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1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia 1600 Spider
Coachwork by Pininfarina
Registration no. JUX 354D
Chassis no. 392838

Sporting elegant coachwork designed and built by Pininfarina, the Giulietta Spider was a huge success and continued virtually unchanged in 1.6-litre Giulia guise when the latter joined the Alfa line-up in 1962. Launched at the Monza Autodrome on 27th June that year, the Giulia range was the work of a design team headed by one of the greatest of Italian automobile engineers, Dr Orazio Satta Puliga, who had been responsible for all the post-war Alfa Romeos. The capacity increase boosted maximum power of Alfa's classic twin-cam four from 80 to 92bhp and the car's top speed to 109mph. Reliability was likewise enhanced and the larger engine was noticeably smoother and less fussy. A five-speed gearbox was standard on the Giulia 1600 Spider, which remained in production until 1966. The Giulia Spider is certainly one of the most attractive Alfa Romeos of its day and remains highly regarded now.

This US market left-hand drive Giulia Spider was acquired by the lady vendor nearly two years ago from Fantasy Junction, a well-known dealer in California. Information about its earlier ownership history is limited. An Alfa Romeo aficionado who owns several examples dating from the 1930s to the 1960s, the vendor had the clutch adjusted by the Californian Alfa specialist Oliveria Engineering, who also replaced the horn, fuel pump, and some faulty switches, prior to using it on holiday, after which she shipped it home to the UK.

Twin Dell'Orto carburettors and a new inlet manifold had been fitted by a previous owner, replacing the original single carburettor and giving a healthy increase in power, especially at high revolutions, with performance now comparable to factory Veloce models. Other than the carburettor upgrade, the car remains highly original, though it appears to have been repainted at some time. The paintwork remains in good condition while the black interior presents very well. A new custom-made convertible hood was professionally installed very recently, replacing the original that had faded in the sun, and the owner has had additional work done recently on the chassis, brakes, and carburettors. Bills totalling approximately £6,000 are on file.

Having driven the car less than 1,000 miles, the vendor is selling the Spider as she finds her newly acquired Alfa Romeo Giulietta SS Coupé more suitable as an all-weather daily driver. Extremely fun, beautiful and usable, this delightful Giulia Spider is offered with a current V5C document.

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