- One of only 501 built
- Delivered new to its native Italy
- Previously spent approximately nine years in the the Netherlands before returning to Italy
- Engine refresh including new camshafts in 2020
- New suspension and brake components fitted in 2017
The sporting four-door Alfa Romeo Giulia first appeared as the Giulia TI in 1962 with a 1,570 cc engine, a full six months before the Ford Cortina GT which would be the Alfa’s main competition in the battle of fast touring cars. It was only built for two production years, with many being converted for race use, so it is very rare for a genuine road car to become available.
Alfa Romeo, knowing that motorsport achievements really did result in better sales, developed a special version of the Giulia, the TI Super for motorsport use. Compared to the standard car, it was lightened by 90 kg with the use of aluminium for the bonnet, boot lid and door skins, plus plexiglass rear window. An increase in power, up to 110 bhp, was achieved by using the engine from the Giulia Sprint Speciale, still a 1,570 cc twin-cam, but breathing through twin Weber 45 DCOE carburettors. The brakes were uprated to discs on all four corners and the wheels were Campagnolo magnesium items, made especially for the TI Super.
The Giulia TI Super has many notable motorsport achievements to its name, including a 5th overall (1st in GT2) at the 1963 Tour de France, 4th overall (1st in class) at the 1963 6 Hours of Nürburgring, 2nd overall at the 1965 Spa 24 Hours, plus many more class wins and victories in touring car racing. It was only homologated for touring car racing in 1964 so its performance against far more specialist machinery in GT classes in 1963 is particularly noteworthy.
This car, chassis number AR 595221 is presented in road going specification, seldom seen on the market as so many have been upgraded for racing. It was originally delivered new in Milan with registration MI 880253 and at some point in the sixties re-registered in Piacenza with its current registration. In 2007, it was exported to the Netherlands where it stayed for nine years, acquiring FIVA papers during that time (the papers are included but now expired). Around 2016, the Giulia was re-imported to Italy and since then, has had a significant amount of money spent to keep it in excellent condition. There are invoices totalling around €12,000 since 2017. It has new suspension arms, brake parts, tyres and an engine refresh with new oil and fuel pumps and two new camshafts amongst much other work.
It is incredibly rare to see a Giulia TI Super ready to enjoy on the road, making this a valuable opportunity to add this sensational 1960s touring car to your collection.