1958  Alfa Romeo  Giulietta Coupé Sprint Veloce   Chassis no. 1493 08721 Engine no. 1315 32399
Lot 10
1958 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Veloce Coupe Chassis no. 1493 08721 Engine no. 1315 32399
€40,000 - 50,000
US$ 50,000 - 63,000

Lot Details
1958  Alfa Romeo  Giulietta Coupé Sprint Veloce   Chassis no. 1493 08721 Engine no. 1315 32399 1958  Alfa Romeo  Giulietta Coupé Sprint Veloce   Chassis no. 1493 08721 Engine no. 1315 32399 1958  Alfa Romeo  Giulietta Coupé Sprint Veloce   Chassis no. 1493 08721 Engine no. 1315 32399 1958 Alfa Romeo Giulietta sprint veloce 1958 Alfa Romeo Giulietta sprint veloce 1958 Alfa Romeo Giulietta sprint veloce
1958 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Veloce Coupe
Coachwork by Carrozzeria Bertone

Chassis no. 1493 08721
Engine no. 1315 32399
'The Alfa, in a few words then, is a small car with a rev-happy dohc engine that can carry two people from point A to point B over all types of roads quicker than most cars twice its size. It does this not with blinding speed but with a wonderful combination of roadholding, compact size and sheer willingness.' – Car & Driver on the Giulietta Sprint.

With the introduction of the Bertone-styled 750-Series Giulietta Sprint in 1954, Alfa Romeo established the 'small car, big performance' formula that would characterise the Milanese marque's finest offerings from then on. Alfa's classic twin-cam four was downsized to 1,290ccc for the 750-Series Giulietta, gaining an alloy cylinder block in the process. The Sprint coupé was soon joined by Berlina and Spider versions, the latter styled by Pinin Farina and built on a slightly shorter wheelbase. The Giulietta family's success surprised even Alfa themselves; production targets were revised upwards and to satisfy demands for increased performance, upgraded Veloce versions of the Sprint and Spider were introduced.

The new Giulietta Sprint Veloce was soon being raced with outstanding success, winning its class in the 23rd Mille Miglia and finishing 11th overall. Class victories were achieved in the Coppa Dolimiti, Tour de France and Mille Miglia, and the Alpine Rally won outright. The combination of a rev-happy engine, fine-handling, responsive chassis and excellent brakes make the Giulietta Sprint a driver's car par excellence and explains why these stylish Alfa Romeos continue to attract the discerning enthusiast today.

Delivered new in the USA, this Giulietta Sprint Veloce was imported from California in 1991 and in 1995 was restored to correct original specification by Mec Auto of Eupen, Belgium. The later specification 1300 engine was rebuilt in 2010 and the car comes with the relevant invoice (for € 8,500), its original Italian handbook and Belgian Carte Grise.

En introduisant la Giulietta Sprint Série 750 carrossée par Bertone en 1954, Alfa Romeo établit la formule 'petite voiture, grande performance' qui allait caractériser les meilleures créations de la marque milanaise. Le classique quatre cylindres 'double arbre' d'Alfa avait été réduit à 1,290 cm3 pour la Giulietta Série 750 avec adoption d'un bloc en aluminium.
La nouvelle Giulietta Sprint Veloce allait être vite engagée en course avec succès et elle remporta sa catégorie à la 23e Mille Miglia en terminant 11e au général. Des victoires de catégories furent obtenues dans la Coppa Dolomiti, au Tour de France et à la Mille Miglia avec une victoire absolue à la Coupe des Alpes. La combinaison d'un petit moteur à régime élevé, d'une bon comportement dynamique, d'un châssis rigide et de freins excellents fit de la Giulietta Sprint une voiture d'amateur de conduite par excellence et explique pourquoi ces élégantes Alfa continuent de séduire les passionnés.

Livrée neuve aux Etats-Unis, cette Giulietta Sprint Veloce fut importée de Californie en 1991 avant d'être restaurée en 1995 aux spécifications d'origine par Mec Auto d'Eupen en Belgique. Le moteur 1300 de type plus récent que celui d'origine, a été reconstruit en 2010 et la voiture est accompagnée de la facture correspondante (pour un montant de 8,500 euros), de son manuel italien d'origine et de sa carte grise belge.

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