1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint  Chassis no. AR 1493 08616

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Lot 46
1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint
Registration no. 569 UYV Chassis no. AR 1493 08616

£ 40,000 - 50,000
US$ 53,000 - 67,000
1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint
Registration no. 569 UYV
Chassis no. AR 1493 08616
Odometer reading: 89,848kms
MOT expiry date: Exempt

*Low mileage with good history
*Good paintwork and interior trim
*A stylish sports GT
*Left-hand drive


The 750 and 101 Giulietta series was Alfa Romeo's first foray into the 1,300cc class and proved immensely popular; it probably saved the carmaker. With its beautifully balanced design and jewel-like 1,290cc twin overhead cam engine, it found nearly 180,000 buyers in berlina, spider and various coupe forms, in its production run from 1954 to 1965. Of course many have succumbed to corrosion and neglect but the example seen here has obviously been cherished and preserved beautifully. Delivered in March 1959 to a customer in Italy, according to its Alfa Romeo Centro Documentazione Provenance document, this Giulietta was originally Bianco Gardenia but is now presented in a beautiful period dark blue, with a lovely correct blue/grey vinyl and cloth interior. Purchased by the present owner at the 2016 Automotoretro fair in Padua, Italy, it has been mechanically and electrically restored by marque experts DTR Sports Cars at a cost of some £30,000 (bills available) in 2020. This is a matching numbers car, fitted with the rare 5 speed gearbox option and an expensive handling kit which makes it even sweeter to drive. A great opportunity to acquire a Giulietta that is a delight to drive and just as pleasing on the eye.

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Footnotes

  • Vendor Score Total: 93/100

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    Key for sellers' assessments:
    1/5 POOR. A project vehicle | Requires urgent attention | Damaged | Parts missing
    2/5 AVERAGE. Useable condition | Requires some attention | Light damage
    3/5 GOOD. Drive away | Presents well | Good history file | Drives well
    4/5 VERY GOOD. Well restored | Running and driving with no noticeable faults | Sound throughout
    5/5 EXCELLENT. Concours condition | Beautifully presented | Driving very well

    EXTERIOR TOTAL: 19/25
    Body Work: 3
    Paint: 4
    Glass: 4
    Chrome/Plastics/Trim: 3
    Wheels/Tyres: 5

    INTERIOR TOTAL: 20/20
    Seats: 5
    Dashboard/Door cards/Carpets: 5
    Headlining: 5
    Trim: 5

    ENGINE TOTAL: 20/20
    Starting: 5
    Running: 5
    Under Bonnet: 5
    Mechanical components: 5

    RUNNING GEAR TOTAL: 20/20
    Gearbox/Clutch: 5
    Axles: 5
    Suspension: 5
    Brakes: 5

    ELECTRICAL TOTAL: 10/10
    Main components: 5
    Ancillary components: 5

    Car History File: 4/5
1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint  Chassis no. AR 1493 08616
1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint  Chassis no. AR 1493 08616
1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint  Chassis no. AR 1493 08616
1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint  Chassis no. AR 1493 08616
1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint  Chassis no. AR 1493 08616
1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint  Chassis no. AR 1493 08616
1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint  Chassis no. AR 1493 08616
1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint  Chassis no. AR 1493 08616
1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint  Chassis no. AR 1493 08616
1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint  Chassis no. AR 1493 08616
1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint  Chassis no. AR 1493 08616
1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint  Chassis no. AR 1493 08616
1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint  Chassis no. AR 1493 08616
1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint  Chassis no. AR 1493 08616
1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint  Chassis no. AR 1493 08616
1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint  Chassis no. AR 1493 08616
1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint  Chassis no. AR 1493 08616
1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint  Chassis no. AR 1493 08616
1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint  Chassis no. AR 1493 08616
1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint  Chassis no. AR 1493 08616
1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint  Chassis no. AR 1493 08616
1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint  Chassis no. AR 1493 08616
1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint  Chassis no. AR 1493 08616
1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint  Chassis no. AR 1493 08616
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