Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale wygląda jak dzieło sztuki nowoczesnej, a powstała w wyniku badań nad zmniejszeniem oporu aerodynamicznego, będąc produkcyjną wersją prototypów serii Berlinetta Aerodinamica Tecnica. Tradycyjnie dla Alfy Romeo, niełatwo jest prześledzić i zrozumieć zmianę nazw modelu. Pierwsze 100 sztuk powstało jako Alfa Romeo 750SS, w latach 1959-62 produkowano Giuliettę Sprint Speciale, finalnie Giulia Sprint Speciale pojawiła się w ofercie w 1963 roku, kiedy zwiększono jednostkę do 1,6 l, zamontowano hamulce tarczowe, a wnętrze wzbogacono m.in. o radio i grawerowaną popielniczkę. W ogłoszeniu jeden z 1400 wyprodukowanych egzemplarzy z ostatniej produkcyjnej serii, w bardzo nietypowym i pięknie mu pasującym niebieskim kolorze. Choć samochód poddany został renowacji trzy lata temu, pokonał od tej pory zaledwie 900 kilometrów.
Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale
Price: € 174.500,-
Year Built: 1964
Mileage: 4.125 Km
Chassis number: AR380996
Colour outside: Bluette
Colour Interior: Grey carpet
Rims: Steel wheels
Number of products: 2.766 Cars
Engine specification: 4-cylinder in line
Engine capacity: 1.570 cc
Motor power: 112 HP
Transmission: 5 speed manual
In the 50s of the last century, Alfa Romeo was looking for a new perspective for the development of its cars. The investigation also looked at the US, where a spectacular car shows the major automakers launched futuristic concept models that were going to determine the appearance of the regular street models.
Designer Franco Scaglione launched as the BAT 5 (Berlinetta Aerodinamica Tecnica # 5), a now legendary futuristic-looking car, so was appreciated that Scaglione 2 times was instructed to go to the same salon with a subsequent concept car (BAT 7 and 9). Characteristic of all three designs, extremely low air resistance! In order to translate these successes and to crystallize into daily practice, Franco Scaglione finally got Alfa Romeo also commissioned to design a production model that some aspects of this “BAT Alphas “could translate into a street version. This eventually led to the creation of the Giulietta / Giulia Sprint Speciale.
The Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale was produced from 1959 to 1962, then followed by the Giulia SS, looks the same model that was built from 1963 to 1966. The first prototype was presented in 1957 at the Turin Motor Show, the final version was first shown to the press at Monza in 1959. The first 100 cars had a low nose and it got the name 750SS, this number was required for homologation. Consisted partly from lightweight aluminum body, although there might also be instances exist that are built entirely in aluminum. The drag coefficient was an extremely low 0.28, a value that the first 20 years would not be matched. Under the hood was a 1.290cc Twin Cam engine with 100hp that drove the rear wheels. This was an achievable top speed of 200 km / h.
The second series, the final production version Giulietta Sprint Speciale, had an complete steel body and a high nose. The third series, called Giulia SS, got a bigger 1.570cc engine with 112pk and was introduced in 1963 at the Geneva Motor Show. Production ended in 1966, there were a total of 2766 copies produced.
This Giulia SS from 1964 is the 996e car built. The car is therefore fully equipped with four disc brakes. Remarkable is that this car was originally Bluette color at delivery, and retains color for restoration. Approximately 85% of Sprint Speciales and SS Alfa Romeos were delivered in “Alfa red.” Moreover, this specific Giulia SS has a very unique feature, a link with the first prototypes of the Sprint Speciales. The Giulia SS is fractionally lighter than a comparable Giulia SS because next to the bonnet and boot lid, as well as the doors are made of aluminum, called “ALLEGGERITA” so. Possibly the first Italian owner has then been sporting ambitions with this car. The car’s body-off restored in Italy in 1999 and again in 2013 in the Netherlands. Since the restoration, the car is treasured and drove only 900 km since restoration.