PREVIOUS OWNERS: A.L. HAMILTON, Los Angeles, CA 1/1975. Sold to Fantasy Junction on consignment-new owner unknown


*1960 Alfa Romeo Sprint Speciale
s/n AR10120*00207*

Deep Red with Black Leather Interior

Between 1958 and 1962 a total of 27,466 `101` series Alfa Spiders and Sprints were produced. Among these were just 1,366 were the dynamic and highly stylized Sprint Speciale, a spin off of the radical `BAT series` cars. This example has seen much restoration work, and has nearly been completed.

The car has been disassembled and repainted. The repaint was a very high quality job and is in a very attractive color. There are no flaws in terms of preparation or quality, nor are there any signs of damage, with the exception of a one-inch scratch on the right rear fender. There are also some minor dents to the hood, which appear to be the result of something heavy being set on the hood. These dents are only visible in certain lighting conditions. The body is free of rust and is extremely straight. All of the chrome except for the front and rear windscreen surrounds has been renewed and is excellent. This includes the front and rear bumpers, headlight bezels, side window frames, grille and brow, and wheel covers. The glass is very good to excellent, including the difficult to replace front windscreen.

The interior is generally excellent. The seats were reupholstered in leather and the shifter boot was also renewed. The dashboard was repainted along with the rest of the car and the top of the dashboard, rear parcel shelf and the door cards were redone extremely well in vinyl. The carpets were renewed as well and fit extremely nicely. The gauges and switches are original and unrestored, and are still presentable. The door jambs were repainted and are in great shape. The headliner was also renewed with a nice black one in the correct material, and while installed, it will require some adjustment at the C-pillars. The dome lights are present but the lenses are cracked. Also, the steering wheel will need to be repaired or replaced. Those issues aside, the interior is in great order and makes a really strong impression.

The trunk is mostly unrestored but has seen some repainting and still features the original matting. The engine compartment is also unrestored and is presently in tidy `driver` condition. The wiring harness is original. The engine and transmission date from 1965 and are 800cc and 5-speed units respectively. The car comes with a pair of 40DCOE Weber carburetors, which need to be rebuilt.

The underside is unrestored and free of significant damage. The pedal box has been replaced and the remainder of the underside is free from significant structural rust. Otherwise, the underside is unmolested and honest.

Though much work has already been performed, we are aware that the following work needs to be performed before the car is to be driven: hydraulic system rebuild (cylinders, brake lines etc.), carburetor rebuilds, and attention to the fuel system (boil fuel tank). Other than the mechanical work and some reassembly of some of the chrome, the car could be enjoyed as is. All of the uninstalled chrome is included and already restored, with the exception of the approximately four-inch chrome strip that connects the grille to the chrome strip on the hood. The only other missing components are the rear reflectors, the emblem for the grille, Plexiglas bug deflector, and the original airbox.

This car represents an opportunity for someone who is mechanically inclined to acquire one of these rare cars at a very reasonable price, and then finish the car to his or her own specifications. The tricky bodywork, interior and chrome work has already been done and the car needs very little to be ready to enjoy, or it would make a great base for an `all-out` restoration effort.