Every so often I drill down through long lists of cars for sale to see if I can find some new cars to add to the registers. Most of the time I send emails to have nothing come back about the history, chassis/engine numbers etc. *frustrating*
Occasionally I get really lucky and stumble upon something really great and there are a couple of cars that are exceptional. I have seen some 6c1750 cars for sale, and a nice selection of 6c2500’s if someone was looking. My desire would be to put a 6c1750 sedan in my garage, but who wouldn’t!
I have to say this up front, I have no financial connection to any of the cars listed here, only wanting to help someone who is looking for a car. I do hope that if you buy the car you will share the information with me on the cars history. Also if you find a car you want listed on here, there is no charge, but it must be a true Veloce from the factory (serial numbers are required and a history is appreciated with photographs to show provenance).
Lets start the list off with a 1600 Spider Veloce race car…390611. It is currently listed on the AlfaBB for $90,000 with original parts to go with the car. So you can either race it or you can restore it for the road. Considering the values of the Giulia Veloce recently, you could remove the race equipment to help fund the restoration to put it back on the road, if that is what someone wanted to do. Then again you could race it and enjoy someones efforts to make it competitive. Here is what the ad says: “Chassis 101.18.390611 Car is currently set up for vintage racing. It has successfully competed in the Monterey Historics twice, Wine Country Historics four times in addition to numerous other CSRG events. As currently configured Tinney 1600 small port head, carillo rods, megacycle cams, veloce headers, alloy flywheel etc. 5.12 diff, konis, panhard rod, 8 gallon fuel cell, Switters close ratio trans, Panasport wheels, full Lexan windshield in original posts. If the day comes the car can easily be returned to full street trim as all the original parts have been retained including, but not limited too, the original motor, Tinney rebuild, seats, gas tank, airbox, brakes, heater, wiper assembly etc. Asking $90K Picture to be posted here with ad shortly, more details and pics available to interested parties, thanks, Fred.”
There seems to be a plethora of Sprint Speciale cars on the market for which I can’t explain why there are so many, and so few Giulietta Spider Veloce’s recently. Even less are the Giulietta Sprint and Giulia Veloce’s. I guess if you see one you better grab them!
RM Auctions is selling a 1961 SS in Monterey next month with a estimate of $180,000 – $200,000 and the car came from France originally. No numbers and no response yet to my inquiry as to the chassis/engine numbers. The advertisement says, “According to Alfa Romeo factory files, this Giulietta Sprint Speciale left the Arese factory on November 27, 1961. The first owner purchased the car on January 29, 1962, in France, and it is recorded as being sold to the Regie Nationale Usines, Billancourt, France, which is, in fact, the Renault factory. Why they bought the Alfa is not known; however, it should be noted that the two companies had signed a joint-venture agreement in 1958, which, among other things, saw Alfa building a version of the Renault Dauphine and R8 in Italy. The Sprint Speciale eventually found its way to Holland, where it was restored. It was then sold to a gentleman in Spain, from whom the previous owner purchased it several years ago. He then brought it to the United States, where it was acquired by the current owner. SPRINT SPECIALE for sale link.
Gooding and Company has a “1966 Sprint Speciale” list for sale next month in Monterey (381349 and listed in my SS register). I sent them a query to see what the numbers are for this car, and so far no response. My question to them what was the derivation of the 1966 posting which we know never happened. There is a rumor of one SS that was built from a left over body in 1966 for a customer, but I have no information about that (anyone know of this car?) This car according to my register was sold back in 2010 and I wonder where it has been all of this time? Here is what they advertise, “An East Coast example from new, this Giulia Sprint Speciale was under the long-term care of the original owner for decades, passing into the collection of the second owner and then an Italian car collection in New York until 2010, when the consignor acquired it. History includes a showing at the 2001 Greenwich Concours d’Elegance in Connecticut. Since then, it has received mechanical maintenance and is accompanied by a dossier containing copies of an Alfa Romeo history, period road-test report, invoices, and service manual.” Sprint Speciale for sale link. This car is estimated to sell for $140,000 to $180,000.
Strada E Corsa in Holland has a white SS (380330) for sale on their website. Some of the details are listed here:
Production date: September 17th 1963 Sold: September 19th 1963 ( Louwman & Parqui, Holland)
I noticed a rare magnesium air filter housing and a alloy Veloce style ‘split sump’ oil pan and Sprint Speciale alloy engine mounts to lower the engine. A fresh exhaust system is mounted under the car. in the Alfa Romeo book I wrote that this engine is from a 1600 Giulia from the same year but not specifically from this car.
The current owner bought the car 40 years ago with this engine fitted. The original colour was white with blue interior, which is very beautiful, and just like it is now. The car is still in hands of the same private owner for 40 years now! The owner use to run an Alfa Romeo garage for at least 40 years.
A honest and great car to enjoy on the open roads. For sale at € 78.000 euro.
This car comes with a hidden surprise under the dash that is unique to this particular car. contact Strada for more details.
I found this SS for sale that was a custom ordered car from the factory. The dealer is VHC,
140 Avenue de la Gare 74800 SAINT PIERRE EN FAUCIGNY FRANCE Their advertisement says: Very original car restored by well known specialist.
Special order initially done for M BERTONE, but finally delivered at ALFA ROMEO LUGANO. (sourced by ASCD).
Chassis 551 with its 00120 original engine.
Only 3 swiss owners.
The only model built with 2600 electric windows, door handles and door opening quaterlights.
Original amarante body color, with wonderful light grey / bordeaux interior.
CONCOURS WINNER CONDITIONS
Many detailed photos on ask.
A strong investment.
Can be seen on our workshop near GENEVA.
Speciale Ordered SS by Mrs. Bertone 10120.00551
As Porky Pig used to say at the end, “Thats all foks!” Let me know if you buy one of these!