Market 498: Late 1300 Spider project 171160

Giulietta Spider 10103 171160.  This car is available from the same seller as the car featured in Market 497, on eBay out of Connecticut.  They made about 500 1300 Spiders after this one in 1961, putting it near the end of 1300 production – not much of a distinction I suppose.  Engine block is blank, indicating a factory short block replacement – probably under warranty if the stories the oldtimers tell are true.

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You can kind of picture the downhill slide – minor fender-bender (or nose in this case) becomes multi-decades long neglect, complete with parts car status at some point.  Interesting light configuration.  One is fog, the other spot if the PO had any sense.

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Looks like the kind of galvanized strap used to keep hot water heaters from turning into projectiles in earthquakes and tornados.  “It’s just surface rust” you tell yourself.

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This one looks good from the back too.

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Scary stuff?

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Even this amount of rust requires new rockers.

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Good looking gauges, should be easy to clean up.

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Veloce intake set up is a nice bonus.  Dig the dryer vent.  Lots of heavily applied primer on this car.

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Not horrible form this angle.

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The (lack of) numbers.

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The numbers.  Seller says it’s 174460, but there was no 174460 according to D&T.

Good to be back at it.

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