Update 4/22/10: $23,100 was the result with 21 bidders making a play. Lets hope this car has finally found a home!
Giulietta Sprint 10105 1493*22515. This car is on eBay right now out of Philadelphia PA. Why the ‘amazing transformation’ title? We’ve seen this car before. This car has the distinction of being the first car in the line up (in other words the cheapest) of both the 2008 and 2009 Sprint market summaries. Check out Market 40 and Market 75. I have often said, half in jest, that you could buy a somewhat complete Sprint shell and a $700 1970’s Spider runner, throw on a decent coat of paint, buy about $1500 worth of little stuff from Centerline or on eBay and create a pretty cool runner. That looks like exactly what happened here. Bravo!
Door gap is very nice, trunk fit is average and bumper, tail lights, window trim etc looks good. ‘Airplane’ trim and ‘Sprint’ script is missing from trunk lid. I’m not sure what the trunk latch button is from but it’s not a standard Sprint item. Perhaps it’s from a 70’s Spider.
Paint shows up well here with good attention to detail when refitting the trim etc. Seats look like early 70’s Spider items. My Sprint had a set of these when I first got it… not an easy task fitting these. They do provide more support than the Sprint seats and have headrests which is nice if you get rearended. Note Spider door pull on passenger door.
Gauges don’t look too bad if you don’t mind the addition of a later fuel gaige in the middle of the tri-gauge. Steeringwheel center button is ? On my car the gauge cluster section of the dash is matte black. Still… looks very tidy and well done.
Lets see… engine is a 2 liter, radiator looks like a 70’s Spider unit, exhaust manifold is a one piece item, perhaps a first run Giulietta item… not sure, you tell me. Original detent style hood prop is missing in favor of a simple prop. Again, all in all well done.
Auction text: ”
Up For auction; is this 1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Normale with a 2 (two) litter conversion and 5 (five) speed transmission.
Recently restored Sprint; made to be a more competent that original, with more power, more safety, and more comfort.
The Pictures and Video of the car, are an excellent representation of what the car is.
Following is a list of what has been done to this car:
- Stripped to bare metal
- Metal formed and mig welded as needed.
- Joints leaded and minimum amount of Durahyde filler used.
- 8 coats of 2K primmer was sanded
- 4 coats of Alfa RED from PPG
- 4 Coats of Clear from PPG, then sanded and polished.
- new windshield
- new wire harness
- new springs
- new shocks
- new tires on Borrani wheels (restored)
- new brake hydrolic lines and hoses
- new linings on brakes
- new carpets
- new headliner
- rebuilt engine and transmission from S3 Spider
- new driveshaft
- relined gas tank
- new fuel pump and lines and filter
- new gas gauge and gas sender
- new oil and water gauge
- new weber 40DCOE carburetors
- new exhaust
- new hoses, clamps, gaskets etc.
This car was restored so it can be driven safely in modern traffic, as well as, in vintage car days, without any issues what so ever.
holds its own in traffic, and is an absolute pleasure to drive at all times. It is very fast. SPRINTS had an 80 hp motor and this one has almost 135 horsepower and 140 torques. The competition clutch is very hard, but is something you get used to very quickly.
The suspension is rebuild stock, and is absolutely wonderful all around.
Stock rebuilt brakes mean it stops great all the time. It has Two shoes in the front.
Modern MP3 ready cd player just makes the car more useable for long trips to the vineyards.
Modern gas gauge incorporated in the vintage instrument reads the “correct” amount of gas in the relined tank.
Modern gauges in center dash, for the water, electrical system, and oil, keep you well informed of what happens under the hood.
Car has 3 ignition switches and a PUSH start button to operate.
Rear bumper is presentable but has scratches. Passenger seat has minor cracking in left bottom (see pics).
Car has no locks.
I strongly encourage serious bidders (bidders that can follow through with the purchase) to Please come and have a look at the vehicle.
If you are from out of town please have someone you trust come and look at the vehicle before you bid. Then bid to own.
Kind of cool really that someone did the right thing with this car. Was probably cost prohibitive to restore considering the missing original parts and if it can’t be original it might as well be a fun. My Sprint had a 1750 in it when I got it and yes, it was fast, so I can only imagine how potent this car is.