1963 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale
The first generation of Giulias appeared in June 1962, making its debut at the Monza Autodrome. The cars shared the same bodies as their Giulietta counterparts and the 1963 Giulia SS on display in this exhibition was developed using aerodynamic testing carried out on the Turin-Milan motorway.
The new 4-cylinder engine was based on the classic Alfa Romeo design of hemispheric combustion chambers and valves controlled directly by twin overhead camshafts. It was this car that spearheaded the Alfa Romeo marketing campaign that led to wider international sales of the brand’s products.
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|submitted by||Richard Owen|
|displacement||1570 cc / 95.8 in³|
|power||83.5 kw / 112 bhp @ 6500 rpm|
|specific output||71.34 bhp per litre|
|bhp/weight||117.89 bhp per tonne|
|f brake size||mm / in|
|r brake size||mm / in|
|f suspension||Double Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Telescopic Dampers, Anti-Roll Bar|
|r suspension||Rigid Axle w/Coil Springs, Telescopic Dampers|
|curb weight||950 kg / 2094 lbs|
Auction Sales History
Auction Source: The Pebble Beach Auctions 2015 by Gooding and Company
Auction Source: 2014 Quail Lodge Auction by Bonhams
Auction Source: 2013 Monterey Auction by RM Auctions
Auction Source: The 2013 Scottsdale Auctions by Gooding & Company
Auction Source: 2011 Pebble Beach Auctions by Gooding & Company
1961 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale – sold for $154,000
A US-market car, this Sprint Speciale was delivered to its first owner in 1962 by Rambo Motors of Portland, Oregon. It is believed to have remained in Oregon until 1983, when it was purchased by noted Alfa aficionado, Alfa Romeo Owners Club president, concours judge and restorer Bill Gillham. Mr. Gillham sold the car in 2005 to James and Cindy Dyer of Houston, Texas, who commissioned a concours restoration from Mr. Gillham’s shop, Hooligan Racing LLC in Jefferson, Oregon. He was directed by his clients to produce a national concours-level show car and, in the words of its restorer, “…to make it the finest SS on the continent.” The results of that effort can be clearly seen today.
Auction Source: 2011 Amelia Island Auction by Gooding & Company