1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta

Sprint

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1959
  • Mileage 
    1 395 mi / 2 246 km
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Chassis number 
    AR 1493.21081
  • Engine number 
    AR 005264*43753
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Restored
  • Interior brand colour 
    Saddle
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Red
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Performance 
    135 BHP / 137 PS / 101 kW
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

According to Alfa Romeo Storico, this Sprint was manufactured on November 14, 1959 and delivered to Max Hoffman in December 1959. The original color was red (AR501).

It has been restored with the intent to use the car on rallies and spirited driving on back roads. The Sprint was stripped to bare metal and painted the original red color. The engine was upgraded to a 1600 with performance cams and dual Weber carbs. The transmission was upgraded to a rebuilt 5-speed. The suspension has sport springs and adjustable Koni shocks to provide better handling yet not so stiff to be used only on a track. Firestone 185 x 15 Touring tires. Brakes were restored and a new parking brake cable installed as was a new exhaust system.
A new interior has been installed with black leather dash and rear shelf, saddle leather seats, and saddle trim with all original chrome accents. Tan square weave carpet with Dynamat underneath for sound suppression and reduced road noise.
All the glass is factory original and in great condition.
All chrome and stainless steel is new old stock or has been re-chromed or polished.
The original gauges were recently refurbished by Palo Alto Speedometer.
This Sprint also includes the following:
very rare adjustable Talbot exterior mirrors,
leather hold down straps for hood and trunk,
trumpet style air horns,
seat belts with shoulder straps for driver and passenger,
a flat Nardi steering wheel,
the original owners manual with the leather Alfa Romeo pouch,
complete tool roll, and jack.