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1958 Alfa Romeo Giulietta.
1958 Alfa Romeo Giulietta
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Address: Los Angeles, CA Exterior Color: Blue
Interior Color: Red Leather Transmission: Manual
Body Style: COLLECTOR Condition: Excellent
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1958 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider - restored to Veloce specifications. Alfa Romeo set a new standard for performance in a small-displacement sports car with its groundbreaking Giulietta of 1954. The Giulietta found its most successful form in the Pinin Farina-bodied Spider introduced in 1955. In the up-rated Veloce state of tune (including two sidedraft carburetors and a special finned cast-aluminum sump), the inline four-cylinder motor endowed the Giuliettas spry chassis with particularly spirited performance, making the model a preferred convertible choice for many of todays vintage touring enthusiasts. This well-presented Alfa Romeo benefits from a relatively recent restoration that has left the car in excellent, rally-ready condition, most notably upgrading the original Normale mechanical equipment to Veloce specifications. In 2009, the Giulietta was discovered as a partially disassembled project, offering an ideal basis for the new owner to create a race-prepped Spider from the ground up, one that he could campaign at touring events like the Colorado Grand or Copperstate 1000. The exterior was bare-metal blasted and then treated to a deep new finish in dark blue paint. Cosmetic choices included a new interior of burgundy leather upholstery with blue piping on the seats, and complementary matching light blue carpets. The undercarriage was also carefully refinished with proper powder-coating. Mechanical considerations were entrusted to Santos Italian Car Service in Northridge, California, with the guiding mission of creating a performance-geared Spider. A 1970s-era two-liter Alfa Romeo engine was sourced and fitted with new Borgo pistons and liners, oversized intake valves, dual Weber 45 DCOE carburetors, and competition camshafts for the revered twin-cam set-up. The cylinder heads were ported and polished, and the reassembled engine was completely balanced before being fitted to new motor mounts. Upon completion the customized motor was tested on a dynamometer and developed 125 hp at 6,100 rpm, a sizable increase from the cars original stock output of 80 hp or the in-period Veloce output of 90 hp. Additionally the radiator was re-cored, new Veloce-spec tube headers were installed on the exhaust manifold, and Veloce gauges were fitted to the refurbished instrument cluster. Both the suspension and brake systems were rebuilt for modern performance characteristics, with a new master cylinder, and disc brakes with ATE calipers fitted to front and rear wheels. The upper and lower ball-joints and bushings were replaced, and new yellow Koni Sport shocks were installed. The transmission was rebuilt with a five-speed gearbox (capable of a higher top speed), with new factory synchros and a new Sachs clutch-disc, and the flywheel was resurfaced. Finally, a Duetto-style rear differential with a modified limited-slip was added, minimizing torque loss on tight corners and bumpy roads and elevating the Giuliettas legendarily modern handling characteristics to new heights. Cosmetics were further honed with a complete refinishing of all the brightwork, refurbishment of the correct Giulietta wheels, and the installation of a new canvas soft top, which reportedly has been used less than a dozen times. Following the completion of the restoration, this Alfa was driven to great enjoyment on a handful of tours (including the California Mille), and the consignor attests that the car performs more reliably than any of his other touring classics. This mechanically customized high-performance Spider now awaits its next caretaker with the promise of engaging feedback through tight turns, and impressive torque out of curves onto the straightaways. For owners seeking a cosmetically well-prepared Giulietta that is capable of shining in a touring or performance capacity, this ideally restored example promises thorough enjoyment during driving and vintage events. Leasing and Financing Available OAC, Trade Ins are Welcome. We Ship Worldwide. For more information call, view our entire inventory at Price: $89,500
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