1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider by Pinin Farina
Sold For $100,800Inclusive of applicable buyer's fee.
Lot Location: Elkhart, Indiana
RM | Sotheby's - THE ELKHART COLLECTION 23 - 24 OCTOBER 2020
- Offered on Saturday
- An icon of Italian sports cars
- High-quality restoration in great colors
- Documented by Alfa Romeo Classiche Certificate of Origin
- US-delivery example; finished in its original color of Nero
- Equipped with its original engine; includes its original data tags
- Includes a charmingly original tool set
Debuted by Alfa Romeo in prototype form at the 1956 Turin Salon, the production Giulietta spider remained true to its sporting nature, with a slightly shortened wheelbase and neat, elegant Pinin Farina styling coupled with an 80 bhp, 1,290 cc four-cylinder engine. Its basic appearance would continue for nearly a decade before being replaced by the equally iconic Duetto spider.
Today the original Giulietta spider remains one of the most popular and instantly recognizable Italian sports cars of its era, widely enjoyed by enthusiasts all over the world as an affordable, lovable Alfa ideal for tours and rallies. The car is also widely recognized as one of Pinin Farina’s most famous designs. No collection of Italian sports cars is complete without one.
The example offered here is an original US-delivery example and was acquired for the current collection in New England in 2009. It is very well presented in what is believed to be the original color scheme of Nero with a red interior, piped in black, and a black cloth top. Paintwork and body fit overall is very good, with only minor visible wear. The interior features a Veloce-style Nardi two-spoke steering wheel facing the attractive red leather seats over red-and-black carpeting. The trunk is properly finished, with a rubber mat and beautiful paintwork that appears unmarked, while the Fergat wheels are shod in blackwall tires. At the time of cataloguing, the car recorded 50,506 miles.
This is a lovely Giulietta, beautifully presented and ready for its next owner to drive and enjoy.