HISTORY:Built on March 10, 1965, and sold new in Los Angeles. It probably didn’t leave the Alfa dealership until early ’66, and because of the CA DMV system is registered as a 1966.

John Holmgrem owned it from 1969 until I bought it in 2007. He lived in Orinda CA and I believe he was the editor of the AAA Magazine for some time. He was elderly, and his last drive (because it had been setting for some time) ended with brake failure and he ran off the road and damaged the right front corner. I purchased the car from his son (who owns a ’67 Duetto that he purchased new). I saw the SS on the street (in front of his son’s house) and left a note. It was damaged but still running, and the brakes had been repaired.

Like I said, originally it was red. Interior door cards are dark grey. Seats are black - but were probably grey originally. John had the car painted pearl white probably some time in the 80’s. Mechanically it’s very original - original motor, and I don’t think it has ever been out of the car. Conrad Stevenson helped me with righting the front end damage, and we went through the suspension. I drove it with a cracked windshield and primer white front fender for years, but eventually did the paint and bodywork, changing the color to Azzuro Spazio. I also have a 65 Giula Sprint GT built on March 22, that was sold new in Los Angeles, and both cars probably came over on the same boat.

The stock wheels were Borrani steels that were chrome plated. I still have those, but I’m running TZ replicas on it at the moment. I have the rear bumper spears, but prefer the look without them. The front bumper was damaged in the Holmgren crash - I’ve straightened it, but it’s rough and I prefer the no-bumper look anyway.