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Lot 53

2020   |   Amelia Island 2020

1956 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce

SOLD $53,200

Estimate

$70,000 - $90,000| Without Reserve

Chassis

1495.00305

Car Highlights

Identified by Alfa Romeo as One of 24 Factory-Built 750 G Monoposto Spiders
Timeless and Elegant Model Prepared for Modern Competition Use
Imported into the US by Hoffman Motor Car Company
Accompanied by Photographs and History File
An Early Example Eligible for Numerous Classic Motoring Events

Technical Specs

1,570 CC DOHC Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
Two Weber Twin-Choke Carburetors
Estimated 160 BHP
5-Speed Manual Gearbox
4-Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes
Front Independent Suspension with Coil Springs
Rear Live Axle with Coil Springs and Trailing Arms
Register to Bid

From The Tommy Trabue Collection | Desirable Early Production Example

Debuting at the 1955 Paris Motor Show, the Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider featured Pinin Farina–designed open-top bodywork and a 1.3-liter DOHC four-cylinder engine, four-speed manual gearbox, and drum brakes. The more sporting Veloce model produced 105 hp, 36 more than standard, and could rev to over 7,000 rpm and reach a top speed of over 110 mph.

According to correspondence on file with Automobilismo Storico Alfa Romeo – the manufacturer’s in-house documentation center – this 1956 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce was originally one of 24 Alfa Romeo 750 G Monoposto race cars. These cars were originally equipped with reinforced chassis, lightweight bodywork, competition engine, a metal tonneau over the passenger seat, and a wraparound windscreen for the driver. A handful of these cars raced in Europe, with former Grand Prix driver Consalvo Sanesi participating in the Targa Florio, Giro di Sicilia, and Mille Miglia of 1956. While little is known of its early history, the Spider was noted to have been transformed into a standard Type 750 F prior to its sale to Hoffman Motor Car Company of New York in June 1958.

Before being sold to Tommy Trabue by famed Alfisti and racer Al Leake in January 2008, the car had been race-prepared with a later 1600 engine, Panasport wheels, and fiberglass doors, hood, and trunk. The enduring qualities of this delightful and rare Alfa Romeo offer an exciting opportunity.