Update 3/31/09: Auction ended at $32,299 with 32 bids. This is strong money and reaffirms that SS’s are sought after right now. If the new owner is happy with the cosmetic condition and drops it off at a shop to be made to run and drive they will probabkly be $50K into it when they take their first test drive. They will be pushing $60K if they decide the two-tone paint needs to be rectified. The DIY home mechanic could probably see this on the road for about $40K out of pocket. The white SS that was on eBay recently is looking better when all this is considered.
Update 3/29/09: A kind reader took some pictures when he went to see it in person. He reported that it needs more work than he thought it would before seeing it and that the paint was not as good as it looks in the pictures. Still, this is one of the better SS projects to show up in a while. Spy shots here.
Giulia Sprint Speciale 10121*381357, no engine number stated, but said to be original. Available right now on eBay out of La Habra Ca is this 1965 SS. Seller says it’s a 1966 but it was (according to Fusi and d&T) made in 1965, the year production ceased at car number 381399. The two tone treatment is reminiscent in my opinion to that seen on some Lotus Elites. Some assembly required.
I would have to see this in person to pass a thorough judgement on the two tone approach. Doesn’t look bad, but I don’t think it does justice to the lines of the car, breaking them up unnecessarily. Rear end looks straight and clean.
Auction text verbatim:
” VERY RARE , ONLY 1400 MADE ”
” A REPORTED 876 LEFT IN THE WORLD TODAY ”
” BODY BY BERTONE , STATE OF THE ART !! ”
” 2 OWNER, ONLY 46,000 MILES ”
” UNTERLY RUST FREE, PERFECT UNDERSIDE ”
” BLACK PLATE CALIFORNIA CAR, ”
1966 ALFA ROMEO SPRINT SPECIALE 1600 COUPE, ONE OF ONLY 876 REPORTED LEFT IN THE WORLD, CORRECT MOTOR, JUST OUT OF 20 YEARS IN DRY STORAGE, NEVER SEEING RAIN OR SUNLIGHT, PERFECT RUST FREE, BLACK PLATE CALIFORNIA CAR WITH A REPORTED 46,000 ORIGINAL MILES, ORIGINAL PERIOD MOTOROLA RADIO, BEAUTIFUL GAUGES, BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL NARDI STEERING WHEEL, ORIGINAL FRONT FLOOR MATS, ORIGINAL CARPET, HEADLINER, AND SEATS, PERFECT GLASS, THE CAR IS NOT RUNNING, MOTOR REPORTED REBUILT BOTTOM END AND PISTONS, IT LOOKS LIKE IT, CAMS ARE LOOSE, AS ARE SOME OTHER PARTS, DRIVE SHAFT IT OFF, BUT WITH CAR, ONLY ONE WEBER, BUT I THINK I HAVE THE OTHER IN MY STORAGE, PRETTY SURE, CAR IS COMPLETE + – , I HAVE LOTS OF ALFA PARTS, THE CAR NEEDS TO BE RESTORED , MOTOR TURNS OVER BY HAND, THIS IS A FRONT DISC BRAKE CAR, ALL CHROME IS VERY NICE, NICE OLDER PAINT, LOVELY INTERIOR, BUT OLDER, GREAT PANEL FIT, DOORS FIT NICELY, AS DOES TRUNK AND HOOD, IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR ONE OF THE RAREST ALFA’S THIS IS THE CAR !!!!, ONLY 1400 BUILT, 876 REPORTED STILL EXIST, CAN SHIP TO MOST PORTS IN EUROPE FOR $1450 IN CONTAINER, OR ARRANGE TRUCKING IN THE US, THANKS FOR LOOKING .”
This car looks really good to me. If one could live with the two-tone and do an engine rebuild themselves they probably have the chance right here to get in to a Giulia SS for less than prohibitive money. That said, I bet this car goes for more than anyone cares to guess. $35,000 perhaps? $40,000 perhaps? If it’s rust free and complete, the DIY buyer should be comfortable with either of those prices. Much more than that and they are better served buying a more correct running car for retail money
876 reported left in the world today? I suspect that’s not far from the mark, I wonder what the sellers source is.