Giulia Spider Veloce 101.18 AR390652, Engine AR00121.02393. This car is available right now from Fantasy Junction, asking price is $31,500. They describe it thus:
“Outstanding ‘driver’ standard restoration. 2,500 miles since completion. A true Veloce by serial number. $39,500 spent on engine (rebuilt), transmission (rebuilt), suspension and brakes. Repainted in the original color. Drives well, as would be expected of a rebuilt car. Evidence of some rust repairs to the underside, but generally a straight, solid car. Great value.”
Looks very good. It’s hard to get all the panels and trim pieces to align and be symmetrical after a repaint. Color is a little boring in my opinion, but I’m sure ‘classy’ in someone elses, at least it’s original.
“GRO FINS” Does it want to be a 50’s Thunderbird? PO was a fan of Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut? This is a good angle in good light. Car looks very nice.
More of that pretty light. Are the antennae usually there, behind the driver? Wow what a difference a California Black plate would make!
Black interior suits the exterior color. Steering wheel is in great shape and gauges have not yellowed. Is that the stock rear view mirror? Looks a little chunky to me.
This view should give you an idea of the level of workmanship that went into this restoration. ‘Standard driver restoration’ would have painted over hinge hardware, so I rate this slightly above that. Door handle could use a $50 rechrome, tsk tsk. I think there is a piece of weatherstripping missing too.
Pretty good first pass clean up in here, a little better than what I did for my Sprint. If the polish on the valve cover matched the intake plenum and the ignition wires were the $40 green repro’s it would be much improved for not much money.
Okay, I spoke to soon, they painted over the shock top hardware and the little rubber end on the prop so it is a standard driver restoration. Very tidy though.
Let’s not beat around the bush here, this isn’t ‘evidence of rust repair’ as though the jury is still out. This car has had rust repair. It appears to have been competently done, but not to a very high standard. It’s hard to find one of these Spiders that doesn’t either need rust repair or have signs of past rust repair, so no worries. The ‘business’ all looks good though.
Nice unassuming car and a decent value if everything works as good as described and it looks as good in person as the pictures. At $31,500 this is approximately the money you would be into AR390222 from Market #81 if you bought it, spruced it up and put it on the road. AR390549 from Market #76 may be a better value as it is a clean, sorted, attractive example for $7500 more asking than this car, but I haven’t seen it in person either so that may not prove so.
I imagine the color will dissuade some potential buyers but that it will eventually find a home without much fuss.