Market 413: Spider 10103 08586 in SoCal (or is it 08536?)

Update 12/12/12:  No sale at $15K.  I’m sure we haven’t heard the last.  Note that it is new information that it has engine 1315*32058 – a Veloce engine.  Would like to see a picture of the block stamping.

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Update 11/26/12:  This car has turned up on eBay again.  Still doesn’t look like a bad car, but it is wrong in some key areas that are keeping the price low.

Update 7/1/12: Seems like it should have been bid up higher…

Giulietta Spider 10103 1495*08586This car is available on eBay from Chequered Flag, frequent purveyors of classics.  Car is restored to mostly original with some ‘as fits the owner’ condition additions.  Mostly good, but with some deviations from stock that beg for a definition of ‘restored’.  At least the asking price is not overly inflated.

In the tradition of red.  Body looks pretty good, as does the trim.  It’s easy to nit pick a nice car, but easy to forget it’s hard to get one this far.  Put that top down already!

Also good from behind.  Year of Manufacture plates are nice, but I don’t see a current year tag on them.  Trunk lid fits pretty well.  For the fiftieth time -I like these tail lights on Spiders the best.

With correct steering wheels getting uncommon and expensive when found, wheels like this become a good second or possibly third best.  Same with the seats.  Dash looks great.

These are a pretty good option with original Spider seats having dried up in the used parts supply.  You could even make a case that you chose these over original for a little haunch support.  Door jambs look very nicely detailed.

Engine compartment looks a bit sloppy, with big crimp connectors and those ugly blue wires, but none of that is hard to fix up.  Good to see the correct 101 1300 head present.  Mmm Webers!

The numbers.  One is forced to wonder what else is not right if they couldn’t get the build plate fixing screws right.  

Good looking solid driver for reasonable money compared to similarly turned out cars that have turned up on eBay over the years.

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