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HISTORY: Giulia Sprint Speciales have seen their values appreciate substantially over the last few years, as their delicately curvaceous style comes into its own as a mid-century work of art. This particular Sprint Speciale has been under the care of one owner for the last 30 years, which helps explain its low, original 51,000 mileage. Finished in an attractive dark blue over red, it stands out among the typically red and white examples.
Originally built for the North American market, it was sold new in Phoenix, Arizona, before migrating to Connecticut in the early 1980s. At about that time, its original engine was replaced with a series-correct 1,570-cubic centimeter twin-cam engine with the proper Weber carburetors. In a world of over-restored and ill-running restorations, it remains remarkably original and well-preserved. This Giulia Sprint Speciale has never suffered from collision damage, and it is free of any corrosion, with all its panels fully original and never having required repair for any reason.
Mechanically, its engine shows strong compression at all four-cylinders. A full servicing was completed just before it was displayed at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance earlier this year. Between Amelia Island and a showing at Hershey, the Sprint Speciale has covered only several hundred miles since it was serviced. Notably, the Sprint Speciale attracted the attention of AutoWeek magazine, which printed a photo of the car in its Amelia Island issue. Also, Alfa Romeo expert Keith Martin featured the Sprint Speciale as part of his website’s coverage of the concours.
Ready to be both driven and displayed, this Sprint Speciale offers the rare opportunity to acquire a low mileage vehicle of a rapidly appreciating example of one of Bertone’s most famous road going designs.