We have seen the red "most winning car in history" blah blah plates come up from time to time. The asking prices have ranged from $500 down to the $90 I paid for mine. I've only ever seen one black one offered for sale, and I don't believe he got the $500 he was asking for it. I note that the parts book lists different plates for US and European markets, but not sure which is which. We also wondered if the black was for the Sedan, where racing history might be of less interest to the elderly grandmother driving.
Anyway, I really had no interest in acquiring one, as I like using the factory hole for a radio so I can listen to Beethoven, Piaf, or Jeff Beck while driving around sans capote. To my surprise, one appeared on eBay one day and I was the only bidder at $90. To my great surprise, it was located less than 5 miles from my house here in Carson City. This, of course, makes me wonder where is the rest of the car that it came off of? No success finding it so far.
My personal suspicion is that 1,000 Euros might not find any buyers. They have successfully sold for less than $500 USD, perhaps $200 - $300. I've not heard of any achieving $500.
Still - the more we can support top-level restorations, the more interest these old cars will generate.
Regarding colors, I will make tests with gold and silver paint.
Could you please give me synonymous of "speckly or dullish". I can't understand these 2 words.
You are right, there is a weave type pattern behind the numbering. A sort of diamond grid.
I don't know if there is a market for this parts, but if you find a nice example for 100 $, please call me.
Once again, price will depend on quantity, I will soon be able to estimate the price of molding (quotation ongoing).
Carson City, NV
59 102 Touring (first Alfa $500 running)
65 Sprint GT (2nd Alfa, $500 daily driver)
102 Sprint (never did anything with it, but wish I had)
74 Berlina (first new car - now certainly rusted into oblivion)
61 Giulietta Spider G-Prod Race Car (where is it now?)
84 Spider Veloce (rarely drove it, so sold it)
86 Quadrifoglio (Dull car - no more 115s for me)
1971 Montreal "The Full Monty". Fair winds and following seas
59 102 Touring Roadster - restoration complete, enough Alfa for any rational man. Or irrational, for that matter
Oops. Add to the "present" list, 10204 01488, 2000 Touring Roadster project
Two 1946 Stampe SV4C (c/n 294 "Rocinante" - wife's favorite airplane. RIP), and c/n 235 "La Bon Temps Femme" (gone to a new home, but never forgotten)
Zlin 50LA (+9 -6 gees, titanium spar, 1200 lbs, 260HP rumored to now be in Brazil)
1946 Luscombe 8A
Starduster Too (recently spotted at the Nevada City, CA airport - over 20 years and an entire continent separating it from our stewardship in Binghamton, NY)
1955 Cessna 170B (wife taught me to fly tailwheel in this)
64 Mooney M20E ("Rambo". My faithful steed for over 40 years) Over 55 years old, and just returned from a trip to Argentina in him
Newest in the fleet
1967 Piper Super Cub on Wipline amphibious floats (a true "all terrain vehicle")
2010 Triumph Thunderbird
You can snap roll an Alfa only one time...