Lot 10

2017   |   Amelia Island Auctions 2017

1961 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale

Coachwork by Bertone

SOLD $126,500


$140,000 - $180,000| Without Reserve





Car Highlights

Striking Franco Scaglione Design
Beautifully Finished in Its Original Bianco Gardenia
Older Show-Winning Bare-Metal Restoration
Previously Owned by Noted Collectors Chuck Stoddard and Bill Jackson
Offered with Jack, Tools, Cover, Restoration Photos, Manuals,and Correspondence

Technical Specs

1,290 CC DOHC Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
Twin Sidedraft Weber Carburetors
100 BHP at 6,500 RPM
5-Speed Manual Gearbox
4-Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes
Independent Front Suspension with Coil Springs
Live Rear Axle with Radius Arms and Coil Springs
Register to Bid

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.