1966 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GT Veloce coupé

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1966 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GT Veloce coupé

Sold for € 46,000 (US$ 50,880) inc. premium
1966 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GT Veloce coupé
Châssis n° AR 243486
Moteur n° AR 0053604902

'Peu de voiture peuvent rivaliser avec l'Alfa 1600 en matière de plaisir de conduite pur et elle récompensera amplement le conducteur qui mettra toute son attention à la piloter.' Car & Driver

Dévoilée en 1963, la Giulia Sprint GT était dotée d'une séduisante carrosserie à quatre places dessinée par Giorgetto Giugiaro, bien que la voiture ne soit pas fabriquée chez Bertone, mais dans la nouvelle usine Alfa Romeo d'Arese. Sous la tôle du nouveau coupé, on trouvait la boîte manuelle à cinq rapports, la suspension avant indépendante, l'essieu arrière rigide à ressorts hélicoïdaux et – sauf sur les toutes premières – les disques aux quatre roues qui avaient été récemment présentés sur la berline Giulia TI série 105. La Sprint GT délivrait 106 ch (contre seulement 92 pour la TI, grâce à des carburateurs Weber double corps) une puissance suffisante pour atteindre une vitesse maximale de 180 km/h. Des conduits d'admission modifiés caractérisaient le moteur plus puissant de la GTV (V pour Veloce) Sprint de 109 ch, présentée en 1965. Conçues pour le plaisir du conducteur, la gamme des Sprint fut un immense succès pour Alfa Romeo, sa production s'étalant sur quatorze années jusqu'en 1977.

Cette Giulia Sprint GT Veloce a été complètement restaurée par un spécialiste italien vers 2004, tandis que son moteur a été refait en 2013. L'Alfa n'a parcouru que 2 000 km depuis sa restauration et se présente, selon le vendeur, dans une excellent état général. Repeinte dans sa livrée originale vert foncé/intérieur marron, la voiture est vendue avec ses papiers ASI, son libretto et son Certificato di Proprieta italien d'origine.

1966 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GT Veloce Coupé
Chassis no. AR 243486
Engine no. AR 0053604902

'Few cars can rival the 1600 Alfa for sheer driving enjoyment, and the keen driver devoting his full attention to driving it will be amply rewarded.' - Car & Driver.

Launched in 1963, the Giulia Sprint GT featured classically stylish four-seater coachwork designed by Bertone's Giorgetto Giugiaro, though this was now manufactured not by Bertone but at Alfa's new factory at Arese. Beneath the skin the new coupé utilised the recently introduced 105-Series Giulia TI saloon's five-speed manual gearbox, independent front suspension, coil-sprung live rear axle and - early cars excepted - all round disc brakes. The Sprint GT came with 106bhp on tap (up from the TI's 92bhp courtesy of two twin-choke Weber carburettors) an output sufficient for a top speed of around 180km/h. Improvements to the inlet ports characterised the more-powerful (109bhp) engine of the Sprint GTV (or GT Veloce) introduced for 1965. Exhilarating driver's cars, the Sprint GT range was an immense success for Alfa Romeo, enjoying a 14-year production run until 1977.

This Giulia Sprint GT Veloce was comprehensively restored by specialists in Italy circa 2004, while the engine was overhauled in 2013. The Alfa has covered only 2,000 kilometres since restoration and is described by the vendor as in generally excellent condition. Refinished in its original colour scheme of dark green with brown interior, the car is offered with ASI papers and its original Italian libretto and Certificato di Proprieta.

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1966 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GT Veloce coupé
1966 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GT Veloce coupé
1966 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GT Veloce coupé
1966 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GT Veloce coupé
1966 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GT Veloce coupé
1966 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GT Veloce coupé
1966 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GT Veloce coupé
1966 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GT Veloce coupé
1966 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GT Veloce coupé
1966 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GT Veloce coupé
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