Alfa Romoe Giulietta Sprint Veloce

This car has been with its current owners since 2003 and throughout this 17 year period has successfully participated in many UK and continental rallies. The build specification of this Giulietta is clearly immense but for ease here I'll simply catalogue some of its major features. As one would expect, weight saving has featured highly in its build, as doors, boot, bonnet are all aluminum along with the rear window being perspex. The bespoke 1300cc twin cam with twin 40 Weber carbs has been built by an Alfa specialist and is both very powerful and responsive....this coupled with a period correct 5 speed gearbox (circa 1961) makes it an extremely capable fast road-rally spec car. It has a full FIA approved roll cage, Recaro rally seats, full harnesses, a reconfigured centre console, plumbed in fire extinguisher system, twin coils and twin fuel pumps.

To help avoid serious damage/mechanical failure, skid plates to both front/rear and the differential have been fitted, whilst essential cabling and brake lines are internal to the car.

It's abundantly clear that a great deal of money has been spent as the list is endless ! Pleasingly the entire list of these upgrades has been compiled and is available upon request.

Notwithstanding this, an extensive spares package is available* including a further completely rebuilt engine (along with an independent engineers report) plus a gearbox, rear axle and diff, doors, windscreen and body trims, all forming a very superior package and certainly ideal if you are looking to start rallying.

So in summary, we have here:-
Rally prepared to extremely high standard
Comprehensive spares package available*
An extremely capable fast road-rally spec car
It would be a pleasure to answer any further questions you might have. This beautifully prepared Alfa Romeo can be inspected at my Guildford showroom - please call me directly on 07788 865700.
* Available separately and at extra cost.



This 1958 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Veloce is a fine example of the classic Italian coupe, which has been converted to historic rally specification. It is powered by a replacement 1.3-litre twin-cam inline-four cylinder engine, which sends power to the rear wheels via a five-speed manual transmission. The car was purchased by the seller in 2003 from John Williams Classics with some rally upgrades already in place, and they continued its modification for use in long-distance regularity events, with work including the addition of lightweight aluminium doors, a bare shell repaint, and fitment of a roll cage, bucket seats, harnesses, fire extinguishers, a five-speed gearbox, an oil cooler and dual fuel pumps.
The HPI report indicates that it was first registered in the UK in May 1997. The odometer shows 1,567 miles, though the true mileage is not known.


This Giulietta Sprint Veloce’s coachwork is finished in Rosso Alfa, complemented by an interior with black vinyl and cloth, which retains the original instruments, but now features modern sport seats, lightweight door cards, harnesses and a roll cage. It rides on a set of 15-inch steel wheels, which are shod in Avon Radial tyres. The car’s original engine and gearbox have been removed and replaced with a similar 1.3-litre twin-cam engine and a five-speed gearbox. A full list of rally modifications is shown below. The car will be accompanied by a copy of the original handbook, a selection of maintenance invoices, its lapsed FIA certification, FIVA identity card, and the V5C. The seller notes the rebuilt original engine accompanies the sale. Restored / historic rally specification:

Lightweight aluminium doors Quick-release bonnet hinges and locks Body shell respray in Rosso Alfa Full Safety Devices roll cage Recaro rally sport seats Schroth four-point racing harnesses Plumbed-in fire extinguisher system Reconfigured centre console Adjustable windscreen wiper speeds Instruments refurbished Fuel and brake lines re-routed inside the car Replacement carpet set fitted Five-speed gearbox fitted Underside plates / guards for the engine, gearbox and differential Dual fuel pumps Dual coils External oil filter Oil cooler Brake servo Alternator Electric fan


The Rosso Alfa paintwork is noted by the seller as being in generally good condition, having been repainted, but having been used competitively since. It is noted to show light stone chipping on the lower front, some paint loss on the offside of the boot aperture, and chips on the edges of the doors which have been touched in. The seller notes that the bonnet, front of the car, and the wheel arches have had protective film applied to prevent stone chipping. Inside, the cabin presents well, with wear on the original controls commensurate with the car’s age and mileage, and merely light signs of use elsewhere since the car’s more recent overhaul.

The seller is not aware of any electrical or mechanical faults with the car. The most recent MOT test took place on 26 April 2023 at 1,559 miles, resulting in a first-time pass with an advisory for headlamp beam deflectors being fitted.


This Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Veloce is a smart example of the breed, which has been rebuilt to a high standard and converted to historic rally specification. Now fitted with a raft of uprated components, it is reported to be very well-prepared and driving as it should, so is ready to be pressed into competitive rallying once more, or used as a spirited weekend B-road toy.

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Following the ravages of war, Alfa Romeo regrouped, equipping their rebuilt factories with up-to-the-minute machinery to enable them once again to become a major manufacturer on the world stage. An all-new business plan was devised to move the company into mass production and the 1,290cc Giulietta emerged to fulfil those ambitions. In best Alfa Romeo tradition, a twin overhead-camshaft engine was to power the new model, the smallest engine size ever offered by the company but yet, in standard form, developing just shy of 80bhp. Although offered as a four-door saloon, it was the Bertone-styled Giulietta Sprint which captured the Italian sporting motorists' heart with its neat and functional styling looking good from absolutely every angle.

Right from the start, the Giulietta Sprint Coupé was appreciated by drivers who recognised its potential for competition success. With its unitary construction, independent front suspension, well-located live axle and coil springs/hydraulic dampers all round, it handled better than anything else in period and was only held back by a lack of power and being a touch heavy. To address this, Alfa introduced a more powerful (90bhp) and lighter version, the Giuiletta Sprint Veloce. To reduce the Veloce's weight, Bertone used thinner steel for non load-bearing panels, the insulation was removed and the doors, bonnet and boot lid were made of aluminium as were the bumpers, 'eyebrows', whiskers and headlight rims. The combination of a rev-happy engine, fine-handling, responsive chassis and excellent brakes made the Sprint Veloce a drivers' car par excellence and explains why these stylish Alfas continue to attract the discerning enthusiast.

First registered in the UK in May 1997, this 1958 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Veloce is a fine example of the classic Italian coupé, which has been converted to historic rally-specification. Our vendors purchased the Alfa from John Williams Classics in 2003 with some rally upgrades already in place and they continued its modification for use in long-distance regularity events. It’s powered by a replacement 1.3-litre, twin-cam, inline four-cylinder engine which was built by the Dutch Alfa specialists, Autogroep Sam Lingen. The car's original engine which has been rebuilt, confirmed by an Engineer's Report is available by separate negotiation.

The extensive work to bring the car up to the standard our vendors required included quick-release bonnet hinges and locks, body shell respray in Rosso Alfa, full Safety Devices roll-cage, 5-speed gearbox, underside plates/guards for the engine, gearbox and differential, Recaro rally sport seats, Schroth four-point racing harnesses, plumbed-in fire extinguisher, reconfigured centre console, instruments refurbished, Brantz rally meter, fuel and brake lines re-routed inside the car, dual fuel pumps, dual coils, external oil filter, oil cooler, brake servo, alternator and an electric fan.

It’s accompanied by a copy of the original handbook, a selection of maintenance invoices, its lapsed FIA Historic Vehicle Identity certification, FIVA identity card, a copy period brochure, the V5C and its current MOT valid until 25th April 2024.

We understand that this charming Giulietta has performed faultlessly over the years, competing in many European historic road rallies and has been maintained to the highest standards regardless of cost. A classic 1950s Alfa that would be welcome anywhere.

Lot Number 722
Registration Number YSY 556
MOT Expiry Exempt
Chassis Number 1493-06913
Engine Number 31503
Transmission Manual
Body Colour Rosso Alfa