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1964 Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider : Classic Cars

The Giulietta, and later the Giulia are the cars that took Alfa Romeo from being a relatively small production company to being an economically viable and successful firm. Prior to that, they had produced large and expensive cars, and never in very large numbers.

With the Giulietta/Giulia, however, Alfa Romeo produced significant numbers of these charming and capable cars. Its success was due in part to its unique placement in the market. It was neither a large hugely expensive car, nor was it very small utility car (such as the Fiat 500). Instead, they were affordable enough so that many could buy them, yet permitted a more glamorous and useful approach to motoring that really struck a chord with buyers on both sides of the Atlantic.

This particular example has been recently restored, and is structurally outstanding without any evidence of corrosion, damage, or repairs. Included in the restoration work was paint from bare metal, chrome inside and out, new upholstery, top, and correct rubber mats, a new exhaust system, new windshield, new shocks, carburetor rebuild, and a hydraulic brake system rebuild. Many other smaller tasks were also carried out.

The engine appears to be matching to this chassis, and the car runs and drives exceptionally well. The 5-Speed transmission shifts well. The brakes are effective, and the steering particularly responsive on this example. While we don't have records to indicate exactly what was done, and when, the engine appears to have been rebuilt, makes excellent power, and is extremely dry. The engine bay is beautifully detailed and complete with the often missing window washer bag, hood pad, and air cleaner housing.

The car is well above a driver cosmetically. The paint, chrome, emblems, top, and interior are all excellent. The car sits on restored factory wheels with new hub caps, and near new tires. The factory steering wheel, switchgear, and gauges remain.

With the benefit of the larger 1600cc power plant, and 5-Speed all synchromesh transmission, this beautifully turned out Giulia Spider will be an optimum choice for rally and tour events, yet, is nice enough to not be out of place for a casual showing.

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Sources : 1964 Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider Photo | 1964 Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider Article

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