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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-30-2014, 02:18 PM Thread Starter
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$200 Duetto on Ebay

Starting bid is $200!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Alfa-Romeo-S...US_Cars_Trucks

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I'll take a baker's dozen please!

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I'll try to get my brother to buy this one.

He loves Alfas. The minute he heard my arrived he came over.

He hasn't come over in years. Today he decided to bring the paper I forgot at his house lol
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Some rust in rockers ..... *L*

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"some rust"?

Wisconsin car. Has tasted more salt than a polar bear. Better own a MIG and be prepared to cut, grind and weld for a few years if you want it. Even if you get it for $5K you'll spend twice that much getting it serviceable.

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Wisconsin car. Has tasted more salt than a polar bear. Better own a MIG and be prepared to cut, grind and weld for a few years if you want it. Even if you get it for $5K you'll spend twice that much getting it serviceable.
This car doesn't show any more rust than the green California car on Bring A Trailer did before its bodywork.

Nobody drives these in the winter in Wisconsin

You get more salt on the coasts.
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Some rust in rockers ..... *L*

It used to have more before most of it poured out through the cracks.

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US $3,276.00 with 5d 16h to go wewillsee

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I was the high bidder on this car at $5k for a couple of days. I absolutely, positively don't need a third '69 Spider. But it's plain to see where the value of these cars is heading. Like I keep saying, these are six-figure cars waiting to happen. Still, I did breathe a sigh of relief when I was out-bid last night. I just don't have the time, space, or money for another project.

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I'd buy that tonneau cover from him....

With Giulias in similar condition commanding preventive stronger prices, why should this be regarded as a surprise. Series1 is a hot commodity. Whether they stay that way remains to be seen. It appears that current owners of decent ones are holding off on selling but that won't last long. Reminiscent of the current Giulia market...

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When I did the "restoration" (which is probably better described as a refreshment) on my Spider in the 1998 - 2004 era I spent a little over $10,000 on parts. The machine shop work was maybe $1,000 and I think the paint job, which really wasn't all that great, was another $2,000. I couldn't even give you an estimate as to how many labor hours I put into it. The floorpans had some rust at the lower forward sections and I completely replaced them but there were no rust issues other than that as are apparent on this car.

I understand that Duetto values have been on the rise and I'm not a person who looks at Alfas as an investment. I might also add that I'm not particularly savvy when it comes to finances in general but honestly I don't see how anyone could possibly make out on this deal.

Now if someone wants to buy it because they just really want to completely restore it for their own pleasure and know full well they're gonna lose their shirt well I'm behind that 100%. That sounds like something I'd do.

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This car doesn't show any more rust than the green California car on Bring A Trailer did before its bodywork.

Nobody drives these in the winter in Wisconsin

You get more salt on the coasts.
good point, 67. Even here in florida, near the Gulf, rust bucket cars galore!!!

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Rust in the floors and rockers wouldn't scare me. Not a hard repair, replacement panels are readily available.

In 2003 I remember a red '69 Porsche 911S that was trading hands up here around Seattle for around $20K. A number of people in the Porsche community thought it was a rip-off when it was discovered later that there were significant rust issues. I don't know where that car is today, but you can guess what it's worth. Then triple it.

I feel like the round tail spiders, along with the step-nose coupes and maybe even the early 4 door sedans are all on the same upward trajectory. Like the early Porsches, they all share that important combination of a slightly different and desirable body exclusive to only a few early years of production, wrapped around an excellent drivetrain and chassis that wasn't really improved upon by later years of production.

That being said, I agree these cars shouldn't be bought just for investment. You should collect what you like. But if you like these round tail spiders, I maintain that if you sympathetically restore one or at least keep it in good driving condition, you stand to gain significantly in the future (I'm talking 10-15 years) should you decide to sell.

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