Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Craigslist Find - 1959 Moretti 750 Spyder

A quick late afternoon posting...

I remember seeing this car listed elsewhere a year or so ago. It has to be the same car, because, really, how many yellow 1959 Moretti 750 Spyder Super Torismo Tour de Mondes can there be in the USA needing restoration? How many of these cars still exist at all?

Last registered in 1967, this car has been in storage for 42 years, which would explain the relatively nice condition of the body.

This car needs complete restoration. According to the seller it's not running but, being a Fiat engine, it should be no problem to repair / rebuild. Getting body and trim parts would be a HUGE problem, but this car appears to be fairly complete.

The seller was asking $12,500.00 for this car last year. He has now dropped the price significantly to $7500.00. This is one of those cars that has such a limited market, it's tough to say what it's worth. It's worth restoring though, if for no other reason than to preserve a very unique piece of Italian auto industry history.

Located in San Francisco, CA, click here to see the Craigslist ad.

Click here to see the website of the Moretti Registry.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

1959 Moretti 750 Spyder Super Torismo Tour de Monde? The name is longer than the car. Cool car.