Alfa Romeo Giuletta Spider Veloce 750G Pininfarina

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Giuletta Spider Veloce 750G Pininfarina





In 1956, an upgraded Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce, more commonly known as simply Spider Veloce, was introduced mainly for sports drivers who wanted to race. No significant changes were made to the body, with only the rear lights being updated. This version was sporty, with a dual-cam 1300cc alloy engine. Employing dual Weber DC03 carburetors, it was capable of producing 90 horsepower. The gas tank was enlarged to better prepare it for endurance racing, while the larger front brakes provided excellent stopping power. By using aluminum alloy doors, hood, and trunk lid, the car was able to shed weight, ultimately improving performance.

Another of the operations “instigated” by Mr. Hoffman was production of a small group of single-seater Spider Veloces for racing but they have bumper guards and hubcaps. The 1957 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce Monoposto only 24 Alfa Romeo factory prepared race cars built for direct factory-backed race efforts. These cars were fitted with race-tuned Veloce engines, modified suspensions and alloy body panels. In addition to the alloy panels, an aluminum tonneau cover was fitted to each, which accounts for its

Monoposto designation. As it turns out, only one car raced at the 1956 Mille Miglia with its tonneau cover. Just five examples were to stay in Europe and the remaining 19 Veloce Monopostos were shipped to America. Many of the cars have disappeared, being discarded after their useful racing days or were sent to other parts of the globe.

New York-based Alfa Romeo importer Max Hoffman had, in 1956, identified a market for a small-volume, lightweight, ostensibly production-based car specifically aimed at the United States racing market, which ultimately resulted in the 750G Giulietta Spider. Constructed with a lightweight reinforced chassis, Conrero-prepared competition engine, and 'Monoposto' bodywork with wraparound windscreen, these cars received a number of lightweight components, including aluminium body panels, doors and trim, as well as no exterior door handles. Some cars were even outfitted with chronometric Jaeger rev counters or a close-ratio gearbox partially cast in magnesium. A handful of cars raced in Europe, with loyal Alfa test and former Grand Prix driver Consalvo Sanesi participating in the Targa Florio, Giro di Sicilia, and Mille Miglia of 1956, and only 24 were constructed in total.

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