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 1/27/14: I went and had a look for a reader here who bought the car for close to asking price. Some aspects were better than expected, some worse – but a decent buy on balance.
Giulia Sprint 10112 AR358494. 00112*12332 Body 6531139. There was a time when I would be all over a project like this Sprint 1600 on eBay, but nowadays I’m nose down focused on doing adult stuff like growing a business so I can buy a house for Rufus to grow up in. I know what you’re thinking – 5 posts ago I was patting myself on the back for buying a Spider not unlike this in its requirement for commitment and effort – fair enough – but I have been rationalizing that purchase with the notion I might sell the Porsche or AH3000 to preserve space, funds and sanity. I am sitting a few minutes from the seller of this car, so if anyone wants me to check it out for them – I wouldn’t mind the excuse to go see it for myself.
Looks a bit like mine – even more like Aaron’s. No deal breaker issues from this angle. There was a time when old Sprints like this could regularly be found on the streets of Berkeley, San Francisco and other Bay Area cities. Lots of them sold new here.
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 750B 1493*05588, 1315*04982. This somewhere between here and there project is on eBay now out of Richardson Texas. Asking price is a somewhat aggressive $33,500 that will seem like a deal in 5 years. While the project has been moved forward, and one could carry on, ignoring the less-than-perfect aspects and create a driver, I would consider a rethink on some of the work done and take a step back. The wiring looks awful and new well made harnesses can be had from multiple sources for not much money -so this at least needs to be redone -yes, I know the under dash wiring is a bear, but that’s what patience is for right? Overspray and incorrect finishes in the engine compartment also needs attention, but none of this is particularly difficult. At the end of the project you’d have a nice early Sprint!
Looks very nice. I’m sure someone can count few things wrong – like the missing badge, but as these go it’s pretty good.
Update 4/16/13: They all show up eventually it seems and this fellow is no exception -find it here on eBay. Car body is described as having been restored in the Czech Republic, the mechanicals in Germany. I suspect the owner handled a lot of the little details that would eat up hundreds of paid hours. I can’t really comment on the asking price -I imagine the seller has quite a bit in it to have taken it to this level. I am quite taken by this color -maybe a good choice for my Sprint. Very very nice. I need one of these front plate brackets. Continue reading