1964 ALFA ROMEO GIULIA SPRINT SPECIALE
Estimate: $110,000 - $130,000
Starting bid: $55,000
SOLD FOR $123,200
Amelia Island 2019
Description Chassis: AR381013
In Current Ownership for Nearly 20 Years
Stunning Bertone Coachwork
Known Ownership History, Including Noted Collector Dyke Ridgley
Accompanied by Owner’s Manual and Service and Restoration Invoices Dating to 1970
A Lovely Example of Milan’s Coachbuilt Classic
1,570 CC DOHC Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
Twin Weber 40 DCOE2 Carburetors
115 BHP at 6,500 RPM
5-Speed Manual Gearbox
Front Disc Brakes, Rear Drums
Front Independent Suspension with Coil Springs and Shock Absorbers
Rear Live Axle with Radius Arms, Coil Springs, and Shock Absorbers
This well-maintained example of the desirable Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale benefits from consistent care over the past four decades, as well as prior ownership by a highly respected collector. According to a former owner’s notes, chassis 381013 completed factory assembly in May 1964, finished in red paint. One month later, the car was reportedly sold by Rezzaghi Motors in San Francisco to Dunstan Gross.
In November 1969, the Giulia was acquired by Peter Sarar of Lompoc, California, and during his ownership a lengthy service file began. The car was sold in 1984 to Guy Webster of nearby Ojai, and according to a note in the file, it won a second-place award at the Santa Barbara Concours d’Elegance. By 1985 the Giulia was purchased by Harry Borde of Placerville, California, who lightly restored it over the following four years. By July 1991, the Sprint Speciale was owned by noted collector Dwight “Dyke” Ridgley of Decatur, Illinois, and he undertook further freshening measures, prompting an invitation for display at the 1993 Meadow Brook Concours d’Elegance. A year later, the car was an award winner at the 1994 Alfa Romeo Meet in Peoria.
Sold to James K. Dobbs III in April 1999, the Giulia has continued to receive regular attention as needed, including a repaint in 2008. This nicely presented Sprint Speciale is documented with service invoices dating to 1970, offering the next caretaker a solid example ideal for display or driving enjoyment.