The Alfa, in a few words then, 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.’ Thus said Car & Driver magazine 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 offerings from then on. Alfa’s classic twin-cam four was downsized to 1,290cc 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 Pininfarina 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.
As confirmed by Centro Documentazione Alfa Romeo, the Giulietta offered here is a Giulietta Sprint produced on 27th June 1961 and first sold to the ‘Company Trade Product Alfa Romeo’ of Lugano, Switzerland. The car was a barnfind (photos available) and totally restored in 2015 by the current owner. Running on Borrani wheels, this is a lovely example of one of the most charming of Bertone’s many beautiful coupés.
Wie durch “Centro Documentazione Alfa Romeo” bestätigt, handelt es sich hier um einen Giulietta Sprint, produziert am 27. Juni 1961 und zuerst verkauft an das “Company Trade Product Alfa Romeo” in Lugano, Schweiz. Das Auto wurde 2015 vom aktuellen Eigentümer restauriert. Auf Rädern von Borrani laufend, ist dies ein schönes Beispiel von einem der charmantesten Coupés von Bertone.