1961 Alfa Romeo Sprint Speciale For Sale
Beautiful 1961 Alfa Romeo Giulietta sprint speciale offered for sale A Scaglione masterpiece conceived after the success and lust of the B.A.T prototypes in the 50’s; this was the production car based upon a Giulietta sprint Zagato platform with a (unheard of before) slippery aerodynamic body designed in a wind tunnel with a drag coefficient of just 0.28, a figure that took two decades to better! The car weighs a mere 860kg as opposed to the heavier and later Giulia SS. The engine and gearbox are that of the race derived sprint Zagato (SZ)- the 101-series 1,300cc DOHC alloy four, which used higher compression, a wilder cam, beefier main bearings and other tweaks to make 112hp. The car offered is a gold plate ASI imported from Italy a number of years ago and as such has faired rather well, the floor pan and structure of the car is remarkably rust free and free from previous repairs. The car is a survivor and wears its patina proudly, nearly 60 years old and as usable today as it was on conception. The car has the correct 1300 SZ engine with twin Weber DCOE’s producing ample power and Roarty induction noise. Excellent oil pressure both hot and cold and a sweet sewing machine idle typical of a well sorted Nord engine. The gearbox is typical of Alfa’s of this era; A jewel! Precise and positive to use, no grouches or grinding when used correctly. The car handles well and comfortably with excellent ride quality. The cars interior is presented nicely and again wears its age well, everything works and all gauges and dials operate correctly. A Hellebore GTA style steering wheel in place feels right and suits the cockpit. The cars plush and comfortable interior combined with race car pedigree underpinnings makes this just about one of the most desirable post war Alfa romeos. To drive such a car is as exclusive as you’ll likely get with a classic car, just 1400 built and many less in existence today, this is a car you will likely have never driven past (if you did, you’d have to lift your jaw from the floor!) The car is UK registered and raring to go! Rarely do such well rounded sprint speciale come to market at sensible money.
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