Market 489: Spider project 10123 372516 “”Barn Find””

Update hours later: At $13,500 it suddenly seems a deal!  Anyone here buy this?
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I admit, I missed a good write up.
Giulia Spider 10123*372516.  This car is on eBay out of Carlsbad -near San Diego- from Cavallo, seller of used exotics and mixed bag Craigslist find type cars.  Seller describes it as a “Barn Find”.  I’m not sure what the fascination is with putting phrases in quotes is… I would have thought putting barn find in quotes would make someone think it’s sort of like a barn find but not really a barn find.  That’s why the double quotes… I’m quoting their unnecessary quotes.  If they were to write a rebuttal, would they use something like is “””Barn Find””” when quoting me?  Sorry – it’s early, the sun has yet to even slightly light my vertical stripe of the planet.
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Hello sporty!  Trim is all present and straight looking if a little bit dull.  They state car was originally red, but the engine compartment is sending me white signals – I suppose it could be red under that white – but that’s a lot of work! Continue reading


Market 486: Vandalized Spider in Florida

2/3/14: Any surprise??

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1/25/2014: I hear the car has been sold.

Giulietta Spider.  This 1960 Spider – presumably a 10103, is on Craigslist out of Florida. I get the sense from the description -naming the two individuals who did the damage – that there is an interesting, but sad (from the cars perspective) story to tell.


Looking for a home.  Blows from a large hammer are not ideal for Pininfarina body work.

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Market 482: Veloce-ized Spider 10123 379454 survivor

Giulia Spider 10123*379454This car ended recently on eBay out of Washington state and almost perfectly represents the value of a car a friend of mine was asking me to give a valuation of.  A well maintained, scruffy but attractive -well, except those seats- car that functions as intended and needs nothing for use, but needs a lot to be a nice car.  I guessed $20,000 – $30,000, probably a little higher than $25,000 if sold on eBay.

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The proof for all you who visit after the link to eBay dies.

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Market 477: Green on green 1965 1600 Spider 392552

Giulia Spider 1600 10123*392552.  This green-on-green late Spider 1600 is on eBay right now out of New York.  The condition is good over-all, if a bit unoriginal in the details.  Metallic paint on Market 69‘s late Spider took quite a beating in the comments section on BringaTrailer (always a pleasure!), I wonder what they would think of this one.  Carpet looks a bit like astro-turf!

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A good looking car in this color -whether you like it or not.  Kind of a big Healey or Aston type color.  I’m hoping by now you all know which kind of wheels these are.  Is the nose trim missing?

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Market 475: Spider 10104*09014 owned twice, sold twice

Giulietta Spider 10104*09014, 1315*013829.  This fellow is for sale now out of Omaha for $69,500.  Body has had extensive reconstruction done to a high standard, with everything rebuilt or refreshed.  Interior colors are not original, which some potential buyers may grumble about, but it looks pretty good.  Prospective buyers should go check it out, as there are lots of tiny details that need to be inspected at this price point.


So far so good.  Door fit is excellent.  Trim all has a very nice shine.  George expects me to comment on the Fergats but I wont. Continue reading

Market 474: Spider 10123*372432 in Sacramento

Giulia Spider 10123*372432.  This car is available now from Luxury Motorcars in Sacramento Ca.  I found it via CL.  Car is shiny red, seems to have blacked out rockers as well as poorly applied black to engine compartment and underhood.  All in all, maybe a decent buy at the $27,995 asking if there’s no or very little rust.  Sacramento is dry…


Not too bad at all.  Could be an excellent place to start.    Paint looks great as does the trim, but these are not very good pictures. Continue reading

Market 473: Another project Spider: 10123 392585

Giulia Spider 10123*392585, 00112*16232.  This very late (last one is 392852) Spider is on eBay right now.  With so many expensive siblings having been listed here over the last few days, this one, at the current bid of $8100 seems positively cheap.  Parts are pretty well supported for these now and the engines are straight forward to put together so this shouldn’t be too difficult a proposition.  I am wondering if guys have been saving Spiders for Spring -there are a lot of them available right now.

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I’d run this cosmetically as-is except for the bare metal rocker  and rusty wheels.  Door and hood fit is good, front trim looks great. Continue reading