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Auction: Quail Lodge Auction
was auctioned on: 15 August 2019
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1963 Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider

Estimate: US$0
Price realised:  US$33,600
Lot number 5, Views: 25

1,650cc DOHC Inline 4-Cylinder Engine Dual Weber DCOE04 Carburetors 91bhp at 6,000rpm 5-Speed Manual Transmission Independent Front Suspension - Live Rear Axle 4-Wheel Finned Drum Brakes *Ever popular Sporting Alfa model *Enthusiast owned *Modified for reliability and drivability *Suitable for car tours or summer motoring fun THE ALFA ROMEO GIULIETTA With the introduction of the 1300cc Giulietta in 1954, Alfa Romeo established the 'small car, big performance' formula that would characterize its finest offerings from that point on. The Giulietta's arrival caused a sensation; demand quickly outstripped supply, causing Alfa Romeo to rethink its production strategy and become, for the first time, a high volume manufacturer. The original Giulietta Sprint Coupe of 1954 was soon joined by a more practical Berlina and a charming Spider, the latter sporting elegant coachwork designed and built by Pinin Farina. The original 750 series Giulietta later evolved to the 101 series, lengthening the wheelbase by two inches, providing better driver comfort. Giuliettas soon became known for their intelligent engineering, brisk performance, great handling and good looks. THE MOTORCAR OFFERED This spry and diminutive Giulia Spider was acquired by the consignor in 1989. By this point, the Alfa had become well-worn and it wasn't to long before a restoration began. The more serious work such as the media blasting, metalwork, paint, plating, and upholstery was placed firmly in the hands of professionals but various other odds and ends from the wiring to the general reassembly was performed within a home garage over the course of several years. Despite the 'amateur' restoration, the car has proven to be a strong runner having completed a trip to Monterey Car Week to compete in the Concorso Italiano in the mid-1990s. A true Alfisti, the owner has extracted just as much entertainment working on the car as driving. In the past two decades, the Giulia has been dis-and-reassembled numerous times as to keep the vehicle in proper order. Generally set up for club events and touring, the car has received a number of modifications including 84 mm pistons, European cams, 4.56 differential, alternator, electronic ignition, and electric fuel pump in an effort to increase both drivability and reliability. An endlessly charming automobile, the popularity of these Alfa Romeos come as no surprise thanks to the delightful Pininfarina body work combined with a peppy twin cam motor. A well sorted example such as this is sure to be enjoyed.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Bonhams London
Title: Quail Lodge Auction
Date of the auction: 15 Aug 2019 - 16 Aug 2019
Address: Bonhams London
Carmel, Quail Lodge Quail Lodge's West Field 7000 Valley Greens Drive (at Rancho San Carlos Rd) Carmel CA 93923 Tel: +1 415 391 4000 Fax : +1 415 391 4040 [email protected]