Market 499: Spider 750D 1146: complete and 80% there

Giulietta Spider 750D 1495*01146, 1315*41158.  Just ended today on eBay with 14 bids, the highest of which was $4051.  It’s always sad to behold a car that is just plain beyond reasonable help.  Judging by the level of completeness, it was probably parked with a leaky valve stem in 1969, and the battery drained before it could be fixed, then winter set in and you know the rest.  A 1956 model year Giulietta seems to carry slightly more ‘early model’ cache than a 1957, so perhaps someone with a donor body, or connection to inexpensive foreign skilled labor will decide this is worth having a go at.  After all, this car restored to the standards a couple guys around the country can achieve is probably an $80,000 + car.  Sorry for the order of the pictures, I’m still working out how the bulk media uploader works on my CMS.

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Rust may never sleep, but it does move at different paces in different places.  If this was on the north coast of Kauai all you would find are the headlight glasses, tires and anything else plastic, rubber or glass surrounding an oxide welded barely recognizable lump of used-to-be engine.  

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The equivalent of dog tags.  Nice to have!

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As run condition.  If the engine stayed dry inside, this could be a good engine to build.

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I’m guessing this sat up to it’s doors in leaves for longer than I have been alive.

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Funny how when the trunk floor goes, the wiring harness just sags to the ground.  There’s a little welding to do back here.

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Doing the math on indoor storage.  If this was stored indoors at $50/month for 44 years, it would have cost $26,400.  If this car was in as-parked condition of 44 years ago on eBay right now it would probably be in the high $20K’s or low $30K’s, maybe selling for as much as $50,000 depending on that hypothetical condition.  It’ll probably sell for about $6000 eventually, so, oddly enough, the seller may do better than they would have, had they kept it indoors.  I know, you have to adjust the garage rent for inflation, but if you do that you have to calculate simple interest on the money saved – probably a wash.

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I wonder how many restored Spiders there are out there with intact luggage rack.

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More of the same.  Note broken off winders and handles.

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If it was a 356 Speedster it would be $50K +.

“FOR AUCTION IS MY 1956 ALFA ROMEO GIULIETTA SPIDER.

750 D.

VERY RUSTY..

HOWEVER EVERYTHING APPEARS TO BE THERE.

CAR HAS BEEN SITTING FOR 44 YEARS.

CLEAR TITLE.

FOR FULL RESTORATION  (IF YOU CAN).

ADVERTISED ELSEWHERE AND I RESERVE THE RIGHT TO END LISTING AT ANY TIME.

ALL TAGS AND VINS ARE PRESENT AND HAVE NOT BEEN TAMPERED WITH.

ORIGINAL ENGINE ETC….EVERYTHING.

I CAN ARRANGE TRANSPORT TO ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD AT THE BUYERS EXPENSE.

PLEASE CALL WITH QUESTIONS.

I HAVE AN OKLAHOMA CELL NUMBER BUT THE CAR IS IN KENTUCKY ON MY FARM.

CELL $$$ ??? !!!!

BEVERLY HILLS CAR CLUB NEED NOT APPLY.”

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One thought on “Market 499: Spider 750D 1146: complete and 80% there

  1. l like how the seller disinvites the people of BHCC to bother him; this seems like their kind of piece, that’s for sure.

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