In the years following World War II, plenty of manufacturers went ahead and developed racing specials off existing platforms in an effort for niche models to be more fiscally viable. Alfa Romeo debuted the Sprint Speciale, or SS, in 1959, based off the Giulietta platform. The first 100 cars of the production run were low nose specials devised specifically to meet FIA homologation requirements. With a twin cam engine and a very low coefficient of drag for the period, these were serious contenders. Later, in 1963, a Giulia based Sprint Speciale with a larger, 1.6 liter powerplant would debut. This example for sale in Houston represents the last of the Giulia SS breed, as these cars would disappear after 1966.
Year: 1966 Model: Giulia SS Engine: 1.6 liter inline-4 Transmission: 5-speed manual Mileage: 8,704 mi (?) Price: $132,500 Buy It Now
Motor No. AR00121.01269
One of only 1,400 examples produced between 1962-66
Ideal Example for Tours and Rallies
Verified by Alfa Romeo Historic Motoring
Desirable 1600cc Giulia Model
Striking original-color White SS
The Giulietta Sprint Speciale was a more upscale version of the normal Sprint and featured a smooth, 2-door gran turismo body by Bertone. In the efforts to make the SS as light as possible, the wheelbase was made four inches shorter than the Sprint's. Since it was intended for competition use, the SS only had room for two people and a limited amount of storage for luggage. However, this allowed the cabin to be much more spacious than the four-seat Sprint.
According to Alfa Romeo Historic Motoring, chassis number AR 381227 originally corresponds to Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale (101.21), engine series AR 00121 - Manufactured on the 14th of September 1964 and sold on April 20, 1965 to Alfa Romeo Inc., Newark USA. The example offered here makes for an ideal driver's SS in correct, refreshing non-red paint color and good mechanicals. Other noteworthy items include correct radio delete, Borrani vented wheels, and the unique plenum and air box - considered 'regular' 105 Veloce items, but are believed to be original on the later cars. All body numbers are present on the front hood, rear decklid hinge, and firewall.
The older paintwork is well suited for a touring candidate, while the interior upholstery displays well and appears fairly recent. Its engine compartment remains remarkably clean, while the car runs as strong and smooth as the striking cosmetics imply. Above all, the Giulia SS's appeal lies in its good looks and driving pleasure. It continues to be one of the most recognizable and collectable post-war Alfa Romeos to date.
Note: This Alfa is titled as a 1967 model.
Full Resolution Photos: 1964 Alfa Romeo Giulia SS
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Only 1,400 Sprint Speciales were ever built and as such, they are highly prized. There's a lot to like about this car, especially the great contrast between the white exterior and red leather. The asking price for this car is about on par with what average examples are pulling these days, with the very best verging towards $200,000. Given the rarity of this car and what you pay for similar Ferrari and Lamborghinis of the era, this car offers a lot of style and lore for the money.
Fiat has been back with us here in the US for a few years now, first with their retro 500 and now with a larger 500L thrown in the product mix. We'll see a crossover this Spring, called the 500X, but one type of car is glaringly missing. A sports car. Specifically, something with an open roof. If you'll remember, the Fiat 124 Spider and Fiat X1/9 were the last two Fiats sold in the US before the 500's return in 2012. Toward the end, those two sporting vehicles were sold under the Pininfarina and Bertone badge, respectively. While the 124 Spider was a traditional roadster with a front engine/rear drive chassis, the X1/9, like the one we see here for sale from our reader John, was a decidedly more forward looking sports car, with a targa roof and mid engine. There are still a few out there kicking around in the classifieds, but few come more clean or rust-free.
Looking for an mid-engine Italian sports roadster that doesn't cost more than your house?
This is my 1980 Fiat X1/9 "Abarth" Targa roadster with 84,859 original miles. This car was styled and designed by Bertone in Italy, and for that reason it is often called a "Baby Ferrari" or "Baby Lamborghini".
This are fast, fun, great-handling cars that are becoming much more rare and collectible in recent years. The styling has become classic and these cars are simple to work on and easy to find parts.
This car is a 1.5L with the lift-off targa top which stows in the front trunk. It is a 5-speed manual transmission and it has had an excellent stereo system installed with a JVC head unit, Polk Audio speakers and a 600-watt SPL amplifier.
This car is particularly unique because it is completely RUST-FREE. It is clean and rust-free in every corner and every crevice. This body is solid in every possible place you can look. It is amazing actually.
The interior of the car has been reupholstered and recarpeted with new materials and it looks excellent. This job cost about $1000 and it looks beautiful.
This Fiat runs and drives perfectly. The suspension is all-new and the car handles amazingly well. The engine, transmission, brakes, suspension, steering, etc are working properly with no known issues.
This is probably the cleanest, best-condition X1/9 you will find for sale anywhere. It isn't perfect, there are some minor areas of clearcoat peeling and a few nicks/scratches.
I have a stack of service receipts as well as a repair manual and factory service manual that go with the car.
This car is kept inside my heated warehouse in Willoughby. Email me or call/text me at 440-339-4341 to see the car.
The color on this X1/9 is certainly eye popping but it fits with the period and playful nature of this car. Considering the mileage and condition, the price is about on the mark with where the X1/9 market is currently. You would certainly have a difficult time finding a better deal on a piece of Bertone sculpture to park amongst your collection.
Our guest contributor from flüssig magazine, Andy, is perpetually scanning the classifieds for unique cars. He came across this 1976 Lamborghini Uracco P250 for sale, one of the most attainable Lamborghinis as of late. However, like air-cooled 911s pushing up the values of other P-cars like 944s and 928s, this Uracco is benefitting from the ever increasing values of classic Lamborghinis. Want to stand out from the crowd of V12 Lambos? Try one of these V8 wedges.
1976 Lamborghini Urraco P250. Arancio (Orange) Exterior with very original Black and Grey Interior. Original 2.5L Single Overhead-Cam V-8 and 5 Speed Manual Transmission. Features include Air Conditioning, Power Windows, AM/FM Radio, Proper Tool Kit, and rare Original Alloy Wheels with Proper Michelin XWX Radials. Showing only 35,357 Kilometers (21,969 miles), and lots of evidence of a life of gentle use. Just in from very particular collector and Mershon family friend. Recent service included Timing Belt, Ignition and Carburetor Overhaul by well recognized Columbus OH Evans Automotive. Documentation include service receipts, owner history and interesting paper trail from its original export from Antwerp to Jacksonville FL in 1983. Very nicely finished in its original color combination, well detailed, serviced and ready to enjoy. The Urraco served as Lamborghini's competitive answer to Ferrari's Dino and Porsche's 911. Designed by Marcello Gandini and shaped by Berton, this is one of just a few Lamborghini models to offer 2+2 seating. Widely considered to be undervalued in todays constantly appreciating Lamborghini lineup, recent sales suggest the Urraco in general is a wise investment. Being one of only 520 P250 Urraco's built, this example would be a perfect addition or start to any collection.
This Uracco could be considered the father to the Gallardo 6-speed we featured last week. Smaller, lighter and down on cylinder count versus its larger siblings, the Uracco nonetheless hold an important place in Lamborghini history, as it went on to form the basis of the later Jalpa and Silhouette. These three cars were the only ones to feature the V8 engine designed by Gian Paolo Dallara, who designed race cars for the Williams F1 team and expanded later into IndyCar. It's pedigree like this that gets collectors' attention.
One of my favorite Alfa Romeos of all time has to be the 105/115 Series coupes. Styled by Bertone, these cars have crisp lines that have aged well. Add in the twin cam engine, 5-speed gearbox and disc brakes on all four corners and you have a classic that can also keep up well with modern traffic. Most of the cars that made it stateside were powered by the 2.0 liter engine, but other markets got small displacement versions, like this 1300GT Junior for sale in Portugal. This example has been restored and wears a very striking combination of blue over red leather.
Year: 1972 Model: 1300GT Junior Engine: 1.3 liter inline-4 Transmission: 5-speed manual Mileage: N/A Price: $25,600 Buy It Now
All the Alfa Romeo original Rubber mats (interior and trunk) are new.
New rubber seals (all)
Very god quality Exterior Paint.
Mechanic in perfect condition.
Rare opportunity to buy an excellent car at very good price.
This car is priced almost right in the middle of what a Condition #2 and Condition #1 car go for according to Hagerty. There are plenty of 2000 GTVs out there at that price point, but maybe not as freshly restored. These sports coupes are still at a good price point for those collectors who want something a bit more special than the run of the mill Fiat but might not have a Ferrari budget. For me and many others, these coupes hit the sweet spot of the collector market.
It’s rare that a concept car sees the light of day and if it does, the styling cues you’ll see on the showroom floor will differ to varying degrees than what was viewed on the auto show circuit. But, in the case of the Alfa Romeo Montreal, this halo car made it through to production with much of its cache in tact. With a V8 derived from the legendary Tipo 33 racer under the hood, this car was not only a looker, but had speed and sound to go with it. This example for sale in Germany was converted to a Targa, not an option originally available. It looks to be a fairly professional job and offers one the opportunity to take in even more of that raucous V8 soundtrack.
Year: 1977 Model: Montreal Targa Engine: 2.6 liter V8 Transmission: 5-speed manual Mileage: 39,000 mi Price: $45,000 Buy It Now
The Alfa Romeo Montreal was introduced as a concept car in 1967 at the Expo 67, held in Montreal, Canada. The first production car was shown at the 1970 Geneva Motorshow using a 2593 cc dry sump lubricated V8 engine with Spica fuel injection that produced around 235 bhp, coupled to a five-speed ZF manual gearbox and a limited slip differential. This engine was derived from the 2-litre V8 used in the 33 Stradale and in the Tipo 33 sports prototype racer. The chassis and running gear of the production Montreal were taken from the Giulia GTV coupé and had double wishbone suspension with coil springs and dampers at the front.
Up for sale is a very rare, well preserved Montreal, which was converted to a Targa by its last owner, who was an engineer. The work on this one of a kind Montreal has been done professionally, with reinforcements in the interior (under console and above rockers). The underbody is untouched in good original condition, (which is unusual for these mainly in Europe and Canada sold cars). Therefore the reinforcements are relatively easy removable, if you wanted to put the car back in its original condition. This car comes out of an estate. We have documentation & history from the previous owner, such as design sketches, photos and invoices. The original alloy wheels and air cleaner are not installed, but come with the car.
Interior: seats are upholstered in black leather and look almost like new. One missing switch in the dashboard, which was also covered with leather. Door panels due to work on the e-windows removed but will be installed before a new owner gets the car. Generally the interior is in very good condition.
Paint: excellent except for a few small marks and scratches. I would give it a strong 8 out of 10. Original color was metallic brown and the Alfa was sanded down to bare metal before the green respray.
Body: near perfect condition, seemingly without any former accidents and no rust repairs. A small tiny rust spot in front of the rear wheel, otherwise no rust. Correct gaps, no, or minimal dents. The Targa roof can be stowed in the trunk. The underbody is very good, original and rustfree.
Mechanical: it all seems to work fine apart from windscreen wipers. The electric windows are a bit slow. The engine runs good, transmission shifts well. The car hasn’t been driven for some time, so the brakes could be overhauled. But don´t get me wrong, generally the mechanics are in very good condition. This Alfa drives very nice.
Other: Chrome and stainless steel bumpers are good, could be partially polished. The tires have a lot of profile. 90% of the rubber seals are excellent.
Legal: who bids agrees to the following: Our regular sales and withdrawal conditions for our new items are excluded for this article, since it is a used, 37-year-old vehicle, in which defects may be present. Sold as is, no guarantee or warranty of any kind, full payment and collection within two weeks after the auction ends. Place of jurisdiction is Hamburg Germany. We reserve the right to end the auction anytime, since the vehicle might be offered in other media. Deposit US$ 600 with PayPal for foreign buyers within 48 hours, balance: bank wire or cash. To use our Los Angeles or Ft. Lauderdale based business partners might be an additional option for the transaction, but will cost a fee of USD 500,00
Despite our detailed description, it makes sense to look at the car and test drive it. Of course you can also send an inspector. We are experienced with shipping/importing cars from the US and offer free delivery to the nearest port. For more detailed information please call +49-40-6424272 or cell +49-172-411 1891. Email might not be answered on time, since I am traveling until 8/14. In case it sells to the US, we can help with information of an US buyer, who imported his Montreal from Hamburg.
Conclusion: the previous owner was certainly an enthusiast who has realized his dream of a Montreal on an excellent base vehicle to start with. Looking at the near perfect body and underbody, the 63,903 km (39,000 miles) might even be original. This is a true Italian sports car with a nice revving 2.5 L V8 engine, inherited from an Alfa race car. The rarest and fastest Alfa Romeo production car of the 70`s. More worth and greater investment than the Giulias and GTV´s. In March Gooding & Co sold a Montreal for USD 176K!! It gets harder to find a Monti in good condition for the price I am asking. For more detailed information please call +49-40-6424272 or cell +49-172-411 1891.
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A Montreal is not the Italian classic you should be eyeing if you are a beginner to the game. The fuel injection system on these cars is notoriously complex to tune, and many bespoke parts can be hard to source these days. Around $40,000 to $60,000 is the meaty part of the value curve for these Alfas at the moment, with exceptional ones bringing a bit more, of course. With a respray and targa conversion, a lot of this car's originality is lost, which is no doubt reflected in this car's lower price. If a regular Montreal isn't unique enough, with a bit of fettling, this targa would make a nice weekend runner.
There are plenty of cars out there that are in horrible shape, left to rot and sulk in corners surrounded by the shadows of their former glory. Some of them are even very expensive cars that you can't believe would be forgotten and neglected, but often the best laid plans can go awry and one man's vision of a restored car is in reality a project that will never see fruition. But in recent years there has been a tremendous amount of interest in "barn finds" - cars that are just these types of situations, and today's Jarama 400GT could probably be classified as such. All original minus a pretty spectacular set of Miura SV wheels, this already rare Jarama is ready for a full restoration - or would you keep the patina?
1971 Lamborghini Jarama
Red with Black Leather Interior
The Jarama, introduced in 1970, was one of the last front-engined Lamborghini GT’s, concluding the line that began with the very first Lamborghini, the 350GT. Mechanically, it was similar to the Espada, but with a 10.6 inch shorter wheelbase, the Jarama was considerably more agile to drive. Fitted with Lamborghini’s sophisticated quad-cam V-12, all independent suspension, and five-speed gearbox, the Jarama was a deliberately understated high performance “businessman’s express” intended for those who appreciated Lamborghini’s engineering and performance, but who wanted to maintain a more refined lifestyle and image. Nevertheless, the styling has a subdued excitement that is hinted at by the sharp creases and muscular wheelarches. The car is very well proportioned, and thanks to its thin pillars and generous greenhouse, visibility is excellent. Today, the Jarama continues to exemplify this more subdued approach to enjoying a Lamborghini, in addition to gaining momentum as collectors and enthusiasts start to appreciate the unique blend of attributes that the car embodies.
This particular car is a longtime California example which the previous owner reports has covered 26,000 miles from new and has never been apart. It is structurally excellent and highly complete, with and overwhelming sense of authenticity. He purchased the car in 1989, drove it once, and then laid it up with the intention of restoring it. It sits on genuine and extremely rare Miura SV wheels, which are staggered in width and tremendously valuable. It also comes with its original tool kit, jack, books, manual, and several photos taken in 1988 in San Diego, in which the car looks virtually identical to its present day appearance, right down to the car’s stunning and absolutely fantastic stance facilitated by the staggered wheels.
The car needs a complete restoration but is gloriously complete and undisturbed. All mechanical and cosmetic systems should be inspected and restored as necessary but everything is there, right down to the accessories and Becker Europa radio. The body is extremely straight with great fit and virtually no rust. The small amount of rust present is limited to the rocker panels. The undercarriage is extremely solid as well. The engine compartment is unmodified in appearance, right down to the original FIAMM silk screening on the airbox covers and the windscreen washer fluid reservoir. The car is fitted with air conditioning.
This is a superb opportunity to acquire an ideal restoration project. Just 177 Jaramas were built, and this is an exceptionally honest, solid, and undisturbed example that could serve as an invaluable reference for originality for other cars, as well as for this car’s restoration. It is highly complete, extremely sound, and is reported to have covered just 26,000 miles from new.
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I know it's far from perfect, but there's something that's indescribably cool about the current state of this car. Granted, it likely needs a full mechanical service and updating, and I'd probably recover the seats so that I wasn't getting covered in a fine dust of disintegrating seat internals every time I went for a drive. But this Jarama has presence - especially with the Miura wheels - and it would be neat to just cruise around in it, regardless of whether the outside was perfect or not. The mechanical restoration alone won't be cheap or easy, but currently the car sits on reserve with bidding around $30,000 - with top Jaramas only bringing around $80,000 these days, you could concievably end up not losing your shirt in this deal - but I'd spend a little on a mechanical sorting and just drive it, personally. Just don't forget your gold chain.
Show cars - automobile manufacturers taunt us with them; visionary styling design exercises that hint towards the future of the brand. They are litmus tests for the public's reception, intended to generate enthusiasm and buzz about all of the wonderful things that the company is doing. The reality is, though, that when it comes to the production version that company has had to deal with lawyers, laws, production schedules and the bottom line. Suddenly, that quad-turbo V16 and 28" hand polished magnesium wheels go out the window, left behind like the dreams of the designers in favor of something that won't explode the second you turn the key. Outside, the rakish designs, flying buttresses, gaping vents and grills and exotic materials are replaced by stamped steel and toned down to a more suitable design. It's as if the dream dish you spent hours preparing was loaded into the conservative oven, set to boring and baked until all of the passion dried out. At least, that's what is supposed to happen - but apparently no one told the Italians that.
Launched as a show car in 1967 at the Montreal car exposition, what became known as "The Montreal" internally grew even crazier than the original design. Outside the car retained its partially obscured headlights, the sensuous curves and the crazy vent slats in the C-pillar that hint the car could be rear-engined. Bertone styled the original, so it's not much of a surprise that it in large part resembles the also-Gandini styled Miura. But unlike the Miura, the Montreal show car was fitted with a 1600cc 4 cylinder engine popped out of a Giulia. Naturally then, what would be found in the production version? A race-bred 2.6 liter V8 with a 7,000 RPM redline, of course:
Year: 1971 Model: Montreal Engine: 2.6 liter V8 Transmission: 5-speed manual Mileage: 48,900 km Price: No Reserve Auction
1971 ALFA ROMEO
FACTORY 2.6 LITER V8!
FACTORY ZF 5-SPEED MANUAL!
FACTORY LIMITED SLIP DIFFERENTIAL!
ITALIAN GT/SPORTS CAR!
Up for auction with NO RESERVE!!! is an extremely rare, Bertone Designed, time capsule, 1971 Alfa Romeo Montreal. The car is titled as a 1967, This could have been a simple typo on dmv paperwork or something to do with import smog laws in California when it came to the states in the 1980's? Obviously this car is a 1971 model do to the factory vin number in engine compartment. This car recently came out of a climate controlled private collection where it was lovingly stored. This car is in wonderful, original condition. The paint is nice and shines very well for its age. The chrome and bright work are in great original condition and look great against the bright red. There are a few small cracks in the paint as seen in the pictures. The glass is all original to the car and in great shape with no nicks or cracks. The original Alfa Romeo wheels are in fantastic shape and look almost new. There is no curb rash present and they are extremely clean. There are five total including a full size spare in the trunk as seen in the pictures. The tires have plenty of tread and are in great shape. The interior is in excellent shape for it's age. This car has the option of leather seats, extremely rare option to find on a Montreal. The seats are in great condition with only one small hole on the side of each as seen in the pictures. They have adjustable headrests with wood accents. The dash has one crack as seen in pic, very clean for its age. All the gauges work although the speedo can jump a bit every once in a while. The current mileage reads 48,900 KM and is believed to be original. The fuel gauge works and appears accurate. The temperature gauge works and appears accurate. The tach works and appears accurate. The dash lights work as does the emergency brake light. These gauges are all in Italian and the speedo is in km/hr. The headlights work, the high beams work, the brake lights work. The emergency brake works. Power windows work. The power windows go up and down freely but could probably use some light lubrication. The heater and defroster appear to work as does the horn. The carpet is clean. The headliner is in excellent shape and original to the car. The door panels are in great shape for their age and original to the car. The factory 2.6 Liter Dual Overhead-Cam V8 sounds simply amazing! The factory fuel injection works great with no problems and the engine is extremely clean and well kept as you can see in the pictures. When you rev it and hear the superb sound you understand why Alfa Romeo's derive such passion and love from their owners and car aficionado's the world over. The factory ZF 5-Speed manual transmission shifts great and goes through all the gears smoothly with no binding or sticking. The factory limited slip differential works great with no issues. Brand new battery installed with no charging issues at all. The factory double wishbone suspension with coil springs makes this car ride great! It is smooth going down the road and is a very comfortable ride. The manual steering works well and really gives the driver a feeling of being connected to the road and increases the driving experience exponentially. The power brakes work great and the car stops in a straight line with no pulling to either side. This car is a complete joy to drive and beyond that is is extremely comfortable for a classic Italian sports car. The Bertone design is unmistakable and timeless. From 1970-1977 there were 3917 Alfa Romeo Montreals produced and a very small number of those still survive today, let alone being found in the U.S. This is an excellent investment/collector car as recently prices are starting to rise dramatically as these hidden gems are found. This is not a car you can just go out and find. They very rarely come on the market in such original, survivor condition. Most people have never even seen one in person. Earlier this year at the Gooding Auction a 1971 Alfa Romeo sold for $176,000.00. That car was in restored condition and was not equipped with factory leather. It also has a later production # by about 500 units. The previous year a 1973 sold for $99000.00. Also with a later production #. This shows a 56% increase in 12 months. This car can be enjoyed as a survivor or do a full restoration on the car and when you're finished you will have a $200,000.00 piece of art that you can drive. The original owners manual is included. This is your chance. If you have ever wanted an up and coming Italian sports car that is a phenomenal investment that you can drive and enjoy at the same time. This is the car. This car belongs in a private collection when it can be treated with the same love an enjoyment that the previous owner had. It is truly an Italian Masterpiece and sure to go up in value everyday you own it. The classic car market is on fire right now and is a better investment than stocks or laughable bank interest for an excellent rate of return on your money. This car is being sold at NO RESERVE!!!
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The Montreal is an interesting car for sure; while not as pretty as the Miura, it's certainly a lot easier to live with in many ways. You also won't pay the cost of entry, either; while the seller notes that top condition Montreals have soared in recent years towards $200,000, the reality is that most examples fall far below $100,000 today. There's a definite upward trend in their value befitting their unique nature - let's not forget this was Alfa Romeo's halo car of the day - but they're still quite affordable compared to other Italian exotics from the same period. Hagerty places a condition 2 Montreal right around $65,000 - conveniently, exactly where the opening bid is on this no-reserve auction. I'd wager this car is probably appropriately priced there or maybe a few thousand dollars higher in today's market, but not much more. While they're almost certain to increase in value over the next few years, they're not there yet - meaning now is a prime opportunity to jump in to these classic V8 Alfas.
Though not the most prolific version of the 105/115 series coupes, the 1750 GTV shared the basic tenants that united the many versions; light weigh, great styling, and a super drivetrain. An instant classic, they managed to be as memorable as the Guiliettas they replaced, and certainly made the following chapter all the more difficult for the Alfetta. Today's example is beautiful if somewhat untraditional Vivid Verde, sporting a older restoration but also a heat transplant:
Beautiful restoration about 10 years ago returning this Bertone-bodied coupe back to its factory original green - "Vivid Verde." Parts were re-plated as necessary. All weather stripping was replaced, all glass is original. Interior was completely redone in beautiful black leather that looks - and smells - phenomenal. New carpets, new headliner, new dash board, rebuilt instruments all make the interior better than new. Note that the odometer was reset to zero when the car was rebuilt, original miles are unknown. Seatbelts are Schroth competition-style 4-point belts (http://www.schrothracing.com/competition), original belts Klippan belt are included and can be easily installed if preferred. Center console is custom made to emulate the earlier GTA-style and covered in leather as well. Transmission was rebuilt with new synchros and lightened gears by Merrit (http://www.speedquest.com/my/gearlightning/index.html) and shifts quickly and perfectly. Engine is a 2 liter motor from a 1989 Alfa Spider including the excellent Bosch fuel injection. The battery was relocated to the trunk both to accommodate the FI system and better weight distribution. The custom cold-air air intake box is made of polished stainless and covers a K&N filter. The original 1750 motor is included with the sale as well as the original dash, wheels, hub caps, springs etc. New exhaust system with GTA end pipe was installed at that time as well. Koni adjustable shocks and Performance springs all around. Radiator was rebuilt. Brakes have been changed to a single brake booster arrangement. Car is pictured with "daily" floor mats that protect the perfect carpet, show-condition floor mats with the Alfa logo are included. Windshield washer pump is not installed but it is included.
This is a ten-year-old restoration and the car has a few minor imperfections, but it has been garage kept and very well cared for. It shows very, vey well. There are few minor scratches on the rims and the windshield. There is a small crack in the paint next to the driver's door handle as shown in the photos. It has been shown at Concorso Italiano in Monterey for many years. It starts instantly, runs excellent, drives like only a well-sorted Alfa can. Steering is precise and brakes are excellent. Tires will need replacing soon.
There are 60 more photos of the car here: http://s156.photobucket.com/user/annabelleharper/slideshow/1969%20GTV
Test drives are welcome, just ask. Car is located in Mountain View, CA. Payment must be complete before the car ships but I will meet a car moving service if you arrange for it and pay for it.
If you have any questions, please ask. If you need any clarification or additional pictures, please ask. I want to make sure you are getting exactly what you expect.
Personally, I'm a fan of the build; I like the updated engine package in the classically designed coupe. I did a very similar swap in my Audi GT, updating the engine for a more headache-free running condition. It worked while simultaneously making the car a better performer; my guess is this package is quite similar. Value has been a little flat on these GTVs over the past few years, but still a top condition 1969 would set you back around $50,000. This car loses some of that value with the older restoration and heart swap, but I'd estimate at $28,000 to $32,000 this car would be well bought.
When you think classic Lamborghinis, the Jarama probably doesn't make your list. Nor does it make the list of popular 1970s GTs, the list of Bertone's best designs, or frankly the list of Lamborghini's best designs. But what it is is a quirky GT that had a big, thunderous V12 under the front hood, room for 4 and a manual transmission driving the rear wheels. Unfortunately, it sort of looked like a first generation Scirocco had mated with a Muria, but let's not forget what many other cars looked like in the 1970s...it was neat, and that's what counted. Rare new, and even more rare today, there is a nice example for sale today:
- The car is having a new interior put in it right now I will get back to you with a price.
- Clean solid NO rust -
- Clean driver condition.
- Manual Trans.
- Numbers Matching.
- Needs Nothing and ready for a new owner.
See specs and history.
Can be exported at your cost...
- Serious collectors please...more pics coming and on request....
$$ Best Offer ... USD American dollars...
Not much information is provided, nor are there detailed photos of the engine or interior. Service history would be a big plus here, since keeping those big V12 motors running properly can be an expensive undertaking. I do love the combination of green and tan; a bit unusual for a Lamborghini of this vintage - or at all, really. The NACA ducts are always a favorite of mine in this generation Lamborghini, though ultimately I think the Espada is the cooler of the two. If you're into the Jarama, though, the price on this model is about $15,000 above market value, though they've been heading steadily upwards and there aren't many out there - especially in green!
When it comes to Italian cars, Ferrari still captivates the imaginations of enthusiasts and non-enthusiasts alike. Seemingly synonymous with being Italian, the red cars from Maranello have created a legend in an of themselves. In recent years, even cars that are more loosely related or which traditionally weren't considered "true" Ferraris have experienced a surge in pricing, lifting them out of the reach of most enthusiasts who want to experience a taste of that Italian emotion in engineering. For example, the lowly Dino - a car not considered worthy enough to carry the Ferrari name for some time - has recently surpassed pricing of many of its more powerful and traditionally more desirable V12 brethren; if you want to get into a 1967 Dino 206GT these days, you better have at least $300,000 on hand for a decent example.
What's perhaps even more amazing is that one of the cars that shares the Dinos underpinnings - the Lancia Stratos - is even more expensive. For a decent Stratos these days, plan on freeing up about $400,000. But there is one more car that shared that Ferrari DNA, and it's not nearly as expensive as its slinky cousins; the Fiat Dino. Indeed, it was the Fiat that allowed both the Ferrari version and the Stratos to be created later, and was the development platform for the 2.0 V6 engine that was also used in Formula 2 racing. Available in either coupe or convertible, it was a handsomely styled GT by Bertone in Coupe version, like today's example:
1967 Fiat Dino finished in Red over Black interior. This RARE 1967 early 2.0 Liter V6 had a full restoration completed in late 2008. A no expense spared restoration produced this stunning vehicle. It sits on R Cromodora alloy wheels wrapped in Pirelli P3000 tires. A Blaupunkt cassette Stereo. Highly optioned from the factory with such things as RARE full power windows. The interior was re-wrapped in period correct leather and shows well. A full mechanical re-build took place as well, with less than 500 miles on the total restoration since completed. Fully service and ready to go to its new home. An investment vehicle that is ONLY on the upward swing.
1967 FIAT Dino finished in Red over Black interior. Fiat introduced its 2-liter Dino at the 1966 Turin Motor Show, a collaboration between the giant Italian automaker and its chic counterpart, Ferrari. A smart-looking 2+2 coupe designed by Bertone. The name is derived from Enzo Ferrari's son Alfredo, nicknamed Dino, who collaborated in the mid-1950s with the legendary engineer Vittorio Jano on a lightweight aluminum V6. A decade later, Ferrari planned to use this engine to power its F2 race cars. Homologation was necessary, however, and Fiat, with its mass-production capabilities, was a natural fit to get the engine into as many cars as such homologation required, in this case 500. A Ferrari powerplant couldn't just be shoved into any old Fiat so the Dino was produced.The entities enlisted Bertone, who was responsible for the coupe. The body styles are uniquely proportioned, front-engine, rear-wheel-drive cars. The coupe’s reception was favorable as it fit its skin a bit better thanks to its increased 2+2 wheelbase.The coupe featured luxuries like power windows, split folding rear seats, and rear window breathers that opened automatically depending on the car's speed. It also featured a lovely wood dash with big gauges and nifty switches, and a supple leather interior. The massaged, road-going 2.0-liter V6 delivered 160 hp and was mated to a Ferrari 5-speed transmission. It was the same power plant that Ferrari employed in its own mid-engined 206 Dino GT. These cars were lauded in period for their performance, especially as they were essentially Ferraris underneath, but at a fraction of the cost. Dino production ceased in June 1972. In all, ONLY 3,670 2.0 coupes were produced in its life time. Rust has claimed many cars, and these days they are a rare sight!! But when you consider the Ferrari DNA that runs through them, these Fiats are serious contenders as economical exotics.
If they were a budget Ferrari back when they were new, they're even moreso today. The convertibles - styled by Pininfarina - are generally considered more desirable, as are the later run 2.4 cars that were assembled in Maranello. Despite this then being the least desirable of the lot, this none-the-less looks like a spectacular example. I'd prefer tan leather to this version's black interior, but it's well presented and looks nice. The same can be said for the red exterior, which is classic Italian in shade but wouldn't be my first choice. This car has undergone a recent restoration which should take most of the guesswork out of ownership if it was done properly, and buying one that's done is certainly cheaper than attempting to buy a bad example and doing it yourself. Despite that, the pricing of this example is absolute top of the market for 2.0 Dino Coupes; Hagerty places a condition 1 show car at around $46,000 right now, and even then that's taking into account the recent spike in prices on these cars. Like the Dino and Stratos cousins, these cars are on the upswing and are likely being pulled upwards by their rare cousins. Does that make this car a good deal? Well, in relation to the others it's at least a car you could buy and enjoy driving without worrying that someone would crash into you trying to take a picture and ruin the value. It's an understated but pretty GT which offers all of that Italian emotion and design in a package that can still be grabbed by mere mortals. For that, we're thankful!