1965 ALFA ROMEO GIULIA SPIDER VELOCE, ONE OF 1091 BUILT, FANTASTIC RESTORATION

Price: US $109,000.00 Item location: Sarasota, Florida, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Alfa Romeo
  • Model: Spider
  • Trim: GIULIA SPIDER VELOCE
  • Year: 1965
  • Mileage: 85,500
  • VIN: AR 390662
  • Engine size: 1600 CC TWIN CAM ENGINE
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1965 Alfa Romeo Spider

ACCORDING TO MARCO FAZIO OF CENTRO DOCUMENTAZIONE ALFA ROMEO, HIS GIULIA SPIDER VELOCE MODEL 101.18 WAS BUILT ON
MAY 17 1965 AND SOLD TO ALFA ROMEO, RANKFURT, ERMANY ON OCTOBER 22 1965
THE GIULIA SPIDER VELOCE WAS THE CULMINATION OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF GUILIETTA LINE FROM 1954, HE ENGINE WAS
KNOWN AS "THE LITTLE JEWEL" AND BY 1965 THE ELEMENTS OF THIS SUPERB DESIGN BY PININFARINA WAS PERFECTED.
SOME 801 WERE MADE IN 1965 AND IT IS BELIEVED BETWEEN 150 TO 350 SURVIVE.
THE GUILIA SPIDER VELOCE IS CHARACTERIZED BY A SUBSTANTIAL POWER INCREASE TO 112HP, WIN WEBER SIDEDRAUGHT CARBURATION,
A FIVE SPEED GEARBOX, ACING CAM AND FRONT DISC BRAKES. THESE AND OTHER IMPROVEMENTS RESULTED IN A HIGH SPIRITED ROAD CAR.
NO FURTHER RECORDS HAVE BEEN FOUND OF AR 390662'S LIFE IN GERMANY. ORIGINALLY SKY BLUE WITH BLACK INTERIOR,SOMETIME THE ENGINE WAS REPLACED
WITH A NEW FACTORY UNIT. AS WAS COMMON AT THE TIME THE FACTORY REPLACEMENT BLOCK BEARS NO ENGINE NUMBER.
IT IS BELIEVED THAT DURING IT'S LIFE IN GERMANY THE CAR WAS REPAINTED RED.
1N 1999 WITH 83,129 KILOMETRES (50,000 MILES ) ON THE ODOMETER IT WAS IMPORTED TO ENGLAND BY A MR CORBY. THE VELOCE REMAINED IN HIS COLLECTION FOR OVER 12 YEARS
AND WAS SUBJECT OVER A PERIOD OF 112 WEEKS TO A COMPLETE BODY AND MECHANICAL RESTORATION BY ROBIN LACKFORD, ESTORATION SPECIALISTS OF WEST SUSSEX, K.
SUBSTANTIAL INVOICES OVER $35,000 DEMONSTRATE THE EXTENT AND THOROUGHNESS OF LACKFORD'S WORK. SUBSEQUENTLY AR 390662 WAS PURCHASED BY HOWARD WISE CLASSIC CARS UK, br>WITH 84,652 KILOMETRES ON THE ODOMETER IN MAY 2011.
THE VELOCE ATTRACTED THE ATTENTION OF JDS CLASSICS OF MALDON, SSEX, K A RENOWNED JAGUAR, ERRARI AND VINTAGE RACING RESTORATION SPECIALISTS WHO UNDERTOOK FURTHER RESTORATION WORK
INCLUDING A REPAINT TO THE PRESENT ALFA ROSSO 514 RED. I PURCHASED THE CAR FROM JDS CLASSICS IN EARLY 2013 AND IMPORTED THE VELOCE TO THE USA IN APRIL 2013.
CUSTOMS, EDERAL AND FLORIDA TAXES PAID AND THE CAR HAS A CLEAR FLORIDA TITLE.
IN MY OWNERSHIP AR 390662 HAS BEEN SUBJECT OF A COMPREHENSIVE OVERHAUL OF MECHANICALS INCLUDING
NOS HEADERS AND EXHAUST, br>OVERHAULED BRAKE SYSTEM WITH NEW PIPES AND HOSES.
REBUILT RADIATOR AND NEW COOLANT HOSES.
NOS RUBBER MATS INCLUDING TRUNK.
INTERIOR LEATHER SEATS AND DOOR CARDS.
4 NEW PIRELLI CINTURATO CORRECT SIZE TYRES AND TUBES
REFINISHED INSTRUMENTS AND GAUGES, HICH ALL WORK.
COSMETICS FURTHER IMPROVED WITH NEW RUBBER AND CORRECT FITTINGS.
NEW SPARK PLUGS AND LEADS
ENGINE TUNED AND SERVICED REGULARLY
AN OVERSIZE GROUP 27 BATTERY FITTED WITH "PERIOD" CASING
THIS GUILIA SPIDER VELOCE MAKES A GREAT IMPRESSION WITH VIRTUALLY FLAWLESS PAINT, CORRECT FABRIC HOOD IN EXCELLENT SHAPE WITH CLEAR PLASTIC WINDOW.
THE ENGINE BAY IS EXEMPLARY, HE UNDERCARRIAGE IS PAINTED CORRECTLY IN BODY COLOR AND SHOWS NO RUST. ALL CHROME AND STAINLESS TRIM IS IN OUTSTANDING CONDITION
THE CAR RUNS VERY WELL, OOD OIL PRESSURE AND MODEST COOLANT TEMPERATURES. OIL TEMPERATURE GAUGE WORKS. THE 5 SPEED GEARBOX HAS DIRECT SHIFTS WITH A GOOD CLUTCH BITE.
STEERING IS DIRECT AND THE SUSPENSION ON RECENT KONI'S AND NEW REAR AXLE BUFFERS AND AXLE LIMITING STRAPS IS AS DESIGNED.
REVERSING LIGHT BELIEVED TO BE ORIGINAL REQUIREMENT IN GERMANY
ITALIAN LICENSE PLATES INCORPORATE DATE OF MANUFACTURE (DAY/MONTH/YEAR)
INDICATOR LIGHTS ORANGE EUROPEAN REQUIREMENT
IN MY OWNERSHIP ALWAYS STORED IN A CLIMATE CONTROLLED WAREHOUSE, HE CAR IS SOLD WITH A PARTIALLY ORIGINAL TOOL KIT, RARE BATTAINI JACK AND CORRECT ORIGINAL SPARE WHEEL.
KNOWLEDGABLE COLLECTORS ARE AWARE OF THE INCREASING VALUES OF THESE RARE CARS, HE COST OF A CORRECT RESTORATION IS SUBSTANTIAL.
THIS GUILIA SPIDER VELOCE IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO BUY A FRESHLY RESTORED EXAMPLE WHICH HAS BEEN CONSISTENTLY IMPROVED TO THE HIGHEST STANDARDS.
SELLER HAS CLEAR TITLE, RIGINAL RECEIPTS AND HISTORY AS DESCRIBED ABOVE.
CURRENT MILEAGE IS 84,500 KILOMETRES (50,700MILES)
CAR SOLD AS IS WITH NO WARRANTIES GIVEN OR IMPLIED