Lot 221 - 1956 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint 750B
|Chassis Number||AR 1493 01913|
|Odometer reading||46,204 km|
|Estimate||£28,000 - £32,000|
|Result||Sold - £33,040|
We are delighted to present this early example of the Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint that took the world by storm in 1954. Such was its impact upon the world of motoring, bursting onto the market at its introduction at the 1954 Turin Motor Show, it was soon christened,"Italy's girlfriend"by the adoring public. The vehicle's outstanding performance, at the time, from its 1.3 litre twin cam engine, together with the beautiful lines penned by Nuccio Bertone in conjunction with Felice Mario Boano and Franco Scalione, led this innovative little coupé to become the benchmark for coupés in the future.
You cannot replicate the age and originality that is presented with this Giulietta. Manufactured on 9th March 1956, it left the factory in the colour of 'Azzurro Capri'; however, its first owner gave the car to his daughter who decided that she would prefer the Giulietta to be re-painted in grey; and so it has remained ever since. The matching interior is original and, apart from some staining, is also untouched and in remarkable order. The coachwork is in very good condition and doesn't require restoration; an important factor, as these motor cars were hand built and, in particular, the wired hand shaped wheel arches are delightful. Mechanically, a later 101 series engine was fitted that has been recently rebuilt by our vendor, an engineer; however, also supplied with this Giulietta is an NOS (new old stock) unstamped boxed 750 series alloy block; a rare and sought after item. The gearbox has also been updated with the later 101 series five speed unit enabling a more comfortable ride at speed.
Subject to meeting the technical specifications, this truly hand built early Giulietta is eligible to enter the Mille Miglia Retrospective under the GT class - this represents a golden opportunity to invest in a largely unmolested Alfa Romeo Giulietta with potential entry to such a premiere event.
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