Market 497: Spider 750D 02553 incomplete basketcase

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.

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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.

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Market 487: 750 Spider 03714 in Beverly Hills

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.
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Almost looks black.  Trim and panel fit is great.  Borrani’s all around.
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Drum roll please: Giulietta Spider 750D 04151

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!

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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.  

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Market 481: Spider 750D 03235 project

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!

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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

Market 458: Spider 750D 02277 in PA

Update 4/25/2013:  Strange as it may seem, this car has turned up for sale in Budapest.  No price is quoted.

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Update 3/2/13:  Unsold for $24,500, but 4 offers.

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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.

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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.

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Market 362: Spider 750D 02124 project

Update 2/2/13:  Another no sale.

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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!

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Update 12/12/12:  A little better than last time.  Maybe eBay is not the right outlet for this car?

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2012 Spider and Spider Veloce market review

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.Screen shot 2012-02-24 at 5.23.52 AM

Market 391 was very early Spider 750D 00345 in very bad condition selling for $1000.

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Market 451 was 10103*170856, a rough shell and some parts selling for $2850.

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Market 395 was a Spider roller for a few grand.

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