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2018   |   Scottsdale Auctions 2018

1963 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Berlina T.I.

SOLD $35,200

Estimate

$45,000 - $55,000| Without Reserve

Chassis

AR10129.225114

Engine

AR00129.25392

Car Highlights

Giulietta with High-Performance Upgrades, Perfectly Suited for Event Use
Rare North American Offering of a Turismo Internazionale
Restored for Vintage Rallying in 2002; Impressively Prepared
Restoration Detailed in Several Issues of The Giulietta Letter
Documented with Ownership Records and Restoration Invoices

Technical Specs

1,290 CC DOHC Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
Single Downdraft Carburetor
73 BHP at 6,200 RPM
5-Speed Manual Gearbox
4-Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes
Front Independent Suspension with Sway Bar
Rear Solid Axle with Longitudinal Radius Arms
Register to Bid

In 1957, Alfa Romeo introduced a new high-performance engine for the 750-series Berlina, resulting in the Giulietta T.I., or Turismo Internazionale. The T.I. was carried over to the updated 101-series Giuliettas in 1959, and two years later a final engine upgrade increased output to an unprecedented 73 bhp. Surprisingly few examples of the T.I. were exported, making the availability of the tastefully upgraded example on offer here all the more refreshing.

This 101-series Giulietta T.I. remained in Europe for many years and, by 1984, was registered to Milan resident Salvatore Picone. In 2001, John Williams imported the car to Great Britain; a year later enthusiast Paul Wignall purchased it in an unrestored state. He embarked on a substantial restoration, entrusting the engine to marque specialist Jim Evans for a complete rebuild that incorporated high-compression pistons, a ported and polished head, larger valves, and custom camshafts. After the restoration was completed, Mr. Wignall entered the T.I. in at least five rallies, placing as high as 2nd Overall at the 2003 Targa Rusticana. The rebuild and rally campaigns were detailed in The Giulietta Letter.

In August 2004, the Alfa Romeo was sold to John Aspinall of England, whose further work resulted in its current outstanding presentation. Displaying a charming Sky Blue finish, this Berlina T.I. is a well-prepared example of a rarely seen Alfa Romeo model that is ideally suited for driving, concours, and club events.