Really early car: ’55 Alfa-Romeo Giulietta Sprint
We ran across this well-kept Sprint on the Alfabb.com. Okay, it is in Sweden but we know lots of folks in Sweden who could put their eyes on it for you. We featured a Daniel Rapley ’55 Sprint project a few weeks ago. This is what that one could look like with a lot of effort!
The Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint started as a stop-gap model until the volume sedan was ready to launch. In 1954, Alfa Romeo commissioned Nuccio Bertone to create the coupé version of the new 1300 with a plan to build a 1,000 units. But at the Turin Motor Show in 1954, 700 reservations were booked. Bertone took up the challenge and the factory in corso Peschiera was equipped to mass-produce the body of the new car, until production levels called for a move to the new plant at Grugliasco. The Giulietta used an Alfa Romeo Twin Cam engine of 1290 cc inline 4, with a light alloy cylinder block and an alloy head with overhead camshafts. The Swedish seller says this is his summertime daily driver so it must be well sorted. There isn’t much else to report except the price of 35,000 euros plus shipping. Follow the link to the AlfaBB.com to contact the seller.