Update 9/30/11: Reserve not met after 22 bids resulting in $25,100 offer.
Giulietta Spider 10103*169451, 00102*22443. This 1961 Spider comes to us on eBay from Goodman Reed Motorcars, the sellers of the vent window SS. Its a clean solid example with a nice coat of detailing -the right way to sell a car. Bidding is a reasonable $15,200 as I write but I expect they’d like to see somewhere in the 30’s. The market is moving fast and I’ll expect they’ll do alright on this car. Oh, and magnificent pictures as usual. You can see the full set of pictures via the VIN link above.
I’ll leave it to George to chime in with the detailed critique. Looks great to me. Fog/driving lights are a good look -adding an air of sport. This is a good picture to asses the paint -well, relative to the glowing seaside pictures where you could paint it in semi-gloss with a roller and it would look good…
Carpets look a little tired. Speaker in the door but a 105 series radio blanking plate? Extra gauge below the tri-gauge, kind of looks like a boost gauge. Look closely and you can see a green wire near the passenger door jamb. Perfectly nice -but could be improved.
Those normale 1300 air filter canisters are getting spendy -hence the fencers mask seen here. Oh, and the original requires some work to fit on a Weber. You know -you can cut superfluous valve cover hold down loops off the front of the gasket -looks a hell of a lot better than what you see here. This just looks like someone forgot to do something or used the wrong part.
It still amazes me that most of the cars that come on the market are new to these pages. Someday that will not be the case -but it may yet be a while.