Market 527: a trio of Spiders including a 1956!

Update December 1 2015: The lot sold for a healthy $50,850.  The buyer may be in it to have a big collection of restore-able 1300 Normales, or, like I would do, engage in some creative parts dividing and kit making then sell of the extras and keep the one they really want.  We shall see.

spider lot

Giulietta Spider 750D 1495*00722, 1315*00587.

Giulietta Spider 750D 1495*04302.

Giulietta Spider 10103 1495 09841.

Engines 1315*43757, 1315*43440, 00526*26469, 00112*15352, 00102*30859.

Oh, and a 1975 Spider Veloce…

It’s not often a lifetime collection (or is it an accumulation?) comes to market, and even more rare that it is a true enthusiast for the thing collected.  The seller of this collection is the son of the owner, trying to help his dad sell off his stuff to fund a move to a sunnier climate.  When I first saw the eBay listing I reached out for more info – especially considering there was clearly a “first thousand” Spider pictured.  Check it out:

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The cars.  What are they cousins?  Brothers?  Three generations of the same family.  Let me take a stab at it: 1956, 1960, 1975 and 1958.

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Legitimate enthusiast?- absolutely.  Gerald Grubb spent a few years showing more expensive, supposedly faster sports cars what a great looking trunk line the might Spider Veloce had.  This car is not among those for sale.  Not sure what happened to it.

Lets start with the 1975.

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Well, these have come into their own if my occasional noticing has any indication.  Not a $40,000 car by any stretch, but neither an eight hundred bucker -more a $4000 car or so if it’s rust free and not far from running.  I expect this car will have negative impact on the sale price since the buyer will want the early cars and consider it a liability that needs to be towed.  I could see accreting the early Spiders, but…

Now, the best the lot… a 1956 Spicer 750D with a very likely matching number engine and essentially rust free.

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This is a “holy grail” (if you are inclined to believe in superstitious stuff) car.  Mid-year 1956 matching number Spider, not much rust, seemingly untouched for at least the last 30 years.  I’m not in the market, but if I was?  I’d be all over this!

s-l1600 (14) Funny how the years compress.  Looks like a car that has been around for years, used a little, basically uncared for.  Paint over spray on harness and parts = who cares for 50 years and then now? Protective coating.

The fifty eight…

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Painted 30 years ago and… nothing.  Rust free car without original engine, but a choice of “probably good enough” options included.  Rock on.

The sixty.

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I’ve had crappy Spiders.  This is sort of “upper echelon crappy Spider”.  Nice to have the Celeste panels.  That’s either a REALLY clear, or non existent windshield.  I’ll bet on non existent.

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Leaky everything inadvertently inhibits rust. 

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I like the blue.  Hard to believe someone chose French’s mustard yellow over  Dutch or is it French blue.  Oddly a nice color combo: French’s yellow and French blue.  If I was a kid I’d think of the combo in terms of American football team color combos…

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There are tens of pictures like this of included parts.  That’s the 00102 block.  Both those jacks are early, one has the concentric rings base, the other the star shaped.

So value?  Well, do you have a big truck, space and time?  The Euro is cheap, are you going to let these go to Belgium?  I expect the final sale value will be roughly the value of the ’56 and ’58, with the other two thrown in for free – and a lot of parts that don’t have anything to do with any of these will be included.

If I was near by, had space and had two hours to rub together I’d buy this lot.  I’d detail the 1975 and see it off first.  Then I’d clean and bolt together all three, with the best parts going to the 1956, then the 1958 then the 1960.  I’d sell off the 1958 and 1960 and any parts I didn’t need for the 1956, and probably end up with a near free 1956.

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What’s this, about 400hp?

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Would’ve been in a 10112 Sprint or 10123 Spider.  

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1600 from a 105.  Giulia Super?

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Belongs in a Spider around 03700.

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Belongs in Spider around 04000.  Close enough for 04300?  That’s where I’d put it.

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Look closely, lots o’ stuff.

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There are probably about 10 of you right now wishing you had these.

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Must be a really big bucket of bolts somewhere…  I think I’ve seen most of the bits needed to put these together.

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