This 1964 Alfa Romeo Giulia 1600 Sprint Speciale was purchased by the seller’s late father in New Mexico in the early 1970s and was inherited by the seller in 2014. The car was disassembled for rust repairs and a refinish in black in the late 1980s, and according to the seller, has been stored in a garage since. The engine was sent out for machine work in 2008 but was lost when the machine shop was forced to close. The partially disassembled interior is still fitted with dark red door panels as well as bucket seats upholstered in red cloth with cream vinyl accents. Equipment includes front disc brakes, 15″ wheels, and dual Weber carburetors. Additional parts that will accompany the car include a 105-series engine block, two camshafts, a camshaft cover assembly, a front timing cover, a starter, two distributors, two transmissions, an intake manifold, a flywheel and clutch, and a bellhousing assembly. This Giulia SS is now offered as a non-running project in Colorado with a spare windshield, an owner’s manual, a factory instruction book, older New Mexico and Colorado registration stickers, a jack and tools, and a bill of sale.
The Sprint Speciale was introduced as part of the Giulietta series in 1959 with styling influenced by Bertone’s Berlinetta Aerodinamica Tecnica studies earlier in the decade. Production shifted to the Giulia series in 1963, and this example was previously finished in red. It was disassembled, rust was repaired, and the body was refinished in black in the late 1980s. A spare windshield will accompany the car along with a set of headlight trim rings, exterior light lenses, and a front grille center. The front bumper, tail lights, hood moldings, and other miscellaneous trim are missing.
15″ Fergat wheels are wrapped in older mismatched tires, and a set of chrome hubcaps will accompany the car. Factory equipment included front disc brakes and coil springs at all four corners.
The interior features low-back bucket seats upholstered in red cloth with cream piping and side panels. Factory-style door panels remain installed, while the carpets, rear seat, rear side panels, and other interior components have been removed. Additional parts that will accompany the car include lap belts, rubber floor coverings, interior and trunk trim panels, and pedal pads.
The three-spoke steering wheel frames Veglia instrumentation consisting of a 140-mph speedometer, an 8k-rpm tachometer with an inset oil pressure gauge, and gauges for oil temperature, coolant temperature, and fuel level. The five-digit odometer shows 19k miles and is believed by the seller to have rolled over. True mileage is unknown.
The engine block, crankshaft, pistons, and rods were lost to a machine shop closing in 2008. Exhaust and fuel system components remain installed, and parts pictured in the gallery that will accompany the car include twin Weber carburetors, an intake manifold, two distributors, an ignition coil, timing gears, two camshafts, a water pump, a starter, an oil pump pickup and tube, an oil pan, a camshaft cover assembly, a front timing cover, a cooling fan, a flywheel, a clutch disc, and a bellhousing assembly. The seller states that a spare 105-series engine block, a radiator, and two five-speed manual transmissions will accompany the car including one 101-series transmission and one 105-series transmission.
The seller notes that only part of the VIN listed on the registration documents can be seen on the body. The seller attempted to secure a bonded title in 2015, although the state of Colorado rejected the application because the submitted vehicle appraisal was not performed by a licensed Colorado dealer.