1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint SpecialeSOLD

Gooding & Company Classic Car Auctions

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To be sold at the Gooding & Company Scottsdale Auctions on January 18 and 19, 2013. For further details please visit www.goodingco.com or contact a vehicle specialist at 001.310.899.1960 or specialist@goodingco.com. Engine Specifications: 1,570 CC DOHC Inline 4-Cylinder Engine Dual Weber Sidedraft Carburetors 129 BHP at 6,500 RPM 5-Speed Manual Gearbox Front Disc Brakes, Rear Drums Front Independent Suspension with Coil Spring Rigid Rear Axle with Trailing Arms About this Car: This beautiful Sprint Speciale is a fabulous example of the dynamically styled Alfa Romeo model, benefiting from a recent comprehensive restoration and several decades of mild use. As clarified by its chassis number, this car is the 1,285th example of approximately 1,400 Giulia Sprint Speciales produced between 1963 and 1966. As a Giulia, this car mechanically improves on the Giulietta-based Sprint Speciales with the addition of front disc brakes and the more-powerful 1,600 cc engine, yet the sensational Bertone design, influenced by their earlier B.A.T. concept cars, remains a central attraction. Interestingly, the Sprint Speciale was so popular that it was the only body style carried over from Giulietta production into the Giulia special-body models. Though the early history of this Alfa is unknown, by the 1990s, the car had come into the care of a Massachusetts-based owner, who kept it in storage for many years. Following the owner’s passing in 2011, an estate sale was held and the car was spotted by Robert Aubrey, whose Custom Classics in Lancaster, California, is renowned for premium restorations of vintage post-war sports cars. Recognizing the optimally preserved quality of the Giulia SS, which he estimated had not been moved in 15 to 20 years, Aubrey purchased the car and returned it to his shop for refurbishment. Custom Classics restored this Alfa Romeo to showroom standards, a process that Aubrey estimates cost in excess of $100,000. Following the completion of this six-month restoration, the Giulia was sold to the consignor, a well-known collector based in Southern California who maintains an extensive collection of exceptional American classics and vintage European sports cars. Though enamored by the Sprint Speciale’s external lines, the owner soon longed for a convertible, so he opted to sell the Giulia. It is estimated that this Giulia has accrued no more than approximately 200 miles since its restoration, leaving it primed for its next owner’s enjoyment. The Alfa Romeo has never been shown or toured, and thus would make for a fresh presence at finer concours and vintage events. Showing just over 59,000 miles at the time of cataloguing, which is believed to be original, this car is a sensationally restored example of the final evolution of the Sprint Speciale – one of the most handsome production Alfa Romeos ever built.

Reference Number 206500

as of 2/15/2013

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Car 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale
VIN 10121.872544 
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