1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia

SPRINT SPECIALE

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1965
  • Mileage 
    1 600 mi / 2 575 km
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Chassis number 
    AR381229
  • Engine number 
    AR00421*01286*
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Restored
  • Exterior brand colour 
    PPG BLACK #95084
  • Interior colour 
    Red
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Black
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Performance 
    145 BHP / 148 PS / 109 kW
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd

Description

This car was first sold in California and used by the original owner in the Bay Area until put in storage in 1975 where it remained until February 2017 when it was purchased by Smiekel and restored. The restoration is photo documented starting with the disassembly of the very original SS and includes the mechanical rebuild and the rotisserie paint job and final assembly.

Everything on the car is original but restored as needed. It is one of the last Giulia SS built with the 1600 engine and 5-speed transmission. We enlarged the engine to @1700 cc which is common today. We also used higher compression pistons and cams that give good mid-range power for street use rather than high-end racing versions. Every mechanical part on the car was addressed and in some cases improved for reliability; alternator that looks like a generator but works better, dual brake master for safety, suspension changes that improve handling without giving a harsher ride, more insulation for a quieter ride, larger Pirelli CN-36 tires that add to the handling capabilities of the car, and many more small but important features. The car has around 1500 break-in miles on it and everything works beautifully.