#381249: ’66 Alfa-Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale
Coachbuilders at Zagato had built a successful race car around the Alfa’s Giulietta. You would think Alfa would be dancing in the strada, but no, they wanted to build one of their own. They phoned up Nuccio Bertone and set him on the task to build a Sprint Veloce Zagato beater. Designer Franco Scaglione was given a clean sheet and he came up with the extraordinary Speciale introduced at the1957 Turin Auto Show.
The SS was a four-wheeled rocket ship that owed its aerodynamic shape to the wild Bertone Aerodynamica Technica (BAT) 5, 7 and 9 experimental cars. Those cars are known as BATs. They weren’t great race cars so they morphed into terrific touring cars and Alfa seceded the race car war to Zagato. As a collector car, these were sleepers for years. If you were smart, you recognized low production Alfas will always be worth something and bought a bunch like Apple stock at $60 bucks. Today’s featured Alfa we found on the AlfaBB and although there isn’t a lot of information, this car probably won’t last. It looks remarkably intact after sitting for so many years. The seller says all it needs is restoration work on the interior. That isn’t a killer of a number for an Alfa as most authentic materials are still available. A really nice one of these rare cars will be well over $100,000. We don’t have an offer price yet but you can assume it will be a 5 figure number. Click here for the listing.