This dust covered Alfa Romeo is claimed to have just 49k miles on the clock. The seller makes no mention of its condition otherwise, but it looks solid and I don’t see any of the typical rust that plagues these Italians. I would certainly want to inspect it closer rust hiding underneath. I would also want to know why the car was parked in the first place, these can be expensive to repair. If it is a rust free GTV and the motor isn’t damaged, it could be a good buy but the seller needs to come down a few thousand to be a stellar deal. I personally love the seller’s statement that the keys and title are ready to go, as if this car is going to be driven out of storage by the new owner. These really are fun cars to drive, at least when they are running right. If you want a truly fun to drive car and you don’t mind fiddling with the engine, this would be a good project. Find it here on craigslist in North Jersey, New Jersey for $9,000. Thanks to Robert R for sending this one in!
While I can’t say I like the shape of the 2600 as much as the smaller GTV, this is still an elegant car with a lot of personality. Under the hood is one of the sexiest looking engines ever; a twin-cam V6 with triple sidedraft Weber carbs. This particular car has been languishing in a garage for 15 years and has recently been relocated to Cream Ridge, New Jersey and is offered here on eBay with bidding starting at $7,999 and no reserve. When the car was put into storage 15 years ago by the seller’s father it was running. The interior is tatty but complete and the only thing really glaringly bad about the car to me is the aftermarket rims (the seller notes that the original wheels are lost). Assuming the 53,800 miles are real, hopefully the engine and transmission can be reconditioned easily. So, anyone interested in this big Alfa?
Now that summer is about here, it’s time to get ready to start enjoying some wonderful spring weather. If you ask me, there’s no better way of enjoying spring than in a convertible! One small convertible I’ve always been interested in is the Fiat 850 Spyder. They might not be the fastest Italian droptop, but their quirky looks and rear mount design really intrigues me. If I didn’t already have two convertible projects, I’d be highly tempted to buy this lot of seven 850s that Jamie P came across here on craigslist. They are all in rough shape, but with this many cars there has to be more than enough parts to build several complete cars. The best part is the seller is asking just $2k for the entire lot! Can you see yourself enjoying spring in one of these little Italians? Thanks go to Jamie for the tip!
We have featured a couple of Fulvia Zagatos over the years, but this is the first Spider version of the car that I have ever seen. I did find mention of one that was featured at the 1968 Turin Motorshow, but it was supposedly the only one ever built. Could this be that car? Seems unlikely considering that it is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, but you never know. The seller isn’t quite sure what they have, but an image search revealed that it was a Lancia Zagato, so naturally they are asking $5k here on craigslist. There’s no engine, transmission, or title,but I thought it might be fun to try to figure out exactly what’s going on here. Could this be the show car, or is it someone’s attempt at a conversion? Thanks goes to Robert R. for the submission. You are on a roll Robert! Read more »
The thrill of dragging home a exotic “garage find” like this 1978 Maserati Merak SS is alluring, but sometimes the reality of the situation isn’t as romantic. After you get it home, you have to figure out why it was parked almost 30 years ago and forgotten. The seller has tried to figure out what is wrong with it mechanically, but hasn’t been able to pinpoint anything specific. The interior and exterior do look good though so it might be worth a look if you are a Maser guy. If not, you might want to keep looking. Find it here on eBay where bidding is currently at $3k with no reserve. Thanks goes Marc N for the tip! Read more »
Ferrari had a problem they needed to solve. Somehow, they needed to sell a bunch of cars to homologate their new Formula 2 V6 engine. There was no way they were going to sell enough 206 “Dino” Ferraris. The solution was to put the engine into a Fiat coupe and spider, confusingly also called Dinos. The coupes were designed by Bertone with an exceptionally clean appearance. This one is available in Homestead, Florida and is offered here on eBay at no reserve with bids opening at $3,000. Read more »
A very long time ago, I was given my first tools by my Dad. It was the factory toolkit from his Fiat 850 Coupe. He still had the car, which I had christened “Midge” (for Midget, cause it was so small), and I dearly loved it. Needless to say, I have had a soft spot for the rear-engined, Bertone-designed Spiders as well as the Coupes. These two are available in Caryville, Florida and are offered here on eBay where they haven’t met reserve yet. Read more »
I’ve noticed that I have this unconscious habit of peering into every open barn, garage, or shed that I come across in hopes of spotting a great barn find. Every once in a while I will spot something interesting or unusual, but typically if there is a car parked inside it is something relatively common. When I came across this Lamborghini Urraco P250 here on eBay, it hit me that I’ve been looking in all the wrong barns! I want to find a truly uncommon and desirable classic parked in a barn, garage, or shed! For the time being I will just have to enjoy reading about finds like this one on the internet. Read more »
For many of us, discovering a barn find remains a wish; discovering a car we covet in a barn requires an even greater stroke of luck. But discovering a forgotten classic with those two criteria intact and the added bonus of being an incredibly valuable and sought-after piece of history requires unfathomably good odds. While there’s little known as to how this enormously valuable Bizzarrini 5300GT A3C (the “C” standing for Corsa, or Competition) was found, one thing is clear: with four days left here on eBay and bidding over $95,000, this car remains as desirable as it was when it first lit up LeMans in the mid-60s. Read more »
We all have different dream finds, some of us dream of finding an early Corvette while others fantasize of finding a rare French oddball. There is one genre of finds that I think all car nuts can appreciate though and that’s the Italian Sports car. You don’t have to be a fan of the genre to appreciate how rare and unusual it is to find a high strung Italian stallion in an old barn, shed, or garage. Italian cars that were built for brisk driving tend to quickly find their way into climate controlled and dust free collections, which make this 1971 Lamborghini Espada a surprising car to find parked in this Texas garage. It has just recently been pulled from the garage and is now being offered by Gullwing Motor Cars. Read more »