Market 181: Early Spider Veloce

Update 1/23/10: Car has apparently sold, after 3 days on the market.  Who’s the lucky new owner?

Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F 1495*01942, 1315*30541. This car is at Fantasy Junction right now and I can tell you now, it wont last.  Why do I say that?  Well, it’s a 1957, a year they didn’t make many Spider Veloce’s, it’s restored to a very high standard by people who have good reputations and it’s only $8500 more than the two 1958 Spider Veloce’s that sold last year for $50K needing some sorting and tidying.

These cars look great in light blue.  I can find no fault in this picture -everything fits together well.

Same goes for this picture, trunk door and hood fit is all superb.  Wheels are all Borrani.  Stance is slightly aggressive befitting a Veloce.

While I’m usually not a fan of piping around upholstery, this car looks good.  Note how clean everything is.  Sellers of cars on the internet take note:  a couple of hours polishing will add hundreds if not thousands to the final sale price.

More of the same exemplary fanciness.  Steering wheel and gauges look great.

You are no doubt checking out the gauges and steering wheel some more.  Check out how nice the door jamb is.  There’s something kind of weird about the carpeting -doesn’t look bad, just not the usual.

Claus Menzel is said to have built this engine which is a good thing if his reputation is deserved (and I am sure it is based on the many endorsements I’ve heard).  Nice!

This is amazing.  I don’t think I have ever seen an Alfa this clean on the underside.  While Bertone painted their undersides black, Pininfarina undercoated then painted over it in body color like seen here.

I’m going to have to go check this car out today to see how reality lives up to pictures.  If you are in the Spider Veloce market I urge you to consider this car.  It wont last.

2009 Spider Veloce market wrap up -the comps are all here.


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