Update 1/12/10: Auction ended with 18 bids at $16,751. If the commenter who outlined this cars history on Craigslist is right, then this is a pretty good result for the seller. Not really a bad price to pay for a Spider Veloce either if that’s what you want and you’re looking for a pretty good project.
Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F 1495*05693. This car, an early 1959, is on eBay out of Colorado. It looks like the seller saw the action some Spider Veloce’s were getting in late 2009 and decided it was time to send it on its way.
Does the lack of vent windows mean it’s a short wheel base (SWB) car? Not necessarily, but usually. I don’t mind the body color wheels in this color, but correct silver makes them ‘pop’ as people in industries concerned with color would say. Door fit is great.
Red all over the place -I think the steering column would have been black from the factory. Repaint the engine compartment to match the body before the Veloce engine goes in. Weber is probably a DGV. Head is 105 series but with early 750 valve cover bolts. Lots to do but at least it runs so you can use it while you track down the Veloce bits needed to rebuild the Veloce block the car comes with.
Considering the 2009 year end Spider Veloce sales push and its lack of rust, this car may do pretty good. It needs thousands of dollars worth of Veloce components underhood and could stand some details improved but those can be taken care of in time. Maybe buy this and the Market 150 car, combine the best of both cars and sell off the rest?