Giulietta Spider 750D 1495*02553, 1315*04353 (non-matching). This car is available now on eBay out of Connecticut with a $17,500 Buy it Now. It’s a long way from any semblance of nice or usable, but it’s a 1957 model and 56-57 Spiders seem to be more sought after than the later siblings, probably due to the idea of ‘event eligibility’. Anyone have a 1957 that got them into an event that a 1958 would not have? Like everything else, I suspect it’s about who you know, and the magnitude of check you can write.
It’s amazing how the 7000 or so 750D Spiders ever made seem to have transformed into an endless supply of projects like this. Step one? A big can of Kroil. Step two? Get good with Excel.
Giulietta Spider 750D 1495*03714. Our friends at Beverly Hills Car Club have this 750 Spider based Abnormale on eBay right now. It looks nice enough but has some originality issues that 5 years ago would probably not have been as big a deal, but with these cars getting expensive, buyers will be doing research, and be quickly confused.
Almost looks black. Trim and panel fit is great. Borrani’s all around.
You know the scene in a spy movie when the guy has a stethoscope on the safe door next to the number dial and the final number clicks into place? The safe opens, everyone breathes a collective sigh of relief, the required thing was inside, and the plot moves on. Something like that happened to me this weekend. Andrew had this Spider on eBay and I went for a casual look – not expecting anything dramatic to happen – like me actually buying, but here I am today getting a Spider towed to the shop of a buddy who does body repair (rust and collision damage) on old cars – especially Giulietta Spiders. The plot has moved on – the cast of characters has increased – I have proven myself acquisitionally undisciplined. Woot – I have a SWB 750 Spider!
How you find them sometimes – totally as parked. No one has monkeyed with it. Needs everything, but doesn’t need it all at once. I can deal with that. Needs a nose job, but it’s going in for that today.
Giulietta Spider 750D 1495*03235, 1315*43081. This car has been on eBay a few times recently , trying both the recently defunct ‘start low’ old school auction approach, the ‘this is what I want’ buy-it-now approach, and now the ‘call me if you want it’ BIN approach. Car looks decent enough -needs everything except a lower 4″ metal transplant. Great car for the aspiring 750D owner -I’ve seen, worked on, and written about much worse!
On the bright side, it’s not 1988 and you can actually get parts now. They’re not as good as the ‘left-overs’ of 1988 you might have gotten from Alfa Ricambi, but they are available. Door fits well, wheels need paint -you know the rest. Continue reading
Update 4/25/2013: Strange as it may seem, this car has turned up for sale in Budapest. No price is quoted.
Update 3/2/13: Unsold for $24,500, but 4 offers.
Giulietta Spider 750D 02277, 1315*42184. This car is available on eBay out of Barto, PA from someone who knows the enlightening power of a lot of images -137 total! Needs a lot, but is complete and not too rusty. As the seller suggests, it could be used as is and slowly improved if that’s your thing.
Straight, unmolested and charming. A good cleaning and polishing would make this look really good. I’d be tempted to just remove the bumpers at this point.
Update 2/2/13: Another no sale.
Update 1/16/13: Someone has had a little work done. Boy -they shoulda painted the wheels bright red while they were at it. I still think it’s a pretty reasonable start to that early Spider 750 project you’ve been contemplating. See it on eBay now!
Update 12/12/12: A little better than last time. Maybe eBay is not the right outlet for this car?
The Spider market in 2012 is slightly up from 2011, with a lot of cars changing hands. There were, as always, a lot of cheap scary projects with decent cars coming in the list around $20,000 and thinning out as they approach the top car this year, with an ask of $125,000 -a very nice Veloce.
Market 391 was very early Spider 750D 00345 in very bad condition selling for $1000.
Market 451 was 10103*170856, a rough shell and some parts selling for $2850.
Market 395 was a Spider roller for a few grand.