Update 8/22/12: So I was wrong -this car only made $41,800. That ought to keep every 101 1300 (and 1600 too methinks) Normale owner with a clean example from getting too big a head over their car. Of course -I heard from some in-person inspectors that it was more tired than it ought to have been…
8/2/12: Spider 10103*171827. At the Pebble Beach weekend this year Gooding will possibly be attempting to set a record for the sale of a Normale 1300 Spider. The car is very nice and it’s easy to say it could use some detailing, but I imagine improvement would be difficult without major expense. It is for the most part a preserved car by the description, but a lot has been replaced -even so, this is the kind of car I prefer -lightly used and well maintained.
Tidy little creature. Great shut lines and good trim alignment. Wheels appear to be Borrani’s.
Much better with the top down. Horizon lines along the body show good transitions between door and body.
Original rubber mats replaced with Wilton wool. Okay, you got me there. I’d do that too. I see a few wires that could have been tucked in a little better -I’m just sayin’…
The red carpets make me think the seats should be red as on a white car.
Air box looks a bit spotty, as does the steering column and brake fluid bottle and intake ducts and, well, you get the idea. Underhood blanket appears to be droopy near the hood prop. For some reason I have no problem with black being painted over. Why the raw radiator again?
Now’s your chance to buy in big. Go for it. They aren’t making them any more. You know the drill -get the max out of your ATM for the next 150 days and -er, I guess you’d have had to start in February or something. Why are we allowed such limited access to our money? Oh yeah, bank run prevention and better control of the ability to tax. Phew -I thought it had something to do with the fractional interest the banks make off your money! What’s the interest on a billion dollars over 3 days anyway? Credit card debt is continuously charged (is that Pe^RT? can’t remember) but if you calculate it as if it was credit card interest, say 15%, you’d come up with a stupefying number that might buy this car and more like it.