So, why are we posting this when with just one phone call, we can (or should) buy this offering ourselves. But since we are such nice folks here at Mint, we will allow you to scoop this one up yourself. Now, you can’t deny that this is one beautiful Bertone Coupe. The “Scalino” or “Stepnose” Alfa GTs are among the most coveted in the collector car world. And this one is a rust-free, black-plate California car with matching number motor. A rarity in this world with so many of these cars “upgraded” to larger engines in search of a few more horsepower. But horsepower isn’t everything. Read More
If you have been searching for a good solid, unmolested 105 Coupe sporting the Scalino front end, you know how difficult it is to find one. We say this about many cars but it is particularly true here. Not too long ago a ’66 Sprint GT was something you messed around with and had some fun. So many cars had color changes, engine changes or had poor rust repair. This one has some needs for sure including a rather expensive repaint plus some interior work. Read More
We can recall when nobody wanted one of these cars because they were big and didn’t have lots of power. Now they are worth $160,000 minimum for Number 1 examples. Perhaps we can that about quite a few old Italian cars that are coveted these days. Today’s car is exceptional and belongs to a real Italian car aficionado. He has a nice collection of cars that are all ready for show and go. This one is no exception. The Touring bodied Spiders have aged beautifully. Read More
The Alfa Romeo GTV is not yet on the same trajectory as the Porsche 912 but they suffer from a similar fate. They were cheap at one time and many have fallen victim to poor restorations or heavy modifications. You’ll see many GTVs that look decent in the photos yet become nightmarish in person. Today’s find feels good like the 912 we featured today. It is a 10-year old restoration that is holding up well. The details of the build are impressive and described by using the names of some fairly well-known parts suppliers. Read More
If the seller’s description of this 105 Coupe (or as it is referred to in its native tongue, scalino) is accurate -“runs great, little rust” – then this could be one to check out. Let’s go to Wiki: The Giulia Sprint GT Veloce was very similar to the original Giulia Sprint GT. It featured minor modifications to the engine, providing just 3 bhp more power, but significantly improved torque. It can be most easily distinguished from other models by the following features:
- Badging as per Giulia Sprint GT, with two additions: Round enamel badges on the C-pillar with a Green quadrifoglio (cloverleaf) on an ivory background, and chrome “Veloce” script on rear panel.
- Grille with black mesh and 3 horizontal chrome bars.
- Dashboard with tilted flat panel as on the Giulia Sprint GT but with imitation woodgrain instead of grey crackle finish (first seen on the GT 1300 Junior).
- Front seats revised to a mild “bucket” design.
- Grille heart has 7 bars instead of 6.
- Stainless steel bumpers, as opposed to the chromed mild steel bumpers on the Giulia Sprint GT. The bumpers are the same shape, but made in two pieces (front) and three pieces (rear) with small covers hiding the joining rivets.
Early Giulia Sprint GT Veloces featured the same Dunlop disc brake system as the Giulia Sprint GT. Later cars replaced this with the ATE disc brakes as pioneered on the GT 1300 Junior in 1966. The ATE brakes featured an interesting and more effective handbrake system on the rear brakes, which incorporated drum brakes inside the disc castings.
A total of 14,240 Giulia Sprint GT Veloces were made before production finished.
We owned a ’70 GT Junior until recently and Alfa continued using the Scalino body to differentiate it from its more powerful cousins. Whatever engine is under the bonnet, the body style is near perfection. If you want an early step nose GT you are forced into chasing any lead no matter how obscure or uninformed the ad is. And this is one of those cases where you need to be really careful. The seller admits rust in the usual places but not how much and where. The price is good (too good?) if the rust isn’t bad. The interior looks right and the same goes for the body. Click here for the listing.
Someone must have really wanted an Alfasud Giardinetta badly. That person happens to be the seller of today’s featured car. Discovered in somewhat rough shape in Northern Italy, it was restored in Germany for the American owner. According to the listing, it required rockers and a few fenders, interior paint and a new drivetrain. Oddly the Alfa flat “boxer” motor was sourced here in the USA and shipped to Italy for a rebuild and then to Germany for installation. Read More
Nothing gets our attention more than an well-sorted GTV 2000 in blue/tan. Add Panasports, bumper delete and a lowered stance and we are all in. We’ve been on the road for a few weeks but we did see this one in person when it first arrived at our go-to shop, Auto Turismo Sport. It sounds great, like a fuel injected Alfa should. So many GTVs get the Weber conversion and that isn’t a bad thing. But we like sticking with the original SPICA system. Read More
The GTV-6 is an interesting car.In good running order, they are a very fine and satisfying sports car for not a ton of money. The GTV-6 has a 5-speed transaxle and differential at the rear with rear inboard disc brakes. Not too shabby. The suspension consists of double wishbones up front and a deDion axle in the rear. That makes for a very balanced and pleasant handling car. This Alfa has all of the boxes checked: it is a rust-free Southern car, it is red, owned by an Alfa fanatic and very well cared for. Read More
To those unfamiliar with Alfa Spider terminology, this is not a Duetto Spider. They do look vaguely similar except for a Kamnn-tail, different interior, no headlight covers and bigger bumpers. These more contemporary Spiders are mechanically fuel-injected using the diabolical SPICA system. Many give up on the SPICA and install a pair of Webers. We owned a similar vintage Spider and stayed with the SPICA and found it to be very reliable. The interesting thing about these Spiders is their valuation. You can buy a really nice one for less money than a similar vintage FIAT 124 Spider. We think the Alfa is the value proposition. Today’s find is actually a very desirable car because it is the last year for stainless front & rear bumpers. Read More
We don’t want to call this one a GTA clone. Well, maybe it isn’t such a bad way to describe it. Take a beautiful stepnose GT and spend a ton of over 2 years and the result is certainly better than a clone. This is an immaculate example built by Alfa specialists Roman Tucker and David Leivian. It is powered by a 2-liter engine with high-lift cam and Weber carburetors. It has many GTA-style additions like alloy wheels, door pulls, side exhaust and headers. Mostly supplied by Alfholics in the UK. It is currently fitted with a roll-cage, Sparco racing seats with harnesses and GTA Plexi-windows. Read More
Who doesn’t love the design of Bertone’s Alfa Romeo Giulia GT that eventually morphed into the GTV. But many do not know the 2600 Sprint GT came before. The 2600 is a triple carburetor, alloy straight six with a 5-speed that qualified it to be one of the nicest GT cars of the era. No, it wasn’t the fastest but it got the job done in style. We don’t see a 2600 come to market often. They are rather expensive to restore mainly because they aren’t as bare-bones as the sportier and mass-produced GT Giulia/GTV. Read More
The iconic Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GT was first introduced in ’63. They got production ramped up in ’64 when today’s featured Alfa was built. They built 31,995 by the time they ended production in ’66. True Alfisti will recognize the beauty of all of the 105 Series Coupes but the early Scalina cars are coveted for their purity of design. You would think with the rather hefty production figures, you could find a decent early Scalina with ease. Alas, that is not the case. They rarely come to market here in the USA and when they do, many seem to have suffered at the hands of amateur restorers or just plain neglect. Read More
The early Giulietta Spider 750 Normale is prized by aficionados for its purity to the original design. That is not to say the changes to the next iteration, the 101, were ungainly. Quite the contrary. But Alfisti like the shorter wheelbase, small tailights, hood spear and absence of vent windows of the early cars. Of course, there are a host of mechanical difference between the 750 and the 101 too. Today’s Giulietta is a beautiful example in white with red interior. Read More
I prefer Tribute to Clone for some reason although this GTA-like Alfa is certainly close to being a real GTA. Not really. Real GTAs had lots of unique aluminum parts and methods of construction. Bolting on flares does not a GTA make. But that doesn’t make this Alfa any less exciting. Any Alfa build that uses a lot of parts from Classic Alfa and Alfaholics has got a good chance of coming out great. Read More
We are typically purists at heart but sometimes a car that has been modified smartly just sounds so much better than a boring stock version. That is what happened here with this beautifully prepared GTV. The seller operates a shop in California that prepares cars for the Mille Miglia and works on complicated exotics like a Lamborghini Diablo. With that knowledge he built this GTV for his wife. The most astounding modifications are underneath the skin so let us address the easy part first: it looks great in silver with black interior. Read More