With an eye on the mass market, Alfa Romeo trained its sights on creating an affordable small sedan in the early 1950s. But being Alfa, with its history of great sporting machines, the temptation to make something livelier of the new car resulted in a real jewel, the 1954-1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia and Giulietta. During its conception the Giulietta was given the “750” series number, denoting vehicles with a 1290cc engine and four speed transmission. In 1959 a new model designation was created: “101.” This denoted an extended wheelbase and a few cosmetic changes. The more important modification was switching to a diecast cylinder block instead of the original sandcast component. Beginning in the early 60's the evolution of the cars led Alfa Romeo to increase the capacity and performance of the Giulietta Spider. In 1962 the 1600 Giulia Spider “series 101.23” was born as the next generation of the Giulietta Spider “series 101.03.” The cars are almost identical, except for the existence of an air intake on the bonnet of the Giulia, for the words "1600" on the tail of the latter and for the shape of the holes in the wheel rims. Also adopted in 1962 was the 1570cc engine which made 112hp. Production of the Giulia Spider went from 1962-65 with a total of 10341 units produced worldwide. Of these, 8,850 were of the Giulia Spider “Normale's”. This car represents a spectacular restoration of a 1600 Spider Normale. The restorer purchased a solid car and performed an outstanding restoration. The work is complete in every respect; body, paint, interior upholstery, carpet, top, windows including a very rare wood rimed steering wheel. All instruments show well, gauges and lights all function properly. All chrome and stainless trim is in outstanding condition. Every single component in the engine compartment and underside was removed refurbished, detailed and reinstalled. On the performance side the engine was built to “Sprint Speciale” or “GTZ” Specifications. The car runs very well with smooth gearshifts, responsive steering and an excellent ride, and clearly a show stopper. As Giulia Spiders continue to escalate in popularity, they represent a great value in today's collector car market.
The car is consigned the Hollywood Wheels Auction House at Amelia Island on March 11, 2016. Please PM or contact Robert Malke with any questions at (800)-237-8954.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2016-02-15 03:27 PM by ItalyFTW.
1964 Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider [Largo (FL), USA]
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