1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ 

1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta T.I. Berlina

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To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE at RM Sothebys' Monterey event, 15 - 17 August 2019.

Offered from the Swig family collection
Higher-performance Turismo Internazionale variant
Matching-numbers engine
Just over 35,000 km with original finishes throughout
A low-mileage, preservation-class example

Following the introduction of the Giulietta Sprint coupe in 1954 and Giulietta spider the following year, Alfa Romeo completed its Giulietta model lineup with the four-door berlina. A higher-performance T.I. (Turismo Internazionale) version was offered starting in 1957, and it proved popular among European enthusiasts who desired a practical sedan with sporting capabilities. Giulietta T.I.s were often seen competing successfully in European rallies such as the Coupes des Alpes and Rallye Monte Carlo in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

Offered is an early-series Giulietta T.I. in remarkably original condition, with just over 35,000 original kilometers from new. It was purchased in Italy by the late Martin Swig in 2002, in a deal facilitated by former Ferrari and Maserati Works racing driver Gino Munaron. It was subsequently imported to California, where it has remained as part of the Swig family collection for the past 17 years.

Original details abound on this preservation-class example, including factory plaid upholstery, T.I.-specific tachometer, 15-inch Fergat wheels, and the small Carello taillights that were unique to the early-series cars. The bianco spino paint and brightwork present honestly and are strongly believed to be original finishes. An ASI certification plaque is mounted to the rear bumper.

The history of this car is documented back to new. The original Autovettura registration booklet and early ownership paperwork show this chassis was first issued its “targa” license number 56529 in the Cuneo province on 4 August 1959. Annual registration stamps through the 1960s and 1970s are recorded, and the previous owner purchased the car in 1987. The 56529 CN license plate still adorns the car today.

This is an excellent driving example that has benefited from regular use and proactive servicing over the past two years, including new tires, fresh fluids, and a new battery. This is likely the best example of a stock Giulietta T.I. extant in the United States; it represents a rare opportunity to acquire such an original specimen.To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/mo19.

Reference Number 583447

as of 7/23/2019

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