Market 338: Neglected Spider 1600

Update 5/6/12:  I don’t remember if it failed to get any bids, or was ended early, but this car is back on eBay after a brief hiatus.  Seller seems to have done some research and knows what they are selling this time around.  Car looks a lot better now and the opening bid has gone from $500 to $6499.  Such a deal.

Much better no?  Check out the difference in descriptions, both are posted below.

  I am offering up for auction my 1965 Giulia 1600 Spider “garage find”.  Mostly complete and untouched with numbers correct motor. A little rust is present in the usual places, but I would consider this to be a pretty solid car. Originally a red car, with black and red interior. Engine compartment and undersides of the hood and trunk lid still show the original red paint. This Alfa has been stored for many years and does not run. I have not tried to start it. The motor does turn over, and pretty much all of the electrical was in working order when I hooked up a battery a couple of weeks ago. Blinkers, taillights, and brake lights functional, no headlights. The interior is all original, and in good original condition. Dash, and door panels are nice. Seats are OK, dash pad is in poor condition. All of the glass is in good condition. Steering wheel is nice. The convertible top is in poor shape, but the frame appears ok. There are no reproduction parts on this car. Spare tire is included, but not pictured. Clean and clear title in my name. Have key for ignition and door lock/trunk key. I also have some hard to find Giulia parts that I will be listing on ebay in the next few days(rocker spears, pair of buckets, veloce intake).

Original post 12/3/11: Giulia Spider 1600 10123*379319, 00112*15107.  This car is on eBay out of Buhl, MN.  Seller says their dad brought it home years ago, parked it in the garage and that was it.  Never moved until now as a commodity.  Condition is not horrible, nor is it great.  It could probably be put back on the road as-is, with some minor patching and mechanical repairs.  As a restoration candidate it needs some rust repair, but not as much as a lot of cars I’ve seen.  Price is ~$4000 as I write, with a day left on the auction.

Busted up in all sorts of ways, but again, not anywhere the worst I’ve seen.  Will be some work and then some. 

Not a lovely color.  Wheels are Borrani’s.  There’s one Fergat on the other side.  I wonder what the spare is?  Door and hood fit okay.  Rocker will have to come off along with some floor.

 

Sad how they are allowed to rot.  Good examples of even the most common late 1600 Spiders are going up, so it’s worth it…

This 1965 Alfa Romeo was bought by my father in 1980. He drove it home, parked it in the garage and it has been off the road since then. The car appears to be original and fairly complete. Motor is numbers matching and equipped with a solex carburator. I doubt any of the drivetrain has ever been out of this car. The interior is very original and still retains all of the original floor mats. Door panels, seats and dash are in good original shape. The carpet is long gone, the two rear side panels are also missing, and no glove box knob. The convertible top is in poor shape, the top frame functions properly and is in good condition. At some point, probably in the 1970’s the car was repainted brown, traces of the original red remain all over the car(engine bay,trunk,door sills). The body is pretty solid. Floor pans and trunk pan are decent. Doors are very nice, no rust. Glass is good, minor scratches if any. Front trim pieces(grille,eyebrows) are missing from collision damage. Front clip has some sway to it, but nothing a good bodyman could’nt straighten. Inner rockers look good for the most part. Outer drivers side rocker is soft. Rust damage on front driver side crossmember, and rear pass side crossmember. Rear framerails are good. To be clear, this Alfa needs a full restoration. It is an honest car with few surprises, for a straight forward restoration. I have all keys and clean/clear title in my name. Some extra parts come with car: windshield, shifter, brass lug nuts, door strike and couple other trinkets. Rear brakes are locked up. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to email me.

 

Odd that it has early gauges.  Seats don’t look to bad.  Don’t be fooled, there will be rust in the shells.  Steering wheel, mirror and vent windows are in better than average condition for a car like this.

You’ll enjoy chasing the rust around in the floor.  What’s a little welding anyway?

Ditto.

I  like the heater bypass.  These engines always seem to run but are always really tired.  Not too bad to rebuild if the head isn’t bent.  I think the original airbox is included.

This 1965 Alfa Romeo was bought by my father in 1980. He drove it home, parked it in the garage and it has been off the road since then. The car appears to be original and fairly complete. Motor is numbers matching and equipped with a solex carburator. I doubt any of the drivetrain has ever been out of this car. The interior is very original and still retains all of the original floor mats. Door panels, seats and dash are in good original shape. The carpet is long gone, the two rear side panels are also missing, and no glove box knob. The convertible top is in poor shape, the top frame functions properly and is in good condition. At some point, probably in the 1970’s the car was repainted brown, traces of the original red remain all over the car(engine bay,trunk,door sills). The body is pretty solid. Floor pans and trunk pan are decent. Doors are very nice, no rust. Glass is good, minor scratches if any. Front trim pieces(grille,eyebrows) are missing from collision damage. Front clip has some sway to it, but nothing a good bodyman could’nt straighten. Inner rockers look good for the most part. Outer drivers side rocker is soft. Rust damage on front driver side crossmember, and rear pass side crossmember. Rear framerails are good. To be clear, this Alfa needs a full restoration. It is an honest car with few surprises, for a straight forward restoration. I have all keys and clean/clear title in my name. Some extra parts come with car: windshield, shifter, brass lug nuts, door strike and couple other trinkets. Rear brakes are locked up. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to email me.  **I just realized today (11/29) that I forgot an important picture of the trunk with the air box, carb hat, original jack, shifter tunnel, extra shifter boot, a couple tire irons(one could be orig.) and orig “Alfa” trunk mat. If anyone wants this photo I can e-mail it. E-Bay will not allow me to add or delete any pictures at this time. Sorry for any inconvenience.**

Positive ID.

If you want a 101 Alfa Spider, don’t have a lot of cash to spend all at once and have some skills with tools, this is probably a better place to start than many projects that pass through eBay.

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