PREVIOUS OWNERS: Unknown
HISTORY: (as pulled from the Ebay ad of 9/20/2014)
Newly restored and completely correct 1965 Alfa Romeo Sprint Speciale. VIN AR 381339; engine# 0012101338 This car was an original black plate last registered in California 1969 (tag on plate). The car spent it's entire life in California.
The car had never been touched or molested and was complete with original interior, engine, fasteners, suspension and paint when purchased. The car was rust free then completely taken to bare metal. All body work was done by Tom Blacks Garage in Portland, Oregon and repainted original white color. Original Red Skai leather interior done by Mountain Upholstery in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.
Engine and transmission completely rebuilt by well known Alfa specialist, Denny Pillar. All new and correct rubber. Triple plate chrome done by Spokane Metal Finishing. All new, correct Koni shocks and springs. All fasteners were re-plated and reinstalled. Wheels powdered coated with correct silver. Wiring harness by Auto Italia Sportiva. New Vredestein tires.
Original Veloce style fuel tank totally restored. Full tool kit and spare tire. New correct rubber mats. Everything works and it runs as it should. Meticulously reassembled over 14 months.
A finer example of a correctly restored, well documented Sprint Speciale does not not exist anywhere to my knowledge. Many more pictures of the restoration process with receipts for everything. You are welcome to inspect the car in Sandpoint, Idaho, USA Sold as is where is no warranties. I can assist with transportation.
UPDATED 12/23/2021 BRING-A-TRAILER
This 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia 1600 Sprint Speciale is one of approximately 1,400 examples produced and underwent a bare-metal refurbishment in 2014 before being subsequently acquired by the seller. Finished in white over red leather upholstery, the car is powered by a 1.6-liter DOHC inline-four paired with a five-speed manual transmission. Additional features include a louvered hood, clear wind deflector, and 15” steel wheels with chrome hubcaps. This Tipo 101.21 is being offered with a receipts from the refurbishment and a clean California title in the name of the seller’s family trust.
The Sprint Speciale featured styling by Bertone’s Franco Scaglione, who drew inspiration from his earlier Berlinetta Aerodinamica Tecnica prototype designs. This example underwent a bare-metal repaint in its current shade of white by Tom Black’s Garage of Portland, Oregon in 2014, while the weatherstripping was replaced and the brightwork re-chromed by Spokane Metal Finishing. Exterior features include a bullet-style driver’s side mirror, a clear deflector ahead of the windshield, and a louvered hood.
The 15” wheels have been powder coated silver and are mounted with 155-width Vredestein Sprint Classic tires. Stopping power is provided by front discs with rear drums, and a full-size spare is found in the rear storage area. The seller notes that the wheel bearings, springs, shock absorbers, and suspension bushings were replaced during the refurbishment.
The cabin was reupholstered in 2013 by Mountain Upholstery of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and features seats trimmed in red leather with a matching lower dashboard, door panels, and carpets. Tears in one of the seat bottoms can be seen in the gallery below, and flaws on the door panels and kick panels are noted by the seller.
A three-spoke steering wheel frames Veglia instrumentation that includes a 140-mph speedometer, an 8k-rpm tachometer with an inset oil pressure display, and a combination gauge. The five-digit odometer shows 24k miles, around 1k of which have been added during current ownership. Total mileage is unknown.
The Veloce 1,570cc inline-four features dual overhead camshafts, hemispherical combustion chambers, and twin Weber 40 DCOE carburetors. Factory-rated output was 112 horsepower, which is sent to the rear wheels through a five-speed manual transmission that was reportedly rebuilt in 2014.