Sold! $19,340. Deutschland, here it comes. Well, it is eBay, so we wont know until a few weeks pass without it reappearing if it actually sold. I was kind of thinking $20,000 would be the tipping price between a good buy and a good sale, so for what it’s worth I owe myself a t-shirt. Greig, you were the only entrant in my guess the final price contest so I guess I owe you a T-shirt either way. Hopefully I’ll get to them in our life-time.
Sprint Veloce ‘Confortevole’ 1493E*06481, engine 1315*30972. I am starting to think that Michael at Fast Cars of California has a endless hoard of Giulietta projects, mainly Sprints. Today’s offering is a 1958 Giulietta Sprint Veloce Confortevole project that apparently spent 15 years with weeds growing through its trunk. The car is complete and basically sound but requires (and deserves) a full restoration.
Tail lights are Lucas items common to all manner of British built contraptions. Again, nothing out of place, badges look good and a California black plate to boot. If I was selling old project cars I’d put a single Black plate on all for the cache, whether original to the car or not.
This car was probably parked with the rear and passenger side facing the bushes, sprinklers and what-all. Drivers side is very solid but passenger side door and body have some preforations. The metal in these is pretty thick and tough, even seemingly major rust is usually very localized to the bubble or hole itself.
Car stopped with 83,646 miles on the clock, about the life span of the original clutch, master cylinder seals, water pump and a lot of other stuff. Air box came off to investigate one of those problems and the job stopped there. I’d bet it would fire up. Yes, thats the ~$3000 40DCO3 intake set up I need for my Sprint Veloce.
If you’ve made it this far into this blog entry then perhaps you are thinking this might be your dream Sprint Veloce project. As the seller states, these are rare, with 199 made over about 10 months. If you can’t throw down for a Sprint Veloce lightweight this is the next best thing. I haven’t actually recorded the sale of a restored Sprint Veloce Confortevole yet on this blog but I would guess at least $75K would be required to get one. Post in the comments what you think this car should go for. If I get 10 comments (by 10 different people) the nearest guess gets a free giuliettas.com t-shirt when I get them made.
Good thing I’m up to my eyes in Alfa’s with ‘potential’ or I might make a go at this one.