1961 Sprint Veloce Restoration
I started to restore my 1961 Sprint Veloce thirty years ago. I rebuilt the engine, transmission, new clutch, chrome plated most of the parts, bought a new wiring harness, painted the engine compartment, and purchased many parts. I am now doing a frame up restoration. The car will be completely stripped to the chassis and sent out to a body and paint shop. The suspension was rebuilt by Alfa Romeo in El Segundo, California in the early 1970's, and the rear end was also rebuilt by Alfa Romeo. The remaining chrome pieces that were not plated will be done by a plating shop in Escondido, California. The owner chrome plated a 1930's Bugatti that will be entered in a Florida Concourse. The interior will be completely replaced. I will use original parts that were purchased decades ago, and the car should look like it did when my Father purchased it in June, 1961. I plan to keep the car in the garage and maybe show the car at a local car show. The local car show has an Italian car show and many owners bring their expensive Ferrari cars to that show. I think that bring an Alfa Romeo may not be a good idea. It is hard to compete with million dollars Ferraris.