The seller previously sold his Giulietta Sprint on BaT last year and describes this Spider as showing no evidence of body work or accident damage. The car is pictured with non-original “driving” seats, mats, and wheels, but accompanying the sale are the original seats, mats, and rare chromed Borrani wheels with original tires that are reserved for show use as shown in the photo below.
The red lacquer repaint dates to 1962, and the seller reports a few blemishes including minor paint chipping and touch-ups on the hood, and one area of spidering between the front grille and passenger side headlight.
Early small tail lights are a great look and the 750 cars lacked quarter windows that debuted on the later 101-series Giuliettas. The Carello head lights and windshield show are noted as factory originals by the seller.
The car is shown with spare Giulietta seats and mats in place. The original door panels, trim, rubber, and the exposed painted surfaces appear correct, showing light signs of use and no significant chips, cracks, discoloration or wear. The floors appear sound beneath the mats and are detailed in the gallery below.
Here are the original seats which are in good condition and are installed occasionally for shows. All internal foams were recently professionally replaced.
The seller reports that lighting, gauges, and controls are functioning correctly, with the exception of a recent fuel gauge failure that will be repaired for the new owner. Note the Veloce-specific 8000RPM tachometer.
he original 1.3L twin cam inline-four was rebuilt by a prior owner. Veloce-spec engines are distinguished underhood by the large airbox, plenum, and dual carburetors. Minimal wear was noted on the cams at the time of the rebuild, and correct valve springs were installed along with slightly larger throttle shafts to improve starting and smoother idling. The car is now described as starting easily with a few pumps of throttle. The seller has conducted oil and filter changes annually, and no current mechanical issues are noted.
750-series cars carried build plates that denoted the full chassis and engine numbers. Reproduction plates are common on fully restored cars but this one retains its original unit as pictured above.
Engine #1315-32076 is also confirmed as original. Veloce engines were denoted by the 1315-3xxx prefix.
Underbody photos show the car to be clean and mostly dry with the exception of a fluid seep at the differential. Limited surface corrosion is visible where paint has worn or chipped away from the underside of the frame rails. New springs and Koni shocks were reportedly added two years ago. The original springs and shocks are included in the sale should the buyer choose to refurbish them, and are pictured in the gallery below. The exhaust system is described as factory and shows some surface corrosion.
This Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F is a regular show participant and has won several major awards including:
Best 750/101 Series Open Car, 2000 Alfa Romeo Convention, Portland, Oregon
Most Original Alfa, 2000 Alfa Romeo Convention, Portland, Oregon
Best Alfa Romeo, 2009 Concorso Italiano, Monterey, California
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This 1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce was purchased new at Rambo Motors in Portland by a Southern Oregon Porsche dealer. In 1962 at 41k miles a prior owner performed a bare-metal repaint in red lacquer but did not complete reassembly. The car then remained off the road for 37 years before being recommissioned in 1998, and it has since been driven approximately 10k miles by three owners. It was acquired by the seller on BaT in October 2016. Subsequent work included reinstalling the factory wheels and seats in addition to rebuilding the combination dash gauge and dual Weber DCO3 carburetors. The numbers-matching 1,290cc DOHC inline-four remains installed and is paired with a four-speed manual transmission. Additional equipment includes factory trim, glass, gauges, Carello headlights, interior, soft top, and exhaust. This Veloce 750F won Best Alfa Romeo at the 2009 Concorso Italiano and was featured in the January 2017 issue of Sports Car Market in an article written by the seller, who subsequently traded the car to a friend. It is now offered on behalf of that owner in Wisconsin with a jack, Italian-language owner’s manual, Centro Documentazione Alfa Romeo correspondence, service records covering the 2000s to present, a history written by the previous owner, the Concorso Italiano trophy, a Rambo Motors license plate frame, and transferable New York registration.
The Pinin Farina-styled body was stripped to bare metal and repainted using red lacquer in 1962. The paint, brightwork, lenses, and other trim can be seen up close in the gallery below, along with the factory windshield, Carello headlights, and black soft top.
Chromed 15″ Borrani wheels are thought to have been a dealer option and were mounted with Michelin XAS FF radial tires in December 2016. A matching spare wheel is located behind the seats with a jack. New springs and Koni shocks were installed during previous ownership in 2014.
A steering service was performed when the tires were mounted in 2016, and new Ethanol-safe fuel hoses, axle limiting straps, and a rear U-joint were also installed. Fresh brake fluid was added in September 2020.
The factory seats have been fitted with new foam but retain their black vinyl covers with red piping. Factory carpeting has been re-installed, and black rubber Alfa Romeo mats line the footwells. A Motorola transistor AM radio is mounted in the steel dash, and an electrical service was performed in December 2016.
The two-spoke steering wheel features a polished horn ring and frames an 8k-rpm tachometer and 140-mph speedometer, as well as combination gauge for oil temperature, water temperature, and fuel level that was rebuilt in January 2017. Under 51k miles are shown on the five-digit odometer, approximately 250 of which were added by the seller.
The aluminum 1,290cc twin-cam four was rebuilt by a prior owner and is equipped with dual Weber DCO3 carburetors that were rebuilt in September 2020. A service of the generator and installation of a new fan belt were performed in December 2016, and work in 2020 included an oil change, fresh coolant, and a tune-up. Veloce-spec engines are distinguished by a large airbox, plenum, and dual carburetors.
The factory data plate is pictured above, and matching chassis stamping AR1495*05657* is shown in the gallery along with an “F” stamping on the firewall, which denotes the car as a factory Veloce model.
Block stamping AR1315*32076* matches the data plate and Centro Documentazione Alfa Romeo correspondence that can be seen in the gallery below, confirming engine originality. Veloce engines were denoted by the 1315-3xxx prefix.
Power is sent to the rear wheels via a four-speed manual transmission. Additional underside photos are viewable in the gallery.
This Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F has won several major awards, including the following: Best 750/101 Series Open Car, 2000 Alfa Romeo Convention, Portland, Oregon Most Original Alfa, 2000 Alfa Romeo Convention, Portland, Oregon Best Alfa Romeo, 2009 Concorso Italiano, Monterey, California A crystal vase from the 2009 Concorso Italiano win is included in the sale. Note that the car is registered in New York by its engine number. A walk-around video is viewable below.