Joel Stein on April 26, 2010 at 9:18 pm said:
This SS is #381033, owned by Joel Stein, bought from Paul Davidson through Brewster Thackeray, AROC guys. I have the history since new: This very car is pictured on Page 91 of Pat Braden’s authoritative book on the Giulietta, published in 2004.
Though the car was originally sold in Italy, the gauges read in miles rather than kilometers.
The car has also been shown at Hershey, where it won AACA National First Place Junior (360/400 points) and Senior (380/400 points) prizes.This Sprint Speciale was sold new in Palermo, Italy on November 11, 1964, to Mr. Gustav Orlando—the original purchase order and the key ring from the dealership are still with the car 31 years later! After it crossed the pond, under the stewardship of Mr. Orlando’s son, the car was garaged in New York. The next owner restored the car at a cost of $40,000 in the early 1990s. Marcovicci-Wenz Engineering, a renowned vintage and racing engine specialist in Ronkonkom, New York rebuilt the engine in December, 1991. Body work, paint and interior were done in 1993 by a small restoration shop. The receipts are very thorough and details all parts. He brought the restored car when he moved to California .
The owner prior to me was a serious car collector and a determined perfectionist, who searched for years before finding this excellent example in Los Angeles in 1998.
I bought this car, which was advertised, but not sold on e-bay in January of 2006.VIN#: 0121.381033