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Rare Ti Super: 1971 Alfa Romeo Giulia

Alfa Romeos are not rare to see as project cars, but this one is more special than most. It’s a one-of-501  Giulia Ti Super, a limited production factory hot-rod with a high compression motor and other sporting upgrades. The engine was lifted from the 1300 GT Junior coupe, making it sort of a precursor to modern performance sedans like the E36 M3 and Lotus Carlton. Do I want it? Oh, hell yes. Find it here on eBay and (thankfully) located in Greece.

I love this angry pig snout. Not sure why that’s where my mind goes, but the blunt front end with that furrowed brow of a hood just makes me warm inside. Throw on some period Marchal driving lamps, lower it a tad, and get some wider rubber on the stock wheels and I’m done. Surprisingly, there’s no bidding on it yet and not even any watchers. That is, until you read this: “The listing is for the shell, without the engine, gearbox, cosmetics, lights, grilles. “

Well, color me extremely disappointed. Why would I want that? Better yet, why would I ship a car from the Greece hill country without it? I’m sure someone here knows better than I, but my bigger concern is whether this rare bird was already stripped of its desirable bits to hot-rod a car with poorer provenance. The body doesn’t look great on this one, but for such a special car, you can justify almost any amount of cosmetic refurbishment.

This picture leaves me most confused of all, as it appears to show the Alfa left on road dead. Perhaps it was towed out of its backyard perch and a hasty picture was taken immediately after to show potential buyers it had already been removed. It’d be one thing if the car was found with its desirable bits already stripped, but this appeared to be a complete example upon discovery. Anyone tempted to ask the seller if the drivetrain and lights can be bought separately?

Comments

  1. t-Bone Bob

    why would anybody pay to ship this from Greece?

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    • Luki

      Because it’s not very far from Italy.

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  2. YankeeTR5

    I thought the TI Super’s inner headlights were deleted and filled with a wire mesh?
    Given the value of a true TI Super (they’re over 6 figures these days) this is just a Super. In fact the ebay add pretty much states that. A much more common version.

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  3. Martin Horrocks

    Sorry, Jeff, this is wrong and YankeeTR5 is quite right. You need to do more research into the model names and spec changes on these cars, 1962-75. It´s a minefield. The 105 sedans are lovely cars, but 1.6 is best.

    This is just a regular 1.3 Giulia Super from about 1973, as it says on the trunk.

    The homologation Ti Super you refer to is virtually extinct, much earlier and different in detail to the later cars. It was fitted with 1.6 twin Weber engine from GT Veloce. It is a very easy car to fake, so apart from needing 60000€ to get into a bad Ti Super, you also need to be very careful.

    Anyway, ad is marked as sold for $31, so weird all round.

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    • bog

      Excellent catches, Martin ! And, yeah….thirty one bucks ????

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  4. Graham Line

    Be a good buy if you were close by, had a shed full of Giulia parts already, and wanted to build a car for historic racing. But that’s about it, and only if the shell is solid. The sills/rocker panels look iffy.

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  5. arizman2

    For $31.00 it was a steal.

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  6. stillrunners

    Nice to see some other rare more door road blaster’s…

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