Grungy old barn finds are great, but sometimes you just want something that you can just get in and drive without getting your hands dirty. You do have to be careful though because some sellers attempt to pedal off restored cars as “survivors”. We are not sure where this one fits, but the seller claims that it is 100% original. It does look suspiciously wonderful, but with only 18k miles on the odometer, the claims could very well be true. This is one rare car too, so it is definitely worth a look! Find it here on eBay out of Moncalieri, Italy. Thanks goes to Jim S. for the tip! Read more »
We have come to learn through our own mistakes, that when you have a chance to buy a great find, don’t hesitate and don’t delay. Reader Jim C. found that out for himself recently. For years he had seen this DeTomaso Pantera hiding under a cover in one of his neighbor’s driveway. He stopped on several occasions and knocked on the owner’s door, but never got an answer. Finally after all these years, he saw the owner out with the Pantera, so he stopped and talked to him about it. After having it for 15 years, he was finally thinking of selling it, but wouldn’t give Jim a price. Read more »
Moretti isn’t a name we hear often, but when we do we tend to get excited. Why would we get excited about a small rusty Fiat based car? Take one look at a fully restored Moretti Tour de Monde 750 and you will understand. They might not be fire breathing V12-powered supercars, but for the price, you would be hard pressed to find a better looking or rarer car. If you’re like us and want a baby Ferrari that you can actually afford to own and drive, take a look at this 1960 Moretti Tour de Monde 750 Coupe here on eBay that just came out of long term Californian storage. Thanks goes to Jim S. for the tip! Read more »
The Abarth 750 GT Zagato is one rare little Italian hot rod, yet we have come across a number of them over the years. Another one has just surfaced in California and it can be found here on craigslist for $35k. It is going to need a complete restoration and some important parts are missing, but we have hope that someone with deep pockets will have mercy on it. Thanks goes to P. Trout for the tip!
If you guessed that the mystery car from earlier was a 1969 Intermeccanica Italia GT, than you guessed right! The seller of this Italia has owned it since the mid ’70s and parked it in 1975. The front end was damaged and someone began repairing it, but never finished. It will need a complete restoration, but with bidding still under $10k, it could turn out to be a great project. Take a closer look at it here on eBay. Thanks again to Jim S. for the tip! Read more »
Unless you are a Fiat enthusiast you may have a hard time identifying this one at first glance. An obvious victim of crash damage, this once beautiful Dino Spider is in pieces after a failed restoration attempt. Ferrari may have designed the V6 for their own Dino, but Fiat made some improvements and shoved it in their own model with the same name. This one is going to take a lot of money to bring back to life, but with excellent examples touching six-figures at auction, it may be a worthwhile endeavor. Bidding is currently at $2,247 here on eBay. Thanks goes to Jim S. for the tip! Read more »
When this truck trailer was discovered behind the previous owner’s house, what was found inside was a surprise to say the least. Truck boxes make for great storage units, as they typically seal up tightly. This one could have just about anything hiding in it. Keep reading to find out what the seller discovered in it, or if you can’t wait find it here on eBay.
The seller of this 1958 Fiat 1200 TV Spider claims it was originally discovered in a barn by the previous owner. From there it was moved into dry storage, where it remained for nearly 25 years. It is now running and driving, but could use some cosmetic work. With Alfa Romeo Giulietta prices on the rise, this could be a cheaper Italian alternative. It can be found here on eBay with bidding still at $3k.
After the two Alfa wagon sightings, we did a little digging and actually found one on the market! Strangely, the owner has listed the rear door handles on eBay for $150, but mentions in the listing that the car may also be available for an Alfa aficionado to restore. We would buy the door handles and ask them to throw in the rusty parts car for free! It is located in Florida and the humidity has obviously not been kind, but we hope that this rare wagon can still be saved.
Update 9/19/13: We have added a picture of another Alfa wagon sighting in Australia and included a little more history about these rare italian haulers. Thanks for sending in the photos guys!
From 9/18/13: Last week Robert J. sent in this photo of an Alfa Romeo wagon he spotted outside a race supply shop in Berkeley. It is nicely done in the traditional red, but Robert says that “the cool thing that you cannot see in this picture is the fact that there is a race prepped go-kart in the rear cargo area of this thing!” My little boy is getting close to karting age, so a Giulia Colli is now on my hunt list. They may be as rare as hen’s teeth, but I’m sure someone can dig one up. Sounds like a challenge… Thanks and happy Wagon Wednesday! Read more »