1958 Alfa Romeo Giulietta

Spider

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1958
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Red
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

The economic depression that followed World War II meant that Alfa Romeo could no longer afford to produce purely the bespoke motor cars that had made the marque famous on both road and track. More mass-produced models were required and in 1954 the company found its saviour in the Giulietta Sprint, a small and graceful two door coupé with styling by Bertone.
Under the Giulietta's skin the chassis employed independent front suspension with a coil-sprung live rear axle and drum brakes all round. The twin-camshaft four cylinder engine, like the suspension, owed much to Alfa Romeo's racing experience and produced 65bhp at 6,000rpm from just 1.3 litres - impressive for 1954. In 1956 high lift camshafts and Weber carburettors increased power to 90bhp for the new Sprint Veloce version; the latter soon built on the competition success of the Sprint, winning its class on the Mille Miglia, Targa Florio and Tour de France the same year, plus outright victory on the Alpine Rally.
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