Price Will Go Up: Tennessee Alfa Collection


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Several Barn Finds readers have flagged an impressive collection of Alfa Romeo cars and parts here on craigslist in recent days, so thanks to readers Olaf E. and Chevy55 for bringing this find to our attention. While all of the vehicles in the collection are clearly projects, the seller claims this is to your advantage if you choose to buy now – otherwise, he’s going to be begin restoring them and sell the cars individually for a higher price. 


The seller suspects this is a 1962 model year Giulietta Sprint Veloce, made more desirable by the fact that it is a European model. How do we know? The integrated turn signals in the fenders. While it will require significant work, the seller notes that it retains all of the correct Veloce-specific bits and could be a good candidate for a track toy. Personally, I see lots of rust and suspect this car will survive due to its rarity, but may put the next owner upside down quickly if the bodywork is overseen by a shop.


This is the interior from a ’59 Spider, which doesn’t look half bad. The seller notes that this car’s matching numbers engine is out and in the process of being rebuilt. It has already received numerous new parts, but he doesn’t elaborate. The engine will need to be re-assembled but no details are offered on what other work will be required. The vehicle in the top photo is estimated to be a ’61 Giulietta Sprint that is a numbers matching car as well but will need complete restoration.


Numerous spare parts will go along with the sale, which the seller wants to unload as a single lot. Spare engine blocks, cylinder heads, headers, carbs, trim pieces and other components round out a large list of spares the next owner will have to categorize and store. Who knows – maybe there are enough parts here that you can make some money back by selling them to other Alfa enthusiasts.


This 1958 750 D-Series Spider was originally red but received a crude repaint at some point in its history. This is yet another matching-numbers car with the engine taken apart and needing complete restoration. A fiberglass hardtop is included. Overall, this is an interesting proposition for the Alfa enthusiast, but with no prices listed, you’ll need to dial the seller to find out if this is a deal or not. If it isn’t, it will be interesting to watch and see if the cars ever pop up as restored examples, per the seller’s “threat.” What do you think will happen to them?

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  1. Gianni

    We featured this “collection” on Daily Turismo a week ago. Someone left a comment that the seller wants $98K for the lot. Best of luck to them…

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  2. Somer

    98K is correct. I emailed him. Unfortunately one already looks like a Flintstone Mobile.

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  3. Mark S

    98k Ha! Hahahaha I fell off my chair laughing. More like $98.00 in scrap weight value.

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  4. Wiley Robinson

    So, I wonder what would be realistic for this lot?

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