Giulietta Spider 10103*370645. This car was available last week on Sacramento Craigslist, listed as a parts car to make an offer on. Seller stated the car was complete but rusty after having been sitting for years in various indoor and outdoor locations. The owner was the sellers father who finally admitted he was never going to get around to it.
If cars could talk, tell the story, relate the lonely years spent 15 feet from the open road, home to litters of kittens, mice and who knows what else while piled with boxes of ephemera waiting for either rebirth in the recycled form of Bob the singing big mouth bass on a Walgreen’s shelf or per chance another shot at the open road. Spider 370645 sees daylight for the first time in years, note it still has shackles on its chin.
370645 had not had an easy time at any point in its existence if how it looks here is any indication. It did however have the luck to survive until such a day as this when it may find someone who feels compelled to take on such a project.
No fingerprints! This block has no number so it must be a factory replacement. Maybe the new owner will get lucky and this is a blank 00120/00106 replacement Veloce unit. Has one piece aluminum pan all the normales had in the 60’s. Looks like the engine was on its way out at one point.
I know, your all confused. This car was on Craigslist as a parts car and here I have all these pictures of it on a trailer and all. Well I happen to know the new owner; He’s me. I paid $1350 for it and dragged it home with the help of my friendly Turkish immigrant friend Alex who scarcely let me get a word in edge-wise in the four hours it took to drive up to Sacramento and drag it back Oakland on Friday morning.
What am I going to do with it? Maybe I’ll give it a full restoration, or join the ranks of small-time eBay middle-man classic car dealers or drop an engine in, do the brakes and drive it as is. I don’t honestly know yet, but I am glad to have a new addition to the Giulietta’s family that if I work on will interest the Giulietta Spider folks. Stay tuned!
Please, someone buy the Berlina ($2800) or TI ($3800) or the pair($6000), the garage is going to bust!
Similar cars from the market:
Slightly better comparable.