Reasonable? $36k for a Series 2? Nice color combo and seemingly nice condition but $36k?? Wow. That might put nice S1's in concourse shape into the $50k range? Doubtful but watching.
This "find" is one of the advantages of living in California, it seems to me. I would think the price is in the ballpark for the sort of project the ABB likes. Go get 'em!Project Super in Contra Costa County. From the listing looks fair for the money these days. If someone contacts, please get the VIN, I'll see if I know the car.
Jim, permit me two follow up observations: Note I didn't pass judgement on the seller's math; I too question whether one could pay the asking price and then pay a shop to restore the car and still have it cost what a car "ready to go" could be bought for. But, the issue is, it seems to me, that the supply of project Supers is in short supply and this one is still in a guy's driveway, quite possibly an original US import model in the state where it was first sold. Not so easy to find, especially if you live in a place where people didn't know what an Alfa was in 1967.I'm a True Believer in the Austrian school of economics which suggests that there is no such thing as intrinsic value. Instead, the Austrians suggest that value is subjective and always subject to negotiation. Simply put Supers become "worth" X when we decide they are worth X. If the pristine Super down the street is selling for $50k and you find an almost identically pristine car in Italy for $30k, you're being asked to pay more for the convenience of buying locally. The fun part is deciding whether the $20k difference is "worth" it.
I agree, entirely, Jon. My comments were intended to be more generic than specific. Looking at the car, I think someone with knowledge of old Alfas, mechanical skills, and a good workshop could---if everything falls into place when it's supposed to---complete that car for well under the $20k-to-complete estimate.But, the issue is, it seems to me, that the supply of project Supers is in short supply and this one is still in a guy's driveway, quite possibly an original US import model in the state where it was first sold. Not so easy to find, especially if you live in a place where people didn't know what an Alfa was in 1967.
Well, you're sure preachin' to choir (at least this one-person version) with this, Andrew. I paid well above market for my Super simply because it satisfied my criteria for finding and then buying the best car I could find. While I could argue that paying above market value for a car isn't what it's "worth", I can say with certainty that it was sure worth it to me. It was exactly what I was looking for, I could afford the price, and so I bought it. I really have no idea---intentionally so---how much I actually have spent changing wheels, building a performance 2 liter, installing a close-ratio gearbox, different seats, etc., etc. because this is all about enjoyment and not business. Is it a "hobby gone wrong"? Probably. But the "wrongness" sure is fun . . . and it's been this much fun for a major part of my life.I fix and sell a fair number of project cars (Alfas and otherwise), but it's hobby gone wrong=