Market 555: Giulietta Spider 10104 09074

Giulietta Spider 10104 1495*09074.  I look at this project car on eBay and it makes me realize I have changed.  I used to see a project like this and it made me think “Wow, cool, it would be great fun to dig in and fix it up”, but now I see a bunch of disappointingly beyond repair pieces and chances to scrape my knuckles.  Assuming the areas where the liners go into the block are not corroded, and that the inner rockers are “good enough” and that the seat pans are not all rusted to heck, and that the brake drums wont be destroyed by trying to get them off, and the gas tank is salvageable, and the steering wheel isn’t all bent and warped from trying to move this around the yard, and… you get the idea.

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I may have changed in the direction of becoming more realistic about just how challenging a project like this is, but I still look at it and think it would be funny to get it running and driving and not do anything to the cosmetics.  Actually, yeah, that would be fun for about 10 minutes.

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I don’t see any trunk hinges or latch.  I guess it will come duct taped town.

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For those who care about the numbers.  From digital ephemera to an official entry.

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Does that look like a Spider radiator?  I see a lug wrench and seat track parts, and a scissor jack from some other brand of barn find.

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Getting the head off this may prove difficult.  No plugs in the holes, no nuts, lift loop and just about everything easy to remove was removed in the Nixon administration.

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That rocker looks rusty to me.  It’s interesting that the tri-gauge hole is empty, but the gauge in the box of parts above has a tach-or-speed ometer in it.  

Someone will buy it, but I think the price will have to come down for that to happen.  It is most likely $500+ in shipping from the new owner.  Nice to see it survives, even if it is only this much.

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12 thoughts on “Market 555: Giulietta Spider 10104 09074

  1. Matt, Good to see you posting again.
    This Seller has the year wrong, it’s a 1960 transition Spider.
    For some, it’s a POS .. for others, a challenge.
    Either way, the Seller is dreaming with his asking price.

  2. Matt, Good to see you posting again.
    This Seller has the year wrong, it’s a 1960 transition Spider.
    For some, it’s a POS .. for others, a challenge.
    Either way, the Seller is dreaming with his asking price.

  3. When the prices were climbing it was oh so intriguing …
    ,,, with prices now declining , it is now oh so not intriguing …
    …until the market cycles up again , or prices drop low enough to make it realistic .
    We are on the backside of this cycle , and this seller missed the boat for a car in this condition , unless it was a veloce …

    • Curious, since I haven’t been paying much attention the last two years – where are we with Giulietta prices? Is it a good time to buy?

  4. Matt, nice to see your post again. Always good insights. Hope that you will continue. Also since its been awhile, how is Rufus doing?

  5. “Challenges to be caught once in a lifetime”. I tell myself when I see my Giulietta back as new and recall how much effort it took!
    Yet… I’m falling back with a new project :-/
    Welcome back Matt.

    • Alejandro,

      I hadn’t been to your site in a while, good to see you are keeping at it!

      If you need anything from the states let me know – I owe you many favors!

      Sto studiando l’italiano, Praticherò a leggere l’italiano sul tuo sito web.

      Ciao,
      Matt

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