Market 554: Timewarp 1961 Spider

Giulietta Spider 1961.  This Spider is available out of Belgium from Marreyt Classics – thanks Eddy for bringing it to my attention.  The story goes it was placed in a barn in Tuscany with about 22,000 kilometer on the odometer.  Based on the condition I would guess it was a climate controlled barn protected from rodents by a line of fierce vigilant house cats. I have seen some low miles original Giuliettas in my travels, but there is usually a caveat to originality, such as a repaint in original color, some engine tuning or the like – not so with this car.  It is claimed to be not just all 100% original with (I hope) the exception of standard consumables like tires and fluids, but in as-new original condition.

 

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It looks every bit like a restored Spider except that the doors and all fit a little better than usual.  

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Big license plate mount!  I prefer the below the bumper approach.  I wonder what 50 years of sitting does to shocks?

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Great dash.  Rearview is nice and clear, with none of the usual delaminating and tarnish around the edges.  I’d love to see this in person.

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Just wow.  Would be hard to replicate this.  Look at how clean the door jambs are.  I would like to take hundreds of pictures of this for posterity sake.

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Amazing here too.  I’ve never seen this sort of ignition wires.  Look nice.  Some blanket ware on the air filter canister top.

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These hub cap centers always yellow a bit.  Decals look better with 50 years of aging.

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Interesting to see how they glued the rubber gaskets.  Neat decal here.

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It is surprising how many cars I’ve seen with the break in decal intact.  Note it is for a “GIULIETTA SPRINT”.

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Everybody loves a good coating of dust!

 

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3 thoughts on “Market 554: Timewarp 1961 Spider

  1. As with every one who is connected with this site, I never tire of seeing something as beautiful recovered and used again. After all these things pass from one person to another, we are just custodians for a time. Keep up the good work…maybe someday before I die I will be such a custodian.
    Jim

  2. About 5-6 years ago there was a similar Spider that was featured in Sports and Exotic cars. he later tried to sell it for 70K. Deal fell through. I think it sold for something south of that.

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