For Sale: 1979 Alfa Romeo Sprint Veloce in Costa Mesa, California

Vehicle Description

1979 Alfa Romeo Alfetta Sprint Veloce

VIN 116150006184
2.0L with 5-speed

On September 19, 1979, Smothers Auto Center Inc. in Santa Rosa, CA delivered this Alfa new to its first owner Jean H. Bazemore. Single-family ownership for the past 27 years, finished in White over Black leatherette upholstery. The exterior is well preserved with a factory sunroof, US bumpers, sidelights, rear hatch, original Securit glass, and Hella fog lights. The interior is trimmed in black vinyl with black piping, charcoal carpeting, and a black dashboard with wood paneling. Additional equipment includes Air Conditioning, JSE AM/FM cassette radio, and a fire extinguisher. A 3-spoke wood steering wheel with integrated horn buttons sits in front of a 6,000-rpm redline tachometer. Additional gauges are clustered in the center stack and include a 120-mph speedometer, fuel level, oil pressure, and water temperature. 6" x 15" magnesium Campagnolo wheels are fitted to Yokohama Advan Fleva 205 55 15 tires.

Mechanically powered by a 2.0-liter DOHC inline-four with SPICA fuel injection paired with a 5-speed manual transmission and four-wheel disc brakes. Complete with Alfa Guide to Service Network, Sprint Veloce owner's manual, original maintenance booklet, jack, and spare tire. Recent service was just performed and this Sprint Veloce is ready to enjoy!

History

Alfa Romeo launched the Alfetta Berlina sedan in 1972 with a new floorplan, modern styling, and a decent rear seat. The name traded on racing successes in the past and used double wishbones and torsion bars in front with a DeDion transaxle at the rear, and inboard brakes. Engines were an 1,800-cc DOHC four-cylinder initially, then a 1,600-cc mill in 1975, and a 2,000-cc from 1977 on. There was even a turbo-diesel engine in Europe. An impressive 450,000 of all variants were sold between 1972-84.

A Giorgetto Giugiaro-designed GT/GTV coupe quickly followed in 1974 and made quite an impact upon its arrival. One of his last jobs at Bertone, the coupe was built on a shortened Alfetta sedan platform, which made it more spacious than previous Alfa coupes. The car was also undeniably handsome. Early examples had an eccentric dashboard, with all the gauges except the tachometer in the center console, but that was subsequently redesigned, and in all, 120,000 were sold between 1974 and 1987.

Vehicle Details

  • 1979 Alfa Romeo Sprint Veloce
  • Listing ID: CC-1617103
  • Price: $13,500
  • Location:Costa Mesa, California
  • Year:1979
  • Make:Alfa Romeo
  • Model:Sprint Veloce
  • Exterior Color:White
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:67931
  • Stock Number:AR4227
  • VIN:116150006184
Listed By:
European Collectibles
1665 Babcock Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92627

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