Update 12/14/11: 34 bids were placed, but the car failed to sell for $15,000. Rightfully so. Makes me wonder about where the best place to market this car is.
Giulietta Sprint 10102 1493*24148. Out of Southport CT comes this Sprint racer via eBay. It has been listed a few times before but I don’t remember how much it got to without selling. Car looks to have been imported from Italy. This kind of set up seems like it should command some sort of premium, but with tastes seeming to favor restorations or originality these days, this will probably sell for less than you’d imagine.
Cool stuff. Body and paint do look very nice. Looks like a street car with stickers and driving lights -speaking of which the left driving light is set up to make a pool of light a few feet in front of the car -needs adjustment.
Update later the same day: Sold for $19,800. A bargain?
Spider 750D 1495*02031. This car is on eBay right now out of Denver Colorado. Racing set up is as purposeful as they come, with lots of refinements that probably make it highly competitive. These cars tend to be a bargain to buy compared to the expense of the development represented in the final product. I’d have to tone it back a bit so it could be used on the street too.
Between the sun and the saturation of the red, the lines of the car are almost lost. Widened steels look very tough. I like the cut down windshield -reminds me of Conrad’s Spider Veloce.
Track day report from Giulietta Sprint owner Marc in Mass, photo’s were taken by Jim Dyer, captions are mine: ” The 2011 Fall Finale vintage race the last racing event organized by the VSCCA and was held at Lime Rock Track October 14 and 15. The weather cooperated and the participants were graced by sunshine and an almost dry track as rain was only sporadic. A strong number of Alfisti showed up and so the organizers were able to add an extra 15 lap session on the Friday for Alfas only! 8 Spiders (2 Veloces) ranging from 1956 to 1959, 2 Sprints (1 gorgeous red Veloce in period livery) and a delightful 1960 Sprint Zagato piloted by Sandra McNeil. Added to the mix was a 1976 Berlina and a 1966 Lancia Fulvia both driven by Italian ex-pats. Several of the lighter Spiders battled up front while other cars were happy to get a real Italian tune-up. The spectators were treated to some spirited drifting around Big Ben and through the S’s. In the end each driver was a winner as all cars survived both days. Amazing to see a wonderful group of 50 some year old cars fly around this lovely race track framed by the surrounded fall colored hills.”
We all know what this must sound like -a 12 cylinder air plane or 4 Alfa race cars approaching!
Update 10/29/11: Auction has been pulled. Almost certainly a scam.
Update 10/29/11: This car is on eBay right now out of Morrison CO. Picture are the same as those marketing the car at Fantasy Junction in 2009.
Update 4/9/11: This charmer is going to be auctioned by RM at Villa d’Este on May 21st. Still my favorite! I just noticed I don’t have a register for Zagato variants and I don’t have many pictures. Anyone want to share their collection?
Seems to have been treated well since the last visit to these pages.
Originally posted 8/1/09: Giulietta Sprint Veloce Zagato II ‘Coda Tronca’ 10126*00184. That’s one mouthful of a name. This desirable object is probably parked beside the subject of Market 136 in the Fantasy Junction showroom. For the $355,000 asking price of this jewel you could buy two of those Lightweight Sprints and throw in the Fulvia Zagato with the remainder and still pay most of the tax and reg.
Austere is a good word for these -at least the ‘markedly simple’ part of the definition. The beautiful form of a shape derived solely to fulfill a function. Light weight, low drag coefficient, low center of gravity and yet unmistakeably a Zagato creation. This particular model, of which so few were made, is possibly my favorite.
Giulietta Spider 750D 1495*04899. I get the occasional email asking to feature a car and I’m always torn. I’m doing a favor while doing what some might regard as business and then expected to be objective. Some have been difficult, but this one, being a purpose built racer, is easy -especially easy since it was restored/racer built in the mid-1980’s. From what can be seen in the photos the fit and finish is excellent. Hopefully the racing groups it was built for haven’t changed their tune.
I’m thinking those are widened steel wheels. A good way to go as they tend to be lighter than alloys -especially what was available in the 80’s. Paint still looks excellent. Many a Spider racer has been number 57 methinks. Stance is tough looking without being too low. Suspension would have to be very stiff to avoid tire rubs.
Update 7/26/11:The seller of this car contacted me, the vin is 10121*380352. Anyone know any information on previous owners etc? Check out this cool YouTube of it in action!
From 3/24/11: Giulia SS. This car is available now from Classic Car dot com. It is described as a 1964 Giulia but no vin is stated. Anyone know which car this is? Asking price is 60,000 Euro’s (about $85,000 on 3/24/11). Description states the seller converted it to race spec -I wonder if it comes with the stock components that were removed?
Learn more about the Sprint Speciale here. The Giulia SS register is here.
I like this color a lot. Fog light placement is interesting -I was going to put fog lights on mine, but use the bumper bracket mounts. Wheels are period magnesium items.
Update 4/21/11: 20 bids resulted in $3050. About right I suppose.
Originally published 4/13/11: Spider 1600 10123*378082. This car is on eBay right now out of Florida. Car has 7 bids at a price of $1000 as I write this. Good to see sellers who understand the value of eBay is in starting low and hoping competition for the product occurs. Car is your usual budget prep neglected track day project needing lots of help.
One of the unfortunates -beaten and abused from living fast in its youth. Ready now for some respect and care.