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Lot 336 - 1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint

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€29,250

Auction Maastricht 2018
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Lot Number 336
Reg. Number Swedish Registered
Chassis Number AR149308906
Year 1959
Make Alfa Romeo
Model Giulietta Sprint

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The Alfa, in a few words, is a small car with a rev-happy dohc engine that can carry two people from point A to point B over all types of roads quicker than most cars twice its size. It does this not with blinding speed but with a wonderful combination of roadholding, compact size and sheer willingness.’ – Car & Driver on the Giulietta Sprint.

With the introduction of the Bertone-styled Giulietta Sprint in 1954, Alfa Romeo established the ‘small car, big performance’ formula that would characterise the Milanese marque’s finest offerings from then on. Alfa’s classic twin-cam four was downsized to 1,290ccc for the 750-Series Giulietta, gaining an alloy cylinder block in the process. The Sprint coupé was soon joined by Berlina and Spider versions, the latter styled by Pinin Farina and built on a slightly shorter wheelbase. The Giulietta family’s success surprised even Alfa themselves; production targets were revised upwards and to satisfy demands for increased performance, upgraded Veloce versions of the Sprint and Spider were introduced. The combination of a rev-happy engine, fine-handling, responsive chassis and excellent brakes make the Giulietta Sprint a driver’s car par excellence and explains why these stylish Alfa Romeos continue to attract the discerning enthusiast today.

This charming 1959 example, finished in Alfa Romeo Red with a black interior has come from Sweden, and is offered with certificate di origine. Fitted with a desirable 1600 engine this little alfa will perform as well as it looks.


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