Market 290: Early restored RHD 750 Spider in Australia

Update 3/14/11: Ol’ eagle-eye Laurence in the comments identified this car thus:

“Yes, This car 1495*00422, was documented in the Giuliettaletta issue 81, Spring 2004, by its owner Richard Granger, who purchased the car originating from Fantasy Junction (California) on 04/15/1996.
In 1997 he descided to do a RHD conversion, and to add “Veloce mods” to the normale configuration. Original engine 1315*40508 was replaced with 1315*31665. RHD installation was patterned from a RHD 1964 Giulia Spider. Center (now left-hand) gearshift was retained.Electronic ignition and some driving mods were added.
The work appears to have been done to a good standard in NSW, and the shops are listed. The car then Joined the Grangers in Napier, New Zealand”

Spider 750D 1495*00422. Gavin sent me a link to this car being sold by Dutton’s in South Yarra listed on Car Sales in Australia.  Asking price is $99,950 AU dollars or $101,000 US.  Description is a bit off from what is seen in the pictures and the numbers.  Not a 1959 for sure.

Nice red… sort of ox blood or something.  Very clean, very nicely assembled and very expensive!  Note steering wheel placement.

This showroom is quite clinical.  Borrani’s are a nice-to-have.  Front end bright work is in great shape.

Interesting to see these taillights in amber.  I wonder what market this car was originally shipped to.

Nice little detail shot.  RHD is unusual in these early cars.  Gauges are clean.

Oh boy -red piping, my favorite.  Actually not as busying as later cars.  Good looking interior.

Veloce stuff looks very nice.  d’amico and Tabucchi do not list this car as a Veloce.  A lot of value is added by having these components.



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3 thoughts on “Market 290: Early restored RHD 750 Spider in Australia

  1. Does any member know who converted this car to RH drive ?? Unlikely it was factory built this way, did they do any RH drive spiders ??? I am aware of a small number of Giulietta Sprints that were factory built RH drive for the UK market. I’d sure like to think about converting one of my ’57 Giulietta spiders to RH drive if it wasn’t too costly & components were availablem ie RH steering box. Cheers, Phil.

  2. Yes, This car 1495*00422, was documented in the Giuliettaletta issue 81, Spring 2004, by its owner Richard Granger, who purchased the car originating from Fantasy Junction (California) on 04/15/1996.
    In 1997 he descided to do a RHD conversion, and to add “Veloce mods” to the normale configuration. Original engine 1315*40508 was replaced with 1315*31665. RHD isstallation was patterned from a RHD 1964 Giulia Spider. Center (now left-hand) gearshift was retained.Electronic ignition and some driving mods were added.
    The work appears to have been done to a good standard in NSW, and the shops are listed. The car then Joined the Grangers in Napier, New Zealand.

  3. Hi Laurence, is there some way I can get hold of a copy of that Giuliettaletta #81 referred to re this RH drive car. Happy to pay the costs.
    Thanks, Cheers: Phil

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