<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565

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Lot 17
Comprehensive restoration by marque experts
1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F
Coachwork by Pininfarina

Sold for US$ 78,100 inc. premium
1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F
Coachwork by Pinin Farina

Chassis no. 1495.06373
Engine no. 1315.32565

1,490cc DOHC Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
2 Weber Carburetors
Approximately 105bhp at 6,500rpm
5-Speed Manual Transmission
Independent Front Suspension - Live Rear Axle
4-Wheel Drum Brakes

*Exquisite restoration of a factory Spider Veloce 750F
*Eligible for numerous driving events
*Italian coachbuilt thoroughbred
*One of the best driving 1950s sports cars
*One of just 2,796 Spider Veloces produced


THE ALFA ROMEO GIULIETTA

"The Alfa, in a few words then, is a small car with a rev-happy DOHC engine that can carry two people from point A to point B over all types of roads quicker than most cars twice its size. It does this not with blinding speed but with a wonderful combination of roadholding, compact size and sheer willingness" – Car & Driver on the Giulietta.

With the introduction of the Giulietta in 1954, Alfa Romeo established the 'small car, big performance' formula that would characterize its finest offerings from that point on. The Giulietta's arrival caused a sensation; demand quickly outstripped supply, causing Alfa Romeo to rethink its production strategy and become a high-volume manufacturer. Designed by Pinin Farina on a modified Sprint Coupe chassis, the Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider was the company's second post-war model. The little two-seat Sports Spider was introduced in 1955 at the insistence of New York importer Max Hoffman, who saw how well small British and German sports cars were being received in America. The Giulietta Spider offered brisk performance (almost 100 mph) from its free-revving, all-alloy, 1.3-liter twin-cam four, mounted in a steel unibody chassis that weighed less than 1900lbs at the curb. The design was unmistakably Pinin Farina – very elegant, sporting and lithe.

From the time of their introduction, both the Sprint and Spider provided an exhilarating combination of character and performance, within the limits of what was possible with the well-designed twin-cam engine. However, as with pre-war Alfa Romeos, the dealers soon saw a demand for an updated version for buyers with competition in mind. In 1956, the Giulietta Sprint and Spider Veloces duly appeared, with high-performance engines and modified bodywork. High-crown pistons raised the compression ratio to 9.1:1 which, with a pair of twin-choke Weber carburetors and peakier camshaft profiles, raised the power by about 15%. Performance was certainly improved, with a top speed of 115mph and a more responsive engine through and through. Just 2,796 Giulietta Spider Veloces were produced, and they remain among the most collectible of the model today.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Bonhams is pleased to offer this outstanding example of the rare and ultra-desirable Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F. This fine example was completed at the Milanese Alfa Romeo plant in 1959, as a left-hand-drive Spider in full Veloce trim. This car is unique in that it is the last year of the Type-750 Veloces (750F), which are sought after for their nimble-handling short wheel base. This particular example also features fixed wing windows, which are rare and seldom seen on a Type-750.

The Alfa Romeo, which carried a high-performance twin-cam engine with dual Weber carburetors, was believed to have been delivered to the US, possibly to Kentucky, where it has spent the majority of its life. In the late 2000s, the Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce was found by the consignor having lost its drive train. After an exhaustive search, the consignor was able to secure a correct type and series Veloce spec engine and transmission. The Veloce was soon after treated to a comprehensive restoration. The complete engine and transmission rebuild was performed by Glenn Oliveria of Oliveria Engineering in Berkeley, CA. The body, chassis, suspension, and brakes were completely refurbished, restored, and installed by Bill Gillham of Hooligan Racing in Jefferson, OR. The lithe Pinin Farina bodywork was stripped to the bare metal and painted in its correct shade of white by Nick's Rods & Rides, in Salem, OR. The interior was fully restored as well, re-trimmed in the original red. The car retains a complete portfolio of receipts and photographs to document its restoration process. This complete, 2-year, no expense spared restoration was undertaken with the goal to return the car to factory specs; however, two updates were adopted to ensure the car's future longevity, namely stainless steel bumpers and fuel tank; aside from these, the mechanics, livery, and materials remain faithful to those employed by the factory on a 750F Spider Veloce. The car's original steel bumpers are included with the sale, as is an original jack and owner's manual. Having formed part of the consignor's California-based Alfa Romeo collection, it has covered less than 150 miles since the completion of the restoration.

This rare, top-of-the-line Spider Veloce is eligible for exclusive driving events around the globe, and will surely provide its driver with many smile-inducing experiences. A fine example of open top motoring with excellent road holding and high-revving twin-cam performance, the Spider Veloce rightly claims the moniker "sports car" and one would be hard-pressed to find a near competitor at double the investment.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that the car is fitted with the correct type- 1,290cc Veloce spec engine and 4-speed manual transmission.
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<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
<b>1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 750F</b><br /> Chassis no. 1495.06373<br /> Engine no. 1315.32565
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