Lot 333 - 1960 Alfa Romeo 101 Series Giulietta Spider
|Chassis Number||AR 1495.09379|
|Estimate||£35,000 - £42,000|
|Result||Sold - £53,760|
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 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; 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 1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider. A letter on file from 'Automobilismo Storico' (the Alfa Romeo museum archive, Arase, Milan) resides within the delightfully presented history file and confirms that chassis AR 1495.09379 was manufactured 25 March 1960 and sold to Hoffman Motor Co (N.Y USA) on 20 April 1960. The Giulietta was subsequently imported back into Europe (Holland) on 30th October 1989.
An extensive, no expense spared, restoration began in 2008 and was completed in 2011 to the standard you see today. The works carried out included the body shell being completely stripped down to bare metal with every component on the car dismantled. All areas of corrosion were removed from the body shell and replaced as necessary. The shell was then treated and re-sprayed in Alfa Rosso Chiaro (AR 505) - an original Giulietta colour.
All of the mechanical and ancillary components were either rebuilt or replaced - this includes a new stainless steel fuel tank, restored steel wheels complete with new tyres (including the spare) and the 1290 cc engine was fully rebuilt. To improve the usability, the original 4-speed gearbox was replaced with a rebuilt 5-speed unit and an electronic ignition system was added to assist better starting, reliability and running. Within the interior, all new wool carpets were fitted, the seats re-trimmed in leather and new door cards & side panels fitted. A new mohair hood keeps the weather out when required and for winter use, the rare and desirable Pininfarina Hardtop has been sourced and refurbished with new sealing rubbers, side & front fixing hooks, full internal beige lining and finished in Rosso Chiaro to match the coachwork.
The Giulietta is UK registered, with a current MOT test certificate valid until March 2015 and Historic tax status valid until the end of January 2015. Having covered less than 400 miles since restoration, here is an opportunity to acquire a beautiful Giulietta Spider recently restored to an exceptional standard at a price well below current restoration costs.
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