1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint at COYS Grandes Marques Maastricht Sale

1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint at COYS Grandes Marques Maastricht Sale

Not one for purists with a 1600 motor – but what a lovely fun event car just to enjoy and drive

ESTIMATE €35,000- €40,000
Lot Number 336
Reg. Number Swedish Registered
Chassis Number AR149308906
Year 1959
Make Alfa Romeo
Model Giulietta Sprint

The Alfa, in a few words, is a small car with a rev-happy dohc engine that can carry two people from point A to point B over all types of roads quicker than most cars twice its size. It does this not with blinding speed but with a wonderful combination of roadholding, compact size and sheer willingness.’ – Car & Driver on the Giulietta Sprint.

With the introduction of the Bertone-styled Giulietta Sprint in 1954, Alfa Romeo established the ‘small car, big performance’ formula that would characterise the Milanese marque’s finest offerings from then on. Alfa’s classic twin-cam four was downsized to 1,290ccc for the 750-Series Giulietta, gaining an alloy cylinder block in the process. The Sprint coupé was soon joined by Berlina and Spider versions, the latter styled by Pinin Farina and built on a slightly shorter wheelbase. The Giulietta family’s success surprised even Alfa themselves; production targets were revised upwards and to satisfy demands for increased performance, upgraded Veloce versions of the Sprint and Spider were introduced. The combination of a rev-happy engine, fine-handling, responsive chassis and excellent brakes make the Giulietta Sprint a driver’s car par excellence and explains why these stylish Alfa Romeos continue to attract the discerning enthusiast today.

This charming 1959 example, finished in Alfa Romeo Red with a black interior has come from Sweden, and is offered with certificate di origine. Fitted with a desirable 1600 engine this little alfa will perform as well as it looks.

AUCTION DETAILS
Address: MECC
Forum 100
6229GV Maastricht
The Netherlands
Date 13 Jan 2018
Time 3:00 PM
Viewing
Thursday 11th from 12.00pm to 8.00pm
Friday 12th January from 10.00am to 8.00pm
On the day of the sale from 9.00am to start of sale

Location Maastricht, The Netherlands
Admission Admission by Catalogue (Admits Two)