Update 2/5/14: This is the car I referred to in the write up of the super rusted out Sprint a few days ago. Get that and this and you would have the basis for a doable project.
Giulietta Sprint 10102. Brian, who occasionally sells very very nice Alfa’s pointed out that this car is available now from Beverly Hills Car Club. BHCC seems to have a knack for turning up rough project European Sports cars. I wonder if it has anything to do with their pervasive Google ad campaign I see whenever I use Gmail. The numbers stated for the chassis and engine don’t make any sense except that I suspect the chassis number reported “652701” is actually part of the Bertone body number, and shorter by 1 digit than any other 101 Sprint Bertone number I have tracked. It’s rough, but get it together with the shell on eBay out of the SF Bay Area, and you might have something. Asking price of $8950 is a bit high, but as parts I suspect it could realize 70% of this.
This is one of the worst Still together Sprints I’ve ever sen. Must have found a good place to hide when the hide and seek game started.
Update 1/20/2014: This car found its way to Texas and recently sold through Driversource for about $45,000. Still a nice looking example. This car was priced a bit on the high side back in 2009 or the market hasn’t moved much I guess. I’ll split the difference.
A great color for Sprints I think.
10/21/2009: Giulietta Sprint 750B 1493*06979, 1315*06197. Frank sent me an email pointing out this car for sale at Classic Throttle Shop in Sydney Australia (who also has a VERY charming Fiat 850 panel van.). Asking price for this Sprint is AUD$43,995 or a little over $40,000 US. A high price, but a very nice car.
Nothing to fault here. Grills, headlight rings, lenses, bumper etc all look very nice. A pair of period Carello headlamps would be the finishing touch, but Australia might have ordinances about headlight brightness that they actually enforce. I have the wipers set that high on my windshield and they move around and chatter at speed, they need to be just at the edge of the windshield gasket on the up side of the free play since the 60 – 80 mph winds they will encounter while working will keep them at that position. Repositioning mine is like job 1142 on my list of things to do.
Update: 11/27/13: This car is on eBay again. Someone with a sense of presentation has taken some decent pictures. Check it out. Still needs a lot. Original post: 8/30/2012: Giulietta Sprint 10105 1495*21160. This Sprint is on eBay right now out of Florida. It has all the hallmarks of a stalled restoration that got pretty far down the wrong road and the owner, rather than spend more money turning around and getting back on track the owner has decided to cut their losses. Wonder if it was a fix-it-up-and-sell-it restoration or someone trying to get a Sprint driver on the cheap-ish? Oh, and the starting price is $24,999 – a few bucks on the high side IMHO. Don’t get me wrong -these aren’t easy cars to put together -but really. Lets see… sombrero’s? No. Headlights? No -nice try though. Turn signal lights? Nope. Paint doesn’t look too bad. Continue reading
Giulietta Sprint 10105 1493*21131. This car was recently sold through Fantasy Junction. Asking price was about $56,000. I believe this is a car that was sold through Cars Dawydiak a few years ago, but I’ve seen a lot of these cars, so I may be mistaken. Even though it has been sold, I thought I would do a quick write up since it’s a nice but non-original normale that has been hot-rodded and that sold for more than a few recently sold, nearly perfect restored 101 Normale’s I’ve seen. An interesting data point for those that care.
Nicely painted, trim fits well, lowered, ready for action. Continue reading
Update 2/2/13: Bid to $18,100 with the reserve not met. I’m torn here. $18,100 is not a lot for a complete project car that is ready for a light skim, paint, trim/mechanical refresh and assembly -the body had to be done, but ball-parking it, you will be $10K into paint, $12K into the mechanicals and probably $20K refinishing and assembling trim/interior etc. That’s $60K for a ’59 Normale. I know a few guys who are deeper than that into theirs, but I don’t think I’ve seen one sell for that (have I?).
Update 1/21/13: Looking better without those widened wheel arches, this car is back on eBay after considerable work. Good car for someone who wants to just paint and put together a car.
Metal work looks great! Buyer gets to choose the palette and level of finish. It’s a lot of work.
Update 1/8/13: I have been told this car ended off eBay for $9200. Anyone here the intrepid new owner?
I guess they tried to cancel the auction and failed…
1/6/13: Giulietta Sprint 10105 1493*20108, 1315*010329. This car is on eBay right now out of Chiefland FL. with a current bid of $8000. I say barn find but it looks to be on the wrong side of the wall -out in the elements under a tarp next to a barn rather than in it. Condition is pretty good and I think a weekend spent detailing it would yield a nice enough car. The engine turns over so the next weekend you could probably make it run. I’d do the detailing first, because if it doesn’t run you may get discouraged and not clean it up at all.