Market 132: Maybe the nicest 1600 Sprint I’ve seen

Giulia Sprint 10112*353213.  This car is currently on eBay out of Belmont California.  It still wears it’s original black plates and looks to be a well cared for original rather than a restored car.  I like!  Notice also that it’s serial number is one before this car, another San Francisco Bay Area Sprint.  Opening bid is at the desired sale price of $27,000. 

!BW)uP,!B2k~$(KGrHgoH-DQEjlLlt51ZBKZ!mkIzdQ~~_1Trim looks great and fits very well.  The paint seems to be shiney and it just looks right.

!BW)uTb!!2k~$(KGrHgoH-DcEkJw2KwwWBKZ!nRswy!~~_1Pretty early black plate, from the era when they were replacing all the yellow plates.  Door gap, bumpers, windows, window trim lenses etc are all present, in good shape and share a level of patina.

!BW)uLn!!mk~$(KGrHgoH-D!EjlLlz,uWBKZ!l5PepQ~~_1I am going to guess the seats have either been reupholstered or have never been sat in despite the stated mileage.  White with blue interior is a good combo.

!BW)uM9wBWk~$(KGrHgoH-D0EjlLlt1SHBKZ!mI!Hqw~~_1I still prefer the earlier dash layout, but this is a good example of how nice these can be.  I don’t think wood was original.

!BW)uOUgBGk~$(KGrHgoH-D0EjlLlt1SHBKZ!m(Y+8w~~_1These seats look a little puffy so I assume they have seen little use since recovering.  The puffyness should settle a little with time.  What can be seen of the headliner looks good too. 

!BW)uGjgBWk~$(KGrHgoH-CEEjlLly3cCBKZ!lDVZPw~~_1Not exactly right but very good.  The original airbox bolts between the drivers side intake duct and hood prop.  That airbox is a hard to find item, being common to Giulia SS’s and Giulia Spider Veloces.

!BW)uKfwBmk~$(KGrHgoH-C8EjlLlh!lGBKZ!ltCf!g~~_1Is that a condensor on the firewall grommet bracket?  Note the mesh intake screen.  I wonder if they put some sort of filter media in there?

This car is pretty good but I will be surprised if it gets any bids with such a  strong opening bid price.  There is something to be said for just saying what you want and that’s that, but you only get one chance at a really well participated in auction and wasting it at a seeming too high starting bid may not be the wisest approach.  We’ll see.

Worse car.

Similar but not quite as good car.

Maybe a better car.

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