1956 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Veloce

The arrival of the Giulietta Sprint in 1954 marked Alfa Romeo’s entrance into a new market sector – the medium sized car. Launched at the Turin Motor Show of that year, the Giulietta, available in Sprint, Spider and Berlina forms remained on the Alfa Romeo price list until 1965. The car was a racing triumph too, notching up successes in the Coupe des Alpes, the Daytona 3 Hours, the Sebring 12 Hours and the Targa Florio, collecting 500 wins along the way.

its cylinder capacity and dimensions were small, this Alfa deserves a place in the Alfa Romeo sports hall of fame for its combination of uncluttered, appealing lines reminiscent of a coupe, state-of-the-art mechanicals, good power-to-weight ratio and strong roadholding.

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In Detail

submitted byRichard Owen
engineInline-4
positionFront Engine
valvetrainDOHC 3 Valves per Cyl
displacement1290 cc / 78.7 in³
power59.7 kw / 80 bhp @ 6300 rpm
specific output62.02 bhp per litre
bhp/weight91.12 bhp per tonne
driven wheelsRWD
front brakesFinned Drums
f brake sizemm / in
rear brakesDrums
r brake sizemm / in
steeringWorm & Roller
f suspensionWishbones w/Telescopic Dampers, Coil Springs, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspensionRigid Axle w/Telescopic Dampers, Coil Springs
curb weight878 kg / 1936 lbs
wheelbase2250 mm / 88.6 in
front track1292 mm / 50.9 in
rear track1270 mm / 50.0 in
transmission4-Speed Manual
gear ratios:1
top speed~165 kph / 102.5 mph

Auction Sales History

1956 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Veloce

1958 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Coupé Sprint Veloce 1493 08721 – sold for €57,500 Delivered new in the USA, this Giulietta Sprint Veloce was imported from California in 1991 and in 1995 was restored to correct original specification by Mec Auto of Eupen, Belgium. The engine was rebuilt in 2010 and the car comes with the relevant invoice (for €8,500), its original Italian handbook and Belgian Carte Grise.
Auction Source: 2013 Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais