1958 Alfa Giulietta Spider:
SN# 149504020 - Engine #AR1315*44067*
Black With Black Interior
The Giulietta is the car that took Alfa Romeo from being a relatively small production company to being an economically viable and successful firm. Prior to that, they had produced large and expensive cars, and never in very large numbers. The classic sports car formula coupled classic bodywork by Pininfarina with Alfa Romeo's sophisticated twin cam engine and a wonderfully lively and entertaining chassis.
This particular car is a desirable short wheelbase 750 series car with all the early features including small tail lights and early gauges. It was campaigned in SCCA G-Production in the 60′s but has been converted back for street use. It has been cosmetically restored and completely serviced. The enginehas been rebuilt using Veloce rods, header, pistons, and cams and is beautifully tuned, being extremely responsive and surprisingly tractable as well; coupled with a 5-speed transmission and an additional oil cooler. The entire driving experience is tight and coherent in a way that few open Alfa Romeos seem to achieve. The chassis and suspension are unusually taught, with a sharpness and responsiveness that is uncharacteristic for a Giulietta. The car turns in positively and is marvelously precise and controllable through turns. The gearbox works superbly with excellent synchromesh on all gears. The brakes work in a linear fashion and the entire experience is an absolute joy both to drive and to listen to.
Cosmetically, the car presents well. It appears essentially unmodified from outside, other than the fitment of hood pins to secure the engine lid. The body is straight, rust free, and has nice paint, the chrome is in good condition with some swirl marks and light scratching; the trim and badges are present and very good condition. The canvas top is new.
The interior is good shape, with nice upholstery with red piping and attractive square weave carpeting with red edging. The instruments are in good working order but showing their age. The steering wheel is in excellent shape other than some cracking to the horn button. The firewall and under dash area are unrestored and show some age.