1961 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale
History: Directly descended from Carrozzeria Bertone's brilliant Bertone Aerodynamica Technica (BAT) design studies of the mid-1950s. extremely low drag coefficient of 0.29, It is estimated that no more than 1,366 Sprint Speciales were produced between 1957 and 1962, in both Giulietta and larger-engined Giulia form.
Engine & Transmission: The car runs strong and the sturdy 1,300-cc, all-alloy, four-cylinder engine has had the bottom rebuilt and is now 1,450-cc. It is fitted with a pair of Weber side-draught carburetors. The engine is exceptionally nice. It delivers power whenever you want it. Note: It is not a numbers matching block. The underside of the car is extremely nice (see photos). The five-speed manual transmission shifts smoothly and the car has independent front suspension, live rear axle with coil springs, and front disc and rear drum brakes. This car is in excellent condition.
Body: The body panels are all straight. All glass is in great shape. The paint is nice even up close. On a scale between 1-10 I would grade it as an 8.9, I’m pretty particular and a 10 I only see at Pebble Beach on the 18th green Concours. Lenses as new, excellent rubber and gaps.
Interior: The interior is as new, dash is clean, and carpet is excellent. The door skins are great and bottoms of the doors are very nice. The seats and seatbelts have been upgraded to a (circa 1967 era) style to have seatbelts in the car, the mechanism built into the seat and retractor work great and seamlessly and fit into the cars design. A joy to sit in this cockpit.
Summary: The collector of this car is keen on keeping his cars mechanically solid for use. He drives his cars and put attention to anything that needs fixing. This is a wonderful example of a classic Alfa SS perfect for cruising or taking to car shows. Great attention was put to making this car nice, there is no corrosion. The car is a time capsule and is a joy to drive.