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 8/18/2015: As yet finding it difficult to find a human whose tastes align with its character, this Giulietta Spider continues to float from mark-up to mark-up (I would have thought mark-down to mark-down -but who am I to speculate). Buy it now on eBay for $37,900 and be eschewed by Alfa owners, Cobra owners and those who aren’t comfortable in the presence of this much yellow. I mentioned in the last update that the clock was ticking toward a time when it would be an attractive value proposition to take this car back towards stock. That clock is still ticking.
How hard could it be to lose the black?
I wasn’t expecting this when Alex in Virginia sent me a link. I look at kit cars occasionally on eBay to check out the latest in Porsche Laser 917’s and the like, but not often enough to catch all the weirdness that passes through -including this: an Alfa Giulietta Spider treatment kit on a Miata! I’ve seen lots of Porsche 356 kits, Austin Healey 3000 kits and others, but never Giulietta kit -not that this looks a whole lot like a Giulietta, but you get my meaning.
The quality of the finish isn’t too bad for this sort of thing, and being a Miata, it probably performs admirably. Knock-offs look like something from the SpyHunter video game. Center grill looks like a genuine Alfa part.
Update 1/4/12: Wow, $6,412!!
Giulietta Spider 750D 1495*00647. This odd-ball home-brew special is on eBay right now out of Sacramento. I am going to assume this is all reversible, and only the front end changes will present any challenge not part of routine rust repair. Title of the auction says ‘Veloce’ but 00647 is not listed as such in d’Amico & Tabucchi. If the engine is matching numbers to the body -and I believe it is based on the fuel line configuration- this is actually a pretty good first step toward early Spider ownership in project form. Me? I’d vacuum out the leaves and roll as-is to Pebble Beach -you’d turn more heads in this than an 8C 2900. If you had this car and the Market 216 car, you’d corner a dubious market.
Roof gutter definitely recalls the VW bug. Too bad they didn’t have access to a Sprint roof to work with -might have been more successful. Firewall is early Spider 750D leading me to believe more strongly that the vin is correct. Headlight openings are likely 70’s Alfa Spider sections. Engine looks remarkably complete and original.
Elmar sent me this picture yesterday, describing it as ‘pimped’. It reminded me that I’ve been owing the ‘Modified SS’s’ post series an update for a while. This one is dedicated to the modern era super sports type mod’s that probably started with the Zat SS (381238 was the basis) that eventually sold through RM in 2008 for just under $50K. I can’t verify the auction description below -but it states that 4 Zat SS’s were made and two survive.
This car has been to the ‘Shelby Cobra 427′ school of design: very wide wheels, chunky bulbous corners and a big ol’ hood scoop. Would be funny if it was stock Alfa powered. I suspect it is an SS body on a tube frame. Continue reading
Giulietta Spider Veloce 10107*170380. This car is on eBay right now and has been featured on Bringatrailer. Eduardo (seller) sent me a bunch of pictures you can see if you follow the vin link. Engine is a later 2 liter and a lot of modifications have been done that make it ineligible for most vintage race series, but with a few creature comforts added this would make a great event car. Email me of you can’t extract the sellers info from the above links.
Looks like it should for a rally/race car. Hood is a later Giulia 1600 item, no doubt used to help clear the 2 liter. The silver lines seen through the grills are the edges of a big radiator.
Giulietta SS 10120*00215. This car is listed on Luzzago at the moment out of Italy. It has been modified quite a bit for racing but looks as though the removal of some decals and moving toward a more stock interior might yield a fun street racer.
Headlight covers aren’t my thing and the grill is from who knows what, but under here is an SS.