For Sale: 1958 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint in Costa Mesa, California

Vehicle Description

1958 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Veloce

• VIN 1493E06874
• Engine No. 131531877
• One of 3,058 Sprint Veloces produced from 1955 to 1962

Over a five-year period, this 750-series Sprint Veloce went through an exceptional concour restoration with no expense spared. The work was completed by a marque specialist, The Pit Stop Automotive, where the Giulietta was completely dissembled, and the body was stripped to bare metal. The body was then primed, sealed, and painted. All the mechanical components including the engine, transmission, hydraulic braking systems, and electrical components were gone through and restored, or replaced, as necessary. All new rubbers, grommets, and seals have been installed. In addition, the brightwork has been triple-plated to show quality. A completely new interior was installed along with all the Veglia instrumentation being restored, using NOS parts where needed.

The Bertone coachwork is exceptionally straight and finished in an elegant shade of dark blue which contrasts beautifully against the Navy/Gray leatherette upholstery. The exterior trim, brightwork, glass, and rubbers are in excellent condition with perfect gaps and panel fit. The upholstery is simply stunning and features a two-tone leather interior with grey low pile carpets and Alfa Romeo lap belts. A two-spoke Alfa Romeo steering wheel sits ahead of Veglia instrumentation with a 140mph speedometer and Veloce-specific 8000-rpm tachometer. The ultra-lightweight TZ 5.5" x 15" wheels are fitted to Continental Conti Pro Contact 175 65 R 15 tires (The stock wheels along with the show tires are also included in the sale).

Mechanically, the nut-and-bolt restoration included a comprehensive rebuild of mechanical components, including its series-correct Veloce 1300 engine, which runs phenomenally, paired with an upgraded 5-speed manual transmission. Visually stunning and sure to be a delight on the open road, this Giulietta is offered with an owner's manual and tool roll. Beautifully presented, a finer example of a 750-series Sprint Veloce will be very hard to come by.

History
Alfa Romeo established the "small car, big performance" formula that would characterize the Milanese marque's finest offerings when they introduced the Bertone-styled Giulietta Sprint in 1954. Alfa's classic twin-cam four was downsized to 1,290 cc for the 750-series Giulietta, gaining an alloy cylinder block in the process. The Sprint coupe was soon joined by Berlina and Spider versions, the latter styled by Pininfarina and built on a slightly shorter wheelbase.

The Giulietta model's success surprised even Alfa Romeo themselves; production targets were revised upwards, and to satisfy demands for increased performance, upgraded Veloce versions of the Sprint and spider were introduced. The combination of a rev-happy engine, fine handling, responsive chassis, and excellent brakes made the Giulietta Sprint a driver's car par excellence and explains why these stylish Alfa Romeos continue to attract the discerning enthusiast today.

Vehicle Details

  • 1958 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint
  • Listing ID: CC-1597862
  • Price: $139,500
  • Location:Costa Mesa, California
  • Year:1958
  • Make:Alfa Romeo
  • Model:Giulietta Sprint
  • Exterior Color:Blue
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:817
  • Stock Number:AR4213
  • VIN:1493E06874

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1665 Babcock Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
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