Coys Auction - Automoto D‘Epoca
Saturday 24th October 2009
Admission by catalogue only - admits two
Registration Number: EU registered Chassis Number: AR380642
Alfa Romeo, Italy‘s oldest sporting marque, has been building cars since 1910. They produced some of the greatest machinery ever to be seen in the pre-war period, such as the beautiful 1750 Zagato roadsters, the magnificent Monzas and the mighty P3 Grand Prix cars.
With the advent of the 1950s, Alfa Romeo was forced to rationalise its production in order to survive financially. Unable to resist the occasional indulgence however, they still built some exceptional competition and ‘limited edition‘ high performance models. One such car was the Sprint Speciale series. Appearing first in 1957 with the 1,290cc Giulietta engine and then in 1963 with the more powerful 1,570cc Giulia unit. The streamlined bodywork bore a marked resemblance to some of the marque‘s earlier competition designs, particu