According to our documentation files, the chassis number AR 00339 originally corresponds to an Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale (101.20), manufactured on the 22nd December 1960 and sold on the 2nd January 1961 in Milan, Italy.
The body colour is gardenia white (AR 005), with grey / blue interiors.
Has air vents behind the front wheels matching the hood vents.
Sold for $82,500 at 2013 Gooding & Company.
The Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale made its debut in 1957 at the Turing Auto Salon on October 30th. The coupe wore a forward-thinking design from Carrozzeria Bertone which was clearly inspired by the mid-1950s Berlina Aerodinamica Technica - show cars created by Bertone to study aerodynamics.
Just 1,366 examples of the Sprint Speciales were built between 1957 and 1962.
This example was delivered new in Italy and subsequently imported to the United States. A thorough restoration began in 1987 and was completed in 2012. It total, more than $25,000 was spent on the vehicle in the last four years of the work. Since the work was completed, it has traveled just a few hundred miles.
Power is from a 1290cc dual overhead cam four-cylinder engine fitted with dual Weber Sidedraft carburetors. The 116 horsepower produced by the powerplant is sent to the rear wheels via a five-speed manual gearbox. Drum brakes are at all four corners.
In 2013, this car was offered for sale at the Gooding & Company Auction held in Amelia Island, Florida. It was estimated to sell for $120,000 - $140,000 and offered without reserve. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $82,500 inclusive of buyer's premium. By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2013
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To be OFFERED AT AUCTION at Auctions America's Fort Lauderdale event, March 27-29, 2015.Estimate:$ 90,000 - $120,000 Almost any car has its share of interesting features, and some, naturally, are more exciting than others. Occasionally a car is introduced that is widely considered to be extra special. This was the response to the Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale. According to period relevant Road & Track magazines, the Giulietta Sprint Speciale was launched in 1958 at the Turin Auto Show. It represented a stunning design that was clearly derived from the futuristic Berlina Aerodinamica Tecnica, or B.A.T., show cars that had been created by Carrozzeria Bertone in the mid-1950s. The amazingly aerodynamic design boasts a drag coefficient of only .29, which is particularly low, even by today's standards. Those aerodynamic studies led to what seemed a perfect solution to a competition version of the Bertone-bodied Giulietta Sprint Veloce. However, the Sprint Speciale proved to be a bit heavy for the task, and instead, it became a stylish road car, adding a sizable amount of grand touring flash to the entry-level Alfa Romeo line. As with all Giulietta Sprint Speciales, this car is equipped with the effective 1.3-liter, Veloce-specification twin-cam, four-cylinder engine, which has twin two-barrel Weber carburetors that put out 116 horsepower. A five-speed manual gearbox is connected to this powerplant. Even with a fully equipped interior, the Sprint Speciale has been constructed with lightweight construction and competition in mind, and it was considerably rapid. Reportedly, only 1,366 were produced by the time the model concluded in 1962. This particular car has been subjected to an excellent restoration, making the car ideal of both showing and touring. This Sprint Speciale is reported to have been delivered new in Italy and was subsequently imported into the United States. A complete and thorough restoration was initially undertaken in 1987 and completed in 2012. The last five years has seen the majority of the work carried out, and since the completion, it has been driven sparingly. Among the extensive work that has been completed is a rebuild of the original engine by Radcliffe Motorcar Company northwest of Baltimore. Other tasks that have been completed includes cleaning and rebuilding the carburetors, all exterior chrome being refreshed, plus the door panels and dashboard vinyl were re-installed in a great effort to preserve originality. The braking system has been refurbished and a new N.O.S. 101 head has been fitted. Additional features include the installation of new dome lights, period-correct floor mats, new emblems and data plates, as well as new grille blades and a new battery. Accompanying the Sprint Speciale are extensive receipts and service records which document much of the restoration work. The Sprint Speciale is one of the most attractive Alfa Romeos of its era. It is a car that is at home on any vintage rally, and it always stands out, even among the most elite of sports-racing cars. As a road car, the Sprint Speciale is ideal: fast, comfortable, safe and economical. You'll have the knowledge that you own a rare automobile from a highly regarded and respected Italian firm. Presented here is an example ready to be driven with enjoyment on any twisting mountain route, open desert road, or lazy country drive. This Giulietta Sprint Speciale adds to that a level of restoration that ensures it will turn heads wherever it may appear. LOT NUMBER: FL15_r0078