1963 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale For Sale in London
- Exceptionally Rare (One of only 25 RHD cars)
- Extensive History File
- Documented Restoration
- Alfa Red with Two-tone Bordeaux-Cream leather interior
Alfa Romeo, Italy’s oldest sporting marque, has been building cars since 1910. They produced some of the greatest machinery ever to be seen pre-war, such as the beautiful 1750 Zagato roadsters, the magnificent Monzas and the mighty P3 Grand Prix cars.
With the advent of the 1950s Alfa Romeo was forced to rationalise its production in order to survive financially. Unable to resist the occasional indulgence, however, they still built some exceptional competition and ‘limited edition’ high performance models. One such car was the Sprint Speciale series, appearing first in 1957 with the 1,290cc Giulietta engine and then in 1963 with the more powerful 1,570cc Giulia unit.
The streamlined bodywork bore a marked resemblance to some of the marque’s earlier competition designs, particularly the famous Disco Volante sports-racer, not to mention the BAT 9 show car.
With an all-up weight of under 950kgs, a five-speed gearbox and an output of 112bhp (in Giulia form) they made excellent road cars and were equally used in competition. Only 1,366 examples of the Sprint Speciale were built before production stopped in 1965.
The Alfa Romeo Giulia for sale at DD Classics is 1 of only 25 RHD cars produced, making this a very scarce opportunity for classic car enthusiasts. This particular example has been in England its entire life and still retains the original registration plate, first designated to the car in 1963.
Ours really is an exceptional example of this, now terribly rare, sports car. The accompanying file contains invoices and correspondence detailing thousands of pounds worth of renovation and maintenance. Inside the upholstery has been completely re-trimmed in the beautiful Two-tone design of Alfa Red and Bordeaux Cream leather. The headlining and carpet are both in great condition, showing little sign of wear.
To inspect and drive the car today is to understand that not a penny was wasted on maintenance. This is one of the very best that we have encountered and since completing its renovation nearly 10 years ago, our Giulia has travelled a mere 851 miles. The coachwork has a delightful patina, showing no signs of corrosion and the iconic chrome bumpers are still in fantastic condition.
Mechanically, the car drives with ease under load and is an equally useable driver in heavy traffic. Fitted with a 5-speed manual gearbox the Giulia will ride smoothly in all conditions and runs on a matching set of Firestone tyres.