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Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce

Updated on March 25, 2015
Classic 1959 Alfa Romeo Spider
Classic 1959 Alfa Romeo Spider | Source

Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce - A Grand Name for a Grand Sports Car

If you are looking for a special sports car take a look at this because the Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce was designed by legendary sports car design team Carozzeria Pininfarina. The Alfa Giulietta is truly a great classic sports car born from an established racing pedigree.

With a grand name like Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce it is required to leave a lasting full-bodied impression, as any exquisite delectable delight should. This fine Italian sports car does not disappoint in that regard.

Whether you are looking for a fine example of an Alfa Romeo for sale or interesting historical information about a wonderful classic car you'll find a few things below to pique your interest - enjoy!

1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce
1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce

Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloce Spider Photos

Caught in a restful repose between races

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History of the Alfa Romeo Giulietta

A legend in the making

The 1954 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint began a new phase for Alfa Romeo. It was inspired by the world renowned racing tradition Alfa was known for and ushered in the first mass produced Alfa Romeo. The Giulietta evolved through many body-styles including the Spider, Sprint, TI, and Veloce.

The Italian design firm Carozzeria Pininfarina was charged with designing a new prototype for 1955. Their masterful creation was the Giulietta Spider Prototype, first introduced to the public at the 1956 Turin Motor Show ready and rarin' to go for production that year. Fondly referred to as "fair girl" by Pininfarina, the Giulietta was planned as a US export from the start, but European demand for the fun sports car made sure it was enjoyed on both sides of the pond.

In 1956, the Veloce was introduced. This version was super sporty, with its dual-cam 1300 cc alloy engine. Using dual Weber DC03 carburetors capable of producing 90 horsepower - a true racer for its time. The gas tank was enlarged to better prepare it for endurance racing while the larger front brakes provided excellent stopping power. By using Plexiglas rear and side windows and aluminum alloy doors, hood, and trunk lid the vehicle was able to shed weight, greatly improving performance. The Veloce modifications were available on the Spider and the Sprint.

Fewer than 2,800 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce's were produced making this classic a rare find. The Giulietta Spider Veloce lovingly featured on this page was produced in 1959.

Above is an absolutely beautiful '59 Alfa Spider Giulietta that sold in 2013 at auction for an amazing $140,250. Watch the live auction at the Gooding & Company’s East Coast auction at Amelia Island Florida and enjoy the bidding frenzy!

A Stunning Tribute to the Alfa Romeo

Alfa Romeo From 1910 to 2010
Alfa Romeo From 1910 to 2010

"Any lover of Italian racing heritage is going to thoroughly enjoy this book. It is well put together with a good history of each model over the past one hundred years."

 

History of the Alfa Romeo Giulietta - Complete your classic car collection with this lovely book

Nothing better than a great book of photos to show off your love of the classic Alfa Romeo Giulietta. This fine addition to your collection features the full history of the Giulietta model range including the Berlina, Sprint, Spider the racier Sprint Zagato and Sprint Speciale and of course the very rare Giulietta Promiscua wagon of which only 91 were ever made.

This book includes photos, information, and even Giulietta's racing victories between 1955 and 1965. It sure brings back some nostalgic memories doesn't it?

Alfa Romeo Giulietta: 1954-2004 Golden Anniversary: the full history of the Giulietta model range
Alfa Romeo Giulietta: 1954-2004 Golden Anniversary: the full history of the Giulietta model range

"The first Alfa Romeo Giulietta in the series appeared at a special preview in Valentino Park, Turin, during the spring of 1954, before being officially unveiled at the city's motor show that same year. In 1985, Angelo Tito Anselmi, one of the sector's authoritative historians, devoted a book to the car that contained a wealth of photographs, designs and manufacturer's official documents, a work that was completed with a list of all the Giulietta's victories between 1955 and 1965."

 

Did you know the popular Alfa Romeo Giulietta was re-introduced in 2010 as the Type 940. The 2010 Giulietta is a 5-door hatchback and is still being produced today in 2015. Taking second place in the European Car of the Year award 2011 the Giulietta may be here to stay.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      nice job

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      Hana4 5 years ago

      I just loooove the old Alfa Romeo Spider, I was actually going to buy one 1970 couple of years ago but someone bought it right under my nose.

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      jadehorseshoe 5 years ago

      Spiders Rule!!!

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      Rusty Quill 5 years ago

      @miaponzo: Thank you so much - it's never too late to be a kid with a new toy. :) Sorry to hear about your FIAT woes.. although the FIAT eventually had a pretty sporty look similar to the Alfa or MG. My dad had a 1969 FIAT Spider that was pretty fun. Although he sold it before I learned to drive. :(

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      miaponzo 5 years ago

      Here is my autograph.... :) Blessed! I always wanted one of these when I was a kid and my father got me a SQUARE FIAT instead!!!!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Looks like a fun car to drive, and would be easy on gas. Cute!

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      When I rallied in the 60s, I was up against one of these on several occasions. Lovely car.

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      pramodbisht 6 years ago

      nice car

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      Lfitzc 6 years ago

      For my anniversary this year my wife rented me a 1978 Alfa Romeo, drop top, for the weekend in Charlottesville Va. We drove around in the Blue Ridge Mountains along Skyline Drive. We had a great time. What a fantastic present. Please look for my upcoming article detailing that weekend. I will be posting it on my website www.all-about-detail.com

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      Paul 6 years ago from Montreal

      My Dad had an Alfa Spider I got to borrow a few times, fun little car!

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      PizmoBeach LM 6 years ago

      That is one cool car!

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      Rhonda Albom 6 years ago from New Zealand

      Interesting information on the Alfa romea

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      cypruscar 7 years ago

      I really love this kind of cars

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Interesting car. Rather long name!

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      badmsm 8 years ago

      Yeah, Baby! Where do I sign up for one of these? 5 stars and a Squid Angel Blessing!

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      poutine 8 years ago

      So interesting to read all about the Alfa Romeo Giuliette Spider Veloce.

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      alexanderryan 8 years ago

      Nice lens!

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      JanaMurray 9 years ago

      Sweeet car, love it!