Update 11/11/09: This car was relisted and sold for $11,500 with 1 bidder. This is a little more like it for a Veloce.
Update 11/6/09: 21 bids, $7300, reserve not met. I am a little surprised by this. Veloce’s are usually at a premium. Maybe the reality of trying to track down all the required stuff to restore it has dampened the usual fervor. We’ll see it again I suppose.
Giulietta Sprint Veloce 750E 1493*11014. This car is on eBay right now out of -you guessed it- Newport Beach California. I’m pretty sure this is a car that was on Craigslist recently and the seller, a guy I know from buying a 1750 for my SS before I found the 00121 1600, decided he would let a pro list it and get all the money for it. The original engine would have been one of the last 1315*3xxxx Veloce engines, but I suspect it would have had 40DCOE 2’s at this point as they had been out for a while. Anyone have a Sprint Veloce from this series 1493*11001 – 11101 or a Spider Veloce 750F between 1495*05620 – 07213 that has 40DCO3’s?
Steering wheel and dash look really good. I would paint the rest of the car to match. Horn button reads “Special” and thus is from a Spider. Note there is a choke pull, another detail that makes me think this car might have 40DCOE2’s. I checked the parts book but it doesn’t indicate when the transition was made. I bet Greig will chime in on this.
I think Alfa must have had a group of 1315*3xxxx series engines hanging around and decided to make a run of 100 Sprint Veloce’s to use them up. These cars would probably have split case 4 speeds and a 4.56 rear end.
This car is not too bad. Absence of Veloce drive train is a challenge, but not insurmountable. I think this will be on a boat to Germany or Belgium in a few weeks.