1961 Alfa Romeo Giulietta

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1961
  • Mileage 
    10 500 mi / 16 899 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Restored
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Red
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Vehicle to be offered for Auction sale August 17th - 19th, 2017 at Russo and Steele\'s 17th Annual Monterey, California Auction. Please contact us for more information. Arguably one of Alfa Romeo\'s most distinctive designs, the Bertone designed Giulietta SS, drew inspiration from the radical styling of the BAT-series cars which Alfa Romeo had commissioned from the celebrated design house between 1953 and 1955. Powered by a 100 hp, 1,290 cc twin-overhead cam inline four-cylinder engine, twin Weber 40 DCOE carburetors, five- speed manual transmission The Sprint Speciale was a limited edition of the ever popular Giulietta series. All of the Sprint Speciale\'s were Veloce models, which included higher compression ratio, hotter cams, twin Weber carburetors, and a 5 speed transmission and were capable of over 120 mph. There were 1,366 Giulietta examples built. This example is finished in Alfa red with salt and pepper interior and is in unusually original condition. All switches operate as expected.It spent most of its life in Italy and was imported from there in 2012, and is currently with its first US registered owner. The paint is approximately 20 years old but still shiny and bright. Rubber hood and trunk latches were added, likely a requirement for European rally events the originals are intact and operate. In 2016, all chrome bright work was removed and re-chromed. In 2014, the interior was completely re-upholstered to original specifications original pieces are included showing the same pattern including carpets, door panels, dash and rear window vinyl, and headliner a window out install. Window felts were renewed and seat belts added resulting in an absolutely stunning interior. The odometer shows 10,500 km, which probably dates from the engine rebuild in Italy in the early 2000\'s. When brought to the US, the car benefitted from a valve job, servicing the tachometer and water temperature sending unit, relining the gas tank, new shock absorbers, new fuel pump, and meticulous care by Marque experts Conrad Stevenson and Glenn Oliveria. The engine starts easily, even when cold and having sat for some time. It makes very good power and runs smoothly without vibration on the highway and handles twisty roads like it was designed to. It is a joy to drive. The transmission shifts exceptionally well both warm and cold, including that normally pesky 2nd gear. New Vredestein tires were installed in 2014 and have less than 1,500 miles. This car has not been a garage queen, but consistently driven by the current owner. The car comes with a reprint of the original owners manual, the original Carta Di Circolaziohe, a 1998 Automotoclub Storico Itlaiano certificate di identia, a letter from Marco Fazio at Alfa Romeo Historica noting that it was fitted with an AR 00120 series engine when new, which is still the case. This car was invited to show at the Quail a Motorsports Gathering in 2015 and the Arizona Concours in 2017.