Market 478: Unknown Giulietta SS in England

Giulietta Sprint Speciale 10120.  This car is currently on eBay out of the UK.  It looks like a very clean well cared for example.  No price is given, but you can bet that the price of good SS’s in the US has not escaped their notice.  The stance of the car is aggressive, suiting the shape of the body.  I like it!  If anyone catches the vin, please let me know.

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You know I like a good picture!  This has the small corner markers that I think are indicative of an originally US bound car.  Nicely presented.

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Market 461: SS 10120 00209 ran out of steam

Update 4/20/13:  Seems reasonable, but reserve not met.

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Giulietta Sprint Speciale 10120*00209.  Beverly Hills Car Club, purveyors of many a busted up Alfa has this SS listed on eBay.  It appears to have been shut down a month or two into a in earnest restoration.  A lot of the bits are bolted on -out of convenience probably, and it looks like quality work was done on the body.  Anyone know this car?  As far as I can tell it’s a new addition to my lists.

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Market 421: Restored Speciale 177413 at Fantasy Junction

Update 2/2/13:  The beat goes on.  This guy, failing to generate much interest in the 2012 auction season is back at Fantasy Junction with new pricing: $169,500.

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Good to see a picture from Fantasy Junction that’s not in front of the brick wall.

Update 8/23/12: No bids were placed at the minimum $135,000 buy in on this car so it went unsold. I wonder if it was the color combo, or lack of originality in the interior -or that the windows wouldn’t easily go up and down (they didn’t when I checked it out at FJ) or if a lot of people knew it was purchased from FJ to be sold at this auction and make a quick buck. Do any of these things matter when a potential bidder has 5 Gin and Tonic’s helping their hand up? I dunno.

Update 7/1/12: In case you missed out on buying it from FJ, you now have a chance to get it from Russo and Steele who will auction it during the old car festivities in Monterey this year.

Yes George, the drivers side rear wheel is a Fergat (and so is the spare) and the rest are Borrani’s.  I guess a high selling price doesn’t cure this sort of ailment.

Update 5/28/12: Car was initially listed for $142,500 and sold immediately for $135,000.

Giulietta Sprint Speciale 10120*177413, 00120*01738. This icy fellow is currently providing the white balance alongside all the usual reds in the Fantasy Junction showroom. This car looks great from all angles and is a pretty good performer. I had a chance to go for a ride in it after some tuning work was done by a local friend. Send me an email if you want some impressions. It’s not listed with a price and it’s got a ‘sale pending’ notice. I’m guessing $125K or so based on recent SS sales from them.

Very cool in white with all the chrome and glass.  I like white on old cars.  Paint on this is very nice.  Headlights are $8 Wagner’s.

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Market 455: Speciale 10120 00657 at Gooding – Pinnacle of Giulietta elegance!

Update 2/2/13:  Sold for $90K plus fees.

Giulietta Sprint Speciale 10120*00657, 00120*00911.  This fine example of an SS is due to be auctioned in a few days in Scottsdale.  Not sure why the high estimate for this one ($160,000) is so much lower than the Giulia they are auctioning ($225,000), but hey, so it goes.

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Looks really good, but then some guy probably got a decent pay check for taking this and a few other great shots for the catalog.  Accessory steering wheel?  Great shut lines.

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2012 Sprint Speciale market review

The Sprint special market seems to have found its groove.  Hopeless looking cheap ones start at a little over $20,000, with doable, but tough ones coming on at about $45,000.  There is a strata in Europe where decent, well maintained cars seem to be readily available for $60,000 – $80,000, then at the top of the ‘regular’ SS’s are the nice US market cars between $125,000 and $150,000.  Of course Low-nose cars occupy the top of the top.Screen Shot 2012-12-24 at 7.19.03 AM

Market 242 saw the resurfacing of SS 380956 -proving they are all viable these days.

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Market 407 was SS 00440, reserve not met at $15,099.

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Market 330 was SS 00381, selling for about $27,000.

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Market 422: Giulietta Sprint Speciale 177251 now at F40 -bring the kids!

Update 12/18/12:  They always turn up again -this guy at F40 Motorsports.  Price of $139,000 is feeling more and more like a sensible high for SS’s and likely the neighborhood they will come to rest in for a while -unless of notable heritage or otherwise interesting.  This car has few issues, and if red is you color a trip to Portland CT may be just the thing -though I think the leaves will all have fallen by now.

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Nicely turned out with Borrani’s.  Is it just me or are there a lot of wheel weights on that front wheel?  Aren’t the bent ones supposed to go on the back (or get fixed??)?  Panel fit is excellent.  It’s quite red!

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Market 449: Expensive low-nose

Giulietta SS 10120.  Henrik sent me a link to this car selling out of Germany, with a note of surprise at the 255,000 Euro price tag.  Anyone know which car it is, or have any other pictures?

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Could be 00001 or 00002 with a grill fitted.  I think 00002 is more likely.