One of the original 300 or so ‘Confortevole’ 750E models, chassis 06544 with matching engine and DC03s and the other rare original 750 Veloce parts right down to the offset fuel filter bowl.
Originally sold to Max Hoffman, New York in April 58, purchased by me as a project car in Chicago, USA and imported to the UK in 2005. US title papers available.
Nut and bolt photographed restoration with the major components completed by the right people and ‘zero miles’ condition with setup just completed.
Fitted with 5 speed gearbox, bosch distributor and high torque starter for usability and reliability.
Please contact Richard Hampton Car is located in Bath, UK and I would be happy to help organise shipment if required.
Images are copywrited to the Giuliettaletta - I have images in a folder to verify the cars existence.
UPDATE: November 25, 2023 BRING-A-TRAILER
This 1958 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Veloce is one of a claimed 199 Confortevole examples produced, and it was assembled on April 23, 1958. The car was initially delivered to Hoffman Motor Car Company of New York and is said to have spent time in Georgia and Illinois prior to the seller’s acquisition as a non-running project in the mid-2000s. Subsequent refurbishment work involved a repaint in light blue, a refresh of the interior in ivory and dark blue vinyl, and installation of a five-speed manual transmission in lieu of the factory four-speed unit. The twin-cam 1.3L inline-four was reportedly overhauled during the refurbishment along with the suspension and brake system. Additional equipment includes twin Weber DCO3 carburetors, Bosch ignition components, 15″ steel wheels, and finned aluminum drum brakes. Imported to the UK in 2014, this 750E-series Sprint Veloce is now offered in Bath, England, with a previous Illinois title, refurbishment photos, Alfa Romeo Automobilismo Storico correspondence, and UK registration in the seller’s name.
Confortevole (comfortable) refers to the Giulietta Sprint Veloces built from chassis 1493E05834 to 1493E06611, and they were conceived as a more deluxe version of the contemporary Alleggerita (lightweight) variant. This example’s steel bodywork left the factory finished in Azzurro Nube (AR 305) and was stripped, repaired, and repainted as part of the aforementioned refurbishment. Various chrome and aluminum trim pieces have been refinished, and further exterior details include Bertone fender badges, vented rear quarter windows, US-spec taillights, and a single exhaust outlet with a polished finisher. The seller notes scratches on the windshield.
Silver 15″ steel wheels feature polished Alfa Romeo-branded hubcaps and are mounted with 155-width Vredestein Sprint Classic tires, while a full-size spare is stored in the trunk compartment. The suspension was overhauled under current ownership and is said to be fitted with an RM Restorations front sway bar along with uprated dampers and springs. The seller states that the four-wheel finned drum brakes were overhauled using replacement components from AlfaStop and re-lined shoes from Industrial Brakes. The wheel cylinders were rebuilt and the brakes were adjusted in March 2023.
Confortevole models were equipped with roll-up side windows, as opposed to the sliding plexiglass windows of the Alleggerita. This example features seating that has been re-trimmed in ivory vinyl with contrasting sides and piping along with color-coordinated door panels. The ceiling wears a replacement ivory headliner, and the floors are covered with dark blue carpets. Additional appointments include an IPRA heater, a dash-mounted rearview mirror, a glove box, and Sprint Veloce-branded door sill guards.
A black two-spoke steering wheel features a chrome horn ring and sits ahead of a body-color dashboard. The Veglia instrumentation is said to have been overhauled and consists of an 8k-rpm tachometer with an oil pressure readout, a 140-mph speedometer, and a combination gauge. The five-digit odometer shows 27k miles, approximately 400 of which have been added since the refurbishment was completed. Total mileage is unknown.
The twin-cam 1.3L inline-four was reportedly rebuilt as part of the refurbishment, while the dual Weber DCO3 carburetors were overhauled in March 2023. According to the seller, additional work completed under current ownership involved installing Bosch ignition components and an electric fuel pump as well as replacing the fuel lines, fuel level sending unit, and wiring harness.
Power is sent to the rear wheels through a replacement five-speed manual transmission that is said to have been overhauled prior to being installed as part of the refurbishment. Replacement exhaust components have been installed, and the seller states that the differential, steering box, and idler assembly have been rebuilt. A March 2023 service involved refreshing the gear and differential fluids.
Photos documenting various stages of refurbishment work are viewable in the gallery below.
The car does not have a title, as it is registered in a country that does not issue titles for road vehicles. It is being sold on its UK registration.