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Lot 224: Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale Coupé

Goodwood Festival of Speed, Bonhams (29 June 2012)

This left-hand drive Giulia Sprint Speciale – well known to the team at Bonhams - was built in 1964 and raced in period. It was subsequently restored and race-prepared in the 1980s for Stefano d'Amico, President of the Registro Italiano Alfa Romeo, by well-known Roman specialist Franco Angellini. Modifications from original specification include stiffening the chassis, fitting a Colotti limited-slip differential and close-ratio gearbox, tubular exhaust, oil cooler and blueprinting the engine, which develops around 160bhp. In this form the car won two Italian historic championships, took part in the Coppa d'Italia, Nurburgring Oldtimer Grand Prix and other events. Bought at auction circa 1989 by Lord Brocket, it subsequently passed into the ownership of Michael Campbell-Bowing, who raced it successfully in HSCC events. In June 1997 the car was sold at Brooks' Goodwood Festival of Speed sale, racing subsequently in the HSCC championship, Gentleman Drivers Series, Grand Prix Historique de Pau, Trofeo Alberto Ascari, Spa Ferrari days and at Goodwood in 2002. In addition, it was selected as one of the display cars outside the London Science Museum exhibition: 'Stealing Beauty' and has featured in Auto Italia and Autocar magazines as well as appearing many times in the Giulietta Letta. In June 2004 the car changed hands again, finding a new owner at Bonhams' Goodwood Festival of Speed sale (Lot 792). At that time the car was said to have had in excess of £45,000 invested to date. The current owner purchased the Alfa at Bonhams' Goodwood Festival of Speed sale in July 2010 (Lot 391). Sine acquisition the car has competed in one race – the GTSCC/IHCC event at the Silverstone Classic in 2011 – and is offered fresh from a full engine rebuild undertaken by marque specialists RMR Restorations at a cost in excess of £10,000 (bills on file). The engine has only been run on the dynamometer since the rebuild. Probably the best known and certainly one of the fastest Sprint Speciales in Europe, 'EBY 258B' has been maintained to full racing standard and is offered with FIA/HSCC papers and Swansea V5 registration document. Eligible for the Masters, GTSCC, HSCC, Goodwood, etc, this beautiful little Alfa represents an affordable invitation to all the best historic events.

Lot Details
Auction Goodwood Festival of Speed
Bonhams, Chichester, Goodwood,UK
Lot Number224
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£30000
Hammer Price (inc premium)£34500
Condition rating
Registration numberEBY 258B
Chassis numberAR381237
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Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors2