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1963 Lancia Flaminia GTL Touring Coupe

In the realm of memorable Lancias, the Flaminia doesn't often come to mind for most enthusiasts. Indeed, even when Top Gear did their memorable Lancia episode, the Flaminia wasn't even mentioned. That's a shame, because while the Fulvia, Stratos, 037 and later models really created the rally legend, the Flaminia was an absolutely stunning coupe that was easily as beautiful as some of its contemporary Alfa Romeos and even Ferraris. Available in Pininfarina, Zagato or Touring designs, this example of the latter represents a rare opportunity to get into a classic, early Lancia:

Year: 1963
Model: Flaminia GTL Touring Coupe
Engine: 2.8 liter V6
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: TMU mi
Price: $65,000 Buy It Now

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Selling a lovely 1963 Lancia Flaminia Touring L coupe 3C for a client.

The car is rust and alloy corrosion free, and has been a West Coast car since it was brought into the US in the early 60's. Well cared for and never seriously damaged.

What small amount of rust was removed from the inner sills professionally and fresh metal welded in correctly. The pictures tell the tale here.

The car was media stripped to bare aluminum about 5 years ago and the car was repainted, a dark metallic blue roof over a lighter metallic blue bottom. The paint work was done to a good club standard and not concours, not to say the car is not very show able but again not concours on paint. The bumpers, grille, tail light housings and other bits were very nicely re-chromed. The car has a full set of new tires from Coker Tire (all 5)

The car had a very extensive and correct valve job performed and the carbs gone through along with the entire front suspension was re bushed and re built (not a small task on a Flaminia) all this work was carried out by a very skilled technician with previous Lancia experience, who also replaced (with correct new factory parts) the exhaust system from the factory cast iron headers back.

The rubber in the front and rear windshield was replace with new correct replacements from Italy along with the seals in the doors and around the roof where the windows meet the roof.

Most recently the interior was completely gone through, with new leather seats side and door panels, and a new headliner and Wilton Wool carpets. The only part of the interior that is original is the top of the dash board. The workmanship is incredible.

The car drives very well and does not smoke, I saw the engine when the heads were off and the cylinders looked excellent. All water hoses were replaced when that work was performed as well. There is none of the drive line vibration that plagues these cars when there are issues. It is absolutely smooth and the gear box is spectacular, brakes work properly and do not pull but there is some low speed brake squeal when your barely on the brake pedal. Steering is excellent and what you would expect from a solid well maintained car. The mileage shown is 33,928 KM but I am more inclined to believe that it is 133,928 KM but can not confirm that. Probably good to mention that this car has the long nose transaxle and hence the shorter drive shaft.

If your looking for a very well sorted, great driving older exotic this could be for you. The car was built to be a driver and made a cross country trip from the West Coast to the East Coast for the East Coast Lancia Reunion after the mechanical work was performed. The car has also received trophies at several events. (not included with the car)

Please call if you have interest or questions I am more than happy to answer any and all questions. Jim 425 238 5317, please remember I am on the West Coast so reasonable hours please. Should you get the message please leave your number and I will return your call at my earliest convenience.

More than happy to help arrange shipping to anywhere in the world, if you need or want me to get shipping quotes for you, I am happy to do that. The client wants to put another car in his stable and needs the room or this car would not be for sale, it is priced very fairly and I feel the reserve is set too low, but that is his decision.

Obviously, having fairly recently undergone a major restoration, the condition of the car is pretty impeccable and for that alone it stands apart from most of the early Lancia crowd. Certainly you'll be in rarefied company if you purchase this machine, but I really think wherever you go it will be greatly appreciated. The color combination is lovely, the engine is said to run well, and the major headaches are gone from worrying about what's underneath the shine. Pricing for such a turn key car will undoubtedly be high, but this price even might be a bit optimistic; for $65,000, it's roughly $10,000 higher than what Hagerty places top value at - and the Flaminia market has been pretty flat over the past few years. For the right person, if you like the color combination especially, this might still not be a bad deal, but I'd like to see all the records and the car in person before forking over a 20% premium over the market value.

-Carter

1963 Alfa Romeo 2600 Touring

The past few years have witnessed many of the popular convertibles and roadsters from the 1960s on an upwards pricing spiral. Where once you could perhaps consider classic Porsche cabriolet ownership, for most mortals the idea of forking over well in excess of $100,000 for a clean original 911 and close to $150,000 or more for a 356 is just over the top. W113 Mercedes-Benz SLs, also once a solid value that could be had for well under $50,000, have also pushed upwards so that now you're looking at $60,000 plus for a clean, restored example. And classic Ferraris? As the saying goes, if you have to ask....but if you want a boatload of Italian styling and character, there's still hope. You could, for example, buy this 1963 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider by Touring:

Year: 1963
Model: 2600 Touring
Engine: 2.6 liter inline-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 100,012 mi
Price: $99,000

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1963 ALFA ROMEO 2600 SPIDER

KURT TANNER RESTORATIONS offers for sale, here on Ebay, for your consideration an exceptionally nice 1963 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider with coachwork by Touring. There were only 2255 examples of these elegant Grand Tourers produced worldwide. This vehicle offered here has a completely original rustfree and accident-free body (amazingly!), and was a California-delivered car from new. It was cosmetically restored approximately 6 years ago and is still presenting extremely well.
Details of the restoration include complete removal of all items such as chromework, glass, interior trim, rubber, etc. The vehicle then underwent a stripdown of the entire underchassis and exterior body panels by shot-blasting, followed by full show-quality bodywork and paint to very high standards. All the body panels display exceptional fit and finish to the car's main body, with beautiful shut lines as original.
The undercarriage was re-undercoated back to original specifications. All chromework/ stainless was replated/ polished and re-installed with new rubber, along with a new windshield and door glass. The complete interior was retrimmed in black. Original style rubber floormats were fitted to the car's interior as well as the trunk with the correct Touring logos. A new, quality, black cloth top was fitted. The steering wheel, dashboard, and instruments all appear in very nice original condition.
The car's mechanicals are in fine fettle. The engine starts easily from cold. Once warmed up and driving along the road, oil pressure registers 55psi at 2500 RPM. There are no unusual noises and the car revs well, with a smooth and quiet exhaust note. It is fitted with the original and rebuilt set of triple Solex sidedraft carburetors. The steering, suspension, and brakes all behave properly. The gearbox shifts very well with no noticeable wear on any of the syncros. The driveline appears to have been detailed during it's restoration as well. It is a very nice car going along the road at speed, effortlessly and quietly cruising in 5th gear...
This vehicle for sale here offers a relatively affordable entry into 60's Italian motoring in an open sportscar. It is presented in the quintessential Alfa Romeo colors, and it's low production ensures that it will be a sound investment in the years to come. This car is located in Southern California and can be viewed by appointment. $99,000 OBO.

KURT TANNER RESTORATIONS. 909-920-9221, work. 909-241-1051, cell.

For anyone that's undertaken a full restoration on a car of this generation, unless you had some devote connection to an unrestored car this is the way to do it - buy one that's done. At $99,000, this car is priced right at the top of the current valuation curve for a condition 1 car, and it should be. It's gorgeous, showing the impressively crisp and yet flowing lines that Carrozzeria Touring created. Squint a bit, and you've got yourself a Ferrari, and frankly most non-enthusiasts (and some poorly informed enthusiasts) would probably think this was a Ferrari at first sight. It's that pretty, and considering where some of the other classic models of the era have gone in pricing, it's a downright deal. It may seem expensive now, but I'd expect we'll see this car's value go up 50-100% over the next decade if the trends continue. They're a rare, very pretty, great sounding Italian roadster, and this one is fully restored and in near perfect condition - could you ask for anything more?

-Carter

1963 Ferrari 250GTE

Vintage Ferraris. The stuff dreams are made of, right? While I find folks my age (early 30s) swooning over the latest and greatest in sports car technology, there’s a simple elegance to cars such as this 250GTE for sale in Pennsylvania that have me gravitating towards them. This particular car was restored in the 1990s and has a detailed ownership history, with a large part of its life having existed on in the Northwest.

Year: 1963
Model: 250GTE
Engine: 3.0 liter V12
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 37,944 mi
Price: Reserve auction

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We are pleased to offer 1963 Ferrari 250 GTE 2+2 Series III s/n 4585, the 809th of 955 GTEs built and the last of the 250 series Ferraris. A user-friendly Enzo-era Ferrari, 250 GTE s/n 4585 is an amazing survivor, finished in a very nice dark red (Original Rosso-Red) on an excellent body with older but excellent patina black leather over red carpets.

The Series III 250 GTEs feature the distinctive Cibie fog lights flared into the front lower body, one piece tail lights and the later, pressure cast cylinder heads with an improved valve angle and larger valves for more power. Has the original Cibie headlights and fog lights. In the Seattle area since the 1960s, 250 GTE s/n 4585 has a well-documented ownership history. Owned and restored by a wealthy and eccentric engineer in the late 1980s. Little used since and in storage for much of the last decade before coming to us from an estate-sale. The engine compartment has been gone through and detailed, showing extremely nice, the undercarriage is rust free (Washington/California car) with no previous damage. Recent freshening and Servicing, see details below...

250 GTE 2+2 Series III s/n 4585 has recently completed a detailed inspection & servicing by Symbolic Motors, San Diego, CA.

The engine compartment was cleaned, the old fuel was drained and all fluids were flushed including new engine oil, new oil filters, new fuel filters, new gear oil, new coolant and gas. The cylinders were bore-scoped and inspected. The Webers were removed, rebuilt and re-installed with new carb kits and flexible fuel lines. A new battery and new heater hose were installed. The master cylinder, the booster and all four calipers were rebuilt plus a new brake light switch, new front and rear brake pads and new rubber brake hoses were installed and all four brake rotors were re-machined. The front wheel bearings were cleaned and re-packed. The brake rotor centers and calipers were painted. Four new track rod bushings, a new drive shaft U-joint and a new rubber donut, a new tie rod end and a new transmission rubber mount were fitted. The transmission was removed and re-installed with a rebuilt clutch disc, a new throw out bearing and a new rear main seal.

The door handles came off and were polished. Five new Dunlop SP50 205 tires and tubes (including the spare) were installed. The Borrani wire wheels were polished and balanced. The rebuilt Webers are nicely synchronized and adjusted. Total invoices are $18,000. Copies of the service invoices and Dunlop tires are with the car.

The ownership and recent service are well documented and 250 GTE s/n 4585 is a joy to drive and ready to go. Nicely detailed cosmetics, including newly re-chromed Front and Rear bumpers and tail light trim, an additional $3k spent. The gearbox shifts smoothly, up and down, even when cold. The overdrive works well and shifts into and out of overdrive instantly and is complemented by new brakes and a suspension with everything working well. No smoke, minimal oil leak issues, great oil pressure. We reserve the right to end auction early, as it is available internationally.

MASSINI REPORT:

S/n 4585. 250 GTE 2+2 Series 3. Pininfarina Body no. 68506. Engine tipo 128/F. Chassis tipo 508/63. 1963 build date. 809th GTE built (including prototypes), the 155th Series III built of 955 cars in total. The Series III 250 GTE begin with chassis number 4093 and had the bigger heads and valves.

Destination: Italauto, Italy.

1960s, late, with John Keleher, Seattle, WA.

1976, to Dick Thimen, Seattle, WA.

1985, January, with Sam J. Allotta, a Lawyer, Tacoma, WA.

1990s, with Conner Malot, Spokane, WA. He also owned a 308, two 330 GTCs, a 275 GTB/4 and multiple other Ferraris. 250 GTE s/n 4585 was repainted and mechanically restored by Dennis Luckey, Spokane, WA.

sold to Dione Bishop, Spokane, WA, 99201.

2003–2013, in storage in Spokane, WA.

2013, 01 Feb., owner deceased and 250 GTE s/n 4585 was offered to Ferrari of Seattle. Brakes are stuck, tires are old, battery is bad, etc.

2013, February–March, serviced by Bill Pearson and Jason Lemberg, Symbolic Motors, 11455 Sorrento Valley Road, San Diego, CA 92121. Detailed pre-sale inspection. Degreased engine and under car. Drained old fuel. Flushed all fluids including filled with new engine oil, new oil filters, new fuel filter, new gear oil, coolant and gas. Removed, cleaned and regapped all 12 spark plugs. Bore scope inspected and photographed cylinders. New fuel line, new carb kits, removed, rebuilt and reinstalled Webers. New heater hose. Fitted new battery. Rebuilt brakes including rebuild of all four calipers, rebuilt master cylinder, new brake light switch, new front and rear brake pads, new brake rubber hoses, turned all four brake rotors. Cleaned and packed front wheel bearings. Painted brake rotor centers and calipers. Fitted four new track rod bushings, installed new drive shaft rubber donut, installed new tie rod end and transmission rubber mount, removed and reinstalled transmission, rebuilt clutch disc. Removed and refitted door handles, polished both handles. Installed four new Dunlop SP50 205 tires and tubes, balanced wheels. Total invoices $18,000.

These GTEs always strike me as interesting Ferraris. They have a bit of touring grace a'la Aston Martin or Bentley versus the more racy stuff we normally relate the manufacturer with. Around $225,000 to $275,000 is about the sweet spot for GTEs in good nick these days, so I'd suspect this one to fall somewhere within the range. The best of the best would bring a little over $300,000.

-Paul

1963 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider

As rare as they are, we’ve featured a few Alfa Romeo 2600 Spiders over the past year. Here comes another one for sale in California. These roadsters featured a fantastic dual overhead cam inline six that bellowed out a mellifluous tone worthy of the most exotic Italian machine. The car’s styling was courtesy of Carrozzeria Touring and looked very much like an enlarged, but refined Giulietta Spider.

1963 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider

The annual national Alfa Romeo convention is coming up in July; wouldn't you like to attend it in style? Location is Napa/Sonoma Wine Country. This beautiful Italian lived most of her life in Northern California, but now resides in Southern California. It would be a homecoming of sorts for her.

2600's are rare; just 2,255 were built between 1962 and 1966; this one is number 204. It is estimated less than 500 are on the road today. Six cylinder, in-line, hemi-head, DOHC. I am the third owner, however, just two families have owned this car. A friend of my Dad's at work purchased it new in 1963 from an Oregon dealership and registered it in California. He owned it for 10 years, sold it to my Dad. I remember as a kid riding in the back seat going to races at Laguna Seca, Candlestick Point, and Crows Landing. Dad drove it for just 3 years including to Mom's 40th high school reunion in Washington, Iowa before parking it in a garage. Car is 50 years old this year/ the last 39 years in my family.

New paint in 2000, rebuilt engine 2005, new interior 2010, new top 2011, and new exhaust 2012. I kept this car with as many original parts as I could; triple Solex carburetors, generator, points and condenser, 400 MM size tires and wheels. Black with a red interior is striking; a real head turner. I get thumbs up, waves, honks, and smiles whenever I take her out for a spin, top down, on a sunny Southern California day.

Extensive work was done by the famed GTA shop in Santa Ana 2011 removing all rust from the kick panels and inside on the frame where you cannot see it. Automobile is maintained by Stewart at APC in Orange. Garaged and car-covered in San Clemente, California. About 73k miles. Looks gorgeous, runs great, sounds beautiful. Fun to drive. Comes with black and gold plates, some original parts, including rubber mats, tonneau cover, car cover, 1:43 model, DVD of S1M0NE. No shipping on this item; just drive it or you arrange to have it shipped home.

While they command a bit more than their smaller stablemate, these 2600 Spiders offer relatively good value for money when it comes to Italian exotics, mainly due to their obscurity as compared to vintage Maseratis and Lancias of the same period. Values for these big Spiders can range from $20,000 to a little over $60,000. I'd suspect this car is somewhere near the top, and will bring a figure solidly in $50,000 territory.

-Paul

1963 Fiat Abarth 2300S Coupe Works

The Fiat 2300S was a curiously styled car, almost appearing as a sort of Italian Plymouth Barracuda. The sportier variant of what was then Fiat's top sedan, this coupe. As was the case with many Italian cars of the time, the sedan and coupe were penned by two different styling houses. Pininfarina was responsible for the sedan's looks while Ghia was contracted to design the coupe. At the time Ghia did not have the production capacity, so construction of the coupes was contracted to Officine Stampaggi Industriali (OSI).

Not a car you'd necessarily envision as a competition vehicle, this 2300S has been worked over by the boffins at Abarth and helped carry famed racing driver Paul Frere to a win at the 12 hours of the Nürburgring.

1963 Fiat Abarth 2300S Coupe Works

There were originally only three of these cars. The car was approved on 06.08.1963 by Abarth and re-registered on 03.02.1966 by FIAT SPA in Torino since Fiat took over Abarth. It later went to a collector in the Aosta Valley and finally came to Heilbronn Kirchausen in 1998.

The car had very successfully taken part in major races such as 12 hour Nürburgring (Paul Frere) class win and second overall and Tour d'France and Tour of Europe (Golderer/Peter Falk). The car was completely dismantled and sandblasted. Doors, hood and trunk lid were replaced with aluminum. The engine, with its three Weber twin carburetors was rebuilt and the engine now produces 186 hp at 6498 rpm and 210 Nm of torque at 4992 rpm. The 5-speed gearbox and limited slip differential were completely overhauled and the specially made Koni Suspension rebuilt. The original plexiglass windows were frosted and also had to be replaced. For safety, the passenger compartment is reinforced with a roll cage and a racing fuel tank system installed. Of course the car has MOT and FIA papers. More pictures and information can be found in our "press reports."

The 2300S coupe itself is not a common Fiat. Add the Abarth tuning into the equation and you have one rare piece. A standard 2300S coupe might bring somewhere between $30,000 to $50,000. We've seen smaller vintage Abarths bring close to six figures, and the asking price of over $337,000 is eye watering. While it has an impressive race history, I'm not sure the seller will realize this high price. If the car was for sale around $100,000, I could maybe see it. But at the asking price, we are now in solid Ferrari and Lamborghini territory.

-Paul

1963 Maserati Sebring – REVISIT

The 1963 Maserati Sebring we featured two months ago has been relisted for sale, not having met its reserve the last time at just over $101,000. This time the seller is offering a Buy it Now of $119,000:

1963 Maserati Sebring on eBay - REVISIT

The below post originally appeared on our site October 29, 2012:

The Sebring was another great machine in a long line of grand touring cars from Maserati. With their historic win at the 12 hours of which this car was named after, this coupe with a 3.7 liter inline six cylinder engine and Lucas direct engine was wrapped in handsome bodywork by Vignale. Based on the 3500GT chassis with a shortened wheelbase, this coupe was produced from 1962 through 1969. This 1963 Sebring for sale in California is a matching numbers example that looks stunning in red.

1963 Maserati Sebring

I am pleased to offer my 1963 Maserati Sebring Series 1 3500GTI for sale. It is a matching numbers car with the original Lucas fuel injection installed and in excellent mechanical condition. Power assisted Girling 4-wheel disc brakes and a 5-speed ZF gearbox makes for a wonderful driving experience. It runs and drives extremely well and it has been recently restored to a high quality driveable and "showable" condition. Over $32,000 recently spent making this a stunning example. A Vignale bodied 3.7 liter inline six with twin plug head design producing 255 HP. Only a limited production of 348 built from 1963 -early 1965. A very rare car and considered by many to be one of the finest examples of Vignale coachwork. It is my personal favorite of the Maserati 6 Cylinder GT cars.

Serviced, tuned, overhauled cooling system, steering, and complete new two stage paint along with 95 % of the chrome has been replated. All new Italian black leather front and rear completely correct in style and condition. Everything works except for clock which does sometimes. Fast and smooth, running on the period correct original Pirelli 185/16 tires and although very old still look and work great. I would suggest that a new set be installed if the new owner chooses to drive it often. If you are seriously considering a Maserati GT for your collection this one should be at the top of your list. The 3500GTI cars are becoming the new darlings for the astute collector. Rugged, well built fast and great handling makes for a very usable sports GT. Parts are readily available through Maserati source and MIE. If you are serious and have relevant questions please contact me at 805.969.7289. Martin and this car is for sale locally and may be subject to a previous sale. Thank you for looking at this listing.

With just under 600 produced, the Sebring isn't terribly rare amongst 1960s Italian grand touring machines. Current market values peg the Sebring between $70,000 and $90,000 in good condition, so this example is pushing the envelope a bit at close to six figures with its reserve not yet met. This Sebring is certainly in good condition, but will it be enough for someone to go the distance on the bid?

-Paul

1963 Iso Rivolta GT

We normally don't feature fixer-uppers here on CICFS, but the Iso Rivolta is such a rare, beautiful piece that in any state, it deserves a bit of respect. The brainchild of Renzo Rivolta, this car combined a Chevrolet 327 cubic inch V8 with Giugiaro styling to produce what was one of the most handsome Italo-American collaborations. This Rivolta for sale in Texas looks fairly complete and has had some work done already, but needs a bit more effort to bring it back to its former glory.

1963 Iso Rivolta GT

1968 Iso Rivolta GT #51. This car was built in 1963, but not titled until 1968. It has been in Dallas for over 30 years by the same owner. It is a running, driving project. Recently rebuilt 350, Muncie 4-speed. New brakes and clutch. Has factory trunk A/C. Power steering now converted to rack and pinion. New correct front floors. Rear floors are a little weak. New headliner and windshield rubber. Lots of extra parts to include. Euro gauges, six Campagnolo knockoffs, two rear ends and a correct 327 block. Driver door window not working.

I've never seen a Rivolta in blue. Whether this color is original remains to be debated, but I'd almost be inclined to keep it this color, especially if this was how it was manufactured. Clean Iso Rivoltas can fetch somewhere between $40,000 to $75,000 on average. Given this car's current, half restored state, you're probably looking at a car worth somewhere around $25,000 to $30,000. The mechanicals on this car would be easy enough to sort, but if any of the trim items are missing, this could be a maddening project. Given this is one of my favorite designs from the 1960s, for me, it would be worth it.

-Paul

1963 Ferrari 250GT Lusso

Like the Daytona and F40, the 250GT Lusso is one of those Ferraris with a strong aura built up around it. Contrary to the business model at the time, this Ferrari was not meant for racing. It was, however, one of the most elegant Ferraris ever to hit the road and drew the admiration of actor Steve McQueen, who's well known Marrone Metallizzato 250GT Lusso went up for sale at auction in 2007 and sold for over $2.3 million. Power came from a 3.0 liter "Colombo" 60 degree V12 engine producing 240 horsepower, backed up by a double wishbone suspension at the front and disc brakes all around. Inside, the car was not for everyone, as the fixed back seats required a certain driving position suited to more flexible owners. The pedals, as in many Ferraris of the time, were slightly adjustable. This Lusso for sale in New York is a fine example of this rolling sculpture from the 1960s.

1963 Ferrari 250GT Lusso

1963 Ferrari 250GTL Lusso Gray with Red interior. Motor is completely rebuilt. Older restoration. Mechanically superb. One of only 350 250GTL's ever to be made. Here is your chance to own one for only $725,000.

At first glance I thought this might have been the 250GT Lusso featured on Chasing Classic Cars with Wayne Carini, but the car featured on the show had a tan interior. At $725,000, this is priced just about right for an older restoration Lusso. It's certainly not museum quality like the McQueen Ferrari, but for someone who wants to enjoy their high end classic car investment, you can't split the middle much better than with an example like this.

-Paul

1963 Maserati Sebring

The 1960s were a time of transformation for Maserati. Not only did this decade bring a transfer of ownership from the Orsi family to Citroën, but the company shifted its focus from competition to road cars. The Maserati 3500GTSi, better known as the Sebring, employed much of the mechanicals of the 3500GT wrapped in seductive bodywork by Carrozzeria Vignale. With a 3.5 liter inline six and mechanical fuel injection, the Sebring could reach just shy of 140 miles per hour and scoot to 60 mph in 8.5 seconds. This Sebring is for sale in Washington state and is in need of some minor fixes and TLC to bring it back to its former glory.

1963 Maserati Sebring

1963 Maserati Sebring (3500GTIS) Rare car, 1 of 350 series 1 models produced. Car is numbers matching originally purchased in Switzerland. It is in good driver condition to be used as is or to take it to the next level with a full restoration without the search for any new parts. Motor starts right up and runs strong. Starting to get a little timing chain noise so it will have to be tightened up and looked at some point in the future (put Maserati Sebring 1 in you tube search) Car has only been driven about 300 miles since this video was taken 3 years ago. Odometer was working up until recently but around 93,00Km it started jumping in random increments of 1000Km or more so something is stuck in the odometer. Currently it shows 11088Km. Converted to 3 dual sidedraft Webers. Still have the lucas fuel injection parts which will be included but would have to be rebuilt.

Interior is in great shape with the exception of the leather in the rear window which has shrunk and will need to be reconditioned or replace. Passenger side electric window works sporatically. Body has paint bubbles in the rocker arms and some rust and there is a crack in the front hood area which is not that uncommon for a 50 year old hand built body. Car has been repainted to the current color from what I understand in the late 70's, the original factor color was to of been silver. Was featured in viale Ciro Menotti issue 89, Car Toys 2006 calandar, winner of Sports Car Magazine Spirit of Motoring Award (best driver) Italian Concourse d'Elegance 2005, 2nd in class Italian Concourse d'elegance 2007.

This is a great looking grand touring machine that was ahead of its time in performance. It cuts a bit more of an athletic pose than the related 3500GT and many of the styling cues were carried on to subsequent Maserati models. While this example is sporting Weber carbs, at least it has the original parts for the fuel injection. High values for Sebrings can hover in the $75,000 to $95,000 range. If this car could be had for under $60,000, it would be good buy and give the new owner some breathing room to carry out the fixes this car needs and deserves.

-Paul

1963 Fiat 1200 Convertible

If you were to draw a picture of the quintessential Italian roadster, the Fiat 1200 might be close to the finish product after the pen hits the paper. These were the father of the Fiat 124 Spider, which lived on into the 1980s. With a 1.2 liter four cylinder engine, the 1200 wasn't the fastest open roofed Italian cars of the era, but they offered a lot of style and fun from a small package. This example for sale in Pennsylvania has been freshened up and the hardtop is a nice addition that you don't see every day.

1963 Fiat 1200 Convertible

This is a very nice 1963 Fiat 1200 Spyder. The paint is in very good condition. It runs and drives extremely well. The seat covers are about a year old. We just redid the door panels, full rubber kit and floor mats/carpet. Mechanically, it is very sound as well, just refreshed. It is very clean. We have the removable hard top only. It needs very little to be a gem. We have the original owner's manuals as well.

The best Fiat 1200 Convertible out there may bring $20,000 to $25,000, so a clean example falling short of perfection, such as this car, should be a little bit under that range. I'd say a fair price is being asked here, especially considering that if you just give it a mere passing glance, you might think you spotted the more expensive Lancia Aurelia B24 Convertible of the era.

-Paul