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Coachwork by Bertone
Beginning in 1953, Alfa Romeo and Bertone collaborated on concept cars intended to make efficient use of horsepower by achieving the lowest possible drag coefficient. The resulting Franco Scaglione-designed BAT 5, 7, and 9 were unveiled in 1953, 1954, and 1955, respectively. Scaglione then set about designing a similar production Alfa Romeo, resulting in the Giulietta Sprint Speciale, which achieved an impressive drag coefficient of 0.28.
According to Alfa Romeo Storico, this wonderful Sprint Speciale was completed on January 21, 1961. Though its earliest history is unknown, it was the subject of a bare-metal restoration in the 1980s while owned by noted Alfa and Porsche expert Chuck Stoddard. Finished in its original colors of Bianco Gardenia with blue/gray interior, the car enjoyed several concours victories in 1984 and 1985. In 1986, it earned a place in Dr. William Jackson’s esteemed collection, as documented in an accompanying bill of sale from Stoddard. In 1997, Dr. Jackson successfully drove the Sprint Speciale in the five-day, 1,000-mile Colorado Grand rally, but the Alfa was otherwise used sparingly. In 2016, the car was acquired from Dr. Jackson by the consignor and exhibited at the 2016 Pinehurst and Hilton Head Island Concours.
Offered with restoration photos, documents, receipts, spare, tool kit, manuals, cover, and parts catalogue, this Alfa Giulietta Sprint Speciale is a proven concours and rally competitor ready for its next adventure.