Only Driven 7 Years: 1962 Alfa Romeo Giuletta Spider

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Jamie PalmerBy Jamie Palmer

Based on the license plates and the photo evidence in the ad, this Alfa was taken off the road in 1969 for some sort of engine issue, pulled apart and then left, probably outside. The sun did it’s damage on the soft components, demolishing the top (maybe it was left down?) and trashing the interior, but the lack of major rust on this car makes it very appealing. Thanks to Robert R. for this great find! The car is currently located in Cameron, Wisconsin and is listed for sale here on craigslist for $22,000. I did a little researching on the value of the car and while this isn’t a bargain, it may be a decent price. Of course, the big question mark is the engine. What went wrong, and is what’s left salvageable? The seller did a nice job with pictures, especially for a craigslist ad, despite spelling Romeo wrong, so serial numbers are visible and the underside of the car doesn’t look that bad.

I’m very used to seeing these extremely rusty–it’s nice to see something different. Interested?

 

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  1. The Walrus

    How do you tell the difference between a Spider and Spider Veloce? OCPG notes a considerable value difference between the 2 sub models.

    1962 Giulietta, 4-cyl., 1290cc, 93.7″ wb (88.6″ Spider, SS)

    Spider Conv 6- 1,280 5- 3,840 4- 6,400 3- 14,400 2- 22,400 1- 32,000
    Spr Veloce Conv 6- 2,100 5- 6,300 4- 10,500 3- 23,630 2- 36,750 1- 52,500

    1962 4-cyl., 1570cc, 93.7″ wb (88.6″ Spider) Giulia – 101 Series

    Spider Conv 1- 1,740 2- 5,220 3- 8,700 4- 19,580 5- 30,450 6- 43,500

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  2. Dolphin Dolphin Staff

    Taken apart in 1969 because of an engine problem? Well, to take things apart you just need to be able to turn a wrench, and you can always get a hammer if you need extra help. Fixing things and then putting everything back together? A whole different story.

    I don’t see this car being worth $22K as it sits. It’s going to need a cylinder head and probably more, then everything gone through, then paint, if it’s going to get to the current high value for these.

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  3. bcavileer

    Put back together a 1961 sprint coupe, and they are a handful to restore. Thats a very high price for an Alfa that needs everything. Yea less rusty is good, but it still is very expensive to redo correctly. Ask anyone who redid the 3 shoe front brakes. Lol
    People need to be realistic in the values of these cars, getting in the game at 22k is not a productive move. Sorry.
    Love these cars, lost my a$$ on them and will not repeat the folly.
    P.s. not about MAKIn money… but just about not being able to at least recoup or be appreciated for the hours and effort put in. Alfinista’s enjoy.

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  4. Howard A Member

    Back in the early ’70’s, my brother bought an Alfa EXACTLY like this, only a ’63. I believe, he paid $500, and the guy threw in a very tired TR-4, which he resold for $200. It was a fun car, and was a blast to drive, that is, until #3 spark plug blew out of the stripped hole, which may have happened here.( heard it was a common problem) The cam chain timing is really critical, and after we had the hole fixed, and put it back together, ( just a bunch of kids) it never seemed to run the same, and he sold it. I highly doubt there are many of these around and the price could very well be justified. My brother will freak out when he see’s what these are going for now.

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  5. Ian Evans

    No bargain at that price. At least double what is worth in that condition.

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  6. Wayne

    An Alfa Romeo with no major rust? Yeah, pull the other leg, it plays Dixie.

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  7. Axel Caravias

    I can see the new owner expending 60k+ on a correct restoration. Rust as usual, rocker panels.

    Axel Caravias

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