1966 Alfa Romeo Giulia

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1966
  • Chassis number 
    AR760028
  • Lot number 
    228
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

1966 Alfa Romeo Giulia GTC Cabriolet
Registration no. EVU 19D
Chassis no. AR760028

Launched in 1963, the Giulia Sprint GT featured classically stylish four-seater coachwork designed by Bertone's Giorgetto Giugiaro, though this was now manufactured not by Bertone but at Alfa's new factory at Arese. Beneath the skin the new coupé utilised the recently introduced 105-Series Giulia TI saloon's five-speed manual gearbox, independent front suspension, coil-sprung live rear axle and - early cars excepted - all round disc brakes. The Sprint GT came with 106bhp on tap (up from the TI's 92bhp courtesy of two twin-choke Weber carburettors) an output sufficient for a top speed of around 112mph. Improvements to the inlet ports characterised the more-powerful (109bhp) engine of the Sprint GTV (or GT Veloce) introduced for 1967.

One of the rarer variants was the limited edition GTC cabriolet, the only four-seater convertible in the Giulietta/Giulia family, only 999 examples of which were produced between 1964 and 1966. Subtly restyled by Touring of Milan, the GTC featured a slightly more sloping tail, larger boot, wind-up rear quarter-lights, and a hood that folded unobtrusively into a recess behind the rear seats. Exhilarating driver's cars, the Sprint GT range was an immense success for Alfa Romeo, enjoying a 14-year production run lasting until 1977.

This rare Giulia GTC is the 28th of 99 right-hand drive models made; the whereabouts of only some 12 others are known. The vendor advises us that this car is one of only 37 right-hand drive GTCs delivered new to the UK. Chassis number '760028' was first registered on 11th May 1966 and remained within the first owner's family, passing from husband to wife, until 2016.

Purchased in 2016 by the current vendor and subsequently restored during 2016 and 2017, the car benefits from a rebuilt engine and overhauled front suspension. Described by the vendor as in good condition, with excellent interior, and a must for any Alfa collector, this stylish convertible comes with sundry restoration invoices and a V5C Registration Certificate.