Here's a really sharp Sprint Veloce for sale. I saw this car in person about two months ago at the Brighton Rally where I was helping out with website coverage of the event. It's very approachable as a car that looks great but is in usable club or weekend condition. The lines, stance, and wheels immediately pulled my eye to this car while I was wondering around the Brighton Motorsports showroom.
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Brighton Motorsports is pleased to present this highly desirable 1958 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Veloce vintage racing coupe – perfect to enjoy driving on the road, rallies and vintage racing.
The Giulietta Sprint was introduced in 1954 – it was an immediate success for Alfa Romeo, with strong sales. It was Alfa Romeo’s first real “Grand Touring” sporty coupe that also echoed their colorful racing heritage. Beginning in 1956 the factory offered the higher performance Veloce version which included a finned cast aluminum sump, higher compression, hotter cams, tubular headers, special Weber carburetors, oil cooler, huge finned drum brakes, an 8,000-rpm tachometer, and other modifications to make this model far superior to the standard Giulietta.
This car was a regular at Lime Rock Park and other famous road racing circuits where its previous owner of 25 years raced it, including many VSCCA vintage events. The log book and other documentation are included with car.
Built and raced by Keith Goring of Alfa’s Unlimited, this car retains its original, numbers-matching Veloce engine block with a 1400 piston kit and a 101-1300 head and intake, and dual Weber carburetors. Gear changes are made by a lightened GTA close-ratio 5-speed gearbox and lightweight flywheel.
The rear end is a ZF unit with 5:12 gears and limited slip. It stops very well, thanks to the larger rear brakes, and the original larger Veloce front brakes. It is a dual-circuit brake system with a 1969 ATE GTV master cylinder.
The tubular exhaust makes the wonderful music you expect to hear from a vintage Alfa Romeo race car. The clutch, transmission and brakes are all in good working order.
The interior is finished in basic race car trim – the floor and roof are freshly sprayed in chip-resistant liner, and the remainder of the interior remains in “period” look including the hounds-tooth fabric seats.
The engine was rebuilt a few years back at Alfa’s Unlimited with just a few races since, and our own technicians have just completed a full service on the engine, and refreshed the engine compartment and other details, such as fresh spark plugs and wires. The radiator has been rodded and painted. The engine runs strong and smooth.
The exterior is in very presentable, good condition. Since vintage racing can be a contact sport, we’ve re-sprayed the body in a quality paint finish but certainly not to show-car standards. The paint is fresh – there are no dings, dents, scratches or other paint/finish defects.
All of the body trim and emblems are present, complete and in good condition. The nose trim on the front of the car is a silver-matte finish and could be chrome-plated by the next owner if desired.
It can be street driven as-is or easily returned to vintage racing or rallying. This is such a fun car, if you have never experienced a vintage Alfa Romeo that has been built for racing it is very hard to put into words the absolute joy to be had. The car is great mechanically.