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Hi,

I recently bought a Giulietta Sprint Veloce Alleggerita 1956 in need of final assembly, I like to know more about it's racinghistory with Jo Bonnier at the wheel in 1956-57.

Any kind of info of a Light Blue (Azzurro Nube), looks like white on black and white pictures, are welcome. I'm looking for documents, pictures etc from:

Rome GP 1956
Monza 1956
Avus 1956 and 1957
Aintree 1956
Swedish GP 1957

Anything with Jo bonnier in an SVA are of great interest from the years 1956 and 1957.

Ciao/ Bjorn
 

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bjorn

Hello and Welcome.
Just curious how you came into this car. would love to hear the story
Could you post the car Vin number and engine and pictures also, someone may have some info regarding the car. Good luck with the car. You are a lucky man.
 

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Is the car vin number#04227 ? was driven by Bonnier
Built: April 24th, 1957
Colour: 309 Sea Blue
Interior: Gray

Competition History:
Date Race Result Driver
16 May 1957 Midnight Sun Rally 5th Class 3 Jo Bonnier
4 August 1957 Nürburgring GT GP 1st 1300 GT Jo Bonnier
11 August 1957 Sweden GP - Kristianstadt 1st 1300 GT Jo Bonnier
24 August 1957 Karlskoga GT GP 1st 1300 GT Jo Bonnier
24 January 1958 Montecarlo Rally 2nd 1300 GT/TS Sture Nottorp

the black and white photo is of Joakim Bonnier during Nürburgring 1000 km race in 1956

the podium.Joakim Bonnier and Phil Hill, winning Nürburgring 1000 km race in 1966
 

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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
My car is 1493E02508, Jo Bonnier got it from Alfa Romeo as a gift for good raceresults and salesfigures in Sweden. Bonnier was the importer of Alfas in 1955-57, not sure about the exact dates. Bonnier brought about 200 Alfas to Sweden, some of them he raced before selling them as second hand, my is one of these cars.

Conserning the 04427, not all is true on the website. The O11144 is 1493E04038 and not 04227.

Bonnier used the same Veloce in Mille Miglia 1956 and in Nurburgring 1956, can't be the 04427 as it's built later than the MM 1956.

Bonnier wrote a book in early 60's called "Fast, Faster and Fastest", gives a very good picture about his racing career in the 50's.
 

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Thanks foir pictures, but these pictures are from 1955 and from Avus. The Giuliettas on the pictures are:

A40865- #1493-00315, Jo Bonnier.
A48854- #1493-00254, Bo Boesen.

Ciao/ Bjorn
 

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Dr Stu Lovely pics you´ve got there.
Björn, call me as I´ve been looking at old Super 8 movies and have seen something that could have been your car but I´m not 100% sure.
Take a look in the Limited production forum under SVZ.
Cheers
Björn Nilsson
 

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Bjorn Nilsson,
I know its not really this thread but my SZ raced in Sweden in the early 60s driven by Carl Rune Erickson. Any information, pictures?
 

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Bjorn Nilsson,
I know its not really this thread but my SZ raced in Sweden in the early 60s driven by Carl Rune Erickson. Any information, pictures?
Hi Zagato I´ve read your intreseting article in the Giuliettaletta, so I know you got the complete registration records.
Having also spoken to the brothers you bought the car from and one of the previous racers Bertil Alm (lives next door to a friend of mine).
Further info is that KR Eriksson was a quite funny bloke he bought a new Alfa every year from about 1951 to about 1962 and he did race them.
Both my 1900 C and the Giulietta TI are bought new by KR Eriksson and raced by him.
I do know of some more 1900´s and Giuliettas he bought and raced.
I guess you´ve seen the book Speed in Sweden with a excellent shot of your car.
If I do come across some pics I´ll let you know.

The pic below is KR Eriksson at the 1953 Rally towards the midnight sun with his/mine 1900 C Sprint #1076
Ciao
Björn in Sweden
 

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Wow, THAT is really a short wheel base. "Corto Gara", uh? :D :eek:

Seriously, is there a way to correct the problem with the pic?

Thanks for the pic and more generally for the interesting thread
Short wellbase takes you round the Pinetrees quicker :) The original picture is to big for the forum. So i had to scale it down the best I could...
The original size is avaiable at the 1900 yahoo forum board.
Or i can mail it to you if you want.
Ciao
Björn in Sweden
 

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Joakim Bonnier’s SV entries

1956 Aintree (GB), SVA? #02508? Joakim Bonnier (S)
19560428-29 Mille Miglia (I), No. 050 SVA #01928 Joakim Bonnier/Bo Boesen (S), 15oa, 3cl (TS1.3/GT1.3, GT1.3)
19560527 Nürburgring 1000km (D), No. 81 SVA #01928? (EE 8976) Jo Bonnier/Herbert Mackay-Frazer (S/USA), Jo Bonnier, 11oa, 1cl (TS1.3/GT1.3, photo)

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19560902 Coppa Intereuropa – Monza (I), No. 35 SVA #01928?/#02508? Joakim Bonnier (S), 2cl (GT1.3)
19560916 AVUS-Rennen GT1.3 – GP Berlin (D), No. 99 SVA #02508? Joakim Bonnier (S), 1cl (GT1.3, photo)

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19561020-21 GP Roma – Castelfusano 6h (I), SVA #01928?/#02508? Joakim Bonnier (S), 1cl (GT1.3)
19561104 GP Venezuela – Caracas (YV), SVA? #01928?/#02508? Joakim Bonnier (S), 5oa
19570611-16 Svensaka Midnattssolen Rallye (S), SVA #04227? Joakim Bonnier (S), 5cl (GT1.3)
19570804 Nürburgring GT-GP (D), No. 73 SVA #04227? (EE 8988) Joakim Bonnier (S), 1cl (GT1.3, photo)

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19570811 Swerige GP – Kristianstadt (S), SVA #02508?/#04227? Joakim Bonnier (S), 1cl (GT1.3)
19570824 Karlskoga Kanonloppet GT (S), SVA #04227? Joakim Bonnier (S), 1cl (GT1.3)
 

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Discussion Starter · #16 ·
Martin, many thanks for interesting info and pictures, some comments:

MM and Nurburgring 1956, Bonnier used the same car without any doubt in these two races. Most likely the #01928 (red). This can be read in Bonniers own book published in early 60'sthat he used the same car in MM and Nurburgring.

In Swedish GP 1957, Bonnier used a very light coloured car.

My car was raced in 1960 and 1961 by Olle Rehnvall, Swedish champion in 1960.

Ciao/ Björn M.
 

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Superleggera,
Thanks for your note. If you know the brothers, have they still got the Veloce with the aircraft instruments inside? Look forward to hearing if you find any other material on my SZ.
 

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1956 Aintree (GB), SVA? #02508? Joakim Bonnier (S)
19560428-29 Mille Miglia (I), No. 050 SVA #01928 Joakim Bonnier/Bo Boesen (S), 15oa, 3cl (TS1.3/GT1.3, GT1.3)
19560527 Nürburgring 1000km (D), No. 81 SVA #01928? (EE 8976) Jo Bonnier/Herbert Mackay-Frazer (S/USA), Jo Bonnier, 11oa, 1cl (TS1.3/GT1.3, photo)

19560527 Nürburgring No81 EE8976 Bonnier-Mackay 001a.jpg

19560902 Coppa Intereuropa – Monza (I), No. 35 SVA #01928?/#02508? Joakim Bonnier (S), 2cl (GT1.3)
19560916 AVUS-Rennen GT1.3 – GP Berlin (D), No. 99 SVA #02508? Joakim Bonnier (S), 1cl (GT1.3, photo)

19560916 AVUS No99 #02508 Bonnier No86 001a.jpg

19561020-21 GP Roma – Castelfusano 6h (I), SVA #01928?/#02508? Joakim Bonnier (S), 1cl (GT1.3)
19561104 GP Venezuela – Caracas (YV), SVA? #01928?/#02508? Joakim Bonnier (S), 5oa
19570611-16 Svensaka Midnattssolen Rallye (S), SVA #04227? Joakim Bonnier (S), 5cl (GT1.3)
19570804 Nürburgring GT-GP (D), No. 73 SVA #04227? (EE 8988) Joakim Bonnier (S), 1cl (GT1.3, photo)

19570804 Nürburgring No73 #04227 Bonnier 001a.jpg

19570811 Swerige GP – Kristianstadt (S), SVA #02508?/#04227? Joakim Bonnier (S), 1cl (GT1.3)
19570824 Karlskoga Kanonloppet GT (S), SVA #04227? Joakim Bonnier (S), 1cl (GT1.3)
At Aintree he drove his 1900Ti.
At Caracas his 6C "Disco".
At the Midnattsolsrally, Swedish GP and Karlskoga he drove a Giulietta Berline.
 

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I've been trying to locate a copy of the Bonnier book you mention and I'm having a difficult time finding it. Do you have the ISBN number or know of a copy I could purchase?

Thanks,
Jeff Hill

SZ #00196
 

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The book called "Fort, Fortare! Fortast?" in english: "Fast, Faster!Fastest?", published in 1961, of course, at Albert Bonnier Bookprinting. Don't know if it exist in any other language than swedish, no ISBN avalible in 1961.

This book give a very good picture of Bonniers early career, the giulietta Veloces are mentioned a least four times.
 
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