Market 159: 62 Spider project

Update 11/6/09: 13 bids, $6400, about right.  I bet this sale goes through.

Giulietta Spider 10103*171165.  This lovely project Spider is on eBay right now.  By the VIN number this car was made in mid 1961.  It comes with a Fiberfab or some such hard top -gooney but effective at keeping the weather out.  Auction is light on detail photo’s but from what is seen, it looks alright. I think if you lined up all the Spiders left in the world side by side, worst condition at one end and each car improving as you made your way to the other end, you would find this car about center.

171165 noseI think I would have moved Pa’ out of the way so a potential bidder could see the all important nose sheet metal.  Paint is stated to be light blue but looks gray here.  Engine compartment has a lot of wires etc all roughly where they should be.  I don’t see any evidence of rocker rust.

171165 tailEh.  Not bad, not great, not rotten, not complete, and thankfully not my problem.  Hard top is funky – almost cartoonish, not that an original Pininfarina hard top is a beauty to behold -to my eye at least.

171165 tail 2Why do the backs of Spiders that have been laying around lift up?  There must be four inches (~100mm for the metric folks in the audience) between the tire top and fender lip.

Auction text verbatim and emphatically: ”

UP FOR SALE IS A 1962 ALFA ROMEO GIULIETTA SPIDER NORMALE. ORIGINAL COLOR IS THIS DESIRABLE SKY BLUE. AS FAR AS WE KNOW THIS CAR HAS BEEN IN THE CALIFORNIA AREA MOST OF ITS LIVE, IT WAS LAST REGISTERED IN 1980 IN BINGOT, CA 96914

I BOUGHT THIS CAR IN SACRAMENTO ABOUT 8 MONTHS AGO, IT IS STILL IN SACRAMENTO IN THE PENN VALLEY AREA.

THE BODY IS VERY SOLID, TRUNK IF PERFECT, ROCKERS ARE FINE AS WELL. IT IS PRETTY MUCH A COMPLETE CAR BUT COULD HAVE SOME MINOR THINGS MISSING.

HAS SOFT TOP, NEEDS REPLACEMTEN, BOTH SEAT, DOOR PANELS, INTERIOR TRIM ALL PRESENT, ALL GAUGES  AND A RARE HARD TOP.

THE ENGINE HAS BEEN TAKING APART AND IS THE ORIGINAL ENGINE FOR THIS CAR.

THE TRANSMISSION IS OUT OF THE CAR BUT ALL IN ONE PIECE.

THE FRAME IS SOLID, BUT THE FLOORS NEED TO BE REPLACED, IN PARTICULAR THERE IS RUST AT BOTTOM OF SEATS AND SOME IN THE FEET AREA.

OTHERWISE THIS IS A SOLID LONG TIME CALIFORNIA CAR, GREAT INVESTMENT AND EASY WINTER PROJECT.

WILL BE SOLD AS IS, AND WITH NO RESERVE, HIGH BIDDER WILL TAKE THE CAR HOME, PROVIDED IT IS PAID IN FULL AHEAD OF TIME.

I CAN ASSIST WITH SHIPPING AT NO EXTRA COST, BUT IT IS SOLELY THE RESPONSIBILITY OF BUYER TO PAY FOR THAT SERVICE.

THE MILES ARE EXEMPT AND UNKNOWN TO ME, I JUST USED ANY NUMBER TO FILL IN THE REQUIRED FIELD.

CAR COMES WITH A NOTORIZED BILL OF SALE FROM GEORGIA WHERE I INTENDED TO BRING THE CAR BUT NEVER DID SO. WITH THIS OFFICIAL BILL OF SALE YOU CAN REGISTER THE CAR ANYWHERE IN THE USA AND EVEN EXPORT IT AS US CUSTOMS RECOGNIZES THE FACT THE THE STATE OF GEORGIA DOESN’T TITLE CARS OLDER THAN 1986.

BID WITH CONFIDENCE AND BID TO WIN, BUT PLEASE BID ONLY IF YOU INTEND TO AND HAVE THE FUNDA AVAILABLE TO BUY IT.

IF YOU HAVE ANY NEGATIVE FEEDBACK OR LESS THAN 10 FEEDBACKS YOU MUST EMAIL ME THROUGH EBAY PRIOR TO BIDDING ON MY VEHICLE, FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN YOUR BIDS CANCELED.

INTERNATIONAL BUYERS WELCOME, I HAVE A GREAT SHIPPING COMPANY TO EUROPE FOR EXAMPLE TO HOLLAND FOR ONLY $640, MY COST IS YOUR COST.

THESE ARE ALL THE PICTURES I HAVE FOR THE CAR AT THIS TIME, I’M IN THE EAST COAST AND MY UNCLE WHERE THE CAR IS IN SACRAMENTO WILL BE OUT TAKING CAR OF HIS ILL MOTHER.

PLEASE CHECK OUT MY OTHER AUCTIONS AS I’M SELLING A VERY NICE AND RARE PINNAFARINA HARD TOP FOR ALFA ROMEO 750 AND 101 SERIES SPIDERS.”

171165 partsStuff.  Some good, some bad, some ugly and usually some lost.  I see seat parts, a gas tank, an exhaust and a bunch of interior pieces better refered to as garbage.

A conversation I had recently about cars coming out of barns, garages and the like had me arguing the point that there are a HUGE amount of places for old cars to hide and people are hugely sentimental when it comes to cars, and as such, for many years to come cars like this are going to be trickling onto the market.  The Euro is pretty strong against the dollar as I write this so look for a decent result here.

Another Spider project.

And another.

And a nice one!

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