Market 304: 750 Spider project with hardtop

Update December 15, 2016:  Someone has been busy!  This car has surfaced five and a half years later at Fantasy Junction with a comprehensive restoration and a $79,500 asking price.  It’s satisfying when you see a car come full circle.  Anyone know who did the restoration?  Some things aren’t exactly to factory original – but a Veloce spec 1400cc engine build is a nice thing to have.


Handsome devil!


Great attention to detail – although carpet is not original color.  Should be red.  Horn button appears to be one of the ones from ebay that are made from a kind of cloudy resin.  

Update April 21, 2011:  34 bids resulted in a final price of $13,200.  It needs a lot, but it doesn’t need rust repair and it’s an early series, matching number car.  I thought it would go for a little more -maybe $15,000.

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Originally posted April 14, 2011: Spider 750D 1495*06223, 1315*45126. This car is on eBay right now out of Brisbane, Ca -right here in the San Francisco Bay Area.  The car is banged up and somewhat apart, but looks to be nearly rust free and complete.  Absence of vent windows leads me to think this is a SWB (short wheel base) car -for many, more desirable than the later LWB cars.

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As I said, everything is banged up, but it looks like a pretty good car.  I’d give everything you see a good cleaning, make a list of missing stuff to begin looking for then set out to make it functional.  It’s easier to put back together without messing up your new paint when a) you’ve done most of the assembly before; b) you know everything worked; -and c) if anything wasn’t what you’d hoped (oil leaks, weak synchro’s etc) you can make adjustments. DIY caveat here.

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Dents yes, rust -not that I can see.  Despite the dents, the door fit is pretty good.    These are the kind of dents you get when you move heavy stuff around the car carelessly in the garage.

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Working our way around the drivers side -again -looks solid.  Trunk lid looks tweaked.  These hard tops are highly sought after -I wouldn’t be surprised if the buyer of this car is only after the hard top.  Wheels are 105 items.

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It looked tweaked from the side, but I think it’s just open.  This California blue plate is from the early 70’s.  Bumper needs straightening.  Taillights look good -is the right side one upside down?

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Treasure chest!  So what would it take to make this roadworthy?  Clean out gas tank, rebuild brake system, rebuild engine and transmission, replace suspension components as needed and hook up some wires.  Sounds easy doesn’t it!  750 series engines and tunnel case transmissions are expensive to build.  I wonder how the trunk floor is?

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Presence of seats is a good thing.  Interior is obviously in need, but looks untouched, so you get first crack at all the stuck nuts!

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A close up of the build plates would be nice to see if the engine is original.  Looking at engine numbers for cars with near chassis numbers makes me think it is original.  Other than the engine coming out, stuff looks to have been left alone in here.

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Them sills are pretty dry!


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