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Rosso Corsa
66 kW / 90 HP

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Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Veloce Alleggerita (Lightweight)

Year - 1956 Chassis number  - AR1493E02249

Engine number - AR131530102

Chassis frame - 0229

Production date 12th June 1956

Delivery date 25th June 1956

Delivered to Genova, Italy

Original exterior color - Spanish white (Bianco Spagna)

Current Exterior color - Rosso (red)
Ownership history

* 1965/04/12 – Owned by Rebecchi Guerrino, Mantova
* 1996/04/03 – Bought by Grasselli Stefano
* 2018 – Bought by Edoardo Bonanomi, Automobile Tricolore
* 2018/4 – Bought by current owner, Belgium
Model history

A dramatically altered post-war Italy called for an entirely different kind of sporting car. Alfa Romeo one of the country’s crown jewels was quick to oblige with

its revolutionary Giulietta which was unlike any vehicle “Il Biscione” had offered before. The Giulietta debuted at the Turin Salon in 1954 and was thoroughly

modern in every way but it still embodied Alfa Romeo’s racing heritage. To emphasise that latter point Alfa Romeo debuted the shapely Giulietta Sprint

two-door coupé first before following it up with the still stylish but more pedestrian four-door berlina. The Sprint was penned by Bertone’s Franco Scaglione

and it was remarkably balanced in its aerodynamic design. It was curvaceous without being flamboyant and it was restrained and graceful. Slotted under its

front-hinged bonnet was Alfa Romeo’s new 1.3-litre twin-cam four-cylinder. With an aluminium alloy block and a hemispherical cylinder head the sophisticated

motor was so advanced at its debut that its basic design was produced for more than four decades. The mill was fitted with twin Weber carburettors in

Sprint Veloce configuration and it saw a marked increase in power over to 90 horsepower specified for the more workaday four-door berlina. With its high-revving

nature the twin-cam motor was a natural fit for competition. Alfa Romeo was prompted by demand from more enthusiastic drivers who had the Mille Miglia and

Targa Florio on their minds to offer a limited run Alleggerita or lightweight variant that used alloy for the doors bonnet and boot lids as well as sliding side windows

to make the most of the available power. The Sprint Veloce Alleggerita was clearly intended for performance over luxury as it also lacked sound deadening and its

rear seat was removed in favour of a simple shelf. Mechanical modifications included the use of magnesium for the oil pan and intake manifold as well as a

special tachometer to denote their 6600 rpm redline. A larger 21-gallon fuel tank for long-distance racing was also fitted which necessitated some modifications

to the car’s handbrake cable mechanism. Whilst each of the largely hand-built Alleggerita models was slightly different from the next they were all designed to

maximise the relationship between power and weight. The Alleggerita was notably more responsive and sharp to drive than the standard Giulietta Sprint Veloce

or Normale and it immediately proved itself to be a serious contender on closed courses.It is believed that fewer than 100 are still in existence.
Car description

* Mille Miglia eligible
* Comes with original Italian number plate: MN 85106
* FIVA identity card 029957
This Alfa Romeo is authentic Sprint Veloce Alleggerita and a true Italian icon from the 50´s. Lighter in weight by using aluminium panels, Plexiglas side and rear windows, and by stripping the cabin of the car. This car was styled at Bertone removing of sound deadening materials , no rear seat lightweight bucket seats, aluminium doors and hood. This car successfully completed two modern Mille Miglia races and also performed faultlessly during other European tours. Also this Alfa enjoyed success in events such as Liege-Rome-Liege. This limited production Veloce model features factory engine modifications twin Weber carburettors in place of the standard trims’ single Solex units and they could rev to 8000rpm. With virtually no external cues giving away the added power it offers tremendous fun. By using lightweight components (Plexiglas windows, aluminium alloy doors hood and trunk lid) the vehicle is able to shed weight ultimately improving performance. Its “Libretto” from 1964 tracks the chain of owners till today and from that we know that it came into the collection of its current owner in 2018 and that it still bears its registration plates of Mantova Italy. Today the car is equipped with engine No. AR1315 * 59056 with two Weber carburetors 40 DCO3. Original engine block (AR131530102) accompanies the car. Mille Miglia eligible(participated twice) as well as the very best events world-wide. Great to drive this Sprint Veloce is among the very first ones built a car that reflects the enthusiasm and the character of Alfa Romeo sports cars. This is an unrestored, well preserved car that about 10 years ago it was re-painted and the leather upholstery re-done using original colour material. No apparent rust. Red colour which still shines not perfect but being a competition car it passes the test. Both doors close and shut smoothly no sagging or falling out of place everything works like it should. Original panels and floorpans no accident car all lines match in the body.
Highly original, well maintained, preserved, always kept in garage in a humidity controlled environment.
Important documents that accompany the car

* Original Italian libretto MN85106 (original, dated 1965)
* ASI (Automotoclub storico italiano) card (original, dated 1995)
* FIVA card (original, dated 2018)
* Certificate of origin Alfa Romeo (original, dated 2021)


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