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1962 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider [Amelia Island, (FL), USA]

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ItalyFTW Spencer Lieber
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PA), USA   USA
Chassis no. AR 370395
Engine no. AR 0010230678

1,290cc DOHC Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
Single Solex Carburetor
91bhp at 6,000rpm
4-Speed Manual Transmission
Independent Front Suspension - Live Rear Axle
4-Wheel Finned Drum Brakes

*Ever popular Sporting Alfa model
*Believed to have had three owners from new
*Freshly repainted
*Suitable for car tours or summer motoring fun


With the introduction of the 1300cc Giulietta in 1954, Alfa Romeo established the 'small car, big performance' formula that would characterize its finest offerings from that point on. The Giulietta's arrival caused a sensation; demand quickly outstripped supply, causing Alfa Romeo to rethink its production strategy and become, for the first time, a high volume manufacturer. The original Giulietta Sprint Coupe of 1954 was soon joined by a more practical Berlina and a charming Spider, the latter sporting elegant coachwork designed and built by Pinin Farina.

The original 750 series Giulietta later evolved to the 101 series, lengthening the wheelbase by two inches, providing better driver comfort. Giuliettas soon became known for their intelligent engineering, brisk performance, great handling and good looks. The dual overhead camshaft alloy engine, fully synchronized manual transmission and large, finned drum brakes made them a favorite among sports car enthusiasts. 


This example of the ever pretty and sporting Giulietta has been in the present ownership since 2008. It has been reported as being a three owner car from new and to judge from its originality generally this seems entirely possible. Since arrival in the current owner's hands it has received a full repaint in the original and archetypal livery for these cars of Rosso, during which the body was found to be good, straight and to not have suffered from corrosion. With this work being completed the opportunity was taken to re-chrome much of its original trim. The white interior was found to be in good original order as was the top and both were kept.

At the same time, with the intent on making it go as well as it looks, the transmission was rebuilt as was the carburetor and in general terms the car now has the feel of a nicely presented driver quality car, while ostensibly remaining honest and original under the hood.

Over the course of its current ownership the car has been used with some regularity and taken to car shows and tours and is reported to be ready to use and enjoy.

This vehicle is consigned to the Bonham's Auction House at Amelia Island on March 10, 2016. Please PM for information and further photos.

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