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Lot 402: Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spyde

Collectors' Motorcars and Automobilia, Bonhams (3 June 2012)

With the introduction in 1954 of the 1.3-litre Giulietta, Alfa Romeo established the 'small car, big performance' formula that would characterize its finest offerings from then on. The Giulietta's arrival caused a sensation; demand outstripped supply at first, causing Alfa to rethink its production strategy and become, for the first time, a high-volume manufacturer. The original Giulietta Sprint Coupé of 1954 was soon joined by Berlina and Spider versions, the latter sporting elegant coachwork designed and built by Pininfarina. The original 750 series evolved to the 101 series during this model year, with a two inch increase in wheelbase providing for better driver comfort. Alfas were soon known for their exceptional engineering, drive-ability and handling. The dual overhead cam engine, full synchro gearbox and large aluminum finned brakes made them a favorite for sports car racing in period as they have for vintage racing today. The car offered here is a recently discovered barn find and although being in need of a complete restoration, it is quite sound throughout. Although the motor is period correct, it should be noted that it is not original to this car, but it does come with a period accessory fiberglass hardtop.

Lot Details
Auction Collectors' Motorcars and Automobilia
Bonhams, Greenwich, Connecticut
TypeCar
Lot Number402
Estimate$9000-$11000
Outcome NOT SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1959
Condition rating0
Registration number
Mileage-
Chassis numberAR 1495 10298
Engine number
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors2