The Alfa Romeo Giulietta 750 G Competizone Spider "Sebring" became one of Alfa's rarest post war examples with just 24 cars produced. In the mid-1950s, New York based importer Max Hoffman of Hoffman Inc had identified a market for a low volume, lightweight, production based racer and thanks to his close relationship with Alfa Romeo, 20 of the 24 examples built were allocated to his dealership in New York. The specially designed racer was constructed purely for competition with a host of differences that separated them from a road going Giulietta. Each 750G had a specially designed chassis with reinforced and lightened structures throughout the car. All opening panels such as doors, boot and bonnet as well as bumpers and trim were subjected to a strict weight saving scheme and were constructed from aluminium.
Alfa Romeos racing focus continued through to the engine which was prepared by famed Alfa tuner Autotecnica Conrero or within the Alfa Romeo Competition department. The competition engine was heavily modified with a special reinforced 1300cc cylinder block, magnesium split sump, magnesium air chamber, high compression, lightweight pistons, twin 40 DCO3 Weber carburetors, Carillo con-rods, high-lift racing camshafts, lightened and balanced flywheel and a Veloce split exhaust manifold.
The aforementioned modifications meant proved the 750G to be successful in many European and American events. In 1956 loyal Alfa Romeo test driver and former Grand Prix driver Consalvo Sanesi piloting the lightweight 750G participated in a number of events including the Mille Miglia, Targa Florio and the Giro Sicilia. Later in 1957 a 750G was once more entered into the Mille Miglia by Alfranco Pagani. Alfranco later exercised the 750G further in the 1957 1000km of Nurburgring and Le Mans 24 Hours.
This example was produced in July 1957 finished in Rosso with a full windscreen and subsequently exported to Hoffman Inc located in New York. The exact competition history of chassis number remains unclear however it is believed to have competed during its time spent in America evidenced by racing stickers found on the car pre restoration. It was later owned by famed Alfa Romeo collector Keith Goring of Norfolk, Connecticut.
In November 2007 it was sourced by Italian collector Fabio Casoni and subsequently exported to Rome, Italy. In May 2011 Fabio sold the car to Dutch collector and Alfa Romeo guru Mr Paul F. Schouwenburg, who over the next 5 years subjected the car to a most comprehensive restoration by his sons, the Pebble Beach award winning restorers "Strada e Corsa" located in the Netherlands. Importantly when Schouwenburg purchased the car it was totally complete, the body very much intact and rust free and it still retained its original engine, magnesium sump and highly desirable sandcast 40 DCO3 Weber carburettors.
The 'Monoposto' single screen bodywork was carefully restored by Carrozzeria Quality Cars of Vigonza, Italy. The original panels were stripped back to bare metal before being repainted in the superb shade of Rosso. Great care was taken to ensure that the original panel work remained intact. All mechanical components including the original matching numbers engine were thoroughly restored by Strada e Corsa. The rare five speed close ratio gearbox specific to the 750 series was carefully rebuilt before being reinstalled into the car.
Following its concours restoration it was awarded with a FIVA passport. DK Engineering, prior to offering the car for sale, have completed a most thorough inspection confirming its impeccable condition and shakedown attending to any snagging items that have been encountered. It has also received full UK road registration as well as a comprehensive service.
Today this example of the rarest of Alfas has covered under 600 kms since restoration and presents in a condition ready for any major concours event. Accompanied by a comprehensive photographic restoration file, passenger tonneau cover, separate passenger windscreen and UK registration. As 1 of only 4 of the original 24 examples built known to the Alfa Romeo register to survive, this rare piece of competition history is ready to relive Consalvo Sanesi's steps in the Mille Miglia once more.