Lot 268 - 1966 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GT Velocé
|Odometer reading||39,166 miles|
|Estimate||£22,000 - £26,000|
|Result||Sold - £34,720|
According to the Alfa Romeo archive, this Giulia Sprint GT Velocé was manufactured on the 3rd August 1966 and supplied to Alfa Romeo Ltd, London on the 10th August 1966. The car was then supplied by the Alfa Romeo dealership Mangoletsi in Knutsford, Cheshire and first registered to a Mr Cyril Donald Bradshaw of Rainow near Macclesfield, Yorkshire on 24th February 1967. The car subsequently passed to Mr Bradshaw's wife, then to his son and then back to Mr Bradshaw in 1991 and then kept by him until sold in 2009; effectively in the same family ownership for 42 years.
The current owner purchased OPB 39E in December 2009 and has enjoyed the Alfa Romeo for weekend trips and local car shows whilst at other times maintaining the car to a high level. To support this, invoices within the history file record many items purchased by the current owner from one of the leading Alfa Romeo specialists, Classic Alfa. Importantly it is worthy to note that, more recently, maintenance items fitted have included a new exhaust and brake reservoir. Also within the file, an old style green log book records the first owner and his wife and a comprehensive history file records many invoices for works and parts. In addition, the 1967 Mangoletsi original service coupon book is stamped with seven entries up until 1971. There is also an original Instruction Book, Instruction Book Supplement and Service Guides.
Believed to have been refinished at some time in the past, this exceptionally well preserved right hand drive Sprint GT Velocé looks resplendent with its Alfa Romeo rosso coachwork, skai trim with red carpets and is complimented by the 15 inch Alfaholics alloy wheels. The Velocé also benefits from the addition of a Dynalite alternator that gives the benefits of an alternator with the original looks of the dynamo. Uprated headlamps improve visibility at night. The car will arrive at the sale with a UK registration document (V5), the history file, the original wheels and hub caps and an MoT test certificate that is valid until October 2015.
With many of these step fronted models having been converted into GTA replicas, it is refreshing to find one in such fine condition and with it being a Velocé it benefits from the more powerful engine than the earlier Sprint GT model. This surely represents an ideal opportunity for the Alfa Romeo connoisseur.