Update 1/27/14: I went and had a look for a reader here who bought the car for close to asking price. Some aspects were better than expected, some worse – but a decent buy on balance.
Giulia Sprint 10112 AR358494. 00112*12332 Body 6531139. There was a time when I would be all over a project like this Sprint 1600 on eBay, but nowadays I’m nose down focused on doing adult stuff like growing a business so I can buy a house for Rufus to grow up in. I know what you’re thinking – 5 posts ago I was patting myself on the back for buying a Spider not unlike this in its requirement for commitment and effort – fair enough – but I have been rationalizing that purchase with the notion I might sell the Porsche or AH3000 to preserve space, funds and sanity. I am sitting a few minutes from the seller of this car, so if anyone wants me to check it out for them – I wouldn’t mind the excuse to go see it for myself.
Looks a bit like mine – even more like Aaron’s. No deal breaker issues from this angle. There was a time when old Sprints like this could regularly be found on the streets of Berkeley, San Francisco and other Bay Area cities. Lots of them sold new here.
Engine is described as most likely rebuilt. If that’s true – it’s a big plus for a car without many plusses other than what it is.
What’s a little chrome among friends? Seller states there is a bucket with many little nuggets like the trunk latch. Looks like Spider reflectors to me.
The technical term for it is crazing. There appears to be a lot of layers here to remove before paint can be applied. Brake cooling holes are poorly placed.
Steering wheel looks brown. I like these interiors. Early 70’s Spider seats?
Pan looks good. Original carpet. I actually have a full set of Blue interior for a Sprint in my storage…
Surface rust. Nice muffler!
Aaron’s car had almost exactly the same rust and was probably beside this car on the floor at Griswold.
Go for it I say. My impression of this car is better now than it was a few weeks ago when I looked at it the first time. What could possibly go wrong. I have a friend in the area who has begun doing rust repair on Alfa’s, so you could even get this repaired before shipping it out.