1963 ALFA ROMEO GIULIA SS
- Exceptionally Rare (One of 1,366)
- Extensive History File
- Two-tone Bordeaux-Beige Interior
Alfa Romeo, Italy’s oldest sporting marque, has been building cars since 1910. They produced some of the greatest machinery ever to be seen pre-war, such as the beautiful 1750 Zagato roadsters, the magnificent Monzas and the mighty P3 Grand Prix cars.
With the advent of the 1950s Alfa Romeo was forced to rationalise its production in order to survive financially. Unable to resist the occasional indulgence, however, they still built some exceptional competition and ‘limited edition’ high performance models. One such car was the Sprint Speciale series, appearing first in 1957 with the 1,290cc Giulietta engine and then in 1963 with the more powerful 1,570cc Giulia unit.
The streamlined bodywork bore a marked resemblance to some of the marque’s earlier competition designs, particularly the famous Disco Volante sports-racer, not to mention the BAT 9 show car.
With an all-up weight of under 950kgs, a five-speed gearbox and an output of ll2bhp (in Giulia form) they made excellent road cars and were equally used in competition. Only 1,366 examples of the Sprint Speciale were built before production stopped in 1965.
Ours really is an exceptional example of this, now terribly rare, sports car. The accompanying file contains invoices and correspondence detailing tens of thousands of pounds worth of renovation and maintenance. To inspect and drive the car today, is to understand that not a penny was wasted. This is one of the very best that we have encountered.
The vehicle is available for viewing at the DD Classics Dealership in London, please call to book an appointment.