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HomePick of the DayPick of the Day: 1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloce Spider from Italy

Pick of the Day: 1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloce Spider from Italy

The attractive roadster is a rare example of a transitional model

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The Pick of the Day is a 1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloce Spider, one of the greatest small-bore sports cars of its era. That might seem like a bold statement, but consider the competition at the time.

Any small-displacement sports car from the UK had side curtains, the most ridiculous top-erecting procedure ever and pushrod cast-iron inline-4-cylinder engines. The Alfa in as early at 1957 had rollup windows, an easy-to-erect top and a DOHC all-aluminum engine. Additionally, the Giulietta Spider was styled by Pininfarina.  

alfa, Pick of the Day: 1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloce Spider from Italy, ClassicCars.com Journal

This Alfa Giulietta is from the end of the 750, the first series of these models, and being a transitional car has a mix of features such as the engine and body of the 750 with the vent wings and 5-speed gearbox from the 101 series. Before everyone goes crazy, the Marina Del Rey, California, dealer offering this Giulietta is said to have the proper paperwork to back up these statements. This makes it a pretty rare car and something more special that an average Giulietta.

Importantly, this car has been verified as a being a true performance-enhanced Veloce from new and wearing its original Red paint with Black interior scheme.

alfa, Pick of the Day: 1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloce Spider from Italy, ClassicCars.com Journal

The seller advertising this Alfa on ClassicCars.com states that it was produced on May 30, 1960, and sold to its first owner by Hoffman Motor Car on June 27, 1960. From there, the ownership chain breaks down until March 16, 1968, when it was purchased by a Pennsylvania owner who kept it for more than 22 years. It was acquired by its most recent owner in August 1990.

Prior to the newest owner’s possession, the Alfa received a restoration in the late 1980’s including a total strip and repaint in the original color, new top, interior and refinished bright work. Today, the paint is still in good condition with only minute defects.

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The seller describes the car as still show worthy and very much an exceptional driver-condition car that can be toured without worry.

The service history that accompanies this car shows documented service since 1990 with $8,200 spent keeping the Alfa up-to-date and turn-key.

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The asking price for this Alfa is $67,500. You would be hard-pressed to find a better deal on an Italian sports car of this vintage that is ready to take on your next classic car adventure.

To view this vehicle on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day

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Andy Reid
Andy Reid's first car, purchased at age 15, was a 1968 Fiat 124 coupe. His second, obtained by spending his college savings fund, was a 1966 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2. Since then, he has owned more than 150 cars—none of them normal or reasonable—as well as numerous classic motorcycles and scooters. A veteran of film, television, advertising and helping to launch a few Internet-based companies, Reid was a columnist for Classic Motorsports magazine for 12 years and has written for several other publications. He is considered an expert in European sports and luxury cars and is a respected concours judge. He lives in Canton, Connecticut.

6 COMMENTS

  1. Realky? A Karmann Ghia? Other than the rear and front deck profiles, tail lights, windshield, front and back being totally different from a KG, as well as stance, I guess you are right. Let alone exponentially better performance. Kind of like saying a Chrysler 300C looks like a Ford Fairlane.

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