Lot 114: 1964 Alfa Romeo Giulia Super 1600cc Race Car

Autosport 2007, Coys (13 January 2007)

Alfa Romeo launched a new small saloon in 1962, the Giulia. The car came in both "TI" and "Super" versions. An all aluminium twin-cam 1570cc engine was used in both models with power ranging from 92bhp to 102bhp depending on specification in road form. All Giulia models came with coil spring suspension and later models boasted a five-speed gearbox. The Super version also had twin, twin-choke Weber carburettors. Infamously satirised as the beleaguered Italian Police car in the iconic '60s petrolheads movie 'The Italian Job', Alfa Romeo's boxy Giliua Super was so, so much a better car than that portrayed in this pro-British caper. Surprisingly armed with a better coefficient of drag than that of its glamorous sister the GTA (and for that matter - Porsche's 911!), this perceived Ugly Duckling won over doubters on pace rather than grace. Sporting a longer wheelbase than the GT & GTA gave the Giulia Super more predictability in high-speed corners and, from the start, this model excelled as a more than competent all-rounder in competition. The car on offer today is a veteran of many FIA , Top Hat and U2TC long-distance events. It's set-up has therefore been tried and tested on countless occasions, which added to its established reliability factor, has resulted in many class wins. Whilst such cars are not going to win outright against homologation exotica such as Lotus Cortinas and Alfa Romeo GTAs, it is important to note that series such as Top Hat recognise such disparity and place the Giulia Super in a separate class, aimed at matching like for like rivals such as the Alfa Romeo Sprint GT and Ford's Cortina GT. Armed with a Bob Dove full race 1600cc engine out putting well in excess of 155 bhp, a 'short 5th, competition gearbox and well tuned suspension, this charismatic and reliable race car - especially assertive in longer format events - boasts the all important MSA Historic Technical Passport FIA Class:TC (dated 13.04.05), affording the lucky new owner an international passport to premier historic racing events.

Lot Details
Auction Autosport 2007
Coys, NEC, Birmingham
TypeCar
Lot Number114
Estimate£14000-£16000
Outcome NOT SOLD
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Year1964
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