This 1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale is one of approximately 1,400 examples produced between 1957 and 1963. The car was registered in New York in the 1960s and later brought to California, where it was acquired by the current owner’s former spouse in 1975. Following a period of long-term storage, a cosmetic and mechanical refurbishment was commissioned and completed between 2019 and 2023 by Conrad Stevenson Restorations of Berkley, California. Work involved stripping the car, performing bodywork, and refinishing it in gray. The inline-four was modified to an increased displacement of 1.5-liters, and the five-speed manual transmission, suspension, differential, and brake system were overhauled. The interior has been re-trimmed in two-tone red and gray upholstery, and additional features include dual Weber carburetors, 15″ Borrani wheels, Koni shocks, an upgraded front sway bar, Marchal driving lamps, and Veglia instrumentation. This Sprint Speciale is offered by the seller on behalf of the current owner with refurbishment photos, service records, and a clean California title in the owner’s name that lists the vehicle as a 1962 model.
The Sprint Speciale featured styling by Bertone’s Franco Scaglione, who drew inspiration from his earlier Berlinetta Aerodinamica Tecnica prototype designs. Portions of this example’s floors, lower bodywork, and fenders were repaired with replacement sheet metal prior to a repaint in its current shade of gray by Altissimo Restoration of American Canyon, California. Various trim pieces were rechromed by Sherms of Sacramento, California, and the weather stripping was replaced throughout. The front bumper and fender-mounted running lights have been removed, and driving lamps are affixed to fabricated mounting points.
Further exterior details include Lancia Fulvia-sourced wiper arms, Carello headlight bezels and license plate lights, hood louvres, pop-out rear quarter windows, and gold fender badges. Imperfections in the paint and scratches on the windows are pictured in the gallery below.
Silver 15″ Borrani steel wheels wear bright Alfa Romeo-branded hubcaps and are wrapped in 175/70 Vredestein Sprint Classic tires, while a spare Fergat steel wheel is housed in the trunk compartment. The steering box was rebuilt during the refurbishment, at which time Koni shocks, stiffer springs, a larger front sway bar, and replacement wheel bearings were installed. The four-wheel drum brake system was overhauled with rebuilt wheel cylinders and replacement shoes and lines.
The reupholstered interior features low-back buckets seats trimmed in red vinyl with gray cloth inserts accompanied by a color-coordinated rear parcel shelf, door panels, and carpets. The driver’s seat bottom was modified to sit lower, the headliner was replaced, and the pedal box was rebuilt. Lap belts are provided for both occupants, and a battery kill switch is affixed to the right footwell. The ash-tray mounted to the body-color dashboard was re-chromed and engraved as part of the build.
A three-spoke steering wheel features an Alfa Romeo horn button and fronts rebuilt Veglia instrumentation consisting of a central tachometer with an inset oil pressure readout, a 140-mph speedometer, and a combination gauge. The five-digit odometer shows 70 miles, and total mileage is unknown.
The twin-cam inline-four was overhauled and modified to displace 1.5-liters as part of the build. Equipment includes Aries 10.2:1 pistons, 80mm short-stroke liners, Megacycle camshafts with Pittatore grinds, and a 101 Series Veloce intake manifold. Additional work involved rebuilding the dual Weber carburetors, re-coring the radiator, cleaning the fuel tank, and replacing the fuel lines.
Power is sent to the rear wheels through a five-speed manual transmission that was overhauled as part of the refurbishment. The rear axle and differential were also rebuilt, while the drive shaft received replacement joints and flex discs. Various underside components were powdercoated black, and an Imasaf replacement exhaust system was installed.
Photos and invoices documenting various stages of refurbishment work are included in the sale.