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Sold for: £41,625
Following the ravages of war Alfa Romeo regrouped, equipping their rebuilt factories with up to the minute machinery to enable them once again to become a major manufacturer on the world stage. An all-new business plan was devised to move the company into mass production and the 1,290cc Giulietta emerged to fulfill those ambitions. In best Alfa Romeo tradition a twin overhead camshaft engine was to power the new model, the smallest engine size ever offered by the company but yet, in standard form, developing 80bhp. Although offered as a four-door saloon it was the sporting Bertone-styled Giulietta Sprint which captured the Italian sporting motorists' heart with its neat and functional styling looking good from absolutely every angle. The gently developed Veloce engine was offered as an option giving 90bhp and providing a top speed in excess of 100mph. Handling was enhanced by independent front suspension with coil springs and wishbones with coil spring, radius arms, and A-bracket at the rear. A 1,600cc engine was briefly offered prior to the cessation of the model in 1965 following an eleven-year production run.
This delightful Giulietta Sprint 750B dates from 1959 and was built in left-hand drive for the German market. Later that year, it was sold by Auto Freidrich in Frankfurt to its first owner. The early ownership details are unknown but on 1st July 1966, it was acquired by Douglas Foon Gee of Bellevue, Washington State, who evidently loved the little Alfa as he was to own it until August 22nd, 2012, a total of 46 years. Subsequently, the car was owned by Paul Hageman of Santa Monica, Dirk Layer of Solvang, California and Nuwest Holdings of Missoula in Montana MT before returning to Germany in 2017 where it joined a private collection.
The condition genuinely needs to be seen to fully appreciate just how incredibly well this beautiful Alfa has been cherished and retained such a remarkable quality throughout.
It’s supplied with its original Alfa Pouch containing the Owner’s Manual (in German), a number of US Certificates of Title and the spare keys.