Market 484: Early 750B Sprint in Texas 05588

Giulietta Sprint 750B 1493*05588, 1315*04982.  This somewhere between here and there project is on eBay now out of Richardson Texas.  Asking price is a somewhat aggressive $33,500 that will seem like a deal in 5 years.  While the project has been moved forward, and one could carry on, ignoring the less-than-perfect aspects and create a driver, I would consider a rethink on some of the work done and take a step back.  The wiring looks awful and new well made harnesses can be had from multiple sources for not much money -so this at least needs to be redone -yes, I know the under dash wiring is a bear, but that’s what patience is for right?  Overspray and incorrect finishes in the engine compartment also needs attention, but none of this is particularly difficult.  At the end of the project you’d have a nice early Sprint!

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Looks very nice.  I’m sure someone can count few things wrong – like the missing badge, but as these go it’s pretty good.

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I am not a fan of this color combo – especially in a red car – but to each their own.  Looks like the correct gear shift knob.  Some new gauge inserts would be cool.

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There are 10x more wires than stock in here.  Note overspray on a lot of stuff.  Also appears the engine compartment is in primer.

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That firewall needs major help.  Everything needs to come off and get refinished.

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But it looks good from the outside.  ‘Sprint’ script is missing, bumper corner needs chrome I think.

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Stuff hanging down.

First series Sprints don’t come up for sale much, so now is your chance!

 

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10 thoughts on “Market 484: Early 750B Sprint in Texas 05588

  1. Hi Matt

    The seller is Lionel Velez, a well known Giuliettisti and noted restorer of Giulietta’s & 101 Giulia’s in Texas, he also makes some of the finest wiring harnesses available and has stated that he will include a brand new harness with the car, also a reproduction tool kit. Lionel also said that the car was a stalled restoration project that bought seven years ago & dry stored it while gathering the missing bits, including a period correct ’57 Sprint motor & tunnel case gearbox.

    Agree on the odd seat cloth material, but 20 years ago the correct material wasn’t available, so many cars were restored with a white or cream velvet type material. It has the correct tail lights, the correct (& very expensive) 5 &3/4″ headlights + buckets & rims, the correct 750 bumpers & a complete set of matching Borrani wheels. (Factory pictures show the Veloce’s on Fergats & Borrani’s, so the myth that Normale’s wore Fergats while Veloce’s wore Borrani is just that, a MYTH)

    Agree the PO got carried away with painting everything, the new owner can spend several weeks getting the paint off the engine bay bits, also the dash pod and dash top need to be satin black. At least the floor boards haven’t been hacked to fit a split case box.

    This Sprint is very complete & if I didn’t have three ’57 Sprints already, I might have made a bid on it, whoever gets it will be getting a great base for a superb car

    Ciao
    Greig

    • @Ric, I got 20 Alfas in my warehouse and I will not live long enough to finish them all. As such, I need to prioritize on the cars I want to keep and sell all the rest. Beside, Peking to Paris 2016 awaits me and using the next three years to prepare the car I will be driving will take a big chunk of my Alfa workload.

      • I recently had to rationalize my project fleet and suddenly I have 3 old cars again. I for one understand!

        Matt

  2. I must say that this is a great looking car with all the correct details there which are an absolute must. Scruffy engine compartment, dash over spray, missing script should pale in comparison when it comes to having a complete and good car as this one seems to appear. Serious buyers know how to sort out the important details while tire kickers tend to pick the car to death and walk away when they feel they have done enough damage to both buyers and sellers. I purchased 3 of his wiring looms for my projects and they are definitely very well made compared to the one I purchased in Italy. Exceptional quality without a doubt.

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