The Spider versions of the Giulietta and Giulia represent some of Alfa Romeo’s most significant and best-loved cars. They also sold quite well and did a lot for Alfa’s reputation, especially here in the States. It is because of this importance that they are pretty solid collector cars today. A decent Giulia Spider will go for thirty grand, and a Veloce will bring even more. Being collector cars, though, they face a lot of scrutiny from potential buyers and this car, located in Woodside, New York, probably isn’t going to stack up all that well with folks of a certain discerning taste.
For starters, it doesn’t have the right engine (a 1750 instead of a 1600), and the seller doesn’t know very much about the car’s history at all. It seems like he pulled the trigger pretty quickly at auction. The motor has custom headers fitted and other performance mods, “probably” including cams, pistons and a lightened flywheel. Unfortunately, he hasn’t been able to get the skinny from the previous owner as to what exactly was done to the car, but it certainly seems to have been used for spirited driving with its absent bumpers, roll bar, and various speed parts.
But back to how the seller acquired this car, and that’s where the red flag comes in. This was an insurance recovery from Hurricane Sandy last fall. The car was sorted after the purchase, however, and reportedly runs strong. If you want a fun little classic Alfa to toss around at autocrosses or track days, this might not be a bad idea. If you’re on the hunt for a show car or a collector piece, keep looking.
Check out the 1964 Alfa Romeo Giulia here on eBay, where the starting bid is set at $9,999.