Vin: s/n AR 1495*10204*
Engine No: AR 00106 *00261*
Interior: Red Interior
Asking Price: 80,000
Alfa Romeo was not always a prolific producer of great sports cars. Up until the early 1950s, Alfa made fine cars, but they were largely hand made in smaller quantities. All that changed when the Giulia and Giulietta entered the market offering performance and style at an attractive price. The Giulia and Giulietta were small, sporty, and charming, yet elegantly trimmed, giving an air of sophistication resulting in strong sales throughout Europe and America. Among the most desired of these cars is the Giulietta Veloce. The Veloce model featured a twin cam 1300cc in-line four-cylinder engine, twin Weber carburetors, higher compression ratio, and spirited cam profiles, resulting in very welcomed performance increases.
According to Marco Fazio, Alfa Romeo Automobilismo Storico Centro Documentazion, this particular car is a genuine Veloce Series 101 originally manufactured on June 3rd 1960 and delivered to Hoffman Motor Car Company, New York, and sold on April 7th 1961. One of only 2796 Series 101 Veloce Spiders constructed from 1956 to 1962. This particular example is one of very few left that retain its original mechanical components including its matching numbers motor complete with the very rare original specification Weber DCO carburettors. The car remained under the care of just a few dedicated New England owners, changing hands a few times until being treated to a comprehensive restoration to a high standard in the early 1980’s. Left in storage for the intervening thirty plus years, I purchased it in 2014 and determined that the car suffers from no major mechanical issues and indeed runs and drives, although a fuel system and brake service would be needed to put it on the road. Remarkably the car is free from accident damage and corrosion which afflicts many of this model. It is finished in its original colors of Bianco (white) with red interior. This example has excellent panel fit, is complete with all of its original components, is rust free and would be a very easy restoration to show standard or to make it a driver for weekend afternoons.