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1963 Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider Coachwork by Pininfarina Registration no. 165 MTJ Chassis no. 383152 Engine no. AR051454107

Estimate: £0
Price realised:  £17,250
ca. US$31,077
Lot number 685, Views: 21

Although the 1900 had been its first successful post-war model, it was Alfa Romeo's next offering - the 1.3-litre Giulietta - which established the 'small car, big performance' formula that would characterise the Milanese marque's finest offerings from then on. The original Giulietta Sprint Coupe of 1954 was soon joined by Berlina and Spider versions. Sporting elegant coachwork designed and built by Pininfarina, the Giulietta Spider was a huge success and continued virtually unchanged in 1.6-litre Giulia guise when the latter joined the Alfa line-up in 1962. A bonnet air scoop, necessary to clear the larger engine's taller block, readily identified the new model. The capacity increase boosted maximum power of Alfa's classic twin-cam four from 80 to 92bhp and the car's top speed to 109mph. A five-speed gearbox was standard on the Giulia 1600 Spider, which remained in production until replaced by the Duetto in 1966. This right-hand drive Giulia Spider was sold new to E L Bouts (Motors) Ltd, of Wolverhampton on 17th March 1964 and registered on 30th April that year to its first owner. The latter kept the car for the next 35 years before selling it to the person named on the accompanying Swansea V5 registration document. The vendor acquired the car in 2003 from Corley Motors (now defunct) in its present restored condition. Believed rebuilt to the more powerful (112bhp) Veloce specification, the vehicle is finished in its original ex-factory colour scheme of blue with beige interior and presented in 'Condition 1' in all respects with no known faults. It is expected to possess a fresh MoT by time of sale

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Bonhams London
Title: Collectors' Motor Cars, Cycles, Automobilia, Toys & Models
Date of the auction: 26 Apr 2004
Address: Bonhams London
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