Market 460: Giulia SS 10121 380136. Worst yet?

Update 4/20/13:  15 bids.  $3326.  Wow.

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Giulia Sprint Speciale 10121*380136. Richard over at ClassicAlfa (whose products I use quite frequently) sent me a link to this auction.  The British Isles are detrimental to old cars if they are not ‘kept up’ and this one appears to have supported a blackberry hedge for a few decades before being picked up so it could be picked over for parts.

999 out of 1000 of you look at this and assume it’s hopeless, and one of you thinks… I can get a $3000 Spider body as underbody donor, buy all Biondi’s applicable repair panels and have someone who knows their way around rust repair who has an English Wheel glue it all together then make some exterior panels.  Where are you then?  $30,000?  I know, I know -but I mean really, if $130,000 is the going rate for good but not necessarily great ones, this is potentially doable in a profitable way -especially if you have contacts in places where skilled labor is affordable.   $T2eC16hHJIQE9qUHu0NkBRTIRmPRtQ~~60_32

I know of a similar one I can buy for less than $8000 that includes suspension, seats, etc, but is, like this, very very rusty.

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Hang it on a Spider donor, get panels from Biondi.  It’ll be an uphill battle for sure, but would make a great documentary.

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This side doesn’t look quite as hopeless as the other.  

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Nice steering wheel.


8 thoughts on “Market 460: Giulia SS 10121 380136. Worst yet?

  1. This is an eBay listing, and it’s body/doors only, so steering wheel, inst. panel, etc, aren’t in the deal until a 725 pound threshold gets reached. The market for these will need need to perk a LOT before this one ever becomes a real car; it’s an Alfa SS, not a Barchetta. For just about everybody, the view just isn’t worth the climb. probably an interesting wall sculpture for sonmeone’s trendy loft.

  2. This one is worst then the one I cut up a few years ago. Oddly enough the rockers on this one seem solid enough to give it some structure. Mine was so bad it stretched about a foot transporting it home. But this one may still have some salvageable pieces for another project. Wasn’t there an SS on here some time ago that had a crushed roof?

  3. i vote for cubing it with a piece of bevel cut glass over it as it would make quite the conversation piece as a coffee table!

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