This is from Hemmings Motor News 11/2012:

Location: Scotts Valley, California
Mileage: 1929
Exterior: Red
Interior: Black
Description: 1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce VIN: AR 1495 F 07559

Rare transition car Award winning rotisserie restoration Upgraded Alfa 2-liter engine and 5-speed transmission Upgraded suspension and brakes Original, numbers matching engine and transmission come with the car

This Giulietta Spider Veloce is a rare transition car", which has the 750 F Series designation of the earlier short body cars, but actually has the longer body of the 101 Series cars. An easy visual identifier for the added length is the addition of a fixed vent window on the doors. According to Automobilismo Storico Alfa Romeo's documentation files, chassis number AR 1495 F 07559 corresponds to this red Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce, manufactured on the 21st March 1960 and sold on the 20th April 1960 to Hoffman Motor Car Co., New York, U.S.A.

This car received a concours level mechanical and cosmetic restoration performed by Al Leake of Performance Motoring Associates (PMA) of Boulder Creek, CA. Al was a very successful Alfa Romeo racer for many years both in the SCCA as well as vintage racing. The goal with the restoration was to create a solid, high performance, but comfortable sports car that would be eligible for vintage rallies such as the California Mille, Colorado Grand, Rally to the Sun, etc.

To accomplish this task Al performed a full rotisserie restoration. Employing his many years of mechanical and structural experience building Alfa race cars he reinforced the body and frame at critical stress points. Heavy-duty suspension components were employed as well as front disc brakes to handle the rigors of modern high performance driving. Although the original 1300cc motor and 4-speed transmission were in the car, the choice was made to upgrade the power plant. A later, more powerful Alfa 2-liter was installed in line with an updated 5-speed transmission. The new combination delivers a whole new level of performance, especially at the higher elevations where most of the larger rallies take place. The original, numbers matching engine and transmission come with the car.

The restoration was started in November 2006 and was completed in 2009. The car has had less than 2000 miles put on it since. It has been shown at the 2010 Ironstone Concours winning Best in Class, and at the 2011 Concours Italiano in Monterey winning Best of Type. Restoration details: Body reinforced, seam sealed, under coated and fully painted New windshield and side windows New custom fitted convertible top All chrome re-plated, stainless steel repolished High performance suspension components installed: sway bar, custom springs and shock absorbers 2-liter high performance Alfa engine. Fully balanced with European cams, high compression pistons, lightened flywheel, headers, electric ignition, and Weber carburetors 5-speed Alfa transmission with heavy-duty clutch Disc brake conversion on front end, high performance lining for rear drum brakes Complete new wiring harness All instruments restored including Veloce speedometer New interior seats, door panels, and carpet New 12-volt batter, tires, hoses, rubber gaskets

About the Alfa Romeo Giulietta In 1954 the Giulietta Sprint began a new phase for Alfa Romeo. It was inspired by Alfa's world renowned racing tradition and ushered in the first mass produced Alfa Romeo. The Giulietta evolved through many body-styles including the Spider, Sprint, TI, and Veloce. The Italian design firm Carozzeria Pininfarina was charged with designing a new prototype for 1955. Their masterful creation was the Giulietta Spider Prototype, first introduced to the public at the 1956 Turin Motor Show ready and rarin' to go for production that year. In 1956, the Veloce was introduced. This version was super sporty, with its dual-cam 1300 cc alloy engine. Using dual Weber DC03 carburetors capable of producing 90 horsepower - a true racer for its time. The gas tank was enlarged to better prepare it for endurance racing while the larger front brakes provided excellent stopping power. By using Plexiglas rear and side windows and aluminum alloy doors, hood, and trunk lid the vehicle was able to shed weight, greatly improving performance. The Veloce modifications were available on the Spider and the Sprint. Fewer than 2,800 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce's were produced making this classic a rare find. The Giulietta Spider Veloce lovingly featured on this page was produced in 1959.

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