I bought a much more complete, more viable '59 Spider in May 2004 for the princely sum of one thousand US dollars. Because I was recently retired and could devote most of my time doing everything myself (and I mean EVERYTHING on a car that sat for nearly 30 years) except body and paint which was done commercially, I spent 'only' about $25K and 14 months bringing it to nice 2+ condition (AROSC 2006 concours champ). I hope no one is sufficiently foolish to pay over about $500 for the beast as it sits. Seems as if the seller may have a different sense regarding its value, though.
Shame these cars were treated so roughly for decades.
I actually picked up the car thinking it would be a fun project. If anyone wants to see the car or its progress you can check out pictures on my MySpace page. Just look it up under my email address [email protected]. Some other fun projects on there as well including my favorite GTV/GTV6 project. This will be my personal driver to replace my Black 74.
Unfortunately in the CL add on the Touring only the good side of the car was shown. I have included the bad side as well I will need some parts so if anyone has some bits and pieces for the beast in the LA area let me know.
Thanks.....Take care, Tom
PS - The Van was done for my friends Mom....please no requests for any more jobs like that