Update 2/4/19: This car has turned up in Los Angeles without having had reconstructive surgery.
Update 8/27/18: Has anyone seen this car in the last 8 years? Side grills have a Wallace and Gromit feel I didn’t notice before.
Update 7/1/10: This car was sold for $7100 after 21 bids were placed. Not such a bad deal for what appears to be a very complete, original and solid project car with a bad nose job to fix.
Giulietta Sprint 10102 22315. This car is on eBay right now out of New York or possibly Montreal. Other than some unfortunate modifications it’s a pretty original solid example. Would be kind of fun to leave the modifications and use it as is for a few years to upset concours judges and the like.
Kind of has a Facel Vega feel or maybe something garish from Ghia on a 1900 platform -but interpreted by a drunk from a small picture in the back of a magazine. That Bertone badge placement next to the passenger side headlamp is really horrible.
Update November 11, 2016. This car is listed on ebay again out of Greenville South Carolina. It’s funny to read my old write up – so earnest! This car has been improved a tiny bit – most notably with Sprint seats being added, but still has a few things that could be improved if the new owner so desired. Or not.
Still a good looking example. This dealer had a Giulietta TI listed recently. Very little distortion on the side of the body in the reflection.
Giulietta Sprint 10102 1493*22219, 1315*013171. This European market Giulietta Sprint was reportedly purchased from Joe Mora in 2013 by an Alfa enthusiast in Chicagoland area. As purchased, the car had original but weathered paint and being somewhat of a perfectionist, the new owner decided to see what was under it. As shown by work in progress pictures on the B&L website, this looks to be a truly rust free example.
Story goes it was originally sold to a (one hopes) very stylish woman in Venice, where it stayed until 1982 when it was shipped to the USA. The interior features new carpets and fresh vinyl. Headliner, dash, engine and rear end have never been apart. This is a fine example and rarely does one find such an unmolested car at any price.
Great paint and exceptional chrome. Very good symmetry between all the pieces. Interesting to see an original Italian front license plate frame.
Update December 1 2015: Sold! A very reasonable price I think. Maybe buyers were put off by the sellers ebay alias. Testa is head no?
Giulietta Sprint 10105 1493*21711, 00536*16757, 6511501. This fellow is on eBay at the moment out of CT. It runs and would drive with some brake work and probably tuning. If I was looking to enter the market with something I could do some light work to and drive, while searching for parts before really digging into, this would be ideal. It doesn’t look like anything is missing that would keep it off the road, and a lot of the trim bits can be had in repro. A reader has a complete engine for sale that would be ideal for this. Check it out.
I want a white Sprint. Actually was originally Iseo Blue… I want an Iseo blue Sprint! I know a guy with some nice grills for sale that would work for this. Looks alright.
October 29 2015: This car has come back on the market after a bit of a hibernation and a healthy coat of rattle can primer. Interesting to read my comments from 2008 and think about how the market has moved since. It probably changed hands for just under $10,000 back then, and now it’s already at $14,200 with 31 bids and just under 3 days to go. Amazing how things change.
Looks like a nicer starting point today than it did 7 years ago. Also noteworthy is that this is a 10102, not a 10105, so it, has metric gauges and was originally probably meant for Italy -though it may have been a Mexico or Venezuela bound car. Anyone know if Mexico or Venezuela cars have Italian language gauge inserts?
October 10 2008: I’m sure at least one of you out there were wondering what the seller wants for this car. Well wonder no longer, this car is available now on Hemmings website. Asking price is $11,900. Are we in a financial crisis or not? More pictures can be seen on Picasa (unless like me your employer blocks Picasa access for some reason). What do I think? For $11,900 this car should run, drive, stop and not make you worry about when you last had a Tetanus shot. Subtract the cost to make it so and you are back to a $5500 car. It is a free country though so be prepared to see this car on the market for a while.
September 22 2008: Reserve not met! Bidding ended at $5950 with 15 bids placed. I bet the seller wanted $6000 and is trying to make a deal with the high bidder. Relists always fall flat and this is pretty good money for this car.
Giulietta Sprint 10102 1493*20205, engine 1315*010311. Here is a reportedly rust free 101 Sprint Project that is currently on eBay out of Florida. I would want to verify the rust free claim with pictures as Florida has a climate that promotes rust. Car wears new tires which is a plus at least as far as rolling it around while working on it is concerned and if they are of good quality your $300 ahead of the game. Everything on the outside is still bolted in place though it’s tough to tell for sure from the pictures it all looks reasonably straight.
You can assume the ‘blush’ on the front of this car hides surface rust of the sort seen on the drivers door. I like the fender-forward mounted mirrors (maybe a Japanese market car?) and the trim looks good. If you are bidding, assume it will all need rechroming.
Update October 5 2015: Incase you spent the last 4 years wishing you had bought this car – well, you get another chance. It’s back on eBay. Looks to have been improved a bit, but still has a ways to go.
Paint is looking pretty good these days. Grill is still from an early 750B or Spider. Good luck adding a front bumper if that’s something you would care about.
Update September 5 2011: Wow, $25,800 is pretty serious for this car. Ummm, maybe I should stop driving mine every day? Nah.
Giulietta Sprint 10105 1493*21083. This car is on eBay right now out of Temecula in southern California. Car wears its original California black plate but none of the originality usually associate with a black plate car. A lot of difficult to source trim is missing, engine is incorrect, interior is mostly wrong components with incorrect finish among other things. It runs and drives (yay) but will require a lot to be original. Would make a great beginning for a CSRG or other vintage racing group car. Looks nice though.
Don’t get me wrong, it is a nice looking example. Sprints are good cars, this example would bring a smile to your face every time you drove it. I don’t mind the lack of badges, bumpers or hubcaps, but the trim that runs along the top of the rockers is necessary to the shape.
Giulietta Sprint 10102*24709, 00102*17231. This fellow was listed at Fantasy Junction in their new arrivals, and it went from there directly to their Sold listings. I stopped by to ask Spencer about it and he told me they put it on their site and had a deposit that day. Asking was $52,500 and they got a thick hair below that. Tom Sahines recently did some work on it (a good thing!) for the seller, and it looks to be very nice looker/driver. Someone is in for some fun with a good looking blond.
It’s funny to be putting fresh eyes on a Market Report – it’s been a while since I did more than a quick one. Everything here looks tidy and proper. I wonder how they get the licorice rope edging to stay on the car? You can see mine on the header above is lifting.