The 1961 Alfa Sprint Speciale is finally coming back to life. Nasko has built an all-new gearbox for it, using the original small-bushing tailpiece but with updated synchros inside. It’s been road-tested and is ready to go.
The gray and red leather upholstery and gray carpets that Matt Jones had made in Bologna is being shipped to Guy’s Interior Restorations as we speak. He figures a couple of weeks to get in installed.
My asking price of $120,000 seems to be fair, as I have a couple of interested parties ready to test the car when it is done. It’s not a concours car, but a fabulous driver with great patina and freshly done mechanicals. It’s already completed one SCM 1000.
But now I’m faced with a dilemma. I’m selling it partly because the money could be used to pay off some other debts. But if I sold another one of the Alfas for even $50,000 I could relieve some financial pressure and still have the SS.
I can’t keep them all. I need to reduce my collection by a car (I’ll explain why soon enough). I can’t sell my 1965 Giulia Spider Veloce as it is promised to my daughter. My son is expecting the GTV.
So, if I had to sell an Alfa, to keep the SS, it would be either the Duetto, the Super or the Junior Zagato.
I love all of them.
What would you have me do? Sell the SS and end up with extra funds, or keep the SS and sell one of the other Alfas?
Yes, this is a first-world problem. But it is one that I am wrestling with today.
Appreciate your input here.