1969 Alfa Romeo GiuliaSuper 1.6 Biscione
Year of manufacture1969
Chassis numberAR10526* 888346
Engine numberAR10526* 75992
• 70,189 km on the speedometer
• Bodywork colour Bianco Spino
• Black Skai interior preserved
• Matching Number and Matching Colour
• "Biscione" series
• Alfa Romeo Certification
In the 1960s Alfa Romeo realised that its flagship car, the Giulietta, had become obsolete and no longer represented the great period of economic growth the country was experiencing. So, in 1962, the Giulia was presented at the Monza circuit. A sporty car with a strong personality that Alfa Romeo advertised as 'designed by the wind'. The car's lines were unconventional for the tastes of the time, as they followed aerodynamic studies that resulted in a low front end, internal headlights that were smaller than the side ones, a rib that accompanied the flow of air from the front to the tail and a high, truncated rear end. It was fitted with a 1600 engine, built entirely in aluminium, which allowed it to exceed 170 km/h. The 5-speed gearbox was a novelty for a mass-market car, as until then it had only been used on the sportier versions.
In 1965 the '1600 TI' was joined by the 'Giulia Super', known as the 'Bollo Oro' until 1969 and the 'Biscione' from 1969 to 1972, because of the two distinctive friezes applied to the rear pillars. The latter is the most successful, appreciated and sought after by collectors. More refined finishes (wood-panelled dashboard, circular instrumentation, redesigned seats, chrome door profile, different rear friezes, enamelled bands on the rear pillars) were the salient features of the 'Super' version, together with the engine which, thanks to the adoption of two horizontal twin-body carburettors (Weber 40 DCOE4 or Solex 40 PHH/2 both with 27" venturi), delivered 98 DIN hp (112 SAE). The new 9/41 axle ratio allowed it to reach 177.154 km/h in the Quattroruote road test, a speed slightly higher than the previous "Ti", but achieved at a lower rpm, with improved comfort and fuel consumption.
The magnificent example offered at auction was first registered in 1969. It is one of the very few examples to bear the 'Biscione' name and is the most sought-after and appreciated model by Alfa Romeo enthusiasts. The car has all the splendid characteristics of this version, the rear friezes applied to the pillars, the circular instrumentation, the wood-panelled dashboard and the redesigned seats.
The bodywork is in a stunning original Bianco Spino colour, the interior is in original and preserved black skai. The car has been repainted on the outside of the body, its interior is original as standard (not rebuilt), the engine has been completely overhauled in all elements, both electrical and mechanical. The whole car is fitted with four beautiful Cromodora sport wheels. This car is part of a beautiful collection of Alfa Romeos belonging to an Italian gentleman who has taken excellent care of all aspects of the preservation of his cars over the years. The car is equipped with its original plates and all its original documentation and has a certificate of origin issued by Alfa Romeo. The car will be auctioned at Milano AutoClassica 2021 in impeccable condition.