The Alfa Romeo Giulietta was a major departure from Alfa Romeo's traditional business. Small, lightweight and nimble, it was a marked contrast with the large, fast, luxurious sports cars and sedans that had established Alfa's reputation. First created as a special series awarded as prizes in an Italian national lottery, the Giulietta Sprint coupe amazed its lucky winners with its performance and handling. Alfa quickly recognized it had a winner on its hands and rushed the Bertone-bodied Sprint into series production, followed by a sedan, the Berlina, and convertible, the Spider with coachwork by Pinin Farina in 1955. Renowned for their almost magical responsiveness and the brilliant performance of their 1,290cc dual overhead camshaft aluminum alloy engines, they have endeared themselves to generations of enthusiastic drivers. This Giulietta Spider (chassis number 1495.08888) is an early example of the second series "101" Giulietta with 2250mm wheelbase with the single carburetor Normal engine and is finished in white with black vinyl upholstery, black carpets and a matching black top. Its only accessories are a pair of fender-mounted rear view mirrors and a Nardi woodrim steering wheel. Restored some time ago to good driver standards and updated as most have been with an overdrive 5th speed, it runs and drives well, has sound paint, good panel fits and is a straight, solid car ready for a new owner to experience the joys of the original Alfa Giulietta experience.
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