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1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider Project Private

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Location: Amboise
Price: $36,250 Negotiable

This 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider was with the same Idaho owner for 30 years until purchased by the selling dealer several months ago. The Alfa Tipo 101.23 followed the Giulietta Spider and features front disc brakes, larger engine, and distinguishing air intake on the hood. 8,850 Normale-spec cars were built from 1962-65, and this example is powered by a non-original 1.6 liter inline-four paired with a 5-speed manual. It is said to retain factory body panels and has no known accident history. The car is running and driving, and the seller suggests it could be tuned for immediate use or treated to a cosmetic refresh and engine rebuild. This Giulia Spider is described as complete and is offered with a clean Idaho title.

This Spider was repainted about 15 years ago, with only the engine bay remaining in original white. The seller believes the car has original panels and no accident history, but assumes some filler has been applied. The finish has a number of chips and body panels show some dings with fit and gap issues on the hood and trunk.

All exterior trim is reported present, with some pieces not fitted in these photos. Brightwork has dulled a bit and shows small scrapes and scratches. The rear bumper has several dings and one significant concave dent on the passenger-side.

The red repaint appears to have been applied over the original white. Photos capturing paint thickness measurements are included in the gallery below, showing a range of 6.7 to 8.9 mils, with 7.6 mils average depth.

The driver-quality black interior appears to be complete with mostly original materials in place. Both seats are solid with less wear than other surfaces, suggesting prior recovering. Red interior paint shows no significant chips or cracks. An aftermarket steering wheel cover is in poor shape and condition underneath is unknown. The black cloth soft top is said to show no rips and a clear rear window, with imperfect fit and shrinkage due to longterm stowage.

All lighting, heater controls, and a complete set of Veglia gauges are reported working correctly. The 96k indicated miles cannot be confirmed as accurate. Carpets appear to be in decent shape and a photo in the gallery below shows a solid floor pan underneath. Rubber window seals are in place but show some deterioration and fading.

The seller notes one small rust spot around a seam of the trunk floor, believed to be the result of an acid spill from the trunk-mounted battery. Some paint has chipped from the trunk floor, with original white color showing. A trunk floor mat is included although not shown here, and most of the trunk seal gasket is missing.

A stamping indicates an AR00526-series engine #48486. This non-original 1600cc engine is fitted with a single down draft Solex carb and was rated at 90-95hp when new. The seller reports the engine starts and runs, but timing is off and a full tune-up is needed. There are minor leaks and fluid seeps around some gaskets, and an engine rebuild will be needed for longterm use according to the seller. The hood gasket has deteriorated, with several sections now missing. The earlier repaint in Red omitted the engine compartment.

This underhood body tag confirms this as a Type 10123 Spider 1600.

The undercarriage shows road grime and evidence of fluid leaks. The seller reports the floor pans are original and no rust is visible. Signs of recent service include a newer tailpipe and muffler along with a clean cross-brace with new bolt heads. The 5-speed transmission is said to be shifting smoothly.