Update 9/18/09: This car sold for $35,000 with 4 bidders joining the fray. I am thinking that this car was very impressive in person and the winning bidder went and saw it. Regardless, this is BIG money for a Spider Normale with the wrong engine. Well sold!
This car is essentially the same as my project Spider being a late 1300 in gray with red. Time to get to work.
Giulietta Spider 10103*170953. This car is available on eBay right now out of Florida. Seller says it’s a restored 1962 1600 Spider. It was really born in 1961 and was originally a 1300. It’s not a Veloce, so it doesn’t really matter that it’s not powered by its original engine.
This is the same color combo as my spider, red on gray, and in my humble opinion, probably the best color combo for an Alfa of this period. Bumper over riders have been deleted. Stance is perfect, hood, door and trim fit is as well.
Auction text: “1570CC DOHC 4-Cylinder with 5-Speed gearbox The most refined example of the Giulietta, this vehicle was thoughtfully restored and documented by a marque expert. It is fully sorted and serviced ready for a new driver. This Giulietta is perfect for AROC events and many tours. It is an outstanding vehicle and very fun to drive. Please contact for further information. Test drives and inspections are welcome. Priced for quick sale. “
I can’t help but read that last sentence and reflect on the opening bid and Buy it now price $27,000 & $42,000 respectively. I’ve seen good cars go for the low $30K’s but $42,000 for a Normale? Hmmmm. I predict a one bid buy.