1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spyder  Chassis no. 1495.06161 Engine no. 1315.44978

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1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spyder
Chassis no. 1495.06161 Engine no. 1315.44978

Sold for € 17,250 (US$ 17,914) inc. premium
1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spyder
Coachwork by Pininfarina

Chassis no. 1495.06161
Engine no. 1315.44978
With the introduction of the 1.3-litre Giulietta in 1954, Alfa Romeo established the ‘small car, big performance’ formula that would characterise the Milanese marque’s finest offerings from then on. The original 750-Series Giulietta Sprint Coupé of 1954 was soon joined by Berlina and Spider versions. Designed and built by Pininfarina and notable as the famous Turin coachbuilder’s first volume-produced car, the Spider brought a level of refinement and mechanical sophistication to small sports cars that made the opposition look dated. With such a pedigree the Spider was, not surprisingly, a huge success, becoming mainland Europe’s best-selling small sports car and continuing in revised, longer wheelbase form after the introduction of the 101 Series in 1959.

This left-hand drive example of the desirable short-wheelbase 750-Series Giulietta Spider was manufactured on 5th March 1959 and sold new via Hoffman Motor Company, of New York, USA. The vehicle was imported into the UK from California by Simply Classic, of Plympton in 1989 and fully restored by them, undergoing a bare-metal re-spray while the chromework, upholstery, hood, wheels, exhaust system, crankshaft, pistons/ rings, cylinder liners and brake system were renewed. On completion it was UK registered in March 1991 and acquired by the vendor in April 1996. Finished in rosso with black interior, the car is presented in good condition throughout, benefiting from a new wiring loom installed in January 2004. The only listed deviations from original specification are a ‘km/h’ speedometer and the desirable up-grade to the five-speed gearbox. The car participated in the Rallye Monte Carlo Historique in 2004 and comes with a copy of the official programme, valid French Carte Grise and Contrôle Technique, restoration details, sundry invoices, Fiat Auto letter of authentication and French language instruction manual.



Ce modèle conduite à gauche de la plus désirable des Giulietta Spider (châssis court, série 750) fût construit le 5 mars 1959 et vendu neuf par Hoffman Motor Company à New York aux Etats-Unis. Le véhicule fût importé en 1989 en Angleterre depuis la Californie par Simply Classic à Plympton qui la restaura alors entièrement: mise à nu de la coque puis peinture complète, réfection des chromes, de la sellerie, de la capote, des roues, de la ligne d’échappement, du vilebrequin, des cylindres et segments et des freins. À sa sortie des ateliers en mars 1991, elle fût immatriculée en Angleterre puis acquise par l’actuel propriétaire en avril 1996.

Présentée ici en rouge avec un intérieur noir et passe-poil rouge, cette voiture est en très bon état à tous points de vue bénéficiant de l’installation d’un nouveau faisceau électrique en janvier 2004 avant de participer au Monte-Carlo de cette même année sans rencontrer de problème. Les seules modifications aux spécifications d’origine de cette voiture sont l’adoption d’un compteur kilométrique et la désirable boîte de vitesse à 5 rapports.

Cette Giulietta Spyder est livrée avec sa Carte Grise et son Contrôle Technique à jour, des documents de restauration, diverses factures d’entretien, une lettre d’authenticité de Fiat Auto ainsi que le manuel d’instructions en français.

Saleroom notices

  • The instruction manual is a copy.
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