From the Estate of James Messenger 1957 Alfa Romeo Giulietta...
1957 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce Race Car
Design by Pininfarina
Chassis no. AR145 01911
Engine no. AR1315 012645
1,290cc DOHC Aluminum Alloy Inline Four-Cylinder Engine
Twin Weber DCOE Side-Draught Carburetors
Approx. 115bhp at 6,500rpm
5-Speed Manual Gearbox
Independent Front Suspension - Live Rear Axle
4-Wheel Alfin Drum Brakes
*Desirable early-production Tipo 750 F Veloce
*Extensively Prepared for Vintage Racing
*Equipped with fuel cell and full width roll bar
*Classic Alfa Red livery with period touches
*Maintained by KTR European Motorsports
THE GIULIETTA SPIDER VELOCE
Alfa Romeo's Giulietta Spider was among the many fruitful ideas of Max Hoffman, the astute and influential importer whose keen understanding of the American market birthed legends like the Porsche 356 Speedster, Mercedes-Benz 300SL, BMW 507, and introduced the Volkswagen Beetle to the USA.
Hoffman counted Alfa Romeo in his portfolio and he persuaded the firm to offer a new two-seat Spider variant of the superb new mid-sized Giulietta, explicitly geared for American tastes with a new Pininfarina-penned body. His instincts proved correct, and the Giulietta, particularly in high-performance Veloce specification, spawned multiple generations of beloved open-topped Alfas.
THE CAR OFFERED
This 1957 Giulietta Spider is a desirable 750F Veloce model that has been extensively prepared for vintage motorsport and maintained by KTR European Motorsports, having been previously owned and campaigned by the well-known marque specialists Alfas Unlimited of Norfolk, Connecticut.
Finished in an appealing shade of Alfa red and fitted with period-style alloy wheels, the car is well-equipped for track duty with a roll bar, fuel bladder, six-point harnesses, an uprated cooling system, and a trunk-mounted battery. Power comes via a race-prepped 1300 Veloce engine, fed by twin Weber DCOE carburetors and backed by a 5-speed gearbox. The tidy engine bay, replete racing necessities like Aeroquip fittings and an external filter, points to attentive, expert race preparation.
This appealing and desirable early Tipo 750 Spider Veloce presents an excellent opportunity to get on track with minimal preparation and join like-minded enthusiasts in the VSCCA or other active motorsport groups.