Auction description verbatim: “This is a very nice Giulietta Sprint Speciale. It was built as a USA export model as the speedometer is in MPH but was originally supplied to Rhodesia and later owned in South Africa until 2000 when it was imported into USA. The build date is confirmed by Alfa Romeo to be 24th March 1962. The original color was Red but in the 1990′s this car was restored and had a complete color change to current dark blue. there is no evidence of color change anywhere on this vehicle. I have seen no evidence of any rust on this vehicle in the 3 plus years I have owned it. The paint and chrome are over 10 years old , there are a couple of cracks in the paint, one nickel size ding on one front fender and a couple of chips on the chrome. The interior is vinyl in very nice condition blue/grey. the headliner is white in excellent condition. The motor in the car is 1400 cc 105 veloce motor built in 2003 by Wes Ingram and since has approximately 4000 miles of use. The transmission is 5 speed and was rebuilt in 2006 by Phil Mason in California. Everything is working aside from the fuel gauge. As far as I am aware the car is complete except for one interior door pull. The glass is very good. The car has Dave Rugh springs , electronic ignition, it starts well and drives and handles first class. The front grill whiskers are not on the car but are in good condition and will be with the car. Original block is included with the car( see photos) together with crank (which may or may not be original). When the car was restored it was equipped with motor 00120-00116 which I was advised was originally supplied in an SZ and has racing history. this engine has approximately 10,000 mile on it and is in excellent shape, complete excepting for the carbs (which are on the car)This is available for an extra US$9000 , the winner of the auction has first option to purchase this . I have tried to describe the car as best and honestly as I can, I encourage any prospective buyers to inspect it personally if they have any doubts. I would not classify it as concours, because the restoration is over 10 years old, as as long as you accept that I doubt anyone would be disappointed with this rare Alfa.”
That is one of the ex-Pat O’Brien SS’s, still wearing South African plates from Gauteng Province – hence the GP suffix. Pat had another SS, in red, #491, which was the ex-Pieterse Brothers race car, which has since been sold. The previous owner of the Red SS is the window vendor.
I have a 62 SS in good condition that I am thinking of selling.
Original block out of the car,a very good running early SS motor out of the car,a specially 1400 in the car (rings did not seat)
Was rebuilt in mid to late 90's, this is a lhd car from South Africa.
Done in dark blue, blue/gray interior
Aftermarket ignition, have the original too.