- Powered by matching-numbers engine
- Recipient of comprehensive restoration completed in 2021
- Delivered new to the United States
- Accompanied by restoration invoices, Alfa Romeo Museo Storico document, tool kit, and owner’s manual
- The definitive, charming Italian roadster
Alfa Romeo established the “small car, big performance” formula that would characterize the marque’s finest offerings when they introduced the Bertone-styled Giulietta Sprint in 1954. The marque’s tried-and-true twin-cam inline-four-cylinder engine was downsized to 1,290 cubic centimeters for the 750-series, and later the 101-series, Giulietta, utilizing an alloy cylinder block in the process. The Sprint coupe was joined shortly afterwards by the berlina and spider versions, the latter styled by Pinin Farina and built on a slightly shorter wheelbase.
The Giulietta model’s success surprised even Alfa Romeo themselves, and production targets were moved upwards. The combination of a rev-happy engine, fine handling, responsive chassis, and excellent brakes made the Giulietta a driver’s car par excellence and explains why these stylish spiders continue to attract discerning enthusiasts. Only 1,203 Giulietta Spider Veloces were produced in 1960, and they remain among the most sought-after variants of the model today.
This Giulietta Spider Veloce continues that legacy, offering beautiful Italian design with open-air driving pleasure. Records indicate this Spider Veloce was ordered with a Bianco exterior in Veloce trim and completed on 3 June 1960. Delivered to the United States the following April and sold new via the Hoffman Motor Car Company, it is believed to have remained in the hands of just a few individuals in New England, benefitting from a restoration in the early 1980s.
The Alfa Romeo would be stored for the next three decades; it was eventually unearthed in 2014, when it was sold to a new owner. In 2018, a second restoration effort commenced by the award-winning Milestone Motorcars of Boynton Beach, Florida. Invoices and photos on file record the over 1,000 hours of labor invested in the restoration, bringing the vehicle to the spectacular condition now seen today. Furthermore, this Giulietta Spider Veloce retains its numbers-matching engine, as noted on the Alfa Romeo Museo Storico document on file.
Now presented with a gray exterior over red leather, this wonderfully restored Alfa Romeo makes for a thoroughly stylish and enjoyable summer cruiser. Such a fine example should not be passed by.