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Lot 21

2016   |   Pebble Beach Auctions 2016

1963 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint

Coachwork by Bertone

SOLD $77,000

Estimate

$80,000 - $100,000| Without Reserve

Chassis

AR.354273

Engine

AR.00112.04787

Car Highlights

Rare Giulia Variant with 5-Speed Gearbox and 1600 Engine
Timeless Styling by Bertone’s Franco Scaglione
Recent Restoration by Marque Specialist Alfa Italia
Attractive Color Combination
Excellent Candidate for AROC Events and Rallies

Technical Specs

1,570 CC DOHC Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
Single 2-Barrel Solex Carburetor
92 BHP at 6,200 RPM
5-Speed Manual Gearbox
4-Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes
Independent Front Suspension with Coil Springs
Live-Axle Rear Suspension
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From a Private Southern California Collection

Enthusiasm for the Giulietta dates back to the moment it was introduced. To finance the development of a new car, the company sold bonds and created a lottery system that rewarded winners with a free car. As production of the Giulietta sedan was delayed, Alfa Romeo had Bertone create the Sprint, or coupe, for the lottery winners. The car was displayed at the 1954 Torino Auto Show and was an overwhelming success. By some accounts, as many as 3,000 orders were placed at the show itself. For 1962, Alfa Romeo introduced the Giulia, which was a revised Giulietta fitted with a 1,600 cc engine and five-speed gearbox. The sales of the Giulietta and Giulia revived Alfa Romeo and transformed the company from a low-production manufacturer to a major international concern.

This beautiful Giulia Sprint was delivered in January 1963 to Hoffman Motor Car Company in New York City. It recently received an extensive restoration totaling over $65,000 by marque specialist Alfa Italia Inc. in Burbank, California. The car was stripped, and restoration work was carried out on the body, suspension, brakes, engine, transmission, and electrical system.

Possessing finned aluminum brakes and alloy twin-cam engines with hemispherical combustion chambers, the Giulietta and Giulia were well-engineered and refined. Their simple, elegant interiors are a pleasure, and they offer some of the most enjoyable driving experiences to be found. This is an excellent opportunity to acquire a beautiful example that benefits from an extensive recent restoration.