Stuart's Sprint 1.7 Veloce
Stuart Ley from Scotland is the owner of this 1988 Sprint 1.7 Veloce. It is the two twin-choke downdraft carburettor version which is so much liked by many Alfasud and 33 drivers. Stuart had owned a black Sprint 1.7 Veloce before which had passed the point of an economic restauration. So he bought another one in order to make one good car out of two.
The second car he bought was painted in champagne metallic - a colour which was not Stuart's taste. Luckyly the champagne Sprint was not that rusty as his other one. The floorplan of the this Sprint showed no rust - a good start for his Sprint project. So the rear wheelarches and a front wing were the only body panels which had to be repaired or replaced. After all the bodywork was done, the car was resprayed in black - Stuarts favourite colour for the Sprint.
The serial seats of the Sprint series III are not the best for a sportive car. Because of that, Stuarts old Sprint had already been euipped with sports seats which were logically now installed into his new Sprint after the works on the body had been finished. A small Momo steering wheel and a Momo hand brake lever gear nob complete the modifications of the interior.
Stuart's ideas was
to smarten up the car tastefully
without making it look like a boy racer's car. So he
bought a new set of Momo's GTR 17" alloy wheels and exchanged the old exhaust
against a Supersprint one. The only thing he still wants to add is a performance
manifold. Unfortunately it is very difficult to get one today.
Last Update: December, 9th 2004 Created: December, 9th 2004
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