<b>1965 ALFA ROMEO GIULIA SPRINT SPECIALE </b><br />  Chassis no. AR 381354 <br />Engine no. AR00121*01353

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1965 ALFA ROMEO GIULIA SPRINT SPECIALE
Coachwork by Bertone

Chassis no. AR 381354
Engine no. AR00121*01353

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US$ 125,000 - 175,000
£ 89,000 - 120,000
1965 ALFA ROMEO GIULIA SPRINT SPECIALE
Coachwork by Bertone

Chassis no. AR 381354
Engine no. AR00121*01353

1,570cc DOHC Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
2 Weber Carburetors
129bhp at 6,500bhp
5-Speed Manual Transmission
Independent Front Suspension - Live Rear Axle
Front Disc - Rear Drum Brakes


*A very original example of the stylish Sprint Speciale
*Believed to have had few long-term owners from new
*Excellent candidate for mechanical and cosmetic refurbishment
*Brilliant Bertone styling
*Delivered new to the US


THE ALFA ROMEO SPRINT SPECIALE

With the introduction of the Giulietta in 1954, Alfa Romeo established the "small car, big performance" formula which would characterize the Milanese marque's finest offerings from then on. Alfa's classic twin-cam four was downsized to 1,290cc for the Giulietta, gaining an alloy cylinder block in the process. The original Bertone-styled Sprint Coupé was soon joined by Berlina (saloon) and Spider (open) versions, and then in 1957 came the model intended to represent the ultimate Giulietta - the Sprint Speciale – the first of the new 101-Series cars.

Built on a slightly shorter wheelbase than the standard Sprint, and again the work of Bertone, the mouth-wateringly curvaceous "SS" came with 100bhp on tap, a five-speed gearbox and a top speed of 125mph. Compact, aerodynamically efficient and very powerful for its size, the SS proved highly successful in 1,300cc class racing the world over. A mere 1,366 examples had been produced by the time the model was superseded in 1963 by the 1,600cc Giulia version. Outwardly distinguishable from the outgoing Giulietta Sprint Speciale by identifying tail script, different sidelights and a revised dashboard, 1,399 of the Bertone-bodied Giulia Sprint Speciales were built between 1963 and 1965. Today both of these rare models are highly prized by Alfa Romeo connoisseurs.


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Delivered new to Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, this charming Sprint Speciale is believed to have been in the care of just a few owners during its nearly half century of existence. Purchased by a young woman with a passion for motorsport, the SS is believed to have spent the earlier years of its life racing the SCCA circuit on the East Coast around New York City. Originally painted red, a very quick re-spray was performed to bring the car to its current white with a black tail, reminiscent of the TZ's of the same era. The unique color scheme helped differentiate the car on the track, and a dash mounted plaque attests to its participation in the Area I Championship at the Lime Rock Races for the New York Region of the SCCA.

After several years on the East Coast, the car and its owner moved to the warm, dry desert of Arizona, settling in the Scottsdale area. While the racing exploits of the SS were in its rearview mirror, a clutch failure took off the road for good around 1972, the last date of registration in Arizona according to the old license plate that is still affixed to the front. A replacement clutch was ordered but never installed, only getting so far as the trunk of the car before the project was put on the back burner.

As is sometimes the case, weeks turned to months, months to years, and years to decades. The Alfa Sprint Speciale sat, untouched in a garage, until its original owner passed and it was sold by her estate to the present owner about four years ago.

Today, the Sprint Speciale retains much of its original equipment and fittings, and a peek under the hood reveals a complete motor that, while not run in over four decades, is said to turn freely. Inside, the dark grey vinyl remains in nice shape, while original red paint shows clearly on the dash.

While many Sprint Speciale's were raced into the ground or modified, by virtue of a fortunate clutch failure and long-delayed repair, this particular car remains quite original and showing a healthy patina of age, giving the car's next owner the opportunity to sympathetically refresh it or restore it to their liking. Either way, it is a strikingly beautiful, limited production Bertone-styled sweetheart that is sure to turn heads.

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