Alfa Menagerie: Alfa Romeo Collection in Savannah, TN

What is the difference between a collector and hoarder?  What makes one group of cars a collection and another a menagerie?  Why would you let cool old cars rot outside for years until they are pretty much worthless for anything other than parts cars?  I don’t have the answers, but this ad sure begs the questions.  Find this Alfa Romeo Collection for sale in  Savannah, TN for $1 (price on request) via craigslist.

The first item in the collection is a Giulietta Sprint that might actually be an earlier 750 series vs. a 101 series.  At this point it seems too far gone to be anything but a parts car.  It is said to have its original engine, but removed, if that means anything at this point.

Lot two is another Sprint, this one being a later 101 series by the look of the grill and brows.  This one is a California black plate car, that somehow made its way to the south before sinking into the earth.  This is the only car in the collection that still has its engine in the car.

Car 3 is a 750D Giulietta Spider.  Alfa started the Giulietta line as model 750 and then in the early 60’s siwtched the model numbers to 101.  The last Spider sold in 1994 was an evolution of the 101 series, designated with 115.  Back to this victim, there is no indication in the ad if this is a Veloce or Normale 750, Veloce’s now command big enough bucks that you might be able to restore this fright pig and not lose your shirt.

The last car in the collection is another 750D Giulietta Spider.  This one looks the least far gone and best candidate for a resurrection.  Again, the DOHC 1300 cc motor is out of the car, but is said to be apart, balanced, and ready for re-assembly with new parts including Veloce pistons.

Per the seller: “Prefer to sell the complete collection, will not break up. These cars are appreciating fast on the classic car market. Buy them all for the price of one restored example.”

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Gianni is Daily Turismo’s Pacific Northwest correspondent.  He’d choose sell over hoard.