Lot 117

2017   |   Pebble Beach Auctions 2017

1963 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale

Coachwork by Bertone

SOLD $165,000


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





Car Highlights

Final Evolution of the Franco Scaglione-Designed Sprint Speciale
One of Only 1,400 Examples Built on the Giulia Platform
Delivered New in Italy; Formerly Part of the Guido Artom Collection
Registered with the ASI, Documented by ACI Registration Records
Beautifully Presented and Finished in Attractive Color Scheme

Technical Specs

1,570 CC DOHC Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
Twin Weber 40 DCOE2 Carburetors
115 BHP at 6,500 RPM
5-Speed Manual Gearbox
Front Disc Brakes, Rear Drums
Independent Front Suspension with Coil Springs and Shock Absorbers
Live Rear Axle with Radius Arms, Coil Springs, and Shock Absorbers
Register to Bid

Debuted in prototype form at the 1957 Torino Motor Show, the Sprint Speciale was a spectacular example of mid-century Italian design, with Bertone coachwork penned by Franco Scaglione. Initially offered as a Giulietta, the Sprint Speciale was so popular that it remained in production when the Giulia series was introduced in 1962. In all, just 1,400 Giulia Sprint Speciales were built through 1966.

According to factory records, this Sprint Speciale was built in November 1963. Originally finished in Bluette, an elegant blue green color, the Giulia SS was sold to its first owner in Fano, a small town on the east coast of Italy. In March 1997, then-owner Graziello Bucci of Pesaro registered the Sprint Speciale with the Automotoclub Storico Italiano (ASI). It is believed that the car was restored in Italy during the ownership of Dr. Franco Ronchi then sold to Milanese collector Guido Artom. The current owner, a respected Southern California collector, purchased the SS from Sig. Artom and imported it into the US.

Very well presented in all respects, and finished in a beautiful, distinctive color scheme, this limited-production Alfa Romeo is offered with ASI documents, Automobile Club d’Italia (ACI) records, and a rare original Giulia SS Instruction Book. Rarely seen in such fine condition, this Sprint Speciale ought to serve as a fun, practical, and stylish choice for show or tour.