Update February 3 2016: This car has come back on the eBay market out of New York. It’s sold as a car with one owner for over 30 years – but I think that can be said for many many Giuliettas that come on the market – even mine! Interesting counterpoint to the Sprint out of Mexico I wrote about yesterday.
Bravo on a nice picture. I like the new yellow headlamps. I’m still at odds with the wire wheels. We’ll see how much value the clover leaf stickers and headlamps add.
Update January 12 2012: I have it on good word that this car has been sold.
Update January 7 2012: The time they are a changin’ for our favorite little coupe. Just 18 months ago this 750B Sprint 08689 struggled to reach $25,000 on eBay, and now, today it is listed for $64,500 by Fantasy Junction with a big ‘Sale Pending’ sign under it. It looks amazing in the photos, and with a two liter engine should be a blast to drive, but this price for an Abnormale? I guess.
A little wide in the stance with these wire wheels. Attention to detail is impressive, as is the coat of shine.
October 29 2015: This car has come back on the market after a bit of a hibernation and a healthy coat of rattle can primer. Interesting to read my comments from 2008 and think about how the market has moved since. It probably changed hands for just under $10,000 back then, and now it’s already at $14,200 with 31 bids and just under 3 days to go. Amazing how things change.
Looks like a nicer starting point today than it did 7 years ago. Also noteworthy is that this is a 10102, not a 10105, so it, has metric gauges and was originally probably meant for Italy -though it may have been a Mexico or Venezuela bound car. Anyone know if Mexico or Venezuela cars have Italian language gauge inserts?
October 10 2008: I’m sure at least one of you out there were wondering what the seller wants for this car. Well wonder no longer, this car is available now on Hemmings website. Asking price is $11,900. Are we in a financial crisis or not? More pictures can be seen on Picasa (unless like me your employer blocks Picasa access for some reason). What do I think? For $11,900 this car should run, drive, stop and not make you worry about when you last had a Tetanus shot. Subtract the cost to make it so and you are back to a $5500 car. It is a free country though so be prepared to see this car on the market for a while.
September 22 2008: Reserve not met! Bidding ended at $5950 with 15 bids placed. I bet the seller wanted $6000 and is trying to make a deal with the high bidder. Relists always fall flat and this is pretty good money for this car.
Giulietta Sprint 10102 1493*20205, engine 1315*010311. Here is a reportedly rust free 101 Sprint Project that is currently on eBay out of Florida. I would want to verify the rust free claim with pictures as Florida has a climate that promotes rust. Car wears new tires which is a plus at least as far as rolling it around while working on it is concerned and if they are of good quality your $300 ahead of the game. Everything on the outside is still bolted in place though it’s tough to tell for sure from the pictures it all looks reasonably straight.
You can assume the ‘blush’ on the front of this car hides surface rust of the sort seen on the drivers door. I like the fender-forward mounted mirrors (maybe a Japanese market car?) and the trim looks good. If you are bidding, assume it will all need rechroming.
Update October 5 2015: Incase you spent the last 4 years wishing you had bought this car – well, you get another chance. It’s back on eBay. Looks to have been improved a bit, but still has a ways to go.
Paint is looking pretty good these days. Grill is still from an early 750B or Spider. Good luck adding a front bumper if that’s something you would care about.
Update September 5 2011: Wow, $25,800 is pretty serious for this car. Ummm, maybe I should stop driving mine every day? Nah.
Giulietta Sprint 10105 1493*21083. This car is on eBay right now out of Temecula in southern California. Car wears its original California black plate but none of the originality usually associate with a black plate car. A lot of difficult to source trim is missing, engine is incorrect, interior is mostly wrong components with incorrect finish among other things. It runs and drives (yay) but will require a lot to be original. Would make a great beginning for a CSRG or other vintage racing group car. Looks nice though.
Don’t get me wrong, it is a nice looking example. Sprints are good cars, this example would bring a smile to your face every time you drove it. I don’t mind the lack of badges, bumpers or hubcaps, but the trim that runs along the top of the rockers is necessary to the shape.
Update October 1 2015: Available now from Joop Stolze.
Giulietta Sprint 750B 493*06395, 1315*05812 & 00112*15344. This car appears to be offered by ReOriginal’s on eBay out of Livingston TX. Car is very much where the project I am currently working on is -lots to do! Paint is 10 years old but shines, interior work looks pretty good and it comes with an extra engine. No mention is made whether all the trim etc comes with the car. This is a rare car in that it’s one of the last 750B Normale’s -the last 200 750 ‘eyebrow’ grill Sprints were Veloce’s.
But do the original parts include bumper, ‘eyebrow’ grills, headlights with rings, hood center strip and front center grill? Looks pretty nice here. You can buy those bumper bracket trim bits new from several vendors.
Update September 7 2015: This car is available again on eBay out of Brunswick Georgia, maybe the same seller as last time? Still needs a lot of work. I don’t remember what the last asking price was., but now it’s $35,000.
Update March 9 2012: I received some less than encouraging pictures of the underside of the car from someone who knew it -it’s got some structural rust that will be difficult to fix. Check it out.
This is thick, difficult to replace metal. Will be fun for who ever gets to repair it -even more so for the check writer!
Update September 15 2015: Reserve not met at $65,200.
Apparently SS values have gone up $6000 since this car was last listed. I think I would have been tempted to sell.
Update September 7 2015: This car has reappeared, this time on eBay being sold out of Florham Park New Jersey.
I was just last night talking to a friend and SS owner about the value prospects for the SS these days across the project to perfect spectrum. He opined that they had actually gone down a bit in the last few years by his reckoning. Not some huge slide or anything, just market forces balancing restoration quality of cars bought and improved to make a quick buck, that seem to come back on the market repeatedly, driving values down a bit as a result; versus genuine ‘restored for the love of the thing’ cars that not only look good but are complete, correct and actually a pleasure to drive. Projects aren’t seeing the frenzy of 2 years ago, while the number of prospective owners out there is probably a bit stagnant and not as deep pocketed as the few high priced auction examples would have you think. I’m sure there are lots of Alfisti would happily add an SS to their stable, the question is, at what price? And then there is the almost absurdly high survivorship of SSs -probably above 20% tracked on this humble site alone.
Update 8/19/2015: This car is back on the market after having some work done. The body is better than it probably bought to be considering the snowy woodpile it spent several years associating with. What is a restored LWB Normal of this vintage worth these days? $50K? $60K? $20K? I don’t really know -haven’t been paying enough attention, but this doesn’t seem like a bad deal at $12,500, but you probably need to be near by and fancy a challenging project. Perhaps a garage endeavor to work on in your retirement? Be aware, last I checked, there were not too many places willing to take on metal replacement.
Update 7/1/12: This car sold for $10,201. The saga continues!
Giulietta Spider 10103 1495*09100. Projects are in fashion, and this rough around the edges interim car is riding the wave on eBay right now. It’s not too bad, not too good, just your usual needs everything project. If you jump now it could be yours -current bidding is a paltry $7350. Summer is upon us!
Busted in the nose, but trim unharmed, with lots of weird corrosion. Looks neither good nor bad -just a but rough. There’s a bit of corrosion in the rocker visible here.