SOLD 05/22

1967 Alfa Romeo
Giulia Sprint GT Veloce "Stepnose"

Bring a Trailer NO RESERVE auction in progress: Nice driver-level example of Alfa Romeo's highly desired "Stepnose" Giulia GT Veloce

  • VINAR*244696*
  • Exterior ColorSilver
  • Interior ColorBlack
  • Mileage99734 Miles (TMU)
  • Engine1600cc DOHC Inline 4 Cylinder
  • Transmission5-Speed
  • StatusSold
  • StockFJ2593


1967 Alfa Romeo Giulia GT Veloce “Step Nose” (auction ends Tuesday May 17th 2022)

Chassis Number – AR244696
Engine Number – AR00536*06067*
Exterior Color - Silver
Interior Color – Black
Engine Type – 1600cc DOHC four-cylinder
Gearbox – 5-speed manual
Current Miles –99,734 TMU
Current Owner – Purchased 2014

General History

With its stunning Bertone-designed body, tidy greenhouse, and roomy interior, the 105 series Alfa Romeo coupe successfully competed against rivals from 1963 -1975 before finally conceding to an all-new design. The distinct front-engine, rear drive sport coupe offered seating for four adults and spirited performance. Although the design shared many mechanical features with the Giulietta, the new unibody/monocoque platform was very innovative and lightweight. Live rear axle, disc brakes in all corners, dual overhead cam engine, and 5-speed gearbox, all resulted in a very effective sporty car, enveloped in one of the best-looking sport GT body designs of the decade.

Distinctively recognized today, this early body design featured a unique hood detail along the leading edge - a slight “step” down where the forward edge of the front fenders met the hood line. Although this feature was removed from the standard offering (retained in the 1300 Junior), the 1967 models continued this feature. In 1965 the Sprint GT “Veloce” model was offered with a range of improvements including the 1600cc engine which used twin carburetors, a larger capacity oil pan, spirited camshafts, and different intake and exhaust, all of which greatly improved performance. Exterior changes included stainless steel bumpers, Veloce script on the trunk, Alfa clover leaf emblems on the C-posts, three-bar elongated grill trim, and a 7 bar Alfa-crest grill trim (6 bar on non-Veloce models).

Owner History

This car has been in the collection of a known Northern California Alfa Romeo collector for the past eight years. During that time, it has been serviced by the in-house mechanic who has performed regular services, oil changes, and general repairs as needed during current ownership. Copies of parts documentation accompanying the car include the following items more recently purchased:

Feb 2022 – A new electronic 1-2-3 distributor and a Bosch starter.
Dec 2021 – Fuel filter assembly, mechanical fuel pump, rebuild kit for the Weber carburetors and left and right splash shields.
Nov 2021 – A new rubber trunk mat set, new battery, brake master cylinder, hood light assembly, and a door jamb switch.

Consistent with the more recently purchased ignition and carburetor components a great deal of work has been performed on the carburetors, including tuning and adjusting the settings.

Cosmetic Overview

Today this desirable `step nose’ offers a combination of original and restored features with generally good cosmetics.
The attractive Bertone design is finished in a correct silver metallic with generally good exterior preparation, high gloss, and even coverage overall. Evidence of a prior paint color indicates the car was at one time painted white. The chrome throughout the car is in good to very good condition including the correct 7-bar Alfa grille which is backed by a square grid grille screen mesh. The side glass and door trim are in good condition including both front and rear gaskets for the windshield and rear glass. The slotted wheels are nicely refinished in correct satin silver with very excellent center caps, purchased in 2014 from Alfa Parts, Berkeley, CA. A set of correctly sized Toyo 175/65 R15 tires, also purchased in 2014 are mounted. The body panel fit overall is straight with consistent panel gaps at all openings and solid closure to the hood and trunk. The door handles are in very good condition with smooth operation when opened and crisp latching when shut. Various trim, emblems, and details throughout the exterior are tidy and complete, consistent with the overall visual presentation of the car.

The interior is a nice balance of original and properly redone features, including nicely reupholstered seats, good door panels, and matching black low-pile carpeting. The seats are properly padded, have excellent seat piping and pleat lines, and the wrapped shifter boot correctly surrounds the 5-speed shifter. The headliner and sun visors are in very good condition also appearing to have been more recently refurbished. The dash pad and wood-finish panel insert are in good condition while the dash fascia patina is a welcome presentation likely original to the car. The main instruments appear to be original and remain in very good condition with only minor patina to the original graphics and colors. Fading or lens fogging is evident on the two smaller flanking gauges. A contemporary Sanyo AM/FM cassette stereo unit is installed in the dash bringing sound to the twin speakers mounted on the rear package shelf. The interior is a driver-level blend of materials combining original features and correctly refurbished items consistent with the original design. The trunk has a clean and tidy appearance which is consistent with original details including a matching spare wheel, a correct jack, and a correct trunk mat set purchased in 2021. Removing the spare tire reveals a solid steel spare tire tub with no immediate visual evidence of structural corrosion.

The engine compartment is both mechanically and cosmetically complete, with average detailing given the age. The engine compartment contains appropriate finishes, original style components, correct hoses, twin Weber carburetors, a correct cast aluminum Veloce intake plenum, correct airbox and air hose, and a new battery installed in July 2021. The components and details are properly presented, reflective of generally original specifications and finishes with some components showing age typical for cars of this vintage, some areas of overspray, and a fuse box that reveals prior heat-related damage. The underside appears generally sound with no significant structural compromise other than some typical corrosion as found at the jacking points. There is no evidence of corrosion in the suspension mounting points or engine cradle area. Suspension and assorted cast alloy engine and transmission components all appear in good condition.

The car starts quickly and drives quite well, owing to the more recent carburetor tuning and rebuild performed this year.
The gearbox is generally good, and the clutch operates smoothly, while the disc brakes have good pedal pressure and bring the car down evenly. Overall, the car has a generally confident feel, good steering, and compliant suspension.

Included with this car

The car is accompanied by several sets of keys, copies of various service and parts documents, and the factory jack.

The above vehicle information is complete and accurate to the best of our knowledge at the time it is posted to this website. Corrections or additional information is always appreciated. All advertised prices exclude government fees and taxes, any finance charges, any dealer document preparation charge, and any emission testing charge. Vehicles are subject to prior sale. All advertised to be true but not guaranteed. We assume no liability for errors or omissions.

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