1962 Alfa Romeo  Giulia Sprint Speciale Coupé  Chassis no. AR 380343

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Lot 139
1963 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale Coupé

Sold for € 86,250 (US$ 95,530) inc. premium
1963 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale Coupé
Coachwork by Carrozzeria Bertone

Chassis no. AR 380343
•The ultimate Giulia model
•One of only 1,399 made
•Restored in 2010

'One of Satta's very remarkable achievements was the creation of a race of modern, mass-produced motor cars which, depending on the model, retain or improve upon the competition-bred thoroughbred qualities of Alfa Romeos of the artisan past.' - Griffith Borgeson, 'Alfa Immagini e Percorsi', 1985.

By the time of the Giulia's introduction in 1962, Alfa Romeo's highly successful 'small car, big performance' formula, begun by the Giulietta in 1954, was well established. The Giulia is one of Alfa Romeo's many imaginative and successful designs produced under the aegis of Dr Orazio Satta Puglia, the company's esteemed Central Director. It was Satta who brought high-volume production to Alfa Romeo with the Giulietta, thereby ensuring the company's future.

The Giulietta range's ultimate incarnation - the Sprint Speciale - had arrived in 1957. Built on a slightly shorter wheelbase than the standard Sprint coupé, which was likewise the work of Carrozzeria Bertone, the mouth-wateringly curvaceous SS came with 100bhp and a five-speed gearbox, while the wind tunnel-developed shape made for an impressive top speed of 125mph. Outwardly almost indistinguishable from the outgoing Giulietta, the Giulia version boasted front disc brakes and a more powerful (112bhp) and much less fussy 1,570cc version of Alfa's classic twin-cam four. Other notable improvements over the Giulietta version included a redesigned dashboard with additional instrumentation. Only 1,399 of the Bertone-bodied Giulia Sprint Speciales were built up to 1965, and today this rare model is highly prized by Alfa Romeo connoisseurs.

This particular Giulia Sprint Speciale was purchased by the vendor in 2003 in Paris and restored in 2010. It is described by the vendor as in generally very good condition. A beautiful limited edition Alfa Romeo, this rare Bertone-styled jewel is offered with German Fahrzeugbrief.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that this car was built and first registered in 1963 and not 1962 as stated in the catalogue. Merci de noter que cette auto a été fabriquée et immatriculée en 1963 et non 1962 comme mentionné dans le catalogue.
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1962 Alfa Romeo  Giulia Sprint Speciale Coupé  Chassis no. AR 380343
1962 Alfa Romeo  Giulia Sprint Speciale Coupé  Chassis no. AR 380343
1962 Alfa Romeo  Giulia Sprint Speciale Coupé  Chassis no. AR 380343
1962 Alfa Romeo  Giulia Sprint Speciale Coupé  Chassis no. AR 380343
1962 Alfa Romeo  Giulia Sprint Speciale Coupé  Chassis no. AR 380343
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