Coys Auction - Spring Classics
Royal Horticultural Halls
Thursday 12th March 2009
Registration Number: DBJ 238H Chassis Number: AR 1454755
In 1963, Bertone’s young designer Giorgetto Giugiaro designed the Giulia Sprint GT coupe from a shortened chassis of the Giulia saloon. The car ran a 1570 cc twin-cam engine, good for 106 horsepower and 112 mph. A couple of years later the engine was tuned to 109 hp and the car was called Sprint GT Veloce or simply Sprint GTV.
The GTV employed independent front suspension like many contemporary coupes. Nevertheless, the front suspension mountings were easily adjustable while the live axle was extremely light. Disc brakes were employed all round to provide excellent stopping power, which was very high-spec equipment by contemporary standards. Moreover, Alfa’s lightweight all-alloy engine was always a benefit to chassis balance, no wonder the Giulia GTV handled brillian