1961 | Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider

Alfa Romeo Giulietta

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Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider

Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider

Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider

Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider

Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider

Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider

Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider

Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider

Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider

Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider

Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider

Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider

Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider

Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider

Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider
Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider
Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider
Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider
Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider
Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider
Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider
Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider
Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider
Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider
Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider
Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider
Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider
Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider
1961 | Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider

Alfa Romeo Giulietta
Price on request

 

United Kingdom

 
Convertible
59/80 kw/hp
95,919 mls
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  • Vehicle details

    Vehicle data
    Make Alfa Romeo
    Model Giulietta
    Model name Giulietta Spider
    Year of manufacture 1961
    Mileage 95,919 mls
    Technical details
    Body style Convertible
    Body detail Convertible
    Power (kw/hp) 59/80
    Cubic capacity (ccm) 1,290
    Cylinders 4
    Steering Left (LHD)
    Transmission Manual
    Drive Rear
    Fuel Petrol

Description

With the introduction of the Giulietta in 1954, Alfa Romeo established the 'small car, big performance' formula that would characterise its finest offerings from that point on. The Giulietta's arrival caused a sensation; demand quickly outstripped supply, causing Alfa Romeo to rethink its production strategy and become a high volume manufacturer. Designed by Pininfarina on a modified Sprint coupé chassis, the Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider was the company's second post-war model. The little two seat Sports Spider was introduced in 1955 at the insistence of New York importer Max Hoffman, who saw how well small British and German sports cars were being received in America. The Giulietta Spider offered brisk performance (almost 100 mph) from its free revving, all alloy, 1.3 litre twin-cam four, mounted in a steel unibody chassis that weighed less than 1900lbs at the curb. The design was unmistakably Pininfarina exuding elegance and sophistication.

This Giulietta Spider, chassis number AR 170763, was completed on 23rd August 1961 and sold on 6th September, 1961, to Alfa Romeo Inc. in Newark, New Jersey. According to records from Automobilismo Storico Alfa Romeo, it was originally finished in white, with either a red or black interior. While its earliest ownership history is currently unknown, it is believed that this beautiful little Alfa made its way to the West Coast early on in its life, which is where the previous owner acquired the car; it was then brought to Tampa, Florida. In Florida, the Giulietta spent the next six years serving as the mascot for the Tre Amici café in Ybor City, a historic district of Tampa.

In 2012, the new owner subjected the Spider to a complete restoration. Work began on what was described as a rust-free body by the Florida Classic Cars restoration ship in Tampa. The body was taken down to bare metal and repainted in red, as it had been when acquired. All trim pieces were rechromed or replaced with new ones where needed, and the car also received all new rubber trim and body seals. The black vinyl seats were reconditioned, and the interior was trimmed with new carpeting throughout. Additionally, the Spider received a new matching black cloth top to protect its occupants from a quick downpour. The steering wheel is in excellent condition, as is the chrome horn ring, which has also been rechromed. The dashboard pad and controls are in equally fine order. Offered to auction with a V5C registration document, the Giulietta Spider is one of Alfa Romeo’s most iconic post-war automobiles. Autocar magazine wrote that ‘there is no more desirable small sports car; it sets standards of performance, handling, and refinement that very few others can match.’ And we tend to agree.

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