Market 491: Giulietta Sprint Veloce 07987 on CL

Giulietta Sprint Veloce 750E 07987.  I would be very interested in this car on my local Craigslist if I didn’t already have 5 car projects, a 2 year old son and a business that is about to launch.  Car is complete in most of the ways that count except the engine is not matching. Seller is looking to get something in the low to mid teens for it.  A good deal I think and probably a car I will regret passing on someday, but so it goes.

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You were just complaining about how you never see Veloce projects anymore right?  

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5 thoughts on “Market 491: Giulietta Sprint Veloce 07987 on CL

  1. Matt,

    I would like to know what is your definition of a complete car. This particular car is missing half of the important parts and I see a $40,000 in metal and body work alone not including the missing correct parts.

    • Lionel,

      Definition of complete? I was thinking of the expensive intake bits on the ground and lots of little stuff that’s usually gone that this car still has. Agree it is missing stuff, but little of that stuff would keep you from irritating the neighbors with high speed engine break-in runs.

      As for $40,000 in body work – if you choose to do it. I suspect we are in a time of excessive attention to detail that doesn’t necessarily warrant excessive attention, and in some cases maims the original detail. My Spider has a few little rust bubbles in the paint, a tiny bit flowering at the back edge of the rocker, a tiny bit under the battery. Do I strip it, spend $40,000 in metal work, or do I ignore it, do the brakes, drop in a rebuilt 1600 I have laying around and enjoy the car? I’m in California, the rust will progress very slowly, so much so that it wont break in half while I’m alive unless medical science follows Kurzweil’s predictions.

      Different strokes. I’d have hammered the nose out on this Sprint Veloce, done the brakes and whatever else it needed to be fun. Let the next guy go upside down financially “saving” it.

      Amazing work on your site BTW. I watched a friend replace large sections of his Spider and it’s not work for the timid.

      Matt

  2. Has all the low-hanging fruit been picked already? This one fell and has been lying on the ground for awhile. I’d love to find a “completer” rather than a “starter”.

    • Finding low hanging fruit is big business for guys like Wayne Carini, Gas Monkey Garage guys and lots of others with an eye toward a quick buck. This car was a VERY tempting proposition for me as it was near me, and I could have made a few bucks on it, but, I just couldn’t tie up the cycles to make it happen.

      Good luck beating the pro’s to a good deal,
      Matt

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