Market 422: Giulietta Sprint Speciale 177251 now at F40 -bring the kids!

Update 12/18/12:  They always turn up again -this guy at F40 Motorsports.  Price of $139,000 is feeling more and more like a sensible high for SS’s and likely the neighborhood they will come to rest in for a while -unless of notable heritage or otherwise interesting.  This car has few issues, and if red is you color a trip to Portland CT may be just the thing -though I think the leaves will all have fallen by now.

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Nicely turned out with Borrani’s.  Is it just me or are there a lot of wheel weights on that front wheel?  Aren’t the bent ones supposed to go on the back (or get fixed??)?  Panel fit is excellent.  It’s quite red!

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Hole where ashtray belongs.  Good gray!  Wrong rear view mirror.  Still very very nice despite.

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I’m sure George can find some things wrong here (and all you Georges are wondering if I’m referring to you).  Nicely done I say.

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In the immortal words of Sir Mix-a-lot: “Baby got back!”  it’s weird, but I find myself wanting an SS less and less.  What do I prefer these days?  Dunno – maybe an Espada.

5/28/12: Giulietta Sprint Speciale 177251. Daron pointed out that this car was listed on the Dragone site to be auctioned on May 19th and I spaced out and forgot to mention it.  It’s Rufus’ fault.  I looked through my files but didn’t see it for sale or owned by anyone.  Anyone know whose car or what it sold for?  What’s the story!  Anyone here buy it?

Looks like a nice example.  Hood is ajar.  Wipers are in the opposite orientation from Market 421 car.  Looks like a Euro truck behind it.

Is that a Florence plate?  Trunk badge is in a different place than usual or is that a reflection and it’s missing the trunk ‘bulls-eye’ badge?

They managed to get the door shut weather stripping to stay.  No visors??

Weird picture here.  The steering wheel looks cartoonishly large.  Seats appear to have the correct fabric covers -a rarity.  Rear view mirror is the earlier Sprint type.

Interesting how ‘correct’ these cards are trying to be these days.  Good thing there are a lot of Veloce parts floating around!  There’s something weird going on with the lower edge of the deflector.

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7 thoughts on “Market 422: Giulietta Sprint Speciale 177251 now at F40 -bring the kids!

  1. Hi Mat,
    I love your comment on the Espada! Bravo! I have a white S2 with the Miura magnesium wheels and it is awesome! Restored the whole thing…hopelessly overcapitalised but it is AWESOME. A better drive than my 365 GT 2+2. Oh, and quite different to my Alfas! :-)
    Best Regards
    Phil
    PS any more T-Shirts?

  2. 1961 Veloce engine with a plastic fan ?? .. likely due to a water pump replacement and claimed to be an “upgrade”. Black licorice over the vertical panel seam surrounding the engine bay .. older style Girling label on brake reservoir .. silver hardware which was originally black .. Yep, there are a few things that coulda, woulda, shoulda been more accurate at this asking price.

  3. Agreed. At the current prices there are lots of options over the ubiquitous red SS. Lamborghinis, Maseratis and Ferraris to name a few. I’m starting to prefer the subtle Bertone lines of the Giulia Sprint…and the price tag.

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