With a total production of 17,000 units, Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider is not a rare classic car but that doesn’t take away from fact that it looks and feel special. This amazing 1960 model will soon hit the auction block at Historics Brooklands looking for a new home.
Classic Alfa Romeos are always among the most sought after cars in auctions and private sales. This one has a lot going for it besides that. It has a gorgeous Pininfarina two-seater convertible design – the car was originally intended for West Coast U.S. – and a full history that shows it was one of the first 600 Spiders sent to America.
What’s more, this Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider has been fully restored only three years ago, and it’s been a meticulous job. The works included the bodyshell being completely stripped down to bare metal, all corrosion removed and parts replaced as necessary, and the shell treated and re-sprayed in the original Alfa Rosso Chiaro. All the mechanical and ancillary components were either rebuilt or replaced.
The 1,290cc engine is fitted with a new stainless steel fuel tank and a rebuilt 5-speed gearbox that replaced the original. It works better, but some purist may object that it has a negative effect on the originality of the car.
Since its restoration, this Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider has covered only 400 miles. The auctioneer expects it will fetch £35,000-£42,000, which actually sounds pretty good for its condition. The restoration has cost more than that!