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1960 Alfa Romeo Sprint Speciale
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- Year : 1960
- FIA Homologated race car (FIA till 2025)
- Tour Auto eligible
- Very rare and competitive car !
The first prototype of the Giulietta SS was presented in 1957 at the Turin Motor Show. After two more prototypes were presented in car shows, the official presentation of the production version for the press was on 24 June 1959 on the Monza race track. The first 101 cars produced had "low nose" and 750 SS designation. 100 cars minimum were needed to homologate a car in FIA regulations. While there were some all-aluminium cars produced, the majority of these cars had steel bodies with aluminium doors, engine bonnet and boot lid.
For the Tipo 101.20 small changes to a production version included steel doors, Weber 40 DCOE2 carburetors, higher front nose, removal of plexiglas windows. Bumpers were fitted front and rear, also cars had some minimal sound-proofing. With the 1290 cc engine and 100 hp (75 kW) of power the maximum speed was around 200 km/h (124 mph). The 1.3 litre engine and gearbox was the same as used in race-oriented Giulietta Sprint Zagato. All Giuliettas SS had three-shoe drum brakes at front wheels and drum brakes at the rear. Export versions had 101.17 designation. Side badges had "Giulietta Sprint Speciale" script.
The car offered here :
This charming 1,300cc Giulietta Sprint Speciale by Bertone was converted to historic race car specification in Italy and granted FIA papers (period E / Class HGTS4) in 2005. Brought to the UK in 2011, the car was part of a large collection and campaigned by a prominent historic racer being maintained to a high standard by his in house mechanic.
It has recently been fitted with new FIA belts and seat and has had new (2015) MSA HTP/FIA papers issued. The cars is still FIA homologated till 2025 !
The car is in good condition, the integrity of the body is good, especially underneath, and the engine is in great running order with plenty of power, no smoke or noises. Running on twin Weber carburettors and fitted with an oil cooler; it has its correct 5 speed gearbox, and is fitted with alloy wheels rather than steel and rare, upgraded 3 shoe front brakes bringing the car to a halt.
A well prepared and maintained car, it is supplied with Italian ASI papers and old Italian registration documents that date back to 1967.
There are just a handful of these cars now running in historic competitions throughout Europe as their values have more than doubled in the last five years; it is believed to be the only example competing in the UK.
A ready to race car, eligible for a whole host of historic events including the coveted Goodwood Revival, this is an opportunity not to be missed.