1961 Giulietta Sprint Veloce 1300
This genuine 101 series Giulietta S.V. chassis number AR* 161454 was manufactured in November 1961 as certified by Automobilismo Storico Archivio Alfa Romeo.
It was converted to race specification in 1992. In 2005 it was imported to Britain from Holland where it had been raced successfully in Dutch national championships. It was then raced in Britain and on the Continent, in HSCC and other events, until acquired by its current owner in 2011 after which it was used only for ‘speed’ events such as the annual Crystal Palace sprint and the Course de côte d’Etretat-Bénouvile where it holds a class record.
The car has been in hibernation over the past eighteen months and so will be in need of a full service and overhaul especially in respect of the braking and fuel systems. The gearbox will also need attention as 5th. gear is not engaging. Bob Dove built 1300 engine Bob Dove built 5 speed close ratio gearbox, Chris Robinson race suspension. Hydraulically operated drum brakes, Foam filled fuel tank and Facit electric pump Weber 40 DCOE twin choke carburettors, Oil cooler, Limited slip ‘gripper’ differential, Full bolted-in cage Five point harness, Plumbed-in fire extinguisher, Perspex side windows and rear screen. Almost new Vredestein road tyres on Classic Alfa alloy wheels with a spare set of steel wheels fitted with worn ‘L’ section Dunlop Racing tyres Varley ‘RedTop’ race battery.
Documentation includes an FiA Historic Identity Form and an Historic Technical Passport issued by the MSA. Period: E - 1945 to 1961. FiA Class: GTS10
The car is road registered 474 UXG with a most recent M.O.T. Certificate issued in May 2019. As it is registered as an historic car with the DVLA there is no road tax applicable. It is eligible for a number of race series and championships including HSCC Historic Road Sports, FISCAR and Classic Alfa Challenge.
Offers around £39,500
More information from the current owner: I’m afraid that I can’t give you all the information you asked for right now. The car resides some way away from where I live and I’m not due to visit it in the near future. However, I can give you some bits and pieces which might be helpful. According to the Alfa Romeo Historic Archive the car, chassis number AR 161454, was manufactured on 18 December 1961. The colour was gardenia white. It was supplied new to a company in Kuwait.
The 1300 engine currently installed was built by Bob Dove but I’ve no idea if any S.V. elements were incorporated into its assembly.
I have little knowledge of its history before 1992, the time when it was converted into a race car by Marcel Sontrop in Holland. Amongst papers which came with the car there is a UK tax disc dated March 72 giving the registration as OPX 60 E. There is also what appears to be a Dutch import document dated 29 December 1986. The importer is named as Dhr.H.Slop and it was imported from Derbyshire.
If I can find out any more about it, from previous owners, I will let you know.