This 1962 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Veloce was acquired by the seller five years ago after sitting in a Bay Area specialist shop for over 28 years. Approximately one in 10 Giulietta Sprints left the factory in Veloce specifications during the 11-year Tipo 101 production run. This example comes from the final year of the Veloce model, and is described as a largely unrestored example that retains areas of the original finish. Power comes from a Normale 1.3-liter twin-cam four, which was installed by the seller’s mechanic and comes equipped with dual Webers and a Veloce header. Approximately 100 miles have been added by the seller since the car was recommissioned in 2012, and a new set of TZ-style alloys have also been installed. The sale includes records since 2012 and a clear California title in the seller’s name.
Prior to being placed in storage in 1984, the car was reportedly registered around the San Francisco area. The seller states that sections of the factory-applied finish remain visible, though the chrome side spears have been removed. Areas of touch-up are visible in photos, and the seller indicates that a few small dents are present on the passenger side, as well as some checking around the nose.
A set of period driving lamps come fitted on the front bumper, and the TZ-replica wheels wear 165-series rubber.
A set of Giulia seats have been added, though the original seats, which are in need of repair, are included with the sale. 63k miles are currently shown on the speedometer, which has been changed out at some point in the past. The actual mileage is unknown.
The original engine and transmission were removed years ago while the car was in storage, and power now comes from a 1.3-liter Normale inline-four mated to a later model five-speed manual gearbox. Prior to the 2012 installation, both the engine and transmission were resealed. Induction is through a set of sidedraft Webers equipped with velocity stacks, and a Veloce header has been retained. Additional work performed to make the car roadworthy included cleaning and flushing the fuel system, installing a new in-tank fuel filter, tuning the carburetors, installing a new thermostat, and radiator hoses. Only 100 miles have been covered since reassembly, and Oliviera Engineering in Berkeley performed the most recent service which included tuning the engine and adjusting the Webers.
The seller indicates that the original sheet metal has been retained in the trunk, sills, doors, and engine bay. Factory-applied undercoating is said to remain throughout the undercarriage.