Update 2/1/10: This is a detail of writing market reports that I hadn’t really anticipated. An update from the purchaser of a car with some progress pictures. This car originally sold in May of 2008 and the owner has just gotten it back from the media blasters. Makes me think I should get mine blasted. Very cool!
Below is the original Market Report from May 1, 2008.
1961 Giulietta Sprint Speciale AR10120-00237, engine number 00121-01901.On eBay ending 2/28/08. A fairly straight forward restoration project as far as SS’s go. Engine is a non-original 1600 Veloce unit likely from an SS, an acceptable upgrade, but a correct 00120 1300 Veloce unit would have to be found to make it a top dollar car. Rear end looks to have been bumped fairly well, not an easy fix considering the complicated curves back there. The 25 year collection of new and used parts included in this sale makes this a solid deal in my opinion. Auction was ended early at $14,600. Rumor has it an off auction offer of $28,000 was accepted. A good deal? Time will tell.
I am always amazed at how good a car like this can look with a proper sympathetic going over. These days with prices for restored cars starting at $60,000 and quickly going up, I’m sure this car will be stripped completely and fully restored.