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1969 Alfa Romeo GTV

The predecessor to the GTV6 we featured yesterday, the 105/115 series GTV coupes are a perennial favorite amongst Alfisti, noted for their graceful Bertone styling and lively driving dynamics. To this day, these cars have a look about them that combines the best of modern and classic styling and can be run fairly easily on a budget, as they have a strong enthusiast backing. This GTV for sale in Texas has been recently restored and is ready to be enjoyed by its next owner.

1969 Alfa Romeo GTV

You are bidding on a 1969 Alfa Romeo GTV with 85,526 actual miles. This is one of Bobcor Alfa's classic restoration projects and it is a beautiful and absolutely spectacular car. A must have for any car lovers! Beautiful 60's design (instead of the outdated 70's look)

I purchased this car from the person who did the full restoration through Bobcor Alfa. The restoration was done in Florida where the relatively clean body was disassembled, all rust repaired (without bondo), and a classic paint (Urban Green Clearcoat A04) was applied. The car was then reassembled using either new or cleanup parts. The interior was done all over from brand new parts and super clean and was left beautiful.
The engine and transmission were built by Richards Stephens. He has been building Alfa engines for 30+ years and is one of the best in the country. The engined is dialed in very nicely. The transmission was worked on as well as new brakes, suspension, clutch, donut, and almost every other part was replaced new. The previous owner who did all these repairs spent over $30,000 in making the car perfect. This is a classic beauty, you won't find many others like this.

I bought the car in 2008, and the restoration had been done a year before. The previous owner only used the car for short weekend rides and I have only put a little over 1,000 miles in it since then. It has always been kept in the garage and is polished and well cared for. The engine runs very clean and starts up nicely. Mechanically my maintenance has been done by Elite Imports in Austin, TX who specializes in Alfa's. The car has no air conditioning, you can always put an after market one but it's usually not advised.

The only addition I did to the car was to have a CD-player and speakers installed. They can be removed if you don't like the look (I've considered it myself since I'm a little bit of a purist, but again having music is nice for the weekend rides).

Some little details that need to be mentioned about the car:

1. There is a small dink on the both the driver and passenger side of the doors. This have been made from the doors opening all the way. (Pictured below)
2. There's a short scratch below the passenger side door handle. (Pictured below)
3. There is a small scratch on the trunk area. (Pictured below)

Other than these minor blemishes I have not have any problems with the car and the engine runs very smooth. The car was completely gone through from top to bottom by one of the most reputable Alfa restoration shops. Vehicle history sates salvaged but knowing Bobcor and his reputation, this did not affect the quality of the car.

This car is one of a kind:
-Engine runs great, even when cold. Once it warms up it is an incredible car. I was tempted to take it to the race track but never did. But it runs that nice.
-Tires and wheels are like new
-Handles like a dream
-Interior is beautiful with classic 60's design, instead of the outdated 70's outlook.
-Transmission shifts very nicely
-Oil pressure, water temp, etc. are right where they should be.
-Steering wheel is beautiful
-Brand new battery

Please ask any and all questions before bidding. Serious bidders only. I can send high resolution pictures over eBay email. And you can always send an ebay inspector to take a look at it (from inspectmyride.com).

Deposit and Payment:

I require a $500 deposit via Paypal within 48 hours of the end of the auction. Full payment is required within 7 days of the end of the auction (unless I approve otherwise over email) in cashier's check or direct wire transfer. Bidder is expected to have financing/payment ready at the end of the auction. Transportation is buyer's responsibility, but I can assist. For out-of-state people we can also use escrow.com under buyer's expense if you want an even more secure transaction (I've only used them outside of ebay in the past since ebay is itself insured).

To answer a few questions from people:

1. During the restoration it looks like the front and rear bumpers and the rear taillights were from a 1970 or 71 model. But the car is a '69 model.
2. The doors need some adjustment on the closing latch. They align perfectly, but they have to be closed hard. In specific the passenger side door sometimes I have to close it 2 or 3 times to get it to close completely.
3. I just looked at the old California registration card (not the title) and it has a line that says "PR/HIST: SALVAGED". Like I put it in the description. But the title says nothing about it, it's a clear title. Not sure what the registration means, but since it was a complete restoration for this car I don't think it matters if it was salvaged or not.
4. I will try to get more pictures from underneath. I will try to take the car to a shop and put it on the rails tomorrow or monday at the latest.

This car has a few flaws and I’d be a bit concerned about the salvage issue as described. Sometimes motor vehicle registries can be weird, but it is worth doing some research to see if there is anything to cause a potential owner to be alarmed. The asking price of $26,000 is about spot on for a good driver quality GTV, as an example like this will typically run you between $25,000 and $30,000.

-Paul

1962 Alfa Romeo Giulietta 1600 Sprint

The Giulietta Sprint is a tidy little coupe and would foreshadow the next two decades of rear-drive coupe awesomeness to emerge from Alfa Romeo. This 1962 Sprint for sale in San Diego was originally an import from Italy and after 40 years, still wears its original paint.

1962 Alfa Romeo Giulietta 1600 Sprint

This red Alfa was imported from Italy in about ’68 or ‘69 by a David Gemora who owned a machine shop in Tarzana, California. His main business seemed to be building prototypes for government agencies and according to his family he travelled extensively in Russia and China. After he died his wife gathered the kids together at their Woodland Hills home and said, “Now I can tell you what your dad did for a living." His children didn’t know until his death that he was involved in optical surveillance/global espionage with the highest private security clearance available from our government.

Mr. Gemora and a young family friend named David Skora worked on the Alfa at Gemora’s shop from about 1970 onward. Gemora and Skora rebuilt the engine and clutch in the early seventies along with performing other mechanical work to keep the car in good fettle for daily driving chores around Southern California. The car was painted in lacquer at that time also. Young Skora had always desired the Giulia and upon Mr. Gemora’s death in about 2005 was able to purchase it from the family. I purchased it from Mr. Skora.

Today: The paint work is very shiny, like a ruby but there are cracks and miscellaneous dings and dents here and there consistent with 40 year old paint and lacquer especially (the cracks). We have done everything needed to bring it to good mechanical fettle including but not limited to: New brakes, water pump, front engine seal, driveshaft support, flex disk, belts, hoses, fresh air ducts, rear suspension limit strap, carburetor kit, rod out radiator core and more…..(some of these items needed to be performed due to sitting in storage for the long period before Mr. Skora’s purchase)

She drives very nice and one does not have to jump through any hoops nor engage in any special shifting techniques to change gears smoothly. The engine starts easily, pulls strong, does not smoke or drop any large amounts of oil. When reversing briskly one needs to rest a hand upon the shift lever to keep it in place.

Inside there is a lovely period Nardi wood rim steering wheel. Also, there is a very cool, period anti-theft devise on the steering column (built in like it belongs there). There are two photos of it on the photo page. It snaps into place and you use a key to unlock it. I’ve never, ever seen one like it before. This car has a sound structure but is not virginal perfect. At first glance the undercarriage it appears to be rock solid but if one presses upward on the floors they seem to be thin. If one scrutinizes very closely some small perforations can be found. The floor in the trunk under the battery has the usual perforations as well.

I recognize that I am rather fussy with vintage cars and that everyone does not wish or have the resources to drive fully dialed in cars. Some would simply forgo this metal work and drive the car as is. For those in that category a discount can be arranged and this car can be continued to be used just the way it is as a pleasant daily driver. $47,500

The seller misidentified this car as a Giulia; in fact, that was the model to succeed this Giulietta. The last Giulietta Sprint we featured was priced just under $50,000, but that was a well sorted, tastefully modified example. With the few issues this car has I'd suspect it would be more realistically priced in the low $40,000 range.

-Paul

1983 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Autodelta Turbo

Creating a follow up act to the Giulia was never going to be an easy task for Alfa Romeo. This compact sedan helped define the emerging sports sedan segment in the 1970s and was a favorite of the Carabinieri. Introduced in 1977, this car was based on the new Alfetta, featuring its rear-mounted gearbox layout. With its three box design featuring a short trunk with a beltline that raised up at the rear, this car would foreshadow styling trends to come in the next decade.

Alfa Romeo decided to kick it up a notch in 1982 with the Giulietta Autodelta Turbo. Under the hood was a 2.0 liter, twin cam four cylinder aided by a KKK turbocharger which helped this unit pump out 168 horsepower. This was quite a heady number for a four cylinder engine from this era. Only 361 of these small, lively sedans were ever made; fewer still exist today. This rare Alfa is for sale in Livorno, on the coast due east of Florence, Italy.

1983 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Autodelta Turbo

Alfa Romeo Autodelta Turbo, type 116.A1B, only 361 units built, produced on 09/21/1983 (source documentation service Alfa Romeo Historic Motoring), LI original black plate. The car has been fully reconditioned along with the mechanicals while maintaining the original features from the Alfa Romeo factory. The upholstery is original, preserved as new because the car was always garaged. TRX tires on 365mm original rims. Possessing Certificate of Historical Importance and collecting ASI. Price on arrival and adequate to the car.

This is one seriously low mileage Alfa, with just over 40,000 miles on the clock. While no price is given, I'd suspect this car is rare enough to warrant a price of around what similarly mint Alfa Milanos and 75s are going for these days, which is anywhere between $7,000 and $10,000 USD. This car is rare enough in Europe, but you'd almost be guaranteed to be the only one on US soil to have a Giulietta Autodelta Turbo if you went to the lengths to import it.

-Paul

1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Normale

Of all the Alfa Romeo Coupes, I've always preferred the Giulia 105/115 series coupes above the rest. But this car, a Giulietta Sprint Normale, has me looking at the Giulia's predecessor in a different light. For sale in California, this car looks absolutely amazing in green with Panasport wheels. Oftentimes larger wheels on a vintage car doesn't work too well but the stance here is perfect. It's hard to believe this design is almost 60 years old, because trimmed out in this manner, the look transcend decades.

1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Normale

Verde Muschio with Cognac interior, 1750 CC with 40 millimeter Webers, equipped with a five-speed gearbox, four wheel ATE disc brakes, Bilstein shocks, 15 inch Panasport wheels, 25 millimeter front sway bar and ATL fuel cell. A very attractive and nicely restored 101 series Sprint with rally style upgrades. $49,500.

At almost $50,000, this Giulietta Sprint is one of the most expensive that I've seen on the market. The last Giulietta Sprint we featured about a month ago was 1959 model for sale at a Ferrari/Maserati dealer. That car was listed just shy of $40,000. A good, restored example will usually bring somewhere between $35,000 and $40,000. While this car certainly presents well and has some desirable updates, I couldn't see paying over $45,000 for it.

-Paul

1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint

When a manufacturer introduces a new car range, a sedan is usually the first to be unveiled. Not so with the Alfa Romeo Giulietta. The Giulietta Sprint coupe was the first model in the range to appear, unveiled at the Turin Motor Show in 1954. With an all alloy twin cam four cylinder and tidy Bertone styling, this was an advanced car for its time. While the Giulia GTV that succeeed it might have eclipsed it in popularity, these cars have merit in their own right. This mint example for sale in Illinois is a great opportunity for someone looking for a car they can use or show right out of the box.

1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint

Beautiful Giulietta Spring with a 1600 engine with twin Webers and 5-speed transmission. No rust California car. Painted many years ago and still shows really well. Interior redone with seats from a '67 GTV. The car is also equipped with 4-wheel disc brakes, Centerline sport springs, headers and sport exhaust.

Prices for Sprints these days are hovering around $40,000, so for a clean example such as this, the asking price isn't way out of line. These cars are known for their tedious electronics and, like all Italian cars, propensity to rust, so a thorough inspection would be a must.

-Paul

1958 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider

A reader of ours from Australia left us a message recently that he was looking for a clean Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider. Last week, this mint 1960 Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider in Germany caught my eye, but I thought why not follow up with a Giulietta that is a little less expensive but could use a bit of work for the intrepid buyer? This Giulietta for sale in Texas is pretty much complete but needs a good sorting to get it to a good driver level.

1958 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider

1958 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloce Spider. VIN# AR1495F04191. The car has a 1962 Giulia Sprint or Spider 1600 Twin Carb motor #0011205344 and a 5-speed gearbox. I do not know when it was swapped, nor do I know the whereabouts of the original drivetrain. I have an invoice from 1979 when this motor was rebuilt by Bob Wallace Cars in Phoenix, Arizona. It has had one family ownership since the late 1970s. I have a repair order from 1989 with 35,546 miles.

The car runs and drives, but the carbs need rebuilt, there is some power loss due to the car having been stored for a long time. I had the gas tank cleaned, new fuel pump, rebuilt the master cylinder and a new battery. The brakes are hard, I had the left front wheel cylinders rebuilt due to leaks, but the brakes still need more work. It stops, but has a hard pedal. You can't drive this car home. Body, very solid and straight, no rust holes or patch panels.

Original floor and trunk in excellent shape. Paint is an old paint job that shines, but has chips and scratches and faded spots and a few dings. The hood has been repaired, the front of the hood has a few bubbles, missing the long chrome trim and the underside cross structure was modified. Best to et another hood eventually. Good glass. Tires old. Top is black, but it has shrunk because it hasn't been used for over 30 years.

Interior, good quality driver. Oil pressure is 55 when engine is running. Please look at all the photos. I have additional photos I can email. Car can be seen by appointment in Plano, Texas. Good clear Texas title in hand. Texas residents to pay 6.25% state sales tax and all license fees. No fees to export out of state buyers or dealers. Sold as is. Vehicle and title released when funds clear.

A Giulietta Spider in fair condition, as described by Hagerty, is valued at close to $25,000. If I was in the market, I wouldn't spend much more than that for a Spider in this condition. Putting the engine, brakes and convertible top right will not prove to be cheap repairs and could easily push your total investment above the $30,000 mark. After that, who knows what other issues may arise which need ironing out. Still, black over red leather is a classy combination for these roadsters and this particular car certainly isn't a lost cause. For those with the funds, it may prove to be a worthwhile project.

-Paul

1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider

While we featured an Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider just last week, rarely do I see one of these looking as nice as this Spider in classic black for sale Dortmund, Germany. This restored roadster is akin to an automotive cocktail dress: sassy yet dignified at the same time.

1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider

For sale is an Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider. The vehicle was fully restored. The gaps in doors and hoods are almost perfect. The paint has good flatness. All chrome parts were rechromed. The vehicle was rebuilt only with original parts. The entire electrical system was replaced and the gearbox, as well as the drive train, chassis, brakes, etc. The interior was re-trimmed in real leather. The roof quality is good and matches the interior in black. This Spider is ready for much driving pleasure and many pleasant hours in the sun. Get in and start driving.

This Spider, at €39,000 (~ $48,000) is at the top of the range for what Giulietta Spiders go for these days. It isn't often that I see these priced above $40,000, but when they are, they must be the best of the best. The restoration quality looks supreme on this one and I never thought I'd say this, but black may be the new red when it comes to these vintage Alfa Spiders.

-Paul

1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider

With summer in full swing, what better time to snag a classic Alfa Romeo Spider? This 1959 Giulietta for sale in Missouri looks tidy and shows little rust. In classic red, this car is sure to turn some heads.

1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider

1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider, 750 Series. Delivered new in Kansas –long time ownership- well preserved. Original Bill of Sale and paperwork with car. Only one repaint in over 50 years. Excellent Original interior. Solid body and floor pans. Rare 750 Series, 1,290cc motor, all original, numbers matching. Strong motor with strong oil pressure, 4-speed transmission. Odometer shows 40,000 miles. I cannot verify that as being correct.

Other than a cracked rear tail lamp, it doesn't seem like much needs doing with this particular Spider. Anywhere from the high $20,000 to mid $30,000 range should buy you a nice Giulietta Spider these days, so this one is priced a tad high. If the mileage could be verified somehow and a decent amount of service records were kept, it would make all the difference in helping this Spider stand out from the crowd.

-Paul

1961 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale

The Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale must have been an exquisite sight to behold in the 1960s. Designed by Bertone, the SS as it was called resembled Alfa's renowned B.A.T. aerodynamic studies. Powered by a 1.3 liter twin cam four cylinder engine and five speed manual from the 2000 Spider, this coach built coupe was originally targeted towards those seeking a competition coupe, but it proved to be a tad bit heavy for the job, even if the slippery dynamics allowed a top speed of 120 miles per hour. This SS for sale in Connecticut is a recent arrival to these shores and comes with an extensive history.

1961 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale

Chassis number AR177276, Engine 10120 - 01477. This car was recently imported to the US with all correct import papers and duties paid. It had been in storage in Italy for about 7 years after being restored as a "nice driver" about 10 years ago. It has a super straight body, no known rust or corrosion, no heavy filler, floors are solid, paint and chrome are decent to good, all the chrome is original. The whole car is very honest, correct and original, including the dash knobs, door panels, carpets, and engine compartment, which even has the original air cleaner that is often missing and very hard to find. It starts and runs beautifully, the gearbox is fine, and the entire brake system is new, including the master cylinder and wheel cylinders, all redone with NOS parts. There are no known mechanical or electrical problems. The odometer reads 2,417 KM, which I assume is 102,417 KM or 63,500 miles. The car comes with it's "Libretto" registration book showing complete ownership history from 1967 to date, and even has it's ASI credentials (the book and badge) which are awarded by the Italian Historic Automobile Club to cars in Italy that they have certified to be correct and original.

Gooding sold a similar 1961 Giulietta Sprint Speciale in Monterey last August for $209,000 - Lot # 28. I've found 3 others that were offered since then between $160,000 and $200,000. Even if they were in a little nicer condition, I feel my car is a bargain in comparison since my reserve is roughly half those amounts.

With radical styling and just under 1,400 produced, the SS was never meant to be a volume seller for Alfa Romeo, but their relative obscurity hasn't kept values from creeping up. Well preserved originals and restored examples can bring anywhere between $150,000 to $200,000. With an older restoration and patina, the seller is probably looking for somewhere in the neighborhood of $125,000.

-Paul

1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider

Few Americans may be aware, but 2010 was the final year for the Alfa Romeo Spider. While this most famous of Italian roadsters hasn't been sold on these shores in almost twenty years, the last car to wear the Spider badge was a front-wheel drive wedge shaped sports car based on the Brera coupe. A far cry, then, from it's forefather we see here, the Giulietta Spider. But whether it's the boat tailed Spider that made its appearance in The Graduate or the later wedge shaped Spider of the late 1990s, these cars have always personified carefree, open roofed motoring at its finest. This Giulietta Spider has been recently restored by a specialist in Philadelphia and looks stunning in classic red.

1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider

This is a freshly restored 1959 Alfa Guilietta: Euro Auto Classics Philadelphia who specialize in Alfa Restorations. The Unibody was stripped and all new Original Alfa Red was applied. All trim was re chromed and looks brilliant. New head lamps and Tail Lights, new bumpers, new seats and interior was imported from Italy. New top from Italy

Engine rebuilt, new tires and wheels, all electric was redone. New fuel tank, all brakes and rotors are new. The car was completely stripped and re done professionally. The car runs and drive awesome. Has a five speed manual. Undercoated with fiberglass, new mufflers

Will go to one of the live auctions after this sale if unsold.

Any Giulietta Spider that is well sorted will command strong money. More than likely, this one's reserve is probably in the high $20,000 to low $30,000 range. With summer right around the corner, it's the perfect time to try one of these classics on for size.

-Paul