I've been working on my 1962 Giulia Spider. While I worked, I'd like to think, it has become more valuable. After all, a red with black interior 1964 "normale," this car's virtual twin, sold at an auction for $82,500 this winter! I am not making that up... see 1964 Alfa Romeo Giulia Series 101 Images, Information and History | Conceptcarz.com
I was looking to get more from my car than I have in it but would sell it to a fellow Alfa fan right now for $12,500. That is $70,000 less than the Gooding car so it'd be hard for a buyer to lose, right? Realistically... I and others who follow the Alfa market know that this is more likely to be a $30-35,000 car when finished. But, you still have lots of wiggle room to come out ahead.
As the photos show, I have improved, but not perfected, the car's cosmetics. It is a very straight car, especially from the front wheels back. The nose was replaced with one that is now itself damaged; it could probably be salvaged but a replacement (e.g. from Wolf Steel) might be a good option too. The passenger door and most of the area behind it is original factory paint! It's not salvagable but it is cool to document the car's originality. Check out the rocker panels even, only the repainted part at the passenger front had rust damage. Tons of photos of the car as it is and while I worked on it are at Alfa-Base :: 1962 Giulia Spider project car, 2008-2009.
The engine was professionally rebuilt, and it and the tranny reinstalled last year. The brakes, fuel and cooling systems were overhauled then too.
Everything you see is included for $12,500 except the spare rear bumper ($1,000 extra). I have or can find the few missing pieces (one Pininfarina badge, driver door handle, 1600 badge). Missing are the soft top (frame is there), choke and hand brake cables, hood hinges, end piece for the original rear bumper, and air cleaner. Not much else! Gas tank boiled and painted, trunk rust repaired. There is rust to repair on the front inner rockers and a small bit at the driver's heel. Compared to most this car has very little rust, mainly because it was off the road from 1979 to 2009! Garaged and well kept.
Interior is mostly present too. The seats have turned crunchy and the carpets and dash cover are missing.
The car starts and runs very well, and is strong. Steering is a little stiff sometimes, otherwise the car drives brilliantly. It does pop out of gear in reverse only if you don't hold the shifter down.
This is a lot of car for $12.500. That is my absolute bottom line price. I am confident it will pull that or more on e-Bay and I plan to list it there by the end of April if someone does not jump on it before then.
While this car is drivable, the headlights are not installed and it has only been driven lightly since the work was done, so prudence would be to truck it.
I welcome any questions!
All funds from the sale of this car will be used to finish the restoration of my 1961 Giulietta.