1960 ALFA ROMEO
This 1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta 2dr Sprint Speciale . It is equipped with a Manual transmission. The vehicle is Red with a Gray Leather interior. It is offered As-Is, not covered by a warranty. - 1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale Chassis No. 10120.0239 Motor No. AR100526.53562 Body No. 241 *Original (matching #s) 1300cc SS motor included #AR00120.00634 Beautiful example of the sought after Alfa Romeo SS Outstanding Driver or Local Show Candidate Ideal for Tours and Rallies throughout the world! The Sprint Speciale was originally based on the Alfa Romeo Giulietta. The Giulietta Sprint Speciale was a more upscale version of the normal Sprint and featured a smooth, 2-door gran turismo body by Bertone. In the efforts to make the SS as light as possible, the wheelbase was made four inches shorter than the Sprints. Since it was intended for competition use, the SS only had room for two people and a limited amount of storage for luggage all attributing to an impressive drag coefficient equal to a modern C6 corvette. Manufactured on the 19th October 1960 and sold new on the October, 28 1960 to Hoffman Motor Car Co., New York, U.S.A., chassis number AR 00239 originally corresponds to an Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale USA (101.17). Finished in Ruby Red paintwork, over gray leather upholstery with matching red accents and piping, this particular SS received a complete restoration to near factory aesthetics, while enhancing the power plant for strenuous touring. Post-restoration, the car has received top awards at events such as AutoItalia at Portofino and Greenwich Concours International. Today, the Giulietta presents as an outstanding driver or local show candidate. Typical minor cosmetic blemishes are visible in areas, but overall the car has great appeal. The paint is in beautiful condition and has excellent panel fit throughout and outstanding trim, rubbers, bright work and original glass. Restored wheels are mounted on Michelin X Radials with polished original hubcaps. The cabins upholstery and carpeting is beautiful as is the tight trimmed dash leather, a period radio is fitted. The engine compartment is very nicely detailed and an inspection of the undercarriage reveals that the car is very original with much recent attention-service to the shocks, brakes, and lines. All of the lights, wipers, horn, and interior lights are working properly as they should. Correct body numbers are identifiable on both door jams and above the firewall. The car performs as strong and smooth as the striking cosmetics imply. A tuned 1600cc Giulia Super motor with dual 40DC Webers currently powers the Alfa, while the original (matching #s) 1300cc SS motor accompanies in crate (#AR00120.00634). The transmission is very strong including the synchromesh second gear, which is often a problem in early Alfas. The brakes are responsive as is the suspension and tight steering. All components show very minimal signs of wear, as the car has been continuously maintained and garaged. This car has been owned by great East Coast collectors and is said to be the featured car in the July 1961 Road and Track test drive article. An original issue is included in the sale. Above all, the Giulia SSs appeal lies in its good looks and driving pleasure. It continues to be one of the most recognizable and collectable post-war Alfa Romeos to date. *A ready to use Alfa SS in striking color combination!
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