Market 483: Sprint Veloce 750E 03798 ‘lightweight’ at RM this weekend

Update:  A reader who has inspected this car says there are a lot of details incorrect about it, and wonders about its provenance.  Especially of note are the all chrome rather than aluminum trim bits, and the overstuffed seats.  Go have a look if you’re interested!  I’m just an admirer of a shiny red Sprint -especially considering the sad state of my own!

Giulietta Sprint Veloce 750E 1493*03798, 1315*30552.  A lightweight Sprint Veloce is one of the most exciting Giulietta models, and to find one of the few they made in unmodified form is unusual.  RM is auctioning off this nicely done example next weekend.  If you’ve always wanted one, now is your chance.

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Nice nice nice.  Original marker light?  Want!

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Original build plates are so much cooler than the repro’s you see so often.  Engine in the car is not original, but very close.

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What’s with the gold head hardware?  Intake is not original, it’s 101 Veloce stuff – still good!

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I could ride in this.

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These are cool early tail lights.

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4 thoughts on “Market 483: Sprint Veloce 750E 03798 ‘lightweight’ at RM this weekend

  1. Good
    afternoon, first of all I am courious to know if your comments derive
    from an observation of the car live or just from pictures, those we find
    on the RM website. We checked personally the car and we fill 2.5 A4
    pages of defects, wrong things, approximate restoration. TIt seems that
    this car fell down in Germany from Mars ten yrs ago, of course without
    any previous history known to humans, and then arrived, may be swimming
    in Montana-USA and since that event, again, nothing is known. No names
    of previuos owners, no documentation of the restoration (it seems
    recent and very approximate). The discoloured plate (never see one like
    that in my entire life) is the minor point. The car has major defects
    like glass instead plexglass windows, other parts supposed to be in
    aluminium are in iron, the engine is not the original but it seems to be
    of the right series, the 5-speed gearbox and the transmission is wrong,
    carburettors and intake are wrong, not 101 but ’80-’90 made in Spain
    Webers 40DCOE151, upholstery is wrong, lid of trunk does not clearly fit
    properly, may be has been remade, the trunk has inside the wrong red
    painting, the red mark on the rev counter is wrong (to short, and this
    is suspicious!), the generator is wrong and so on. They claim 200 units
    of “lightweight” have been built in ’56-’57 but it is not true, A.R.
    made more than six time more; they also claim this car is ok for M.
    Miglia but it is not true as well: in this conditions, even if it is a
    ’57, it would be allowed to arrive only at 100 Km close to Brescia, no
    more…..!
    The incredible thing is that they estimate to earn 250.000 – 300.000 USD
    at the auction and may be they succede but I would not to be the
    winner…..!!!
    I guess it is better, before to melt just because the gorgeous shining
    Alfa red painting, to study the car characteristics on documents and
    photographs and, even better, to see the car personally, examining it in
    every detail: we are talking about a real car, hundreds of thousand of
    USD, not just about a 1:43 scale model!!!!!!!!

    Thank you very much for attention and…. sorry for language mistakes,

    Roberto – GE, Italy

    P:S. why do not you change the picture of the red Sprint which is above,
    on the head of the page or, at least, you change those awful ’80s
    orange direction lights plastic covers?

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