For many enthusiasts, the Alfa Romeo Giulietta is considered to be the official post-war Alfa Romeo masterpiece. At 1,290cc, the Alfa Romeo Giulietta twin-cam four-cylinder engine was actually smaller and less powerful than the Alfa 1900, yet the Giulietta was actually lighter and more maneuverable thus faster. Engine options would expand, however, in 1956 when Veloce versions became available across the lineup. Increasing horsepower from approximately 80hp to 90hp, top speeds for the Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce (as well as Berlina and Sprint models) were achieved in excess of 111.8mph. To achieve this extra power, cam timing, higher compression, steel-tube exhaust headers, and twin Weber carburetors would be standard for the Veloce models. The Spider, with coachwork by Pininfarina, was popular with buyers as it had all the advantages of open-top motoring with the same wonderful road qualities of the Sprint. It is estimated that only 2,800 examples of the Giulietta Spider Veloce were manufactured.
If you’re thinking about purchasing an Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce, the most important thing you need to look for is rust. While the Spider Veloce is simple enough mechanically to be repaired by nearly anyone and interior trim pieces are readily available, the bodies can often be rusted or bent to the point where it is not economical to fix them. Typical areas of rust for the Spider models include around the fender arches, the rocker panels, and the floorpans. Similarly, any classic Alfa Romeo should be checked for collision damage. By gently taking a magnet to the body panels, you can check for original bodywork. If the magnet does not stick to the panel, the car may have been repaired over the years. None of these things necessarily disqualifies a particular example as being a good buy, but knowing these things could make the difference between paying too much and getting a good deal. These are just a few of the Buyer’s Tips that the team at The Beverly Hills Car Club recommends when exploring the Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce market.
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