Market 372: SS 00216 in Italy

Update later the same day:  This car was also Market 208, before I had the vin #.  Asking price has increased a bit since April of 2010.

Giulietta Sprint Speciale 10120*00216, 00120*0????.  Maurizo sent me an email to notify me that this car is on Autoscout.  Car looks to be a nice mix of preserved and restored, with a highly detailed engine compartment.  Asking price is 65,000 Euro’s or about $83,800.

With this background, it almost looks like it’s in prison.  All the usual praise applies here, the trim, fit etc all look right.  Rear end suspension is lower than usual.

Hood fits the opening very well.  Center grills always look a little off-center, not sure why.  I guess you’d have to see a dead -straight head on picture to know.  Wiper arms are set up opposite most SS’s I’ve seen -usually they swing right to left and park on the right.

Interesting that these look fine without a rocker trim spear and the ‘regular’ Sprint looks naked with out it.  Rear end is VERY low.  Maybe the trunk is loaded up with spare crank shafts?

I don’t know if it’s a trick of the flash, but the red of the interior paint doesn’t match the red of the seat vinyl and carpet.  Very tidy though.

All the driver facing dash components look great from the steering wheel and gauges to the rear view mirror, control knobs and ashtray.  That wiper arm is distracting.  Headliner and sun visors are very white!

Door panel looks original or to be a well done repro.

Someone got the engine compartment sticker kit!  They even put a paint supplier decal beside the build plate.  Voltage regulator looks to be a Marelli unit.  Very clean and organized under here.

Is this plenum supposed to have wing nuts?  Very nice.

From the never ending stream of SS’s that seem to come to market…


3 thoughts on “Market 372: SS 00216 in Italy

  1. The reason it’s hard to visually center the grille on an SS is because it tips forward so drasticly in profile. With no true vertical axis for visual reference against so many other forms on diagonal axes, you have to assume the craftsmen at Bertone got it assembled right the first time.

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