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Lot 396
1960 Alfa Romeo Guilietta Sprint


Selling on Friday

From The Rockhound Collection

CHASSIS NO: 149320828

• A partially completed project
• A spirited vehicle designed by Bertone
• Equipped with a 1.3-litre engine backed by a four-speed manual gearbox

At only 1,290 cc, the Alfa Romeo Guilietta Sprint was the smallest engine Alfa had ever built. The aluminum cylinder block, crankcase and dual overhead cam cylinder head also made it by far the lightest. Unibody construction tested the expertise and capacity of not just Bertone, the Sprint body designer and principal contractor, but also the entire auto manufacturing industry in northern Italy. The Giulietta's success overwhelmed Alfa's factory at Portello in Milan and gave rise to a huge entirely new factory at Arese in the suburbs. But for all its departures from tradition, it continued and enhanced Alfa's reputation for light, quick, powerful and nimble sports cars. They looked great. They went fast. They sounded like nothing else on the road, easily buzzing the normal engine to then-fantastic heights beyond 6,000 rpm.

Loved by many, thanks to its spirited handling and overall driving experience, this 1960 Alfa Romeo Guilietta Sprint is offered as an unfinished restoration project. This project comes with many of the interior trim pieces that are needed, as well as the Alfa Romeo logo hubcaps for the wheels. The shell has already been prepared and painted in a classic Alfa Romeo Red. The interior comes with a single bench seat, all the correct gauges, steering wheel, and gearbox shifter in place. The 1.3-litre twin-cam inline four-cylinder engine can be found under the hood, but its condition is unknown. With part of the restoration process already started, this project will give its next owner a sense of pride and deliver a glorious driving experience once it is complete.

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