Market 106: Interim US market Sprint, a perfect project?

Update 4/16/09: Wow!  $18,701 with 47 bidders.  That is a very very strong result.  I think this result comes from the market trend over the last few years to add extra value to really good original, as found, un-molested, etc honest cars that a collector or skilled restorer salivates over as basis for concours restoration starting points.  Look for a flood of auctions to ride this auctions coat-tails.

Update 4/11/09: Link fixed!  Sorry about that.

Giulietta Sprint 10105 1493*21140. Available now on eBay is this rather handsome devil, fresh out of long term storage in a collection and looking for action, or at least a new owner with the pocket book or skills to put it back on the road. Seller sold the the two tone SS that was on eBay last week and by the sound of things will have more Alfa’s for sale in the coming days.

sprint 21140 frontLooks like an orangish respray has been polished through on the nose. Grills, bumper etc look great. No hood spear?

sprint 21140 left sideVery shiny finish on the paint. I wonder if this has been repeatedly polished while in the collection. SS from last week was the same way.

sprint 21140 rt sideNice. You can’t really see it here, but this car has the little jack receiver plates still in place. Tires are claimed to be original.

sprint 21140 rearJFB 815. I know a lot of guys who pride themselves on the black plate status of their cars. Panel fit is superb, especially on the trunk.

Auction says:

“” PERFECT BODY, NO RUST, NO RUST, NO RUST ”

” NO ACCIDENTS, ABSOLUTLEY PERFECT RUST FREE BODY ”

” OUT OF LARGE ALFA COLLECTION, STORED 20 YEARS ”

” ORIGINAL CINTURATO PIRELLI CN 67 TIRES ”

” YOU WONT FIND A BETTER CAR TO RESTORE IN THE WORLD !!! ”

1959 ALFA GIULETTA SPRINT COUPE NORMALE 101 SERIES, TRANSITION ERA CAR !!! , JUST OUT OF A LARGE ALFA COLLECTION, IN DRY STORAGE 20 YEARS, OWNED BY A FANATICAL ALFA COLLECTOR, CAR IS A BLACK PLATE , SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CAR, NO RUST !!!!, PERFECT UNDERSIDE, NO ACCIDENT DAMAGE, STILL RETAINS ITS ORIGINAL CINTURATO PIRELLI CN 67 TIRES, UNHEARD OF !!!!, SOLD NEW AT ITALIANO MOTORS IN BURBANK, ORIGINAL 72,000 MILES, ALL GLASS IS EXCELLENT, ORIGINAL DOOR PANELS, ORIGINAL RADIO HOLE, ( RADIO DELETE ) NO CUTTING, CAR COMES WITH SPARE WHEEL, AND JACK, ALSO EXTRA MOTOR BLOCK, ( THE ONE IN THE CAR IS CLOSE, BUT NOT CORRECT ) THE OTHER MOTOR IS CORRECT, CAR COMES ” AS YOU SEE IT ” BILL OF SALE FOR CALIFORNIA, EXPORT TITLE, OR OTHER STATES TITLE, NO PROBLEM, EXCELLENT CHROME, I HAVE THE PASSENGER SIDE MOLDINGS, ALL JACKING HOLE COVERS ARE IN PLACE, THE SEATS ARE NOT CORRECT , BUT SUIT , THE DOORS FIT PERFECTLY, THIS IS AN ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL CAR !!, IT IS NOT RUNNING, AND NEEDS TO BE RESTORED, YOU WILL NO FIND A NICER BODIED, MORE ORIGINAL CAR, ITS STUNNING !!!, CAN SHIP TO MOST PORTS IN EUROPE , IN CONTAINER, OR ARRANGE TRUCKING IN US, ANY QUESTIONS, CALL PHIL @ LA HABRA ALFA PARTS, PLENTY OF EARLY MOTORS, PARTS IN STOCK, WE ARE ENTHUSIASTS, WE LOVE OUR ALFA’S, 562 691 1109.”

sprint 21140 engineNeeds a little engine work! Seller states the engine in the car is not original but that he has the original in parts.

sprint 21140 interior dashInterior doesn’t look bad. I love the originality of the door panels and carpet. Gauges are incorrect for this year/model by all accounts, but with Alfa you can never be sure.

sprint 21140 back seatMore enviable patina. I wouldn’t be surprised if the original seat upholstery is under the black covers. It’s cheaper and easier to throw a cover over the existing seat covers than make fully new ones.

sprint 21140 back windowHeadliner almost looks new with none of the usual water contact discoloration.

Sprint 21140 sparesAt least it all appears to be Giulietta parts!

Very nice car indeed. If the subject of market 15 is worth $15,100, surely this car is. Look for a strong result from this auction and hopefully it will remain in CA so the plates can be maintained. Thankfully I have my own contender in the original black plate Sprint arena and its engine is rebuilt!

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2 thoughts on “Market 106: Interim US market Sprint, a perfect project?

  1. I looked at this car in person today and took some photos for reference on my car. Seemed like a sound basis for a good restoration project. The mechanicals are the big question mark. (I took down chassis/engine/body numbers for the Register-I’ll forward them later).

    Phil

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