Lot n° 8
70000 - 90000
1961 Alfa Roméo Giulietta Spider
Serial number 169005
Nice restoration condition
The history of the Giulietta coincides with that of the reconstruction of post-war Europe, some of whose cities are still in ruins; economic prosperity then reached out to the factories and Alfa Romeo decided to cut the bridges with the past of the firm, which produced only a hundred cars a year, in an artisanal way.
The old Milanese company was busy concentrating all its financial and human resources on production, even abandoning the competition that had allowed Alfa Romeo to make a name for itself during the pre-war years.
Under the supervision of Orazio Satta Puliga, head of the brand's design office, the engineers are working on the design of an inexpensive but terribly appealing sports car with a power and engine that will not deny the competitive past of the cloverleaf. The Alfa Romeo Giulietta, the archetypal Italian sports car of the 1950s, was born in 1954 when it was presented at the Turin Motor Show in a two-seater berlinette version. A light car with a short wheelbase and propelled by a 4-cylinder engine developing 80 horsepower with an aluminium block, cylinder head and crankcase, it was a real success and positioned itself a little above its competitors: the Fiat 1100 and the Lancia Appia thanks to its 1300cc displacement.
Its design, jointly produced by Scarnati and Zuccheli who sketched the coupé in 1952 The bodywork sketch, jointly produced by Scarnati and Zuccheli in 1952, was taken up by Bertone and Ghia to give birth to the characteristic features of the Giulietta Sprint; and even if some contrary ideas put the two famous body makers in competition, it was Bertone who took the lead from Ghia and ensured the industrial part of the production of the Alfa body and allowed the firm to respect its specifications.
Contrary to usual practice, the coupé was presented before the saloon and the cabriolet, both
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