Update 3/16/10: 10 bids, $24,100, apparently sold. Not a bad result for a car halfway around the world from most people who would be interested in it. Any takers here? Drop me a line.
Giulia SS 10121*380557, 00121*00518. This car is available now out of Peru on eBay. Looks like a nice original car. A lot of people I know have fears of South American cars since a lot of the time they were kept running on no budget, with whatever parts were on hand. While I wouldn’t lay out the same money for this car in an eBay auction as for one in my home town, shipping charges aside, I also wouldn’t discount it out of hand. These were never cheap and therefore never (well, probably not never) used as a truck.
“This left-hand drive example has always been in my family and was partialy restored between 2000 and 2002 by Alfredo Morcia, an specialist in italian engines. The work included the fabrication of hand-made replacement body panels prior to a bare metal repaint. Finished in red with black interior, this beautiful Alfa Romeo comes with the original invoice, photographs of the car during restoration, and the original handbook for spare parts. Offered in good all round condition, the car needs a new painting and some spare parts, like door and interior mirror, hubcaps and rubber seals. The engine is running smoothly, with less than 300 miles after restoration.”
Correct early manifold, clean and tidy. Bertone number looks to be 1810 or 1816. In either case, that would make this an early Giulia -probably about 380555. I don’t have the picture but it has a German market (I think) IGM number. Lots of ties between south America and Germany -so maybe an import when someone moved there.
What do you make of something like this? I’ve heard horror stories about shipping cars out of South America. One wants someone they trust implicitly to handle it. Flying to Peru from any of the major areas of interest in a car like this (Japan, the US, Canada, Europe to name a few) is neither cheap nor trivial. My guess is someone in Europe who is well connected will buy this to resell. I’ll keep an eye out for it this summer.