Update 9/17/08. Reserve not met at $5101 with 35 bids. I made a pretty good estimate of the closing price this time and would have won big if this was ‘The Price is Right’. I think the seller should take this amount. This car needs a lot of expensive work and even though it has the later Veloce engine it will only in the end ever be an ‘Abnormale’ and not worth as much as a genuine unmolested matching-number example, which for these Normale 101’s is probably going to be south of $20,000 for a long time except for really choice examples. Look for the string of disappointing follow up auctions…
Giulietta Sprint Normale 10105 1493*21372, Engine AR 00121*01522 (not original). This 1959 Sprint is available now on eBay with a low starting bid. Engine is a 1600 101 Veloce unit out of either a Spider Veloce or Sprint Speciale. Connecticut is in the part of the country you normally associate with rusty cars but this car looks to be as free of rot as described. I guess 34 years in dry storage paid off.
I don’t know that I would keep this hood spear placement, but at least you know it’s included. Front end trim doesn’t look too bad.
This car is definitely a challenging project. If it was crunched and rusty I would say it’s a parts car but the lack of rust and generally good condition of the components makes this car viable. If I bought it I would go with a budget Veloce specification since it already has the late 101 Veloce engine. I would say the engine is worth $3000 -$4000 as a core so the package should go for somewhere around $5000. Good Luck!