Alfa Romeo Giulietta 750G Spider Competizione gwarantuje sportowe emocje w filigranowym nadwoziu. Zbudowano ich zaledwie 24 sztuki, wszystkie w celu wyścigowej rywalizacji. Przyjemność ta przeznaczona była wyłącznie dla kierowcy, przez zabudowanie kabiny w stylu „monoposto”, zakrywające fotel pasażera. W pięknym czerwonym lakierze, urzeka nie tylko designem, ale i osiągami. Pod maską skrywa wyczynową jednostkę DOHC o pojemności 1,3 l i mocy 120 KM, połączoną z niezwykle rzadką 5-biegową skrzynią o skróconym przełożeniu i magnezowej obudowie. Niska owiewka zamiast przedniej szyby, aluminiowe panele nadwozia a nawet brak klamek zewnątrz – to elementy walki z masą. Większość z nich została sprzedana i rywalizowała w USA, choć dzięki kierowcy znanemu m.in. z Formuły 1, Consalvo Sanesi, mała Alfa zaliczyła również starty w Europie – Targa Florio, Giro di Sicilia czy Mille Miglia w 1956 roku. Ten sportowy kabriolet jest jedną z zaledwie czterech znanych sztuk, które dotrwały do dnia dzisiejszego. Posiada paszport Międzynarodowej Federacji Pojazdów Zabytkowych (FIVA), co daje możliwość startu w dowolnnych zawodach sportowych dla klasyków, w tym w kultowym rajdzie Mille Miglia. Egzemplarz wyceniony na 475 – 575 tys. euro (2 – 2,5 mln PLN) gotowy jest dać nowemu właścicielowi maksimum przyjemności z jazdy. Sprzedane za 476 000 euro.
1957 Alfa Romeo Giulietta 750G Spider Competizione
Chassis no. AR1495G 00301
Engine no. AR1315 30709
€475.000 – €575.000
To be auctioned on
120 hp, 1,290 cc twin-overhead cam inline-four engine, twin Weber 40 DCO3 carburettors, five-speed manual close-ratio gearbox, independent front suspension with twin wishbones and coil spring/damper units, and rigid axle rear suspension with coil spring/dampers. Wheelbase: 2,200 mm
One of only 24 such cars constructed, and one of only four thought to survive
Confirmed by Alfa Romeo Register as being the 9th 750G constructed
Imported to the United States by Hoffman Inc. of Newark, New Jersey
Documented by Alfa Romeo expert Vito Witting da Prato as the most correct of all 750G Spiders
Subject of a five-year restoration by marque specialists Strada e Corsa of Haarlem, Netherlands
New York-based Alfa Romeo importer Max Hoffman had, in 1956, identified a market for a small-volume, lightweight, ostensibly production-based car specifically aimed at the United States racing market, which ultimately resulted in the 750G Giulietta Spider. Constructed with a lightweight reinforced chassis, Conrero-prepared competition engine, and 'Monoposto' bodywork with wraparound windscreen, these cars received a number of lightweight components, including aluminium body panels, doors and trim, as well as no exterior door handles. Some cars were even outfitted with chronometric Jaeger rev counters or a close-ratio gearbox partially cast in magnesium. A handful of cars raced in Europe, with loyal Alfa test and former Grand Prix driver Consalvo Sanesi participating in the Targa Florio, Giro di Sicilia, and Mille Miglia of 1956, and only 24 were constructed in total.
Regrettably, as with many racing cars of the 1950s and ’60s, the rigours of racing surpassed the need for comprehensive record keeping, so the exact competition history of chassis number 00301 remains unclear. Previously owned by well-known Alfa Romeo collector Keith Goring of Norfolk, Connecticut, it was imported from the United States in November 2007 and was found in a neglected but complete state by the vendor in Rome in 2011. The body, whilst exhibiting minor competition-related damage, was largely salvageable and rust free, and the engine still with the car retained its highly desirable sandcast 40 DCO3 Weber carburettors and magnesium sump.
Over the next five years, the car was completely restored by Pebble Beach award-winning restorers Strada e Corsa, of Haarlem, Netherlands. The 'Monoposto' bodywork was reinstated by Carrozzeria Quality Cars of Vigonza, Italy, with great care being taken to reuse all the original panels. Forensic work uncovered hidden layers of Alfa Romeo 'Zagato Red' during this process, and the car was duly repainted in this shade. A comprehensive electrical overhaul of the car was also carried out in Italy by specialists Elettrauto Franco, of Schio.
The mechanical restoration of the car was principally undertaken by Strada e Corsa themselves and included a full engine rebuild, retaining the reinforced 750 engine block, magnesium airbox, magnesium sump, Veloce-type tubular exhaust manifold, and Weber carburettors. JE lightweight competition pistons were utilised, as were Carillo connecting rods, a balanced crankshaft, high lift racing camshafts, a lightweight flywheel, and racing clutch. The rare five-speed close-ratio gearbox, specific to 750 series competition cars, was rebuilt, as were the suspension, brakes, and rear axle.
The car is EEC road registered and in possession of a FIVA passport. Impeccably presented, it is accompanied by a comprehensive photographic restoration file, passenger tonneau cover, and separate passenger windscreen. Simply stated, a 750 G Spider is a must for any serious Alfa enthusiast considering its performance credentials and sheer rarity. Chassis number 00301 offers the perfect opportunity to re-trace Sanesi’s steps in the Mille Miglia in 2017 or beyond.