1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spyder
Chassis no. AR 1495 10298
With the introduction in 1954 of the 1.3-litre Giulietta, Alfa Romeo established the 'small car, big performance' formula that would characterize its finest offerings from then on. The Giulietta's arrival caused a sensation; demand outstripped supply at first, causing Alfa to rethink its production strategy and become, for the first time, a high-volume manufacturer. The original Giulietta Sprint Coupé of 1954 was soon joined by Berlina and Spider versions, the latter sporting elegant coachwork designed and built by Pininfarina.
The original 750 series evolved to the 101 series during this model year, with a two inch increase in wheelbase providing for better driver comfort. Alfas were soon known for their exceptional engineering, drive-ability and handling. The dual overhead cam engine, full synchro gearbox and large aluminum finned brakes made them a favorite for sports car racing in period as they have for vintage racing today.
The car offered here is a recently discovered barn find and although being in need of a complete restoration, it is quite sound throughout. Although the motor is period correct, it should be noted that it is not original to this car, but it does come with a period accessory fiberglass hardtop.