Market 496: Giulia Spider 1600 374563, with a 1300

Giulia Spider 1600 10123 AR374563, 1315*012684 (non-matching).  This car is available now on eBay out of St Johns, Florida.  Seller purchased the car from Fantasy Junction in 2003 and used it sparingly.  This car would have originally had an 00112 series 1600 engine, but is currently fitted with a 750-to-101 transition 1300 unit from probably mid-1960.  If one were looking for an attractive and fundamentally sound driver 101 Spider that will likely end at a reasonable price, this could be a good option.  Originality purists will find lots to complain about/nitpick here, but one needs to keep in mind the qualities that make these cars the generally well regarded, desirable objects that they are: smile inducing drivability and beautiful lines, both of which this example possesses.

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When you have spent a lot of time with something, you can forget the things that originally attracted you to it.  Imagine this is your first time seeing a Giulietta Spider.

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The cost of body work and paint has kept pace with the value of these cars, so it’s a definite plus that they look to be very well done here.  I know that red door panel is bothering you…

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How odd is it that an early 101 1300 ended up in place of the original 1600?  In the context of pre-internet parts gathering, probably not very.  You took what you could get.  Yes, yes, I know… but it runs and drives, and how fast/far are you really going to take it?  Shouldn’t be too hard to get a *correct* engine in there.

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Better than most?  In my experience: yes.

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Great shut lines all around.

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Seats can be recovered.  None of this will spoil your driving pleasure.  

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