Early cars (TIs) had chrome, US-era Supers had stainless. Not sure about earlier or later.
This guy is known for unreal prices, but he seems to get them. He sold a Berlina for $16,000 long before anyone else got that kind of price.
This is very true... Any car in exceptional condition will command an exceptional car, over other examples that are not in the same condition. I would also note that even at $55k, the owner is loosing a not so insignificant amount, as his receipts for $77k would show. At this price, a new owner is getting the restoration at a nice discount, and the car is free!Andrew, this is NOT where good Supers are headed. This is where totally new and perfectly restored cars of ANY brand are headed, as long as there is a market for them. For some that will be a Beetle Cabrio, for others a Hemi Barracuda, and for yet others, a Giulia Super.
People are simply waking up to what a real restoration actually costs, and are willing to pay that money.
Any averagely nice Super will be around the 10K mark for years to come, and a beat up banger which people like you and me can fix up and enjoy for a long time will be around 5 to 6K.
Cars like that will NEVER get restored to that 55K mark. Notice what I said about the base vehicle to start with. Cars like that are becoming more rare. Cars like yours or mine will become more common.
Take it easy! There's more fun to be had....Fun we will have!!!