1958 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider
Coachwork by Pinin Farina
Chassis no. AR 1495.03368
Engine no. 1315.43164
1,290cc DOHC Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
Single Solex Carburetor
91bhp at 6,000rpm
4-Speed Manual Transmission
Independent Front Suspension Live Rear Axle
4-Wheel Drum Brakes
*Delivered new to Hoffman Motor Company
*Recent service and refurbishment
*One of the best driving 1950s sports cars
*Eligible for numerous driving events
*Documented by Alfa Romeo Centro Documentazione
The Alfa Romeo Giulietta
"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 1300cc Giulietta in 1954, Alfa Romeo established the 'small car, big performance' formula that would characterize 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. The original Bertone-designed Giulietta Sprint Coupe of 1954 was soon joined by a more practical Berlina sedan and a charming Spider, the latter sporting elegant coachwork designed and built by Pinin Farina.
The Motorcar Offered
According to factory records from Alfa Romeo's Centro Documentazione, this Giulietta was completed at the Milanese Alfa Romeo plant on January 23, 1958. A left hand drive Spider destined for the United States, it would depart for the legendary Hoffman Motor Car Company of New York, New York the following month.
Believed to have been in the US from new, this charming Italian Spider has benefitted from a recent cosmetic refurbishment, with the exterior expertly repainted in a classic red color, and the interior renewed with correct patterns. Furthermore, a thorough service has recently been performed.
A truly great choice for spirited drives on twisty roads, this Alfa is eligible for some exciting driving events around the globe, and will surely provide its driver with an smile-inducing experience Open top motoring with excellent road holding and high-revving twin-cam performance, the Giulietta Spider rightly claims the moniker "sports car" and one would be hard-pressed to find a near competitor at double the investment.