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This particular car is believed to have been sold new in Monterey, California and is a black plate California car which the current owner purchased in 1982. The owner prior to that had owned it for many years along with many other Alfas and believed he purchased it new but could not recall for certain. Regardless, the car has had few long term owners and has always been in California’s mild climate. A matching numbers example according to the Fusi book, this car was comprehensively restored from 1994 to 1996 by Conrad Stevenson, the highly regarded Alfa Romeo specialist in Berkeley, California. The car was completely disassembled and the body repainted. The drivetrain, brakes, suspension, interior, and exterior were restored as necessary. The engine had previously been rebuilt, reportedly to a 1450cc displacement and during the restoration, the cylinder head was rebuilt with machine work by Norman Racing. New cams, valves, springs, and guides were included in the head rebuild. The engine was resealed with new gaskets, crank seals, and the carburetors were rebuilt as well. The suspension and brakes were rebuilt, with new bushings, new Koni shock absorbers, new springs, rebuilt wheel cylinders, rebuilt master cylinder, relined brakes, and new brake lines. Inside the car, the instruments were restored and have none of the yellowing that often afflicts these cars, and new upholstery, carpets, and rubber floor mats fitted. Sound insulation was added, the seat sliders restored, and a new top and drape were also fitted. The chrome was restored, new weather stripping fitted, and the car repainted in its entirety in its original color. The car showed 72,134 miles at the time of restoration and has covered just 1300 miles since.
The car remains in very nice condition following its restoration and it is clear that it has been carefully stored and used sparingly since. The body is excellent, and the owner reports that it has never been rusty. The doors fit and operate superbly and the front and rear lids operate well with satisfactory fit. The paintwork was done to very good standards and remains nearly unmarked. The chrome is very good, with light pitting and a few surface imperfections but strong overall presentation. The windscreen was not replaced at the time of restoration and it appears that it may be original, with some road wear but no major damage. The wheels and hubcaps are in nice condition and the car wears period Michelin ZX tires.
The interior has been beautifully and correctly restored, with superb upholstery to the seats and door panels. The carpet has been renewed and new correct rubber floor mats fitted. The dashboard is excellent, with beautifully restored early type instruments. The switches and steering wheel appear original and are excellent considering this, but not quite faultless. The horn button plastic is unusually nice and the steering wheel is free of cracks. The correct Veloce instrumentation is in place, including tachometer that starts at 2000rpm and 140mph speedometer.
The engine compartment is authentic and correct in appearance. It is tidy but not detailed to show standards although the attention to detail and correctness of the restoration is high, with correctly silk-screened airbox, correct Veloce intake plenum and plumbing, correctly labeled brake reservoir, and correct windscreen washer fluid bag. The carburetors are Weber 40DCOE2 units, serial numbers 8865 and 8795, and the head casting number is 10100 01500 01. The trunk was restored to the same high standards as the rest of the car and has a correct new rubber floor mat. The car comes with factory jack mounted next to the spare tire.
Giulietta Veloces are coming into their own as collector cars. Not only are the beautiful and technically interesting, but they are a pleasure to drive, which is one reason they are so popular on events. Indeed, these cars often share garage space with top tier classics like Ferrari 275’s or Mercedes Gullwings as a lower-stakes but still very enjoyable car to use and enjoy. This particular car represents an exceptional opportunity to acquire a genuine Giulietta Veloce Spider that is in excellent restored condition. The car has exceptional provenance and integrity, with very long term California ownership and few owners. It was never rusty and is an exceptionally original and authentic example. It was restored by one of the best in the business and comes with invoices from the restoration as well as original parts book and miscellaneous other books.
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1962 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce
Coachwork by Pinin Farina
Chassis no. AR170812
Engine no. AR00106 02698
1,450cc DOHC Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
2 Weber Carburetors
Approximately 105bhp at 6,500rpm
5-Speed Manual Transmission
Independent Front Suspension - Live Rear Axle
4-Wheel Drum Brakes
*Exquisite Conrad Stevenson restoration of a factory Spider Veloce
*Long-time, dry and solid Southwestern car
*Desirable, top-of-the-line Veloce version
*Eligible for many prominent Tours and Rallies
THE ALFA ROMEO GIULIETTA
"The Alfa, in a few words then, is a small car with a rev-happy DOHC engine that can carry two people from point A to point B over all types of roads quicker than most cars twice its size. It does this not with blinding speed but with a wonderful combination of roadholding, compact size and sheer willingness" – Car & Driver on the Giulietta.
With the introduction of the Giulietta in 1954, Alfa Romeo established the 'small car, big performance' formula that would characterize its finest offerings from that point on. The Giulietta's arrival caused a sensation; demand quickly outstripped supply, causing Alfa Romeo to rethink its production strategy and become a high-volume manufacturer. Designed by Pinin Farina on a modified Sprint Coupe chassis, the Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider was the company's second post-war model. The little two-seat Sports Spider was introduced in 1955 at the insistence of New York importer Max Hoffman, who saw how well small British and German sports cars were being received in America. The Giulietta Spider offered brisk performance (almost 100 mph) from its free-revving, all-alloy, 1.3-liter twin-cam four, mounted in a steel unibody chassis that weighed less than 1900lbs at the curb. The design was unmistakably Pinin Farina – very elegant, sporting and lithe.
From the time of their introduction, both the Sprint and Spider provided an exhilarating combination of character and performance, within the limits of what was possible with the well-designed twin-cam engine. However, as with pre-war Alfa Romeos, the dealers soon saw a demand for an uprated version for buyers with competition in mind. In 1956, the Giulietta Sprint and Spider Veloces duly appeared, with high-performance engines and modified bodywork. High-crown pistons raised the compression ratio to 9.1:1 which, with a pair of twin-choke Weber carburetors and more peaky camshaft profiles, raised the power by about 15%. Performance was certainly improved, with a top speed of 115mph and a more responsive engine through and through. Just 2,796 Giulietta Spider Veloces were produced, and they remain among the most collectible of the model today.
THE MOTORCAR OFFERED
Bonhams is honored to offer this beautiful example of the rare and ultra-desirable, factory Giulietta Spider Veloce. The is believed to have been sold new in Monterey, California, and retains the black California state license plate, with a handful of long-term California based owners recorded.
This sporting Alfa Romeo was comprehensively restored between 1994 and 1996 by Conrad Stevenson, the highly regarded Alfa Romeo specialist in Berkeley, California. During the restoration the car was disassembled, and the body repainted in its original white exterior color. The drivetrain, brakes, suspension and interior were restored as necessary. The engine had previously been rebuilt, reportedly to a 1,450cc displacement, with new cams, valves, springs and guides, while resealed with new gaskets. The suspension and brakes were also rebuilt with new bushings, new Koni shock absorbers, new springs, rebuilt wheel cylinders and master cylinder, and relined brakes with new brake lines.
The dashboard was beautifully restored and features correct Veloce instrumentation that includes the tachometer which starts at 2000 rpm and 140mph speedometer. The engine compartment is authentic and correct in appearance with silk-screened airbox, Veloce intake plenum and plumbing, correctly labeled brake reservoir and windscreen washer fluid bag. The carburetors are Weber 40DCOE2 units, serial numbers 8865 and 8795.
The car has exceptional provenance and integrity with long-term California ownership and only a handful of owners. Offered with the sale of the car are invoices from the restoration as well as original parts manual and other miscellaneous literature. This rare, top-of-the-line Spider Veloce is eligible for exclusive driving events around the globe and will surely provide its driver with many smile-inducing experiences. A fine example of open top motoring with excellent road holding and high-revving twin-cam performance, the Spider Veloce rightly claims the moniker "sports car" and one would be hard-pressed to find a near competitor at double the investment.