Lot 163 - 1963 Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider (Type 101.23)

Lot 163 - 1963 Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider (Type 101.23)

Lot 163 - 1963 Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider (Type 101.23)

Lot Number 163
Registration XMW 418A
Chassis Number AR373727
Engine Number AR0011204979
Odometer reading 4,089 miles
Estimate £60,000 - £70,000
  • Fully restored and registered in the U.K.
  • Larger 1600cc engine

With Italian flair, Pininfarina styling, the Giulia Spider has all the hallmarks of a timeless classic. Introduced in 1962, the Giulia Spider was a development of the earlier Giulietta Spider with a new, enlarged 1.6 litre engine in place of the original 1.3 litre offering increased torque and power right across the rev. range requiring the inclusion of a bulge on the bonnet in order to accommodate the larger engine.

This beautiful left hand drive Giulia Spider is a rare matching numbers example and was built in Italy on 18th October 1962 and delivered new to Frankfurt in Germany on 20th October that same year. Little is known of its early life in Germany but we are told that the German owner emigrated to South Africa in the late 1970's and took the car with him to Johannesburg. He kept the car until 2012 when it was sold for restoration to a car collector in Johannesburg who commissioned an Alfa specialist in Cape Town to carry out a comprehensive restoration whereupon the colour was changed from its original blue to classic Rosso Red. The quality of the work is second to none and will withstand the closest scrutiny especially as the car has covered just 4,074 since the completion of the works just five years ago.

The vendor acquired the car from Johannesburg in June and imported it to England where it has just been U.K registered with a correct age-related number plate. The car is reported to drive extremely well and would represent not only a sound investment but also something that can be driven and enjoyed straight away especially as the history file not only includes a fresh 12-month MoT test certificate.

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