Vapor lock: 1956 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint

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The early Giulietta Sprint are the most sought model – of course after the Veloce – even though they had some issues due to some design flaws. The vapor lock was one of those.

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Early cars like this one had some fuel pump-related issue due to the vapor lock, because the pump was installed on the top of the engine (the hottest area of the engine bay) thus causing some issue with the warm start. When drivers (and then Alfa) realized the issue, the fuel pump was moved down and the issue was then resolved.

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This car (chassis #1395*02111) is one of the very few that still has the fuel pump in the original position: not technically good but very correct. The car is said to have had three owners (including the current one), never been crashed and it seems to have still the original interiors. Only the taillights belong to a later model and so they’re not correct, on the other side the original black plate is a great plus. Find it for sale at €59,000 (today $70,000) here in Jesi, Italy.

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