Giulietta Spider 10103 1713XX is on eBay right now out of Colorado. Car is stripped to expose all potential problem areas and all in all it’s better than most projects of this sort. Logistics of getting it home is probably more of an issue than condition here.
Olivier in France turned me on to this Sprint. He says it’s likely near Bourgogne. Car looks pretty rough but complete and in ‘as parked’ condition- kind of how my Sprint would look if I disappeared in South America for 20 years and it found itself rolled out into a wet field in which to await my return.
Eventually there wont be any Sprints like this. I think what happens on the hood is water gets in the holes the hood spear attaches through and the water fills the lowest front edge of the hood with water and it rots. On my car it gets in and fills up the spark plug holes.
Update 9/7/10: $7900 after 24 bids is where this unlikely survivor ended up. Good luck new owner!
Giulietta Sprint 750B 1493*03396. This 1956 column shift Sprint is on eBay right now out of Medina Ohio with a current, reserve not met price of $2500 after 14 bids and 9 days to go. Car sports a set of later egg-crate style grills but the headlights still appear to be the early small type so I doubt the body has been altered. Check it out.
Giulietta Sprint 750 B 1493-03822, Engine 1315-03887. Available here on Italian eBay is this early project Sprint. Seller also has a Lancia Appia Zagato project which, if you’ve never seen one, is worth taking a look at.
I love a good project. The enjoyment of seeing a car like this and imagining it eventually being transported to a garage where it is pains-takingly brought back to life is hard to explain to someone who doesn’t care much for old cars or working on them. This looks like a better starting point than the crushed Confortevole I wrote about earlier, but that car had three times the upside this car has. One would have to buy carefully to have this car make sense as a full restoration candidate, a thoughtful approach to this car may be a slow rolling restoration. That said if this was in my neighborhood I’d be borrowing a trailer right now rather than writing about it.
Small headlights and simple grill surrounds are the most obvious differences between 750 and 101 bodied cars. I bet that round sticker on the windshield is from some garage that doesn’t exist anymore. Note ambiguous rusty patch behind the front wheel.