Look at what just got pulled out of the barn! The owner of this 1958 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider mentions that they drove it in the mid-nineties, but parked in the barn sometime after that. Unfortunately, it’s a long ways from being drivable now. It needs completely restored, but looks like a good place to start if you want one of Italy’s finest classic sports cars. The biggest problem I can see here though is the seller’s starting bid here on eBay. They mention a few other Alfa Romeos they may be willing to sell though…
It looks like that car has been sitting in a barn with an open front and dirt floors, so plan for the worst. The seller does mention that the jacking points are solid and that the body is not as rusty as most barn found Alfas. I’d agree on that last point, but I still dont see the seller getting any bids without lowering their starting to bid to something more realistic for a project.
The silky smooth twin cam engine is frozen solid. The seller has put oil in the cylinders and thinks it will break free soon. I wouldn’t count on that though. You should be able to get a runner for not much more, so unless they throw in a couple of those other cars they mention.
A quick search of the Detroit craigslist revealed that they do indeed have a bunch of other cars. Unfortunately, they have the same optimistic pricing. It looks like they are just fishing around to see if they can find a collector who is interested in the whole lot. For a single project, this probably isn’t a place you want to go, but it’s fun to look.
Here’s a pile of rust with an engine! These cars have been in this barn for over 20 years, but it looks like it didn’t do them any favors.
And more dusty delights. The seller mentions that this one is “covered in dust and doo doo. Wash it then see…” Yeah, you might not like what you see after doing that.
Another one. Did someone cut out the grill? It’s a shame these were all stashed away and left to rot, but hopefully someone will be able to bring at least a few of them back to life?
This one is claimed to be a very early car. The green corrosion on the chrome make it look kind of eerie!
And this could be the gem of the whole collection. This 1958 Giulietta Veloce appears to be in really good condition and the seller’s description reveals their true intentions. They were young when they bought all of these, but now they are old and want to get as much money as they possibly can. They are hoping to get worldwide coverage and find a buyer for the whole lot. They even threaten that they will put them on eBay with a six figure asking price if that doesn’t happen soon! Well, we don’t like threats, but we have decided to fulfill their coverage demand anyway. Now, any takers?