Lot 181 - 1972 Alfa Romeo Giulia 1600 Super
|Sold - £28,000
- Genuine right hand drive 1600 Giulia Super
- Full engine rebuild by Autolusso
- TZ/TI Super wheels
The first Giulia 105 series of motor cars, the Giulia Ti, was introduced to the motoring press at Monza on the 27th June 1962 in Berlina (saloon) form. Driven by the classic Alfa twin cam, engine capacity was increased from its predecessor, the Giulietta, from 1290cc to 1570cc and produced 92bhp in the new guise. The new car also included a five-speed column change gearbox, umbrella handbrake and strip instrumentation. Designed by Dr. Orazio Satta Puglia, the initial look is of a somewhat square but compact motor car however, look more closely; the detailed swaging along the roof, wings, and doors along with a subtle roof spoiler and Kamm tail gave encouraging results in the wind tunnel. In 1965, at the Geneva Motor Show, the Giulia Super was introduced. Based on the Ti, improvements included a floor change gearbox and centrally mounted handbrake as well as attractive round instruments with ancillary gauges mounted centrally. Twin Weber carburettors were fitted and the power was increased to 112bhp.
Completed on 16th October 1972, this Italian built, right hand drive Giulia 1600 Super was destined for delivery to its first owner in Cyprus. Ordered in Verde Pino (Pine Green) with contrasting Wild Boar Tex (tan) interior, it was sold by the Cyprian Alfa Romeo dealer D.J. Demades and Sons of Nicosia and was first registered on 15th November 1972. Rarely found with any classic, the supplied two service books show regular maintenance carried out for the first ten years by Demades and Sons. The history file also shows that since the car’s import to the U.K. in 2013, it has been well maintained, with a file full of receipts from reputable Alfa Romeo specialist companies such as Alfaholics, Classic Alfa and Bournemouth based Autolusso. In fact, Autolusso were commissioned, in 2017, to carry out a full rebuild of the engine at a cost of over £6,000. The engine rebuild reportedly transformed the car along with several other upgrades to the handling, including; the fitting of an uprated front anti-roll bar, a set of Bilstein shock absorbers, replacement of various joints, suspension arms and bushes along with the fitment of a set of TZ/TI Super wheels and tyres. The car presents beautifully and the vendor reports it to be a pleasure to drive with the bodywork, engine bay and interior all presenting very well.
Supplied with a V5C registration document, file of receipts, MoT test certificates and its original service books, original build manuals and workshop details as well as two sets of keys. Rarely found in this condition and highly original, this lovely little Alfa wants for nothing and is ready to go!
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