Market 552: 1980’s Time warp Spider Veloce 1600 390342

Giulia Spider Veloce 1600 10118*390342, 00121*02224.  This Southern California Spider (since 1989 anyway – who knows is chequered past from whence college prior?) is available from Chequered Flag on ebay with a $71,500 instant gratification price, and a $40,000 reserve not met starting point.  It presents very well in the manner of a car that saw use as stylish transport in ages past, without much regard to recent phenomena of collect-ability or value – it probably changed hands in 1989 for a few thousand dollars.  The seller is spot on when they say it is owed a serious restoration -at least paint and some corrections, but it remains to be seen if the selling price is such that that restoration makes financial sense.  Cheque it out!

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Looks great.  Borrani wheels, Talbot style mirror, straight nose ridge – what’s not to like?  

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Market 169: ’58 Spider Veloce survivor

Update 4/28/14: The owner of 04351 contacted me and reports that a restoration was completed about 18 months ago and It is currently being enjoyed in the South West.  He intended to keep the car as original as possible, but after digging in it became apparent there was more to do than anticipated and it slid down the usual slippery slope towards a full, though sympathetic towards its original state restoration.  

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Update 4/24/14:  I am currently going through close to 1000 Alfa Romeo sale records, verifying them for publication on The Fuelist, and I came across this charming specimen among the raw data.  I remember watching it reach $50,000 after some last minute aggressive bidding, and thinking – “Wow, these have hit the big time!”  Looking back from this moment, five years later, this car appears to have been very well bought.  Anyone here a proud owner?  Where is 04351 now??

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Market 458: Spider 750D 02277 in PA

Update 4/25/2013:  Strange as it may seem, this car has turned up for sale in Budapest.  No price is quoted.

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Update 3/2/13:  Unsold for $24,500, but 4 offers.

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Giulietta Spider 750D 02277, 1315*42184.  This car is available on eBay out of Barto, PA from someone who knows the enlightening power of a lot of images -137 total! Needs a lot, but is complete and not too rusty.  As the seller suggests, it could be used as is and slowly improved if that’s your thing.

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Straight, unmolested and charming.  A good cleaning and polishing would make this look really good.  I’d be tempted to just remove the bumpers at this point.

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Market 472: Spider 10123 375062 – all the money

Giulia Spider 10123*375062, 00112*06976.  This 1600 Spider is available now for $55,000 from Classic Investments.  A trend the last few days: original cars for big money?  Guess so.  This car looks like it could be polished out a bit more and made to shine.  A $55,000 car?  Some sympathetic hands could probably get it to the level of Market 467 – and possibly the magic $80,000 range.  This was good Veloce money moments ago!

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Definitely a candidate for some OCD attention to detail.  Yes, still my favorite color!  Three shoe brake model.

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Market 471: Clean and bright Spider 10123 379673

Later that day: Asking price is $64,500.  Big dough for a 10123?

Giulia Spider 1600 10123*379673, 00112*15263.  Following in the footsteps of Market 467 is this extremely clean Spider.  Presentation is fantastic -almost a little too much production on the pictures some might say, but refreshing compared to the dark low-res pictures I so frequently have to work with.  No pictures of the underside are available and the engine compartment could use some detailing, but these may turn out to be trivialities based on what you find when you go look at it.

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Hey Aaron, which region is LA?  See what I mean about the production value of the pictures?  This isn’t photoshopped into a sea of milk, it’s in a nice photo booth of sorts.  Oh, and the general fit and finish of the car looks fabulous.  Anyone know this car? Continue reading

Market 390: untouched and reasonably preserved Spider Veloce 10125 11332

Update 3/2/13:  Seller pulled the auction making me think it either didn’t seem like it was going to recoup their investment if the no reserve auction was allowed to play out, or they sold it off eBay.  Not sure which is more likely…

Update 2/9/13: This car is available again on eBay out of Santa Barbara from someone who knows their Alfa’s if the garage it’s in is any indication.  I had this listed as 11337, but it’s 11332.  Looks pretty good all cleaned up!

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Scrappy.  Just needs some work and a few rare parts like the firewall mounted air box.

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Market 456: Giulia Sprint 10112 353030 in the North east

Update 4/17/13:  1 bid, $25,000, sold.  I suspect this will turn out to be a well bought car.

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Update 2/2/13:  No sale at $24,101.69.  I am thinking they would probably like to get at least $30K.

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Giulia Sprint 10112 353030.  This late Sprint is on eBay out of Mass.  It looks pretty good in the pictures -well except for some mismatched looking paint on the lower edge of the doors, but I’ve talked to a previous owner and they assured me this was a sold car.  I usually say it, but here it is again -I like these late Giulia Sprints -there’s a something neat about the fact that this is an 11 year old design when it was made, and only probably continuing to be made to use up parts.

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Has all the good points I usually mention -shut lines, straight trim etc.  See what I mean about the paint on the lower door edge and on the rocker?  I am assured that it was totally solid and just had some paint lifting, probably due to poor prep.

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