PREVIOUS OWNERS: Christopher Stevens, Chris Stevens father

HISTORY: (as per ebay)

1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F. Real Veloce, not an "abnormale". This car belonged to my grandfather, and was subjected to a full rotisserie/bare shell, photo-documented restoration in 2002. Sadly, he passed away during the restoration and was not able to see the completed car. I have had the car since the restoration was finished but now the demands of a small business and a new mortgage are forcing me to reduce the collection and this lovely Alfa has to find a new owner.

Overall, this Giulietta is a solid #2 or #2+ using the standard 1-5 classic car rating scale. It is definitely a driver not a show car, and as it gets driven a lot it is well-sorted and very reliable. Despite the temperamental reputation of the 750 Veloce, this car starts up quickly and idles easily even after sitting for a few days or weeks. As a driver it does have some minor imperfections, noted below, but the body is solid and completely rust-free, the paint was done to a very, very high standard and is holding up well and it’s mechanically excellent.

In addition to the full restoration, a number of upgrades were made, including:

The result is a tractable but powerful motor. This car is very easy to drive quickly but can also sit in traffic (although, why would you?).

Notable issues include:
And, of course, what’s with the green engine compartment? Good question. My grandfather was a noted specialist in Italian and British sports and racing cars and he was meticulous in his restorations – both the work that he did and the work that was done for him – but he was somewhat eccentric when it came to colors. He liked a colorful engine bay, hence the paint scheme, non-original polished cam covers, etc. Not a difficult area to change as the green extends only as far as the “frame rails”.

This car has been part of my family for a long time. It has passed from my grandfather to my father and then to me. My wife and I left our wedding in it and we have taken it on many wonderful drives over the last few years. It has been much loved and cared for, but it’s time for it to find a new home.

Please inspect this vehicle or have it inspected prior to bidding. Please ask all questions prior to bidding. Bidders with 0 or negative feedback must contact me before bidding.

Car sold for $44,421

On Oct-17-09 at 23:42:50 PDT, seller added the following information:

In response to a number of questions about the engine originality and build, I've checked the records of the restoration and have confirmed the following information:

Engine number: AR1315*31917
Correct DC03 Weber carbs
77mm cylinder bore using high compression JE pistons. Sperry indicates a 1500cc displacement with this setup.
Stock veloce rods, polished and balanced (not Carillo rods as indicated above)
Sperry stage 5 head (port/polish, oversize valves, custom cam grind)
Nitrided crank
Vertex magneto ignition

I have extensive documentation of my grandfather's ownership of the car beginning with purchase correspondence and buyer's inspection from 1994, through the restoration, including receipts and documentation for all the work. These papers are available for inspection to anyone who would like to see the car.