Market 450: Giuliettas.com exclusive Sprint 20205 (was M49)

Update 1/16/13: Car has been sold via eBay for $12,500 almost immediately upon listing.

12/13/12: Giulietta Sprint 10102 1493*20205, 1315*010311.  This car is available right now out of Florida from a long time Alfa owner/restorer.  It is more solid than the usual Sprint project and complete but needs a full restoration to be nice or at least a mechanical freshening to be driven.  If you’re looking for a matching numbers complete Sprint as a starting point for a project this may be the car for you!  Asking price is “offers in the lower mid-teens”.

This car was Market 49 where it failed to sell for about $5500 back when you could get pretty good runner for about $20,000.  Pretty good runners have moved on to start at about $35,000 and projects have gotten more expensive as a result, so I think $12 – 15K would not be a bad deal for this car.  Car was originally delivered to a dealer in Italy – finding it’s way to the US in the 60’s.

Email me and I’ll put you in contact with the seller.  sprints @ giuliettas.com

IMG_4450

One could drive this car looking like this.  Might cause some grumbling among the purists – but who cares.  Marker lights are consistent with a European delivery car.  Trim all looks pretty good. 

IMG_4425

This all looks good -I don’t see any cracks in the steering wheel.  Gauges should be Italian/metric but speedometer has been changed to MPH at some point.  Note the high beam dip switch is on the steering column – another European detail.

IMG_4434

The numbers.

IMG_4452

There will be rust – but with Sprints and trunks there almost always is.

IMG_4457

A little rust hole peaking out at the back edge of the wheel arch.  Rockers on this era Sprint are usually solid since the bottom is open -keeping it from trapping water.

IMG_4462

You will want to look up from below at the rocker and floor.

IMG_4464

Engine is mocked up and loosely in the engine compartment.  Sure looks better than a headless lump on a blue tarp.

Be aware that this car represents a lot of work, but it’s interesting, fun work.  The top of the market for a 101 Normale is probably $60,000 for a stunning example with nice drivers being about $40,000.

Advertisements

One thought on “Market 450: Giuliettas.com exclusive Sprint 20205 (was M49)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s