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1961 Alfa Romeo Bertone SprintSOLD

Speciale Coupe

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Completed on January 20th, 1961 Chassis No. AR 10120 *00379* Engine No. AR00120 *00769* Bertone Body No. *87*381* Exterior Color Alfa Red Interior Color Tan-Black Delivered new November 3rd, 1961 First Owner Hoffman Motor Car Co., New York, U.S.A. Mileage 49,762 miles from new Chassis No. AR 10120 *00379* This particular Sprint Speciale was ordered completed new by Alfa Romeo for internal use under assembly Tipo Code 10117 as an otherwise completely normal USA-North American Market version built on Bertone Job-Assembly No. *87*301*. The car was completed on January 20th, 1961 with Alfa Red exterior paint and unrecorded internal trim. This was sequentially the 3rd of 742 examples assembled in production-model year 1961 out of a total run of 1,366 similar vehicles produced from 1959 through to 1962. Upon completion, Chassis *00379* was shipped to the States by air rather than standard ocean transport for delivery to Max Hoffman's Hoffman Motor Car Company, New York. Hoffman was at the time the North American Distributor for Alfa Romeo along with many other European Manufactured vehicles. Hoffman Motors did not purchase or initially sell this Alfa. At this time there are no confirming records or reports but it is believed this was the New York, Chicago and Los Angeles Motor Show Car for Alfa Romeo based on communications from Pat Braden and Luigi Fusi and additional later communications between Braden and the former Japanese owner. Alfa Romeo's internal records only confirm that the car was deemed surplus to their needs and sold on November 3rd, 1961 to Hoffman Motor Car Company, more than eight months after having been completed. We have requested additional details and assistance from the Alfa Romeo Sprint Speciale Registry and several other individuals familiar with these vehicles but to date, no additional early details are known. If the car was in fact an Alfa show car for the North American circuit, it was likely well overshadowed by that year's darling new entrant, the Jaguar E-Type for which Hoffman also distributed in North America as well as handled their show duties. At this time, no other early owners are known or identified. In 1990 the car was documented by Braden as still being in the states with 40,000 original miles and further noted as being remarkably original and still having been fitted with her original interior, original keys and he believed all or most of her original paint. Not long thereafter, the car was sold and exported to Japan where she was road registered in 1991 as evidenced by the original Japanese road registration documents issued to her. She remained there with a single owner who kept in contact with Braden until the late 1990s. Braden made several attempts to purchase this Alfa but always without success. Earlier this year, this Alfa was sold to a Japanese dealer from whom we purchased her. Her current total mileage is 49,762, which is believed to be original from new. She is still fitted her original engine, original interior, keys, rear axle and all other major components as delivered new by Alfa Romeo. This is a completely rust and accident free example with full fresh services having just been completed. All interested parties are warmly welcome to contact me for additional assistance with the purchase of this vehicle. PS: A very striking and beautiful period marketing and advertising poster as shown in the photo thumbnails above is available separately with the purchase of this vehicle for those interested. Additional details on this and other fine automotive related art prints and posters can be accessed using this link: www.VintageAutoPosters.com Call today at 858 454 1800! We look forward to hearing from you! - AM-FM, Full Leather Interior Surface - Contact Sales Department at 858-454-1800 or jpeacock@symbolicmotors.com for more information. -
Color: Red
Interior: Tan Full Leather
Body Type: Coupe
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Options: AM/FM, Full Leather Interior Surface

Reference Number 250938

as of 10/31/2013

Overview
Car 1961 Alfa Romeo Bertone Sprint
VIN 00379 
Mileage 49,762 miles 
Transmission Manual Shift 
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