Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint 1958 – SPRZEDANA

Mały samochód, duże osiągi – tak w skrócie podsumować można Giuliettę Sprint zaprezentowaną przez Alfa Romeo w 1954 roku. Piękna Włoszka w nadwoziu stylizowanym przez Bertone stała się natychmiastowym hitem i punktem zwrotnym dla Alfa Romeo, ponieważ firma zmieniała strategię produkcji, wychodząc ze świata manufaktury. Giulietta Sprint napędzana klasycznym silnikiem 1,3 DOHC, zasilana dwugardzielowym gaźnikiem Webera, uzyskiwała 80 KM, osiągając prędkość maksymalną 161 km/h. W serii 750 silnik Giulietty zyskał dwa gaźniki Webera, które podniosły moc samochodu do 96 KM, czyniąc te Alfy najszybszymi samochodami swojej klasy. Połączenie silnika o przyjemnej reakcji na gaz, świetnego prowadzenia, responsywnego zawieszenia i doskonałych hamulców sprawiło, że Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint była idealnym samochodem dla kierowcy, często i chętnie wykorzystywanym do sportu. Wystawiony na aukcji egzemplarz to profesjonalnie przygotowany model z 1958 roku, który został odrestaurowany od totalnych podstaw w specyfikacji Veloce. W jasnoniebieskim metaliku z ciemnym bordowym wnętrzem prezentuje się cudownie. Instrumenty oraz deska rozdzielcza pasują do wyścigowego wyposażenia z tamtego okresu. Układ napędowy zbudowany zgodnie z wytycznymi SCCA z 1962 roku obejmuje silnik 1,6-litra zasilany gaźnikami 40 DCOE Webera i pięciobiegową skrzynię TZ. Podwozie jest nieskazitelnie czyste z przednimi hamulcami tarczowymi Girling i amortyzatorami Koni. Utrzymując oryginalny charakter wyścigowy, Alfa Sprint spełnia aktualne standardy bezpieczeństwa wyścigowego. Posiada w pełni zintegrowaną klatkę bezpieczeństwa, 3-strefowy system gaśniczy, 6-punktowe pasy Schroth, fotele kubełkowe zgodne z okresem produkcji, bezpieczny zbiornik paliwa oraz zewnętrzne odcięcie zasilania. Wszystkie przeprowadzone prace potwierdzone są dokumentacją i fakturami na niewiarygodną kwotę 100 tysięcy dolarów. Alfa z imponującym CV spełnia wszystkie wymogi, aby cieszyć przez lata zarówno w rajdach, na torze wyścigowym, jak i w codziennej eksploatacji. Niesamowita Giulietta Sprint wylicytowana została za 64,4 tysiące dolarów, czyli około 242 tysięcy złotych, wliczając prowizję domu aukcyjnego.

Link: https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/25101/lot/79/

Lot 79
1958 ALFA ROMEO GIULIETTA SPRINT
US$ 60,000 – 80,000
PLN 220,000 – 300,000
To be sold without reserve
Sold for US$ 64,400 (PLN 242,479) inc. premium

THE SCOTTSDALE AUCTION
17 Jan 2019, 11:00 MST

SCOTTSDALE, THE WESTIN KIERLAND RESORT & SPA

1958 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint
Coachwork by Bertone
Chassis no. AR1493*07867
Engine no. AR00536*16316

1,570cc DOHC Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
2 Weber 40 DCOE Carburetors
Approx. 150bhp at 6,000rpm
5-Speed Manual Transmission
Independent Front Suspension – Live Rear Axle
Front Disc – Rear Drum Brakes

*Comprehensive, nut-and-bolt $100,000+ restoration
*California Mille, Rolex Monterey Reunion, and SVRA National Vintage Championships participant
*A true do-it-all vintage gem
*Expertly maintained by respected specialists
*California road registered

THE ALFA ROMEO GIULIETTA

With the introduction of the Bertone-styled Giulietta Sprint in 1954, Alfa Romeo established the ‘small car, big performance’ formula which would characterize the Milanese marque’s 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.

Alfa’s classic twin-cam four became 1,290cc for the 750-Series Giulietta, gaining an alloy cylinder block in the process. The original Sprint Coupé was soon joined by Berlina (saloon) and Spider (open) versions, and then in 1957 by the first of the new 101-Series cars. The Giulietta family’s success surprised even Alfa themselves; production targets were revised upwards, and to satisfy demands for increased performance, upgraded ‘Veloce’ versions of the Sprint and Spider were introduced. In 750-Series form, the Veloce versions of both Sprint and Spider came with an up-rated engine equipped with Weber carburetors and producing 96bhp, making them the fastest of the mainstream production Giuliettas. The combination of a rev-happy engine, fine-handling, responsive chassis and excellent brakes make the Giulietta Sprint a driver’s car par excellence and explains why these stylish Alfas continue to attract the discerning enthusiast. Between 1956 and 1962, 3,058 examples of the Bertone-bodied Giulietta Sprint Veloce were built, and today these rare models are highly prized by Alfa Romeo connoisseurs

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Bonhams is thrilled to offer this outstanding, professionally prepared 1958 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint, which has been restored to Veloce specification. The Italian thoroughbred has been the recipient of an extensive multi-year, nut-and-bolt restoration at the hands of respected experts, leaving the car in phenomenal condition.

Unable to find a classic that would allow him to partake in every aspect of the vintage hobby from racing and rallies to shows and Sunday morning cruises, the consignor set out to build this multifacited dream car. After finding a worthy candidate, the extensive build began. The restoration included a bare-metal, ground-up reconstruction of the car and all the mechanicals. The work was completed by the well-known vintage racing specialist, Scott Rubin, and has been fully sorted and maintained by McGee Motorsports at Sears Point Sonoma Raceway. Restored to a period-correct racing livery, the car is finished in light metallic blue with a dark burgundy over grey interior, with correct dash and instrumentation. The drivetrain is built to the 1962 SCCA rules, with a 1.6-liter aluminum dual cam engine fed by 40 DCOE Weber carburetors. Power is routed to the period aluminum TZ type wheels through a 5-speed Alfa transmission. The undercarriage is immaculate with period-correct Girling front disc brakes and Koni shocks. While maintaining the original Alfa racing character, the Sprint meets current competition safety standards with a fully integrated roll cage, 3-zone fire system, 6-point Schroth racing harnesses, competition seats (in period style), fuel cell, and exterior electric cut-off. Receipts for the incredible build are on file, totaling more than $100,000.

With true dual-purpose provenance, the car qualifies for premier vintage racing events in addition to rallies and tours, with its current 2018 California registration and vintage yellow plates. The Alfa has quite an impressive resume with experience at the California Mille (participant in 2011), as well as the most prestigious vintage racing venues, such as the Rolex Monterey Reunion (Participant in 2011 & 2014), Sonoma Historics, CSRG David Love Memorial, and the SVRA National Vintage Championships at COTA in 2017. The car meets the qualification standards for SVRA “Gold Medallion” status, which includes automatic entry into all national SVRA vintage events.

This outstanding Giulietta Sprint is one of the finest, and certainly the most eligible examples available anywhere. The incredible dual-purpose usability of the car is as astounding as the build itself. This Alfa is a real Gem that deserves the continued enjoyment of a fellow enthusiast.