Giulietta Sprint Speciale 10120*00339, engine 00120*00611. This car is available right now from The Car Nut in Georgia. The seller says the price depends on where he is in the restoration ($45,000 as of 4/8/09, 5:42 pm) when a buyer appears which is practical. It looks to me like all that is really left to do is the clean assembly that can seem to take forever but is generally regarded as fun. The body looks to have been finished to a very high standard and silver is a good color for SS’s, as evidenced also in Market 18.
This gives a good view of the shine and panel fit. Note there are two extra holes in the back panel for back-up lights. I’d have been tempted to fill those during the bodywork stage, but as seen below the installed lights look cool.
Engine compartment is really nice. These cars usually had black firewall and inner fenders etc, but in body color it really looks clean. Intake manifold and head are correct 101 1300 items. I’d rather see (and hear) the stock plenum and airbox than these trumpets, but they are included so the new owner can do as they wish.
This all looks like the right amount of care has been taken on the right things. A few scrapes in the new paint are understandable. 101 1300 Veloce oil pan pokes through. Exhaust looks to be polished stainless. It’s a relief to see some imperfections in the underside of the frame rails. I’ll have to smooth mine out when I do the body on my SS so I get the extra point at the concours.
If I had the current $45,000 asking this is the SS I would buy. It’s an early car with the correct engine and loads of documentation of work done to a stunning standard. If this car interests you I suggest you act fast, this is a great deal on a very nice, no excuses car. I expect this car will be headed off to Europe any day as it is listed on Anamera.