(I wrote this introduction first but am posting it last…) In order to organize the rampant chaos that my old posts are subject to, I have decided to do 2008 Market Reviews. The 2009 Spider review aggregation was so much work I dreaded doing 2008, even thought of skipping it but in the end decided I had to do it. Glad I did considering it ended up being only 9 cars. You’re welcome.
Before 1966 or so, when an Alfa model was called Veloce it really meant something special. After that they all seem to be Veloce’s in the US market at least -not that they’re not special, just that it became standard for them to be called Veloce. Other countries have Juniors, but not normale’s. Anyway, here are the Spider Veloce’s I reported on in 2008 -all two of them!
Market 33 was 1495*10203, going reserve not met for $14,100. Car did sell but I didn’t get a final price. It turned up in Italy and did a brief run on eBay there but I forgot to record what happened.
Sprints did pretty well in 2008 with some project cars going for serious money. Early (pre-06611) prices versus the rest send a clear message as to where the market will go and where you should put your money. The best thing about owning a Sprint though, whatever series, is you get to drive it.
The Sprint Veloce is one of those cars that has a pretty big value range as is evidenced below. It’s not really fair to lump them all together -for what really does an early bred-to-race lightweight have in common with a late upholstered-for-comfort 101 car besides the basic shape and name- but if I separated them I would have to write at least 3 market reviews and I don’t want to do that so here they are unfairly lumped for comparison. I am wondering if SV 06476 is currently being restored…
You know I like the SS’s so I’ll start my long overdue 2008 Market Review’s with them. Below are the SS’s I wrote about in 2008 in order of cheapest to most expensive. I didn’t keep as good of records when I first started this project so I ended up editing the posts along the way which made this project take a lot longer than it should have. Enjoy.
Market 36 was this unidentified incomplete rusty hulk for 1000 Euro’s. At least it rolls.