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Coachwork by Bertone
From a Private Collection
One of the seminal works of legendary Italian car designer Giorgetto Giugiaro, the Sprint GT Veloce was the continuation of Alfa Romeo’s proven Giulia engine in a sporting Bertone body. Known as the “step-nose” – or scalino in Italian – the design features an airy greenhouse, slender C-pillars, and a distinctive front-end treatment, which taken together became an endearing instant classic of 20th Century automotive design.
Powered by a rugged all-alloy, twin-cam motor, the Giulia Sprint GT Veloce and its derivatives would become one of Alfa’s most popular entries among motor sports enthusiasts. While peak horsepower was down slightly from the 101 Series Veloce, larger exhaust valves and a synchromesh five-speed gearbox produced more usable power throughout the rev-range than its predecessor. Its competition heritage is reflected by the Sprint GT Veloce’s C-pillar Quadrifoglio emblem, a tradition that traces its history to Alfa’s prewar race cars.
The car presented here was imported from Treviso, Italy, to the US in 2014. According to the consignor, upon arrival it received a comprehensive service that included shocks, suspension bushings, water pump, front engine seal, brake master cylinder, fluids, filters, and Vredestein tires. With slightly more than 6,500 units produced in 1967, finding a clean, surviving example of Giugiaro’s famed step-nose is becoming increasingly rare. The Sprint GT Veloce offered here, presented in handsome Bianco Spino (White), offers a chance to own a fine example of Giorgetto Giugiaro’s greatness.