Lot 242 - 1958 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider
|Chassis Number||AR 1495.04418|
|Odometer reading||30,255 km|
|Estimate||£30,000 - £36,000|
|Result||Sold - £30,500|
The Alfa Romeo Giulietta was introduced in 1954 in coupé form and was the first truly mass produced Alfa Romeo. It was also a return to elegance rather than the utilitarian looks of the earlier models. April 1955 saw the introduction of the Berlina (saloon) and later in the summer of that year the beautiful and almost ageless Spider saw the light of day. All of the Giulietta models (750 series 1954 - 1959) were driven by the all alloy, twin overhead camshaft engine with gearing via a four speed, all synchromesh gearbox. The 101 Series of the Giulietta was introduced in 1959 and retained the 1290cc all alloy engine; changes were not immediately obvious; the suspension bushing diameters were enlarged, valve stem diameters were increased, water pump bearings becoming sealed units and a simplified throttle linkage connected to modified carburettors were incorporated. A split transmission used in the Sprint Specialé was now used on all 101 models with the more efficient Porsche type synchromesh now being used within the gearbox. Importantly; the Giulietta is known for its reliability and durability with parts and services being readily available from many specialists throughout the UK and Europe.
We are proud to offer today an outstanding example of a 1958 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider.
This European example has been the subject of a complete restoration to the highest of standards within the last ten years and is now finished in black with red leather piped in black. This stunning Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider was imported and registered in the United Kingdom at the end of 2012 and comes supplied with a V5C registration document and a new MoT test certificate. With prices of the Giulietta models rising strongly in recent times, particularly the spider, this must be an opportunity to acquire a car that is ready to be enjoyed immediately and is an appreciating asset.
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