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This 1958 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce was purchased new on September 25, 1959 in Texas and was acquired by the seller as a non-running project from Florida in January 2018, reportedly after 44 years in storage with its second owner. The car was subsequently reunited with its numbers-matching 1.3-liter inline-four as well as receiving additional mechanical freshening and new black vinyl seat covers under current ownership. Equipment includes a four-speed manual transmission, a convertible top frame, lap belts, a Talbot Berlin fender mirror, a period Motorola radio, a fire extinguisher, and a heater. This Giulietta Spider Veloce is offered with a tool kit, an early hand-written maintenance journal, records from 1959 to 2021, and a clean South Carolina title in the seller’s name.
The Pinin Farina-styled body wears aged red paint with areas of burn-through and features an unrestored black convertible top as well as a Talbot Berlin fender mirror that was installed by the original owner. Close-up photos of the body, top, brightwork, Carello lenses, and other details can be seen in the gallery below.
Borrani steel wheels wear pitted chrome hubcaps along with 15″ Pirelli Cinturato CA67 tires that were installed in 2018. Braking is from finned drums at all four corners, and records show a brake master cylinder rebuild as well as replacement of the wheel cylinders while with the seller. New sway bar link bushings were also fitted.
The seats have been reupholstered in black vinyl with red piping under current ownership, and are joined in the cockpit by older red carpeting and black rubber floor mats. Interior equipment consists of latch-and-link lap belts, a dash-mounted rearview mirror, a fire extinguisher, a heater, and a period Motorola AM radio. The seller notes that sections of the interior door handles have broken off.
The two-spoke steering wheel frames a central tachometer with an inset oil pressure gauge in addition to a 120-mph speedometer and a combination gauge for oil temperature, water temperature, and fuel level. The five-digit odometer shows 87k miles.
The factory 1.3-liter inline-four suffered a broken connecting rod and a scored crankshaft in 1971 according to the seller, and a replacement engine was fitted by the first owner. The seller was able to locate the numbers-matching engine in the inventory of an Alfa Romeo restorer and fellow forum member, and subsequently had it rebuilt in 2018 with replacement main and rod bearings, piston rings, gaskets, and seals as well as cylinder head work. Records for the replacement engine components as well as a water pump, alternator, and distributor rebuild are included in the sale. Induction is from dual Weber 40DC03 carburetors.
Engine block stamping AR1315*31384* matches the number displayed on the data plate affixed to the underside of the hood. Additional serial, body, and equipment numbers are pictured in the gallery.
Power is sent to the rear wheels through a four-speed manual transmission. The clutch, release and throwout bearings, and transmission seals were also replaced during the seller’s ownership.
The car was featured in the March 2021 edition of Classic Motorsports magazine, an excerpt from which can be found in the gallery. A tool kit, and a hand-written maintenance journal are included in the sale along with records dating from 1959 through 2021.