Eventually.
Update 12/12/12: Sale but no sale at $60,000 then sale again at $50,000. If anyone found out the vin, let me know!
Giulia SS. This car is on eBay out of Georgia right now. It’s complete ‘original’ and very rough. Bidding has it at $60K. Why have I been waiting for this one? It was posted on the Alfa BB back in 2008 (here and here at least -if you search on other post by Steve, you’ll find more) when I was just starting out with this site. He even started a blog about it. Odd, but I still don’t have the vin number of this car. Check it out.
Sweet sweet project. No sign of the rot hat lies beneath. Cool lights up front. Go for it -only about $80K from restored.
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 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!