Lot 123 - 1962 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint
|Odometer reading||49,617 km|
|Estimate||£39,000 - £45,000|
- A very good rust-free example
- 1600cc engine with five-speed gearbox
- Ideal for historic rallying
This car can be viewed in person from 14th to 18th July 2020 at our the auction site, Windsorview Lakes, Datchet, SL3 9HY
With the introduction of the Bertone-styled Giulietta Sprint in 1954, Alfa Romeo established the 'small car, big performance' formula that would characterise the Milanese marque's finest offerings from then on. Alfa's classic twin-cam four was downsized to 1,290cc for the 750-Series Giulietta, gaining an alloy cylinder block in the process. The Sprint coupé was soon joined by Berlina and Spider versions, the latter styled by Pininfarina and built on a slightly shorter wheelbase. The Giulietta family's success surprised even Alfa themselves; production targets were revised upwards and to satisfy demands for increased performance, upgraded Veloce versions of the Sprint and Spider were introduced. The combination of a rev-happy engine, fine-handling, responsive chassis and excellent brakes make the Giulietta Sprint a driver's car par excellence and explains why these stylish Alfa Romeos continue to attract the discerning enthusiast today.
This very good Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint comes with a letter from Alfa Romeo Automobilismo Storico stating that it was built in February 1962 and sold on 30th May 1962 in Porto San Giorgio, Ascoli Piceno, Italy. With the original exterior colour of Gardenia White, the car was imported to the UK in 2015 from a state with a warm, dry climate and sold to the current owner in March 2016 and placed straight into his private collection. We are advised that it appears never to have been restored and retains its original panels, while the underside has had no repairs. It has been repainted, but the blue interior trim and headlining are original and in good condition. This Sprint model it is fitted with the 1,600cc engine mated to a five-speed gearbox, both of which are said to be in good condition and need no work. This delightful Giulietta Sprint is supplied with a V5C registration document and the aforementioned correspondence. A solid, rust-free car ideal for historic rallying or taking to events.
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