I’ve got a dilemma. Due to my profligate purchasing of Alfas, I now have more cars than I have spaces at SCM World Headquarters.
Something has to go.
I was counting cars the other night (a favorite hobby of mine), and realized I have four Alfas coupes and a 4-door sedan — plus two convertibles.
Since I can only drive one car at a time, perhaps one of the coupes could go.
I have built all four to my preferred specs, and frankly, I love them all. But maybe it’s time to move one on. I’ll describe them here and let you tell me which one should find a new home.
The earliest car is a 1958 Sprint Veloce. One of less than 150 Confortevoles built, it has all the mechanical specs of the earlier lightweights — but with steel body panels. I looked for 10 years before finding this car. If you want an eyebrow Sprint Veloce without spending the $350-$450k that lightweights command, a Confortevole is your only option.
The car is on the button and event proven.
Then we have the 1961 Giulietta Sprint Special. It too is numbers- matching, with a correct 101 Veloce drivetrain, completely rebuilt with a 1,400-cc kit.
The paint and chrome are old and presentable — and much too nice to redo. I’m having a new Matt Jones leather interior installed. I love the way this car drives.
Next is my 1967 GTV that I wrote about last week. I’d rather sell it than have it parked outside in the rain. It’s got a Dave Rugh 1,750-cc engine and suspension. It’s everyone’s favorite from the SCM fleet.
And finally is the newest addition to the SCM fleet, the 1971 Junior Zagato that I purchased from Gordy Hyde.
It’s having a Classic Alfa suspension installed, and it I’ve put in a 4.1 rear end to match the pulling power of the 1750 engine. It too is a joy to drive, and I haven’t got enough time behind the wheel of it.
Four cars and space for three.
If this was your collection, which would you sell and why?