Market 492: Sprint 10102 24709 -Gone in 60 seconds

Giulietta Sprint 10102*24709, 00102*17231.  This fellow was listed at Fantasy Junction in their new arrivals, and it went from there directly to their Sold listings.  I stopped by to ask Spencer about it and he told me they put it on their site and had a deposit that day.  Asking was $52,500 and they got a thick hair below that.  Tom Sahines recently did some work on it (a good thing!) for the seller, and it looks to be very nice looker/driver.  Someone is in for some fun with a good looking blond.

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It’s funny to be putting fresh eyes on a Market Report – it’s been a while since I did more than a quick one.  Everything here looks tidy and proper.  I wonder how they get the licorice rope edging to stay on the car?  You can see mine on the header above is lifting. 

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This was a European delivery car, a fact that means little except metric gauges, big corner marker lights and amber tail light tops and probably some other little details a few guys are sure to point out in the comments below.Screen Shot 2014-04-24 at 3.35.32 PM

I occasionally see guys looking for these license plate holders… I’m not sure why.  I always thought they looked like a single use lasagna pan hanging off the back of the car – I know, “but that’s what they came with”.  Someone in this country should make a repro of this that is the right height for a US license plate.  I think it would improve the overall interruption of the curves of the beast.  Not a criticism of this car mind you – just my opinion of these plate holders.  Of course if it had a plate that said “ROMA” it would evoke memories of pizza and Amarone at Navona Notte and I’d forget about automotive styling entirely.

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A healthy dose of two-tone at work here.  Very attractive steering wheel, and all the difficult little details are attended to.  There’s not even any overspray in the door jambs. Screen Shot 2014-04-24 at 3.36.13 PMPioneer “Super-tuner” has gone missing, leaving a good substitute for “La Bocca della Verita” where you can demonstrate your honesty to the officer when he pulls you over a few blocks from home going too fast in a 25 mph zone because the exhaust note sounds so good at 4500 rpm in 3rd gear.Screen Shot 2014-04-24 at 3.36.51 PM Black wrinkle finish powdercoat seems to have found an adoring audience.  This is a really tidy engine bay, and that Weber even has the proper air cleaner adapter.Screen Shot 2014-04-24 at 3.37.03 PM Just the facts, stamped out in the proper font with the properly varying depth of strike.  Even the screws are correct -that’s good for a few extra HP, and with the original 1300 you’re going to need them.Screen Shot 2014-04-24 at 3.37.17 PM

I like these in white.  I say that whenever I write about one, but it’s true.  Mine is red and I am currently of a mind to just repaint it to red and be done with it, but I can’t help but think about how cool it would look in white, and I’m way to busy to pull it apart for paint, so I can cut and paste this observation into the next white Sprint write up and it will still be true.Screen Shot 2014-04-24 at 3.37.40 PM

That there is one of those stamped steel Veloce oil pans that they made too many of and appear frequently on 1959 – 1961 normal cars, or is it that they all got these and guys put on the later single piece cast pans that came on the later cars thinking those were better.  Are they better?  Consensus of improvement-intending actions says so, but I haven’t seen any calibrated gauge pressure readings.  


3 thoughts on “Market 492: Sprint 10102 24709 -Gone in 60 seconds

    • My car is 20379 and has an ID plate with the whole engine number. As far as I can tell they stopped having the whole engine number around car 21000.

      As for a build plate – it appears they were left off starting in about 1962


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