Launched in 1963 the Giulia Sprint GT was designed by Bertone’s Giorgetto Giugiaro. The Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GT was the first Giulia sport model introduced, and was manufactured from 1963 to 1965. It was revealed at a press event held at the then newly opened Arese plant on 9 September 1963, and displayed later the same month at the Frankfurt Motor Show. In its original form the Bertone body is known as scalino (step) or “step front”, because of the leading edge of the engine compartment lid which sat 1/4 an inch above the nose of the car.
The Giulia Sprint GT was fitted with the 1,570 cc displacement version of Alfa Romeo’s all-aluminium twin cam inline four (78 mm bore × 82 mm stroke, 6.38 L oil sump, 7.41 L radiator), which had first debuted on the 1962 Giulia Berlina. Breathing through two twin-choke Weber 40 DCOE 4 carburettors, on the Sprint GT this engine produced 106 PS DIN (78 kW; 105 hp) or 122 PS SAE gross at 6,000 rpm. Like all subsequent models, the Sprint GT was equipped with an all-synchromesh 5-speed manual transmission. The braking system comprised four Dunlop disc brakes and a vacuum servo. The rear brakes featured an unusual arrangement with the slave cylinders mounted on the axle tubes, operating the calipers by a system of levers and cranks. According to Alfa Romeo the car could reach a top speed of “over 180 km/h (112 mph)”; Italian car magazine Quattroruote observed a top speed of 181.935 km/h (113 mph) in its December 1964 road test.
Coming from an important London collection, this car is being offered to the market for the very first time in many years. As one can expect, the car starts runs and drives as it should and is in good general condition. Finished in the most iconic Alfa-Romeo Rosso, this example is competition ready and is provided with a Sassa roll bar, FIA historic paperwork and Class B race history.
Included in the cars extensive history file are numerous bills and receipts, FIA Homologation papers, race results and pictures. This car is ready to provide many more years of service in competitive rally events.