Update 12/25/09: Another close call for this car. 14 bidders did their thing and could only muster $19,200 worth of reserve not meeting enthusiasm for this car. I’m not sure what could have been done differently, I think it’s just another case of too many trips through the pixels on eBay and everyone thinks it’s got problems that they are unaware of. I’d throw $20K at it if I had it.
Another update 12/18/09: The seller has indicated in a big bold description update that he had it slightly backward and the car is 1495*07582 NOT 07852. I just looked at the pictures in the link and it is iindeed 07582.
Update 12/18/09: This car has found itself back on eBay. When it started, a reasonable seeming (compared to Market 169’s $50K result) buy it now of $20,000 was in place but it has since disappeared and the current bid is about $17,500. I suspect it will find a new home this time around.
Update 10/12/09: Car was bid up to $15,100 with 8 bidders, reserve not met. Pretty low for a Veloce with both a numbered replacement Veloce engine installed including the 40DCO3’s etc and the original block.
Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F 1495*07852, 1315*32895 + 1315*31612 from 750F 1495*04673. This car is on eBay right now out of Daytona Beach FL. Car is a project, but looks like it could be made a runner/driver with out much fuss.
All of the usual praise applies here too with the exception of a missing hood spear. Nose doesn’t look to have been run into the back of big American cars too frequently as is so often the case, and all the little bits than would have you combing eBay night after night are all present. Judging by details like the presence of the correct rear view mirror and wipers being where and how they ought, I would guess this car hasn’t been monkeyed with too much (no offense to any chimps in the audience).
Clean wheels, great door fit, straight and shiny under-door trim etc all make me wish I had this instead of my pile, but wanting keeps life interesting so I guess I’ll just have to keep at it. Stance of this car is even pretty good.
Auction text: “1960 Alfa Romeo spider veloce 750 long wheelbase car. According to Alfa this car # AR1495F 07852 was manufactured on March 7th 1960 and sold to Hoffman Motor Cars in N.Y. on March 23rd 1960. The engine number is AR 1315.32895. Body color is Red.
This sale includes original correct numbered block along with engine # 1315.31612 That is complete with the DCO3’s installed in the car now and not running from a 59 veloce. I also have the title for that car # 1495F 04673 that according to Alfa was built on the 1st of September 1958 and sold to Hoffman on September the 12th Body colour is also Red.
This car # 07852 was raced in the SCCA back in the early 60’s in Florida. You can see in the photo’s where the roll bar was welded to the floor . There is also a driver/entrant packet as well to document this.
What you are buying is a correct 1960 veloce with the matching number block, and complete veloce engine from the 59. I have a clear FL titles.
You also get a FL title for car # 04673 that is long gone……..but the matching numbered complete engine is fitted to car # 07852 now. I suppose you could re-create car # 04673 and have 2 veloce’s…………..
The car sits on new Pirelli P3 tires that are correct 155 SR/15. There is very little rust only a little in the trunk as seen in the photo’s. The sills and floor pans are near perfect. It even has the correct choke block-off plate as the DCO3’s have no choke. The car is very complete and requires a very straight forward restoration. All the correct veloce things are there….. Marelli coil and generator Marelli Distributor etc.
There are NO surprise’s with this car.”
Looking for a good 750 series Veloce with race history for straight forward restoration? Here it is. Price shouldn’t be too out of control, but then the night is young…