Update 2/24/12: Sold for $8101. Not bad money for this car. Will be interesting to see if anyone is public about buying this car and shares their fixing it up story.
Update 2/16/12: This car was listed on BringaTrailer resulting in the Buy it Now price being removed from the auction, then, when most of the commenters gave it a thumbs down the auction stalled. Remember gentle reader -there are at this moment a lot of guys (and some gals I’m sure) out there toiling away on worse cars than this of all nationality and desirability (car and owner alike I suppose…) -this car resurrection business we are all contemplating is a crazy pursuit -but what else are we to do with our time? At least it’s a tangible object and requires learning, skill development and resourcefulness to see through. A failed restoration is not wholly a failure -just the car never got done.
2/10/12: Giulia Spider 1600 10123*379587, 00112*45195. This car is available now on eBay out of Connecticut, where it was just awakened from a 40 or so year sleep in a not so well insulated barn. Car is rough -as should be expected, but it’s a Spider, it’s complete looking and it’s not much money. I know some will say it’s a losing proposition if it’s free, but it takes a few owners to carry it along to the viable point sometimes, and this car is far enough away from that edge that it will happen.
Look at this pair -you could take my idea to just make some POS work and drive it around to a new level and have both these guys -the coupe and the convertible. They look like they were just released from some ordeal they weathered together -would be a shame to break them up. Dig the fog light in the grill -might start a new fad.