Lot 25

2016   |   Pebble Beach Auctions 2016

1958 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider

Coachwork by Pinin Farina

SOLD $71,500


$70,000 - $90,000| Without Reserve





Car Highlights

Desirable Short Wheelbase 750-Series Spider
Restored in Classic Color Combination
Recent Mechanical Attention
Outstanding Candidate for Shows and Tours
One of the All-Time Great Alfa Romeos

Technical Specs

1,290 CC DOHC Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
Single Solex Carburetor
69 BHP at 6,000 RPM
4-Speed Manual Gearbox
4-Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes
Independent Coil-Spring Front Suspension with Tubular Shock Absorbers
Live Rear Axle with Coil Springs and Tubular Shock Absorbers
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From a Private Southern California Collection

In the mid-1950s, enthusiasts considering small, open sports cars were presented with a compelling new choice: the Alfa Romeo Giulietta. It featured gorgeous Pinin Farina styling, an alloy, twin overhead-cam engine, outstanding ride quality, and weather protection equal to that of more expensive sports cars. Available for only about $900 more than an MG, Giuliettas sold extremely well. Today, Giuliettas continue to offer great value and are some of the most engaging vintage sports cars at any price.

This handsome 1958 example is a desirable 750-series car. Compared to the later 101, the 750 had, most notably, an approximately 2" shorter wheelbase, smaller taillights, and no vent windows. To dedicated Alfisti, it is the purest and most sought-after iteration of the model.

This car is an original US-specification example that was sold in February 1958 to Max Hoffman Motor Car Company in New York. Currently finished in red over a black interior with red piping, the car benefits from restored paint, interior, and chrome. The consignor is an enthusiast with a passion for Italian sports cars, particularly Alfas, and has recently spent more than $17,000 in mechanical attention.

The Giulietta revitalized Alfa Romeo’s tradition of lightweight, well-built sports cars and continued its rich legacy into the postwar era. This beautiful 750-series Spider is an excellent way to experience that tradition.