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This 1961 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale is one of 1,366 examples produced and was purchased by its current owner in Italy in 2018, at which time it was imported to the US. The has been refinished in cream over beige cloth and blue vinyl, and power is from a 1.3L twin-cam inline-four paired with a five-speed manual transmission. Work under prior ownership reportedly included a replacement water pump and radiator. This Sprint Speciale is now offered by the seller on behalf of its current owner with a copy of its Italian libretto, an Alfa Romeo Classiche Certificato Di Origine, an Automotoclub Storico Italiano certificate, importation documents, and a clean North Carolina title.
The Sprint Speciale was styled by Franco Scaglione at Bertone. This example was finished in Bianco Gardenia from the factory and was repainted under prior ownership. Photos of the brightwork and trim can be viewed in the gallery below.
Silver-finished 15″ Fergat wheels with polished Alfa Romeo-branded hubcaps wear Vee Rubber V366 tires showing 2017 date codes. A matching spare wheel is said to reside in the trunk.
The cabin features seats trimmed in beige cloth with blue piping and vinyl backs as well as matching door and side panels and a white-painted metal dashboard topped by black vinyl pad. Additional equipment includes hand-crank windows, a blue carpet kit, and a replacement headliner.
The three-spoke steering wheel frames Veglia instrumentation including a 220-km/h speedometer, an 8k-rpm tachometer, and gauges for fuel level, coolant temperature, oil pressure, and oil temperature. The five-digit odometer shows 215 kilometers (~130 miles), with total mileage unknown.
The 1.3L twin-cam inline-four is fitted with dual Weber 40 DCOE carburetors, an aluminum airbox, and a F.I.S.P.A air cleaner. Servicing prior to the current owner’s acquisition is said to have included adjustment of the carburetors, fluid changes, and replacement of the following:
The Alfa Romeo Classiche Certificato Di Origine lists a production date of June 15, 1961. The car is said to have placed third in class at the 2019 Alfa Romeo Owner’s Club Convention.