1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1959
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    131507630
  • Lot number 
    529
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other

Description

Original European left-hand driveexample sold by Auto Freidrich, Frankfurt in 1959Finished in Bianco Nube with a blue vinyl/light grey cloth interiorIncredible time warpsurvivor with just 36,686miles (59,041km) from newExported to the USA in the 1960's. One owner from 1966 to 2012Returned to Germany in 2017, joining a world-class collectionOriginal owners manual (in German), various US titles, spare keysFollowing the ravages of war Alfa Romeo regrouped, equipping their rebuilt factories with up to the minute machinery to enable them once again to become a major manufacturer on the world stage. An all-new business plan was devised to move the company into mass production and the 1,290cc Giulietta emerged to fulfill those ambitions. In best Alfa Romeo tradition a twin overhead camshaft engine was to power the new model, the smallest engine size ever offered by the company but yet, in standard form, developing 80bhp. Although offered as a four-door saloon it was the sporting Bertone-styled Giulietta Sprint which captured the Italian sporting motorists' heart with its neat and functional styling looking good from absolutely every angle. The gently developed Veloce engine was offered as an option giving 90bhp and providing a top speed in excess of 100mph. Handling was enhanced by independent front suspension withcoil springs and wishbones with coil spring, radius arms, and A-bracket at the rear. A 1,600cc engine was briefly offered prior to the cessation of the model in 1965 following an eleven-year production run.This delightful Giulietta Sprint 750B dates from 1959 and was built in left-hand drive for the German market. Later that year, it was sold by Auto Freidrich in Frankfurt to its first owner. The early ownership details are unknown but on 1st July 1966, it was acquired by Douglas Foon Gee of Bellevue, Washington State, who evidently loved the little Alfa as he was to own it until August 22nd, 2012, a total of 46 years. Subsequently, the car was owned by Paul Hageman of Santa Monica, Dirk Layer of Solvang, California and Nuwest Holdings of Missoula in Montana MT before returning to Germany in 2017 where it joined a private collection.The condition genuinely needs to be seen to fully appreciate just how incredibly well this beautiful Alfa has been cherished and retained such a remarkable quality throughout.Its supplied with its original Alfa Pouch containing the Owners Manual (in German), a number of US Certificates of Title and the spare keys.1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint 750Bhttps://youtu.be/pZDRhqgRITofalse