The 1950s marked Alfa Romeo’s move to small, nimble sports cars that contrasted with the large and luxurious automobiles that had established the company’s reputation before the Second World War. The Giulietta, introduced at the 1954 Turin Motor Show, showed that Alfa’s shift in focus was a wise one and it sold in large numbers and in many different body styles. The Giulietta debuted Alfa Romeo’s long-lived, technically advanced and aesthetically pleasing alloy dual overhead camshaft four-cylinder engine, which in the Giulietta’s case displaced 1290 cc. With competition never far from focus, Alfa also believed that their Giuliettas, both the two-seat spider and the Bertone-bodied coupe called the Sprint, would find success with their eager engines, finned Alfin brakes and lively handling. Again, Alfa was correct as the Giulietta proved a very popular choice among both enthusiasts and amateur racers on both sides of the Atlantic. Today, Giuliettas are valued for their beauty, almost magical responsiveness, sophisticated but sound engines and sheer fun factor.
This 1961 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint is a stunning example finished in red with a black interior with grey cloth inserts and grey carpets. A single carb car with the desirable five-speed gearbox, it also has beautiful original wheels and hubcaps, period correct and brand new Michelin blackwall tires and a modern AM/FM radio that is aptly styled to look like a period unit. A beautifully and comprehensively restored Giulietta Sprint, it shows a very high attention to detail and even the undercarriage is as fresh and gorgeous as the rest of the car. The trunk and engine bay are both highly detailed, and the car comes with restoration photos and receipts. A very fresh, top-notch, show-quality specimen of this immensely popular and fun classic Italian sports car.
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