Ever wonder what happened to your car after you sold it? We sign papers, exchange money then see it drive off down the road with a lingering sense of loss and wonder if you did the right thing.
Here is a great story from Pete Vack of VeloceToday and his Sprint Speciale that he sold some time back. I have included his photos of the car to see if anyone knows of its whereabouts. If you know, please contact me!
|July 27th, 2005Something SpecialeAn Alfa at odds with itselfBy Pete Vack
To some eyes, the Alfa Romeo Sprint Speciale (1957-1966) was a great looking piece of automotive art. Yet, so radical, so sweeping was the scope of the design, to this day there may not be a consensus. Is it a work of rolling art or is it a bloated caricature of a space age nightmare? What was the original intent? Did the SS live up to expectations?
The best laid plans…
Derived from the experimental B.A.T. prototype of 1953-55, Alfa’s Sprint Speciale was designed by Bertone as a counterpoint to Zagato’s brutally efficient and lightweight coupes. A counterweight might be closer to the truth, for what it gained in beauty over the soapbar SZ, it lost in weight. This was not the original intent; Alfa Romeo was looking toward Bertone to create a faster version of the Guilietta, favoring Bertone over Zagato as a co-producer of their cars. It is one of the more fascinating ironies that beset the Sprint Spinta.
To continue reading the story…VeloceToday Sprint Speciale article (click to link)