Lot 215 - 1964 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GT
|Odometer reading||82,000 miles|
|Result||Sold - £15,848|
- Restoration project
- Original car with correct replacement engine
The Alfa Romeo Giulia (105) Sprint GT was designed by Bertone’s Giorgetto Giugiaro. The car was launched in September 1963 at the newly opened Arese plant, and displayed later that month at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The overall styling of the Giulia was kept very simple however, the Giulia had a very distinctive Scalino “step front” design with the bonnet sitting approximately 1/4 inch above the nose of the car. Alfa Romeo was one of the first manufacturers to put a powerful engine in a lightweight car for mainstream production, making it a forerunner to today's performance saloons. The Giulia was powered by Alfa Romeo’s twin cam, all-aluminium, four cylinder 1,570cc engine mated to a 5 speed gearbox. This punchy power plant ensured the car's performance was better than many sports cars of the era. Alfa Romeo took “Touring Car” racing by storm winning the European Touring Car Championship in 1966, 1967 and 1968.
This restoration project is presented in traditional Rosso with blue interior. Its lively 1600 engine is mated to a manual gearbox and the owner informs us that the engine does run! A Heritage Certificate is forthcoming from Italy we are informed and should be in the history file at the time of the Auction. These wonderful classic Alfa Romeos are highly sought after and a restoration project such as this is so rare to find, particularly as the car is complete.
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