Sprint Speciale’s For Sale

In addition to the two that I have previously listed, I found 5 more Sprint Speciale’s for sale on the internet. Anything from an incomplete restoration started but not finished, to completed restorations.. I know of one that was sold and will list it as such. Happy shopping! Oh…be sure to send me the information on the cars history and numbers so I can update the Sprint Speciale Register! Some of these cars I have not been able to get any numbers…or history! 

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Very nice, sound and straight Giulietta SS in pristine condition.
The car was repainted and rechromed 5 years ago.
Over the last 2 years, she went through a complete mechanical overhaul made by one of the best reputated Alfa Romeo specialist in Itay.
The engine was totally rebuilt and since then the car made only 1.200 km.

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Las Vegas Nevada…1964 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale s/n AR381335 Engine no. AR00121*01326* Red with Red Leather Interior Among the Giulia production series, just 1,366 were the dynamic and highly stylized Sprint Speciale, a spin- off of the radical “BAT series” cars. More developed than the earlier Giuletta model, the Giulia was equipped with a slightly larger 1600cc DOHC engine and front disc brakes. All Sprint Speciales are equipped with the desirable twin Weber carburetor setup. This particular example is a fully restored, particularly solid and straight, matching numbers car. The restoration was both mechanical and cosmetic, and in addition to its beautiful presentation, this Sprint Speciale as proved a reliable California Mille participant. Paint and bodywork was performed by Rich and Famous Auto Body, in Van Nuys, California. According to the current owner, the paintwork was carried out from bare metal and the resulting finish is spectacular, over outstanding panels. The chrome is equally nice, with excellent trim fit throughout, and only minor weathering. The car sits on restored factory wheels with newer Michelin XZX tires. The interior, also redone by Santo’s, is trimmed it high quality red leather with correct wool carpets. The gauges were included in the restoration work, and the factory switchgear remains in place, as does the original steering wheel. Even the factory windshield washer bag remains. An upgraded CD player has been installed for added enjoyment on long trips. The engine bay is also very complete and correct. The virtually impossible to replace cast airbox is in place. The paintwork performed included the inner fender wells and firewall, and the removal of the related mechanical components. Accordingly, the under hood area displays very nicely. Likewise, the trunk was restored with a new black rubber mat. The underside is exceedingly solid (of particular importance on Sprint Speciales), and displays “good tour” cosmetics. The mechanical work included rebuilding the motor with Santo’s Italian Car Service. Records on file confirm the use of new pistons and liners, and a complete valve job in June of 2010. According to the owner, just 1500 miles have been logged since. More recently, in December of 2010, Santo’s performed a complete heater system service to assure proper working order for upcoming rally events. Indeed, the car has proven a reliable stead for the California Mille, where it has participated several times, with 100% finishing record. Included with this Sprint Speciale is the factory tool roll with aftermarket tools, correct spare wheels and tire, and select records for the current ownership period included those for the engine rebuild. With cars of this era appreciating, it is those of limited production, like the Sprint Speciale, which will enjoy the most significant increases in value.

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La Jolla, California…Completed on January 20th, 1961 Chassis No. AR 10120 *00379* Engine No. AR00120 *00769* Bertone Body No. *87*381* Exterior Color Alfa Red Interior Color Tan-Black Delivered new November 3rd, 1961 First Owner Hoffman Motor Car Co., New York, U.S.A. Mileage 49,762 miles from new Chassis No. AR 10120 *00379* This particular Sprint Speciale was ordered completed new by Alfa Romeo for internal use under assembly Tipo Code 10117 as an otherwise completely normal USA-North American Market version built on Bertone Job-Assembly No. *87*301*. The car was completed on January 20th, 1961 with Alfa Red exterior paint and unrecorded internal trim. This was sequentially the 3rd of 742 examples assembled in production-model year 1961 out of a total run of 1,366 similar vehicles produced from 1959 through to 1962. Upon completion, Chassis *00379* was shipped to the States by air rather than standard ocean transport for delivery to Max Hoffman’s Hoffman Motor Car Company, New York. Hoffman was at the time the North American Distributor for Alfa Romeo along with many other European Manufactured vehicles. Hoffman Motors did not purchase or initially sell this Alfa. At this time there are no confirming records or reports but it is believed this was the New York, Chicago and Los Angeles Motor Show Car for Alfa Romeo based on communications from Pat Braden and Luigi Fusi and additional later communications between Braden and the former Japanese owner. Alfa Romeo’s internal records only confirm that the car was deemed surplus to their needs and sold on November 3rd, 1961 to Hoffman Motor Car Company, more than eight months after having been completed. We have requested additional details and assistance from the Alfa Romeo Sprint Speciale Registry and several other individuals familiar with these vehicles but to date, no additional early details are known. (i.e. I was asked about this particular SS when it arrived, but I knew only what you read here about this particular car as I had no history or knew the where abouts of this car until I was contacted).  If the car was in fact an Alfa show car for the North American circuit, it was likely well overshadowed by that year’s darling new entrant, the Jaguar E-Type for which Hoffman also distributed in North America as well as handled their show duties. At this time, no other early owners are known or identified. In 1990 the car was documented by Braden as still being in the states with 40,000 original miles and further noted as being remarkably original and still having been fitted with her original interior, original keys and he believed all or most of her original paint. Not long thereafter, the car was sold and exported to Japan where she was road registered in 1991 as evidenced by the original Japanese road registration documents issued to her. She remained there with a single owner who kept in contact with Braden until the late 1990s. Braden made several attempts to purchase this Alfa but always without success. Earlier this year, this Alfa was sold to a Japanese dealer from whom we purchased her. Her current total mileage is 49,762, which is believed to be original from new. She is still fitted her original engine, original interior, keys, rear axle and all other major components as delivered new by Alfa Romeo. This is a completely rust and accident free example with full fresh services having just been completed. All interested parties are warmly welcome to contact me for additional assistance with the purchase of this vehicle. PS: A very striking and beautiful period marketing and advertising poster as shown in the photo thumbnails above is available separately with the purchase of this vehicle for those interested.

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New York…This 1961 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale is a great looking example in Red over a Black Interior with Red Piping. It was owned until recently by a serious Italian car collector, who himself owned a Fiat/Alfa/Lancia dealership. He owned the car for over twenty five years. About ten years ago he completed a full restoration, which entailed cosmetic and mechanical work, including an engine rebuild and a disk brake upgrade. It has been cared for and driven sparingly since then. The car has clearly been owned by enthusiasts since it is one of the best driving early Alfas we have come across. The car displays good power, smooth shifting and excellent road holding. This is a very attractive example that is ready to go out and be enjoyed. These cars have been rapidly rising in value as enthusiasts recognize the rarity, style and delightful driving experience they deliver. Call for more details.

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Rome Italy…One of the first 200 produced (chassis No. 380092), the original engine 00121.
Perfect mechanics. Registered in Italy in 1963. Original color blue. Bodywork restored. Needs some missing parts:
Parauti front, front grille, side windows and window-raiser mechanism, rear bumper and side air filter and carburetor studs (cups) wheels.
Cars used for the Italian league “Classic Cars”, national champion in 1992. Homologation.
Totally renovated in 2008. Seats and dashboard (tools) available original, only to reassemble. Price not negotiable.


About alfadoc

I have been involved in Alfa Romeo cars since 1970 when I bought my 1600 Veloce spider. It was in 1972 that I started the Veloce Register for 1600 cars. It was in 1998 that I added the Sprint Veloce, 750 Spider Veloce and Sprint Speciale registers. Currently I own 2 Alfas: a 1994 164 Quadrifoglio.and a 1991 Spider "Automatic"
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