Update 1/24/10 (2010/01/24 for you non-US based date readers): This car sold for $75,000 plus 10% buyers premium. This is very strong money -above and beyond what anyone I have run into estimated. Reminds me of the Triumph TR4 that sold at auction a few years ago for $100K. As I mentioned below, there are people for whom this kind of money is lunch money, and they only want perfect cars. I wonder if it would have even made a difference if it was a 1600 Veloce. Maybe a little is my guess.
Giulia Spider 1600 10123*379814, 00112*12842. This Spider will be auctioned off by Gooding Company at their Scottdale Az. Auction happening Jan. 22nd and 23rd. Description is rich with details and as I read it I imagine Allen De Cadenet reading it to me while powering around a circuit in it with is hair blowing around and the exhaust note just loud enough that he has to raise his voice. Let’s have a look at this “precisely restored to correct factory standards” car.
So far so good, looking amazing in professionally photographed ripose. Door and hood fit very well, trim is all symmetrical, shiny and to a matched standard with the red paint. I never saw one at the dealer, but I’m willing to bet this is better than new.
Er, well, that’s not too bad really. I would take a point off if the engine is painted (it really must be to have such an even appearance) but know the feeling when you’ve put so much into everything else and just can’t get the aluminum to look great.
If you have an interest in these keep an eye on this one. Price is likely to be very strong considering the level finish and detailing. There are a lot of wealthy folks who can drop $40K like I buy a cheeseburger and they are only interested in cars like this.
Here are all the 2009 Spider’s I wrote about -try and find a comp.