The Giulia was introduced by Alfa Romeo in 1962. It brought detail improvements over the Giulietta it replaced, along with major changes to the engine, now displacing 1570cc. It was an increase in displacement by 21.7% and had a longer stroke and gave the Giulia an increase in performance that the Giulietta had lacked.
The Giulia's had an improved chassis but retained the solid rear axle found on the Giulietta. Just like the Giulietta, it could be purchased in a variety of body styles, including the Pininfarina-designed Spider Normale. In total, only 9,250 examples of the Giulia Normale Spiders were produced.
This Alfa Romeo Spider is painted in red with a black interior and has 85,000 original miles. The current owner purchased it from a couple who owned it for over 30 years. It had been stored in a garage and has been well preserved. The engine has been rebuilt and accumulated a mere 750 miles.
In 2009, this Giulia Spider Normale was offered for sale at the Sports & Classics of Monterey auction in Monterey, California presented by RM Auctions. The car was estimated to sell for $35,000-$45,000 and offered without reserve. The lot was sold for the sum of $30,250 including buyer's premium. By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2009