What’s Behind It: Alfa Romeo Stash

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The Alfa is cool and all, but I’m going go ahead and ask the inevitable question here – what about all the cars behind it? It never seems to fails that as soon as we feature a car that is sitting in a warehouse full of other cars that everyone’s attention is drawn to what they can’t have. Sometimes the unknown can be more exciting, but until the seller lists the rest of the cars, we will have to dwell on what we do know. This 1957 Spider can be found here on eBay along with a 1962 Giulietta here from the same seller. Thanks goes to Jim S for the tip!

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Both of the cars referenced are in rough shape and will obviously need complete restorations before they can be enjoyed. With Alfa Romeo prices on the rise though they might be worth a look if you are in the market for an ambitious project. Cars like this Spider are substantially cheaper than offerings from Lancia and Ferrari, but are still eligible for almost as many events. They are fine driving machines too so they can be a great choice if you would like to attend one of the many prestigious rallies held around the country every year. You will have a long journey to go before doing any rallies though.

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The seller’s 1962 Giulietta isn’t too bad of a choice either. Remember both of these cars may be cheaper to buy than their Italian brothers, but you are still going to have to dump bucket loads of cash into them to have a respectable car. This one is claimed to be a Sprint Veloce and that means that the upgraded twin cam under the hood could easily push the car to well over 110 miles per hour! Of the two cars featured here, this is the one I would want, albeit without the purple paint scheme. A roof is nice to have for long distance trips and the extra power would make passing a breeze. Too bad the original block is cracked though…

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These projects are not for the meek of heart. You are going to have to know what you are doing or at least have enough money to pay someone who does. Characteristically, there is rust and there appears to be quite a few parts missing. Still, what car guy doesn’t dream of owning a car with that snake and cross badge on the hood. Personally, I would have to pass on both of these right now, but if you were in the market for a project, which one would you go for and why?

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Comments

  1. Clay Bryant

    Sale closed.

    • Jesse Staff

      That’s odd. Looks like the auction for the Sprint Veloce is still live though.

  2. Rex Kahrs Member

    Appearing next at the BHCC for 50K?

  3. Dolphin Member

    Not the worst rust I’ve ever seeon on an old Alfa by a long shot.

    One bid for $5K that was cancelled, lots of serious sounding questions to the seller on ebay, and the auction has been ended = private sale.

  4. Alan (Michigan)

    That is a BIG warehouse. Long, anyway…. Based on guesstimating 15 to 20 feet between the lights (with one apparently missing on the left), how many do you count? That building might be 250 feet long… That means a lot of cars can be angle-parked….

    The two featured don’t so much for me, and I like Alfas. Funny that the seller talks as though a hole in the block is no big deal. The thing is, some rotating part had to get loose to make it, so the hole itself is just the beginning of the spending. Think cylinders, pistons, rods, crank…. Ouchie! Also, “minimal rust” = eye of the beholder, I guess.

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