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1961 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce in Amelia Island, FL

Vehicle Description

Chassis No. AR 169000
Engine No. AR00106 01593

The massively popular Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint coupe of 1954 was soon joined by a Spider version designed and built by Pininfarina, echoing the lines of the Lancia Aurelia Spider and Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder. A true 'do it all' classic roadster, Giulietta Spiders are highly sought after for their uninhibited access to the 1.3-liter four-cylinder engine's fizzy exhaust note - the high-performance Spider Veloce made even more desirable by the presence of dual Weber carburetors, a cold-air intake, and higher-compression pistons among other changes.

This exceptional Giulietta Spider Veloce, unofficially designated as an 'interim car' by connoisseurs for its mixture of Tipo 750 and Tipo 101 features, was built in Turin, Italy in 1961. As such, chassis number AR169000 was constructed on a long wheelbase Tipo 101 chassis with revised bodywork, but retained the 1300 cc engine of the earlier Tipo 750 Giuliettas. The Spider was first registered on 21 March 1961, and its history since has been recorded in a comprehensive history file that is available for review. This includes identification cards from the CSAI (Commissione Sportiva Automobilistica Italiana) and the FIA dated 1987 and 22 February 1989 respectively, authenticating AR169000 as a genuine Spider Veloce retaining a correct-specification engine, transmission, suspension, and bodywork at the time of the inspections. Entering the prestigious fleet of the Historic Endurance Rallying Organisation (HERO Events) in 2011, the Alfa was a regular entrant at historic rally events from the time it was acquired until 2018.

After almost a decade of regular use, the renowned experts at Classic Performance Engineering were entrusted with conducting a full engine strip and rebuild. Simultaneously, AR169000 underwent a full nut-and-bolt restoration in the workshop of DTR European Sports Cars beginning in 2018 and concluding in the early part of 2022. The aluminum body was refinished in elegant dark blue, and the exceedingly rare original hard top in the contrasting white it is presented in today. The interior, now fitted with sporting bucket seats, is trimmed in burgundy leather. Further improvements included a limited-slip differential, performance air-cooled drum brakes, and upgraded suspension components on all four corners. Detailed invoices paint a picture of the restoration's vast scope and exceed £150,000 in total. Following a 'shake down' test at the ACE in Motion Tour in June 2022, the Spider was treated to a full paint correction and ceramic coating to ensure the car's paintwork was in line with the high standard of the restoration. Should its new custodian wish to enter the numerous road rally events for which it is eligible, they can rest assured that this concours-level restoration is better prepared than ever to eat up the miles on long-distance journeys. Complete with extensive documentation, this beautifully restored Giulietta Spider Veloce is sure to satisfy even the most selective Alfa Romeo collector.

Vehicle Details

  • 1961 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce
  • Listing ID: CC-1678763
  • Price: Auction Vehicle
  • Location:Amelia Island, Florida
  • Year:1961
  • Make:Alfa Romeo
  • Model:Giulietta Spider Veloce
  • Odometer:65677
  • Stock Number:AM23_012
  • VIN:AR169000
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