I bought this car on 18 May 1966 from Auto Koenig, Munich, Germany. I have original BOS and the Zollantrag und Zollanmeldung (import permit). The car was timed against kilometer stones on the Munich autobahn several times; 125mph tops. Sweet spot at 115mph. By careful packing of small soft packages through the square holes in trunk and pockets along sides, a surprising pile of goodies including a camping tent could be jammed in. It was just a tad faster than a 3.8 Jaguar sedan; it took a couple of minutes to creep past him. This beauty went to the US with everything dismountable stolen by shippers. In Oklahoma, the gearbox dropped the drain plug. Under a shed roof, a triangle hoist was built and used to remove the engine and gearbox en bloc; the gearbox was rebuilt on my kitchen table. The shot exhaust piping was imitated at the same time (aft of the manifold). Back to Germany in 1972; again the gearshift, wipers, toolkits etc stolen. The frame on R side behind wheels disappeared into the air and soil. There were no body panels available - at least in Nuremberg. A shooting club buddy fixed the car with handmade stuff. The Nuremberg Alfa dealer did overhaul the engine, and in the process stole my Veloce pistons and rods. Thankfully, the cams were not taken too. They also got my 800 original gearbox and substituted a 2 L gearbox, one with a switch for a backup light. So now I have a backup light. A buddy rolled his '72 GTV. I harvested the engine, box, Turbina wheels, and Ate brakes. Mixing and matching turned out to be a bolt in job. Since at that time the long U shaped parking brake cable was not to be had, I used the GTV/Ate setup. This moved the gas tank 2" to the rear. Once more back in business, the car was fine. In 1977 the car moved back to the USA. Once more a lot of removables, were. In Denver, mid 80's, the interior was redone using bits from under the seats for the correct color. Since twice the Italian silver paint had done me in, by fading to a skin rash under the lens like beads of water on a well waxed car, I went with 1981 special Alfa blue to match my 81 Spider. Dale Magowan of Alfa West found why the SS never had the pep it had in '67 (the stolen pistons). The Spider's cat bulge under the right foot tried to cripple me, so sadly I parted with it. Along the way, the Veloce sump got a recurrent crack. The SS went into storage and waited....and waited. Recently the engine, GB, and suspension have been overhauled. I loved the Turbinas, but tires tall enough and skinny enough to fit under the left rear fender simply aren't to be had any more in 175HR14. So I went back to the 155x15 tire for the steel wheel. This too is not available as a Pirelli in HR quality, but our autobahn cruising days are over. The original wheels have been blasted and epoxy painted a mix of silver and the blue; looks nice. Maybe the Alfa Nats in Chicago are possible, IF the missus allows. One last note: there are also another Giulia SS and a Giulietta SS in the min-Ohio chapter of AROC.

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1966 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale
Additional Info: This lovely matching numbers 1966 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale is essentially a one owner car purchased by an armed forces American stationed in Europe. Hepicked the car in Germany and kept it there for a year, brought the car to the USA, andownedthe Alfa until December 2014.
he car comes with extensive documentation, including the original Bill of Sale and canceled check. Also included are several bins with new and used spares, plus twowooden crates with extra glass!.Mechanically it is in very good condition having gone through an extensive mechanical refurbishing in 2008.Copies of the receipts are available.

The Sprint Speciale has a very unique coach body designed by Franco Scaglione of Bertone.Scaglioneis best known forhis unique B.A.T. series of Alfa designs, from which he heavily took inspiration forthedesign of theSprint Speciale. Originally the cars came with 1.3 veloce engine used ontheAlfa Giuliettas. In 1963 the enginewas replaced with the 1.6 liter veloce engine from the Giulia and disc brakes added. Exterior and interior details remained mainly unchanged between the two models. The Giulia SS version, with its more power engine and brakes, is therefore the most desirable.

This is a car that has been loved all of its life. The undercarriage is straight and rust free. The paint, interior and chrome are in very nice condition. I just love the paint color combination on this car!


Chassis No. AR 381319
Engine No. AR00121 01339
Documents US Title
One of just 1,400 examples produced
Elegant and distinctive Bertone coachwork
Blu Chiaro Metallizzato over grigio leather
Rides on Vredestein Sprint Classic tires; factory hub caps
Exterior features include a driver’s side Talbot mirror
Veloce-sourced 1.6-liter DOHC inline four-cylinder engine; four-speed manual transmission
Interior is equipped with Veglia instrumentation and Phillips radio with cassette
Purchased new in Germany and retained by original owner until 2014
Exhibited for many years at Alfa Romeo Owner’s Club gatherings