Alfa Romeo Sprint GT Veloce - 1966 After the much celebrated Giulietta/Giulia Sprint models (built from 1954-1965), Alfa Romeo launched the completely new Giulia Sprint GT in 1963. The Sprint GT was based on a shortened Giulia sedan chassis mated to a bodywork designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro for Bertone (based on his earlier design of the 2000/2600 Sprint). The incorporated headlamps in a flat front grille, the sublime combination of glass and metal, the panorama shaped front / rear windows and the characteristic scalino (stepped) front were groundbreaking design features for 1963. Also mechanically, the Sprint GT was revolutionary: a 1570cc in line DOHC four coupled to an all synchromesh 5 speed gearbox, a live axle rear suspension and all round servo assisted disc brakes. In 1965, Alfa Romeo launched the Sprint GT Veloce model which had several refined updates compared to the standard Sprint GT, such as: A mildly tuned engine, now producing 109HP instead of 106HP, a small difference but hugely noticed during driving because of a much improved torque output (+12lb/ft) The quadrifoglio verde sign on the C-pillar and Veloce sign on the rear panel Black front grille with 3 horizontal chrome bars, heart shaped grille with 7 instead of 6 bars Stainless steel bumpers, made in 2 pieces on the front and 3 pieces on the rear A wood grain imitation dashboard instead of grey crackle finish Front bucket seats Between 1965 and 1968, only around 13.471 Sprint GT Veloces were built, of close to 200.000 GTs built. This beautiful Sprint GT Veloce AR241192 was produced on the 19th of January 1966 and is absolutely correct to all the above and confirmed by Alfa Romeo Storico to be an original Belgian (Brussels) Sprint GT Veloce in its correct rosso Alfa (Alfa Red) body color and nero skai (black leather imitation) interior. With the engine number starting with 536 and the series number falling within the interval of the chassis number, this Sprint GT Veloce is as matching numbers as it gets in the Alfa world. For many years she remained in the hands of my classic car and motorcycle friend Paul, who did not hesitate to give her the TLC she needed. Recently she benefitted from a complete suspension overhaul. Besides the much more expensive GTA, the 1600 Sprint GT Veloce is probably the most sought after model of all the GTs. With its characteristic design features, scalino front, melodiously revving DOHC engine, spacious and attractive interior and agile road behavior, the Sprint GT Veloce has all the arguments to become a highly collectible classic sports car. She is fully ready for some fast back road touring. Are you ready too ?
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