Market 495: Sprint Veloce Basket case 10124*23895

Giulietta Sprint 10124 1493E*23895, 00106*01059 & 00102*29231.  This Sprint Veloce is on eBay being offered by Classic Invest out of Denver Colorado.  It is incomplete, but tempting for a guy like me who has boxes of parts and a scruffy Sprint Normal to potentially move a bunch of parts off of.  This series of Sprint seems to have come with an 00106 Veloce engine, the US version of the early 10106 Sprint Veloce.  I have 10124 23899 in my picture files, and it has an 00106 engine with 40DCOE’s instead of 40DCO3’s.

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I worked on a car like this, that had been painted at some  point in the last 10 years and then was stored a lot like this.  There will be scuffs and scratches to the extent that you may just want to go for it and repaint it now while the painting is easy.  Grills look alright.  

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Center bumper looks a bit tarnished.  Paint looks decent enough.Screen Shot 2014-05-18 at 8.07.41 AM

I’m not very excited about this upholstery.  Someone started to assemble little dash bits to it.  A lot of what’s seen to be missing here is not that tough to get. Screen Shot 2014-05-18 at 8.08.14 AM

Floors look alright.   You have to wonder how this California car got to this point then shipped out to a classic dealer.  How do these dealers get ahold of these cars instead of enthusiasts?  I would have jumped on this if it was on Craigslist in my area, and probably payed more than it will be bid to here on eBay.Screen Shot 2014-05-18 at 8.08.26 AM

The infamous tank breather ridge.  Looks like someone just welded a plate over a rust hole near the battery.Screen Shot 2014-05-18 at 8.09.37 AM DSCN2296

This is where you’re knowledge of Sprints really helps.  The really big round-ish trim is for the rear window.  Not sure what those tail light lenses are about.  Mostly Sprint parts here. IMG_20140422_114516_013

 

This car wouldn’t have a 40DCO3 set up, so selling these will get you pretty far down the road to buying a lot of parts you do need.  Sump on this car is a Veloce item.  Head is the later round galley plug type.  Valve cover is Normale item.

I spent a good hour looking at this car yesterday.  Between it, my Sprint and my spare parts, I’d only come up about $8,000 -10,000 short on parts and end up with a fairly valuable car if put together well.  That said, I am preferring a boat tail Spider right now…

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One thought on “Market 495: Sprint Veloce Basket case 10124*23895

  1. I am restoring a very similar 1961 101 Sprint Veloce. The red Sprint Veloce looks very similar to my car. The engine has a 40DC03 carbs and manifold which can be sold and the proper 40DCOE2 carbs and manifold can be installed. There were early 101 engines that used the 40DC03 carbs and I would do some research before selling those carbs. The head is a later 105 1300 head with the round aluminum plugs in the front of the cylinder head. I have an extra 101 Veloce valve cover with the correct hex head hold downs and the cover was very drilled for the air cleaner. I would be very careful looking at the body and see if all of the rust was removed from the car before painting. I took my car completely apart and had the body media blasted and had the rusty areas replaced by new panels. You can hide poor body work with filler and paint. I would ask for photos of the body when it was being repaired. The interior is not original and needs to be replaced. The main difference between a Sprint Veloce and a Sprint is the motor, differential ratio, headers, and electrical components. The greatest expense is the body work and not the mechanical unless you have only a shell. I can give you references to purchase parts, chrome existing parts, interior shop and different body shops in Southern California. Good luck!

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