PREVIOUS OWNERS: William DeSimone, Massachusetts, Mark Emerson, Georgia,

I purchased the car July 19, 1976 from William DeSimone of Everett MA through an add in the local newspaper. He said he purchased the car from an Italian Prince in Italy while on a 3 month vacation to celebrate his retirement. I am not sure when he purchased the car or the details. According to Marco Fazio at Automobilismo Storico Alfa Romeo this Veloce was manufactured on 25th October 1960 and sold on the 26th June 1961 in Rome,Italy . The original body color was graphite grey. It is a European model with metric dash gages and side turn indicators on the front fenders. I have driven this car 2-3 thousand miles car every summer since I bought it. I rebuilt the engine in 1978(??) and did a cosmetic restoration in winter 1991. The body was stripped to bare metal and repaired as needed. All the chrome was redone, new windshield, and all weatherstripping was replaced. New seat upholstery and carpets were installed. I maintain the car as a driver for enjoyment rather than a show piece.

EBay Update 6/30/2012

This is a genuine veloce version of the Alfa Romeo Giulietta spider. It is a matching number car with long term ownership and is included in the Alfa Veloce Registry. The prior owner purchased the car in 1976 and kept it for 35 years. Engine number is AR00106*01234

is Giulietta is the more desirable European version with metric gauges and euro side lights. It was sold new in Rome. Notice the Italian plates, which have been nicely restored. Please note that the odometer (179074) is in kilometers

Body is in excellent rust free condition. Most of the chrome has been done and is in very good condition. Body gaps are superb! Interior is nice with new door panels and wool carpets.Soft top is very good. Paint is in good driver quality with a couple of small paint defects (see last two photos in the collage). Spare tire is the original Pirelli, which is not safe for use but interesting to have.
Included the original jack and lug nut wrench. Also included is are original tools in very nice condition plus receipts and other interesting paperwork. It even comes with its original owner's manual and storage pouch.   

According the Alfa Romeo archives the car was originally graphite grey with red interior; The car was already white when the prior owner bought it in 1976
therefore either someone changed the car very early in the car's life or the archives are wrong. The engine compartment was always black as no color was found inside the engine bay. Recently I was able to verify this when I replaced the original model id tag which still had the factory rivets, the color behind the tag was black.

The engine was rebuilt in 1978 and still runs very good.
Some of the gauges are erratic but after owning another Giulietta this seems to be rather common. Turn signals, headlights and wipers are in working condition. This is a good driver quality Giulietta spider veloce and not a show car but if you ever wanted to make it into a show quality car you already have all the very hard to find pieces.

I am not an Alfa expert but I will try to answer questions as best as I can. Let me know if you need additional photos of specific areas. Ivan