1956 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Veloce Alleggerita (light weight)Price Upon Request

One of only 58 worldwide known surviving examples of the light weight (alleggerita) version of the Alfa Romeo Giulietta series

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1956 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Veloce Alleggerita (light weight)

Chassis AR 1493E*02159* in color blu (Mille Miglia eligible)

One of only 58 worldwide known surviving examples of the light weight (alleggerita) version of the Alfa Romeo Giulietta series.

With the introduction of the Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint in 1954 the second success era of the Alfa Romeo brand started. The new model started its triumph and made sure that Bertone was equally successful by designing and producing the Giulietta. Alfa Romeo had not enough production resurces as the production plant in Arese was destroyed after world war two. The demand was gigantic and soon a lot of private racers discovered the motor sport potential of the Giulietta.

Alfa Romeo realized Giulietta Sprint Veloce’s opportunity and produced already in the first year a light weight version with the internal designation 750 E (inofficially „alleggerita“ – Italian for “light weight”) and a 1300ccm engine with 90 HP. The combination of reduced weight with a tuned engine made the Giulietta a car with excellent handling and competitive performance in the 1.300ccm class.

On 20.04.1956 the first Sprint Veloce Alleggerita was produced and dominated Italy‘s motor racing scene since end of April 1956 at hill climbs, races and rallies.

• 1st overall @ Coupe des Alpes in class 1300ccm
• 1st in class @ Tour de France
• 1st in class Tour de Corse
• Successes @ Mille Miglia and Targa Florio

The weight was reduced from 850 kg to 780 kg by a multitude of measures:

• The engine- and trunk lids were produced in aluminium
• Both doors were produced in aluminium, as well as the bumpers
• All windows were manufactures out of plastic
• The interior was stripped to the minimum. No rear seats and light front seats.
• Oil sump was made out of magnesium

This configuration is the DNA of the GTA and GTAm models produced at Autodelta 10 years later.


The story of #02159
Built on June 30st 1956 with chassis # AR1493E*02159* in blue color with engine #1315*30114, gearbox # E476 and differential # E96. All components are matching! (Bertone’s production # 77 101).

This Giulietta was delivered new to Genova on July 17th and was registered by Massimo Antonio de Sotgin at July 26th. In the following three years the car changed ownership three times.

The careful use with no racing activities is the reason that this Giulietta survived in best order. Many other SVA were destroyed or damaged in motor racing.

In 1969 02159 was sold to its new owner in Pisa/Italy, where she stayed until the early 1980ies. Then the famous Alfa Romeo historian, archivist and book author Maurizio Tabucchi owned the car for a couple of years.

1992 Maurizio Tabucchi sold the car to an enthusiast from Bologna but took personal care of the first and so far the only restauration in 02159’s live! Today it is hard to believe, that the car has been restored 25 years ago! The quality of body, interior and technic is stunning with a sympatic touch of patina.

After finishing the restauration this Giulietta received the ASI gold medal third degree (best possible restauration with recovery of the original condition with correct material, cloth and technical elements).

1998 the car was sold to Switzerland to a client of the well known Alfa-specialist Oliver Vetter. Vetter traded the car to its present owner in Germany in 2006 where the car is taken care of until today.

Outlook

• Matching Number (engine, gear box, differential, body)
• Restauration 25 years ago by Maurizio Tabucchi (Alfa Romeo archivist and book author).
• ASI Gold Medal 3. Degree und FIVA A 3 certified!
• Mille Miglia eligible

Technical Data

• Chassis No.: AR1493E*02159* / Bertone Nr. *77101*
• Colour Blu (Francia) / grey interieur
• Year: 1956
• Cylinder: 4
• Displacement: 1290 ccm
• Power: 98 HP
• Wight: 780 kg
• Carps: Weber 40 DCO3
• SVA Spec: Aluminium doors, lids and bumpers, plastic windows,
magnesium oil sump and manifold, light weight seats and
interior, no rear seats.

Price: upon request

Reference Number 447949

as of 6/14/2017

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Car 1956 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Veloce Alleggerita (light weight)
VIN AR1493E*02159* / Bertone Nr. *77101* 
Exterior / Interior Color      Blue Blu (Francia) /      Grey  
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Manual Shift 
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One of only 58 worldwide known surviving examples of the light weight (alleggerita) version of the Alfa Romeo Giulietta series.