Market 510: Spider Veloce 170259 Hilton Head Halloween Hauction

Update September 29 2015:  As Tim D pointed out, not a Veloce.  Gotta start using my reference materials more.

Giulietta Spider 10103*170259.  This car is due to be auctioned at Hilton Head Island on October 31st by Auctions America RM.  Estimate is $75,000 – $85,000 which seems reasonable.  Not a heck of a lot of information about the car among the 3 paragraphs of description, and the pictures are internet circa 2003 quality / size.  I guess you gotta go stick your nose in and under it to see if it’s as nice as it seems.  Source and pictures are from Anamera.

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Looks pretty good from 30 feet.  Anyone know this car?  Door shut lines are almost lost in the red.  Almost.

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I don’t know if it’s a shadow or what, but the sill trim on this side looks straighter than the one on the other side.  At least we’re through the era of mismatched wheels.

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Nice shut line.  There’s something crooked seeming about the badge.

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Yeah, I think it’s just a shadow making the trim look bent.  Very red.  People seem to like red.  Popular with lipstick and barns too.

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An unhealthy concern for ignition wire organization is exhibited.  Some people don’t like polished valve covers -I don’t mind them so much.  Someday a kid in the age of electric cars is going to pop the hood on one of these and be like: “Wow – lots of ducts!!”

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Pretty good.  The gauge inserts appear to be original.  Dash edging has been covered in vinyl.  Not original, but practical, being easier to deal with than wrinkle finish.

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Yep.

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This all looks nice.  The red sort of reflects into and blurs the edges of the trim.  I wonder how much effort it takes to not scratch the new paint while assembling the labyrinth of chrome?

Will be interesting to see how it does.

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