Giulietta Sprint Zagato 10126*00067. This car, available now at Fantasy Junction, went through Bonham’s earlier this month and failed to sell with an estimate between $240,000 and $270,000. Current asking price is $268,500 which, after FJ takes their 6% cut and monthly boarding fees, puts the seller in the low end of the above estimate. FJ is a natural venue for cars that fail to sell at the Monterey weekend auctions, being close to the action and a very highly regarded outfit. I usually try to do a walk through a few saturdays after the big weekend to see what exotica has turned up.
A very subtle design, with function informing beauty at every intersection, and yet in all its spartan glory, it has headlight rings, grill trims and hubcaps ‘just in case’. A car in which to win the Targa Florio in or pick up your significant other for a night on the town.
I love this control strip. Makes me wonder why they ever did it any other way. I’m trying to think of all the functions (or malfunctions in the case of my Sprint). Windshield wipers, choke, gauge lights, fan, windscreen washer, etc.
I like the plenum in black. They painted these because the early originals were supposedly Magnesium. Green wires, correct fuel line etc. This car was treated right. Valve cover nuts are normale type, but then so is the basis of this engine rebuild -a 00102 Spider/Sprint 1300 normal block, likely kitted with modern Veloce internals.
Neat car. Lots of money but in no excuses condition other than not having an 00120 engine. I am beginning to understand the kind of guy who can buy this car from email conversations. The price doesn’t really matter from an ability to afford it perspective, it’s just part of the horse trading fun and bragging rights to get a ‘deal’. Hopefully it wont leave the bay area before I can drop in to check it out.