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1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint

Сlassic Сar Market

1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint
Сlassic Сar Market
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Delivered new to New York in 1960, this Giulietta Sprint represents the very best that Alfa Romeo produced. Launched in April of 1954 at the Turin Motor Show, the fresh Bertone design was a showstopper and demand were off the scale. Orders exceeded 500 on day one and total sales exceeded 130,000 cars before production ceased in 1965. Its position as one of Alfa’s greats was secured. Not only was it a wonderful car to look at its performance was outstanding. Never intended as a race car, its advanced specification and weight of around 900kg had proved to many Italian drivers that it would be well suited to the 1300 cc class in GT racing, which was growing rapidly in popularity at that time. It went onto to score countless victories at home and overseas and was regularly at battle with Porsches and other cars of fine pedigree. According to the Heritage Certificate which accompanies the car our Giulietta was produced in 1959 and was originally Nero in colour. It made it to Australian shores in the late eighties and since then it has had just 3 owners with the current owner now thinning his collection after 14 years of ownership. The original 1300cc motor has been replaced by a later Alfetta unit fitted with twin webers which gives the car a healthy increase in power and torque and makes for an entertaining drive. The 5-speed gearbox is a delight to use, and the 5th gear makes for more comfortable driving at higher speeds. Out on the open road the little Sprint is a delight and its reputation for a giant killer easy to understand. The steering, suspension and lack of weight make for an agile car with spirited driving characteristics. The car now wears an Alfa Rosso colour which was applied around 25 years ago. The body of the car is in good solid condition with no signs of significant rust or rot. At distance the paint presents well however on closer inspection it shows surface imperfections with some age-related marks here and there. It has been this way for many years and can of course be left as is or can be attended to by the new owner. The body is without any significant bumps or damage, and we feel would benefit from a good cut, polish and detail however it retains a good shine as is. The brightwork presents well from a distance however is showing signs of age with some pitting and fading on some areas. The interior was replaced by the current owner some 9 years ago which included cars and seat upholstery. The seats whilst not correct for an Alfa Romeo suit the car well. The headlining is original and shows minimal staining and is tight and in place. The wheels have been refurbished at some point with correct profile tyres. The boot still has its original mat and the boot floor is in good order with a spare wheel. The combination of a larger engine, fine-handling, responsive chassis and excellent brakes make the Giulietta Sprint a true Alfa Romeo and explains why these stylish cars continue to attract the discerning enthusiast today. Overall, this represents a great ‘drivers car’ which can be driven as is or further improved by the next owner should they wish to. The car will be sold unregistered but freshly serviced and ready to go.