UPDATE: BRING-A_TRAILER Auction May 28, 2020

This 1958 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce is a short-wheelbase example that was delivered to New York on May 12, 1958, and acquired by the seller approximately 14 years ago. Chassis #1495-03863 underwent a mechanical restoration and cosmetic refurbishment that was largely performed at the shop of former AROC president Bill Gillham in Jefferson, Oregon, and was completed in winter 2019. Work performed included body repairs, a repaint in Celeste Blue, installation of a new black soft top, and rebuilds of the replacement 1,290cc twin-cam four, dual Weber carburetors, five-speed manual transmission, suspension, and brakes. Approximately 400 break-in miles have been added and an oil change has been performed since completion. This Veloce 750F is offered with documentation from Centro Documentazione Alfa Romeo, a binder of refurbishment records, and a clean Oregon title in the seller’s name.

The Pinin Farina-styled body was stripped to bare metal and new Celeste Blue (AR301) paint was applied by Ramirez Restoration of Ramona, California before the car was sent to Bill Gillham’s Hooligan Racing for finishing. Condition of the paint, brightwork, lenses, and other trim can be seen up close in the gallery below. The replacement Stayfast canvas soft top features a plastic rear window and can be seen both raised and lowered. A Raydot-style mirror has been added on the driver’s side.

Painted Giulietta Fergat wheels wear chrome hubcaps, and an unmounted matching spare wheel is included in the sale. Older Vredestein Sprint Classic tires should be replaced before road use according to the seller. The front suspension and brakes were rebuilt by Zimmerman Racing of Oceanside, California with bushings reamed to fit mating pins as well as replacement tie rod ends, wheel bearings, seals, hydraulics, and brake shoes. Koni shocks were fitted along with a chassis alignment and further brake and suspension adjustments by Hooligan Racing.

The cockpit is trimmed in replacement black upholstery with a steel wrinkle-finished dash cap, black door panels, blue piping, and Radici Wilton wool carpets covered by reproduction molded floor mats sourced from Re-Originals, Inc. Lap belts are fitted along with a five-speed Giulietta shifter wearing a blue boot.

A two-spoke factory steering wheel with a chrome horn ring frames Veglia instrumentation including a Veloce-specific 8k-rpm tachometer, a 140-mph speedometer, and a combination gauge for fuel level, oil temperature, and coolant temperature. A new wiring harness sourced from Auto Italia Sportiva was installed and tested by Bill Gillham’s Hooligan Racing. Just over 62k miles are shown on the five-digit odometer, 400 of which have been added since completion of the refurbishment. Total mileage is unknown.

The replacement aluminum 1,290cc DOHC inline-four was rated at over 100 horsepower from the factory and wears engine stamping AR1315 31960, 860 units higher than the original engine number listed on the chassis plate. The location of the original engine is unknown. The current powerplant was rebuilt by Bill Gillham’s Hooligan Racing following machine work and balancing of the rotating assembly by Springer Machine of Eugene, Oregon. Veloce camshafts were sourced from Delta Camshaft and custom-ground to a profile developed by Claus Menzel, and a blueprinted 101 Veloce oil pump was built by Gordon Raymond and installed with a Veloce sump assembly sourced from Classic Alfa. Induction is from dual Weber 40DCO3 carburetors that were also overhauled by Hooligan Racing with new ream-to-fit throttle shafts and Parkerized steel parts. Exhaust is via ceramic-coated Veloce headers feeding a muffler and piping from Centerline Alfa. An oil change was performed approximately 100 miles ago.

Shifting is through a five-speed manual transmission that was installed under previous ownership and rebuilt by Bill Gillham’s Hooligan Racing during the mechanical restoration. Power is sent through a 4.10:1 differential, and the axle assembly and brakes were rebuilt by Ray Thompson Racing in San Diego, California. Additional underside photos are provided in the gallery.