1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint

Less common than their Giulia successor, the Giulietta series proved Alfa Romeo's competence as a mass-manufacturer of automobiles in the 1300cc class. We're featuring the 2+2 coupe Sprint model today, but a Berlina and Spider were also offered, in addition to some more limited production body styles. In 11 years of production, starting in 1954, over 177,000 Giuliettas were produced in its various forms.

Competitive features at its time were in no short supply on the Giulietta. The unibody chassis met the road through a double wishbone front suspension, with a live axle at the rear. Large, finned aluminum drum brakes managed stopping at all four corners. And, the aluminum dual overhead cam hemi 1300 engine made respectable power for its displacement.

1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint red rear

Year: 1959
Model:  Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint
Engine: 1290cc 4-cylinder
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage:  N/A
Price: $38,000
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA

1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint interior

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959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint 750 - 101- The body was stripped to the metal and was just painted with PPG Paint in 2018
- Reconditioned 1300CC engine with 2 Dellorto Carburetors has been installed and needs a final adjustment
- 4 speed transmission has been reconditioned and is installed
- Suspension has been reconditioned and installed
- The floor and rocker panels are solid and there's no rust
- I'm also including the original matching numbers engine that came with the car, which has been reconditioned and needs a final adjustment as well (engine #: AR 1315.010170)
Parts Included:
New Parts

- Installed: Brakes and Brake Sleeves (Front and Rear)
- Installed: Set of 4 Ball Joints (Upper and Lower)
- Installed: Rear Axel Straps
- Installed: 4 Tires
- Installed: High Torque Starter from Alfaholics
- Installed: Speedometer and Tachometer Cables
- Installed: Headliner
- Installed: Tail Lense Pair (Housing has been rechromed)
- Installed: Front Parking Light Assembly
- Installed: Windshield Rubber Front
- Installed: Headlight Rim Pair
- Installed: Handbrake Cables (2 of them)
- Installed: Black Wool Carpet Set (from Alfa Classic)
- Installed: Rear Trunk Lid Emblems (2 of them)
- Installed: Front Hood Molding
- Set of 4 Fender Emblems (Needs to be Installed)
- Door Panel Trims (Needs to be Installed)
- Ignition Switch (Needs to be Installed)
- Wiring Harness (Needs to be Installed)
- Sunvisor Pair (Needs to be Insatlled)
- New Upholstery in the interior (Seats, Door Panels, etc)

The used parts are in a nice used condition
- Installed: Suspension A Arm (Upper and Lower)
- Installed: Steering Box Assembly
- Installed: Idle Control Arm
- Installed: Gas Tank was cleaned and resealed
- Installed: Brass Front Grill Assembly - Needs to be rechromed
- Installed: Original 3 Gauge Set
- Installed: Dash Knobs are original
- Installed: Vintage Radio
- Installed: Rear Windshield Glass with Molding
- Installed: Steering Wheel
- Installed: 4 Used Fergat Rims
- Windshield Wiper Motor Assembly (Needs to be Installed)
- All the side glass and tracks are included (Needs to be Installed)
- Most of the moldings need to be polished, bumpers are straight and need to be polished as well (Needs to be Installed)
Parts Missing:
- Door Water Strips (Driver and Passenger Side)
- Side Glass Water Strips (Driver and Passener Side)
- Trunk Lid Rubber
- Steering Horn Push Button
- Battery Tray and Battery
- Hub Caps
This Sprint has been in California for over 20 years. As you can see this Alfa is not finished and is stored in a garage, but most of the work has been completed. Interested parties can come see the car before purchase. It also has a clear California title and it's under the previous owners name. Buyer is responsible for transportation of the vehicle.

1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint engine

Prices for these Giuliettas vary due to differentiating factors that we don't have the knowledge to point out. Will say that $38,000 is about average for a driver condition Giulietta, based on observation. This example was completely stripped down to its rust-free base and then repainted, which would give us peace of mind, were we to be pursuing it. The interior also appears to be reupholstered in the original style. Unfortunately, the seller has installed a non-original engine, but the original will be supplied in the sale. On the plus side, it would seem that the seller has upgraded the engine to a Veloce unit, based on the presence of two carbs. That's worth some extra power.

This car occupies the space between an original survivor and an unrestored driver. In our opinion, this makes it a prime candidate for loading up with miles. Anything that's been refinished before can be refinished again, free of guilt. And thankfully, most of the car has been refurbished and is ready to go.

-Graham

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1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint