Although the 1900 had been its first successful post-war model, it was Alfa Romeo’s next offering, the 1.3-litre Giulietta, which established the small car, big performance’ formula that would characterise the Milanese marque’s finest offerings from then on. The Giulietta’s arrival in 1954 caused a sensation; demand outstripped supply at first, causing Alfa to rethink its production strategy and become, for the first time, a high-volume manufacturer. The original Giulietta Sprint Coupé of 1954 was soon joined by Berlina and Spider versions. Sporting elegant coachwork designed and built by Pininfarina, the Giulietta Spider was a huge success and continued virtually unchanged in 1.6-litre Giulia guise when the latter joined the Alfa line-up in 1962. A five-speed gearbox was standard on the Giulia 1600 Spider, which remained in production until replaced by the Duetto in 1966. Described by Cars Illustrated as ‘probably one of the most delightful small sports cars which will ever be produced,’ the Giulia Spider is certainly one of the most attractive Alfa Romeos of its day and remains highly regarded now.
The very tidy GT Veloce on offer today comes in a grey colour with black interior. Described as being in good to very good condition throughout, it is one of the finer examples of the model we have seen, in particular the bodywork and the interior trim. Complete with a detailed history file and a long service history is fun, nimble and a wise investment for years to come.
L’impeccable GT Veloce que nous présentons aujourd’hui est grise avec un intérieur noir. Décrite comme étant en bon, voire même très bon état général, c’est un des plus beaux modèles que nous ayons vu, avec une carrosserie et un intérieur particulièrement soignés. Accompagnée d’un dossier historique et entretien très détaillé cette voiture est amusante, alerte et un sage investissement pour les années à venir.