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I simply have too many cars to conveniently fit the available space. Therefor, (and with some major second thoughts already) I am offering my 1959 Sprint for sale.
The car is red, and is something of a little hodrod, with a racebuilt 1600, 5-speed, 4-wheel disc brakes (x-drilled), and competition springs with orange Konis. The modifications were all sensitively, and professionally done. She's a great driver (fast), but also collects ribbons at club events, and boy, do I wish I'd owned this car when I was single!;)
I've attached some photos, but a volume of some 55 images is available -- just pm me and I'll send the link, if you'd like to see more.
The car needs nothing -- at least I like her just the way she is, now. Oviously, there are many details concerning a car like this, and I'll be happy to repond to all enquiries either thru this thread, or by pm or telephone 760 746 6919.
 

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few more pictures

A few more pictures attached.:D
And, of course the important detail of asking price:$28,000. :eek:you may say, I say find a nicer one cheaper, or go build one and spend far more. Good advice in collector car buying is find the nicest example around and pay a bit more to enjoy the car immediately. This is the car that can prove that rule. Kept intact, I don't see a car like this losing value, either.
She's a real honey, and has benefitted from living her whole life in San Diego, showing no sign of rust.
Steve O'Brien
 

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Centerline's springs

The springs are the Centerline parts. The ride height is also effected by the 175-55x15 Continental tires having low stiff sides. The ride isn't harse, but speed bumps are best taken very slowly.
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Not too expensive at all. Looks like a very nice car, and one just sold down in Monterey this past weekend for $44,000 plus a 10% buyers premium. I like this car more.
 

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Too Cheap?

Well, thanks. I like the car alot, and think it is worth every bit of the price, too.
This is the first year I've missed the Monterey week in years, and it is the first I've had anything for sale in years, too. Bad timing -- I know I should have had her up there, for sale. But some shrewd AlfaBB member will likely step up and give her a new loving home from this less-heady atmosphere;)!
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Steve,
Do you have the original engine and transmission as well?

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Good advice in collector car buying is find the nicest example around and pay a bit more to enjoy the car immediately.
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Not too expensive at all. Looks like a very nice car, and one just sold down in Monterey this past weekend for $44,000 plus a 10% buyers premium. I like this car more.

:mad: Thanks alot there Reid. Guess I won't be able to chew him down from 28 now :rolleyes:


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1300 gone

Steve,
Do you have the original engine and transmission as well?

Thanks
No, the original power train is long gone who-knows-where. Danny Wells built it up mechanically from cherry-picked, best revision/best supplier used and new parts.
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A few more facts about my Sprint

Well let's see...
Engine: 1600 Veloce with carrillo rods, forged 12:1 pistons, 1012103 200 00 cams, hardened, polished, balanced,etc., factory veloce headers, marelli distributor. Has 2-piece, cast veloce sump and relocated (spin-on) oil filter. K&N air filter cone adapted. DCOE40 carbs. Original engine is lost.

Trans: 101-style 5-speed with mechanically operated clutch (in great shape), All synchros and sliders recently renewed and it now uses SPIRAX (standard) oil instead of the smelly, scarce DENTAX. Original transmission is lost.

Rear Axle: Recently replaced with a NOS (!) complete unit (!). Original axle needing only a pinion bearing seal is included.

Brakes: All 105-style disks, with cross-drilling front & rear. Still un-assisted, single-circuit. Original style brakes included (very good overall condition.)

Suspension: All rubber bushings, and silent blocs recently renewed, Centerline competition springs with classic orange Konis at all four wheels, which run Continental 175-55x15 (Eco-Contis from the Smart Car) on standard rims with original style (reproduction) stainless hub caps.

Exhaust system: Factory veloce headers, with two smallish mufflers ahead of rear axle, finished with a nice ANSA tip.

Exterior Mods: Original front (side) grills were modified to eliminate the chrome basket weave, which has been replaced by a single polished aluminum bar. Original parts are available, but not included with the car. Round reflectors usually found beneath the taillights are not on this car.

Interior Mods: Seats are not original, but instead are from a later GT Jr. (so I'm told.) The seats, door panels, and rear area panels have all been redone in black basket weave vinyl, and black leather. The dash is black leather, and the steering wheel is from a later Giulia. The 3-band (am/fm/sw) Blaupunkt radio works fine. Heater core, valve, and original control mechanism not installed, but included with the car.

Chassis has been completely rewired, to a very high standard to use contemporary fuses, relays, etc. EVERYTHING works just as it should!
The car has lived its whole life in San Diego and displays no rust.
Thanks for your interest.
Steve O
 

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Ok Steve we now know all the details of this nice built car.
Now you just have to tell us your asking price.

Thank you in advance.
Best regards
Rob
 

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Not a veloce chassis

No, this began as a normal sprint, it just picked up some veloce parts along the way.
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Price

Ok Steve we now know all the details of this nice built car.
Now you just have to tell us your asking price.

Thank you in advance.
Best regards
Rob
Sorry, I meant to list the price in the first posting, but forgot. Adding it to the second post made it bit hard to find. It is $28k (about in the middle of the SCM price guide range.)
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Wow

That car is glorious. I can see a light from above, shining down upon it. There are angels singing hymns.

Please give me permission to save one of those glorious photos as my desktop background. I will give you credit for the photo.

On second thought, I'm beginning to drool a little, and I fear for my keyboard if I stare at that it too long.

It is a beauty
 

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Yeah, she's radiant

It actually would literally brighten up your garage, as it has mine for the past several years. The brightwork is in great shape, and the paint bright and glossy, so it raises the ambient light thru its reflection alone. Call me easily intoxicated, but it also always brightens my mood just to see the beauty of this car, and I almost revere her as fine art. More than 50 additional photos are in an album on Kodak Easy Share, but I need your email address to have them forwarded to you, if you're interested in seeing the car in greater detail.
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Use the photos

Please give me permission to save one of those glorious photos as my desktop background. I will give you credit for the photo. It is a beauty
You have permission to use any of my photos, and I care less about credit. Just enjoy the beauty
Steve O
 
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