Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Veloce Alleggerita
First registration 1956, Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Veloce Alleggerita 1290ccm, 1st Serie 750 E
Entry in the Mille Miglia on 12.05.1957 and 38th race result as 38th overall (Michel Nicol & Jacques Martin)
Matching Numbers and great racing history
Swiss road registration with “Veteran” entry
FIVA Identity Card
Highlights of this “Alleggerita”:
• Full competition specification (Tipo 750 E “Alleggerita”) GT Race Car
• 780kg lightweight construction (e.g. doors, engine and boot lid made of aluminium)
• Lightweight bucket seats
• Polycarbonate sliding windows and rear windows
• 80 litres fuel tank
• Performance tuned for racing by engine specialist Virgilio Conrero in Turin
• Number 43 of the first series of 50 Veloce “Alleggerita” built
• Raced by the successful racing team of the ‘Ecurie Paris-ile de France’
• Successful with drivers of the E.P.I.F
The history of this “Alleggerita” starts in 1956:
This original racing car with chassis number *AR1493E01871* is one of the first series of fifty Veloce “Alleggerita” (lightweight) built. This “Alleggerita”, the 43rd to be built, which was manufactured by Bertone in Turin, bears the Bertone “job” number “77043”. Many body parts therefore also bear the number 43.
It’s the second “Alleggerita” delivered to France at that time to G.A.P. Paris (General Automobile Paris) and this is documented by the confirmation of “Centro documentazione Alfa Romeo Milano”.
Virgilio Conrero in Turin prepared the car for racing beforehand, so that this “Alleggerita” was already taking part in races and rallies in the second half of 1956. This racing car was used by the successful racing team of the “Ecurie de Paris-ile de France”.
First racing results were successfully achieved as listed below:
17.09.1956: 10th place at Tour de France (Michel Nicol & Jean Martin)
06.10.1956: 2nd place at Coup du Salon (Michel Nicol & Roger Loyer)
17.11.1956 : 4th place at Tour de Corse (Michel Nicol & R. de Langeneste)
12.05.1957: 38th place at Mille Miglia (Michel Nicol & Jacques Martin)
14.07.1957: 21st place at 12 Heures von Reims (Michel Nicol & R. de Langeneste)
21.09.1957: 9th place at Tour de France (Michel Nicol & R. de Langeneste)
24.11.1957: 1st place at Tour de Corse (Michel Nicol & R. de Langeneste)
07.04.1958: 5th place at 3 Heures von Pau (Michel Nicol)
08.11.1958: 6th place at Tour de Corse (R. de Langeneste & P. Blanchet)
The Veloce “Alleggerita”, built at the beginning of 1956, with the chassis number *AR1493E01871*, is one of the rarest Veloce handbuilt by Bertone at that time! According to Veloce historian Greig Smith, out of 252 Veloce’s built in 1956, only 11 surviving and genuine “Alleggerita” are known to exist.
The vehicle history is fully documented and this vehicle had only three pre-owners. This “Alleggerita” is in a stunning collector’s condition and is an absolute rarity.