Lot 171 - 1958 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider (750 D)
|Odometer reading||2,208 miles|
|Estimate||£55,000 - £65,000|
- Full bare metal restoration
- Awarded the Italian ASI Gold Plate for restoration and condition
There is little doubt that Italy, over successive decades, have produced some of the most exquisite motorcars ever penned. These covered slandered road cars and highly successful racing cars winning many of the most important events on the planet and driven by some of the most famous drivers, names such as the Tazio Nuvolari and Juan Manuel Fangio.
In 1950s, Alfa Romeo also generated a reputation for producing compact cars with strong performance, often outperforming all contenders. Examples such as GTAs and the Giulietta series suddenly became extremely desirable. The Berlina and Spider versions quickly joined the original Giulietta Sprint Coupé of benefitting from Pininfarina-designed coachwork.
This superb example was originally exported to New York where it was sold by the Hoffman Motor Car Company and registered on 5th March 1958. Latterly, it was acquired by an Italian collector in 1992 and taken back to Europe whereupon it underwent a complete restoration starting in 2015 and finished two years later with all works carried out by renowned specialist Carrozzeria Renzo Tullj in Teramo, Italy.
This ‘matching-numbers’ example has, as detailed by the extensive photographic accompaniments, not only restored bodywork but also the original fully rebuilt 90bhp, 1,290cc DOHC inline, four-cylinder engine with dual Weber 40 DCO3 carburettors, five-speed manual gearbox, independent coil-spring front suspension, live rear axle coil-spring suspension and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes.
All brightwork has been re-chromed with new interior including seats, carpets, a new black mohair soft top and many more sympathetic details. Since the restoration was completed, it has only covered 2,208 miles as indicated on the speedometer (originally reported as reading 97,300 miles before restoration)
It presents in exceptional condition and reportedly drives equally well. It has also been awarded an Italian ASI Gold Plate soon after it was completed. The highest honour certified by the Automotoclub Storico Italiano involving a complicated registration process as well as a full 12 month MoT test certificate. These Giulietta's are beautiful cars and prices have risen tremendously over the last few years for good examples, certainly something of an investment for its new owner.
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