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1959 Alfa Romeo Sprint Speciale Coupe Vehicle Profile

1959 Alfa Romeo Sprint Speciale photograph

1959 Alfa Romeo Sprint Speciale photograph

1959 Alfa Romeo Sprint Speciale1959 Alfa Romeo Sprint Speciale
This is the Sprint Speciale, designed and created by Franco Scaglione with Giuseppe 'Nuccio' Bertone after they met in 1957; only 1,366 examples of this Giulietta model were produced. This vehicle implemented many design concepts originally explored in the three BAT cars (Berlinetta Aerodinamica Technica), studies featured by Alfa. The next evolution was the Spinta, meaning 'pushed' or 'super tuned,' which was very popular at the 1957 Turin show. The SS Giuletta, the first production model, was designed through a scientific approach based on wind tunnel studies and aerodynamics thanks to Scaglione's background in industry; it had the lowest drag coefficient of any car for many years, and was a major achievement even by today's standard. Although the SS won 13th overall in Targa Florio in 1960 (as well as other wins in other races), because of its grace and design it became known more as an elegant aesthetic masterpiece than a racing vehicle.

In Italy this SS originally sold for $2,600,000 lira, about $4400 in 1959, at a comparable $5663 list price in the United States that year. The only options were a Nardi wood steering wheel and adapted Borrani wire wheels, both of which are included on this particular example.

This example was originally sold to a Swiss buyer, who brought it to the United States in the 1970s. The current owner has owned it for approximately 20 years. It won first place in the Alfa Romeo category at the Concorso Italiano, Monterey in 2007.


By Daniel Vaughan | Sep 2009



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Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1959 sales)
1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale by Bertone
Chassis#: AR10120 00215
Sold for USD$67,908
  2018 RM Sothebys : London
 
1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale 'Muso Basso' by Bertone
Chassis#: AR 101.20 00068
Sold for USD$462,858
  2018 RM Sothebys : Monaco
 
1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta SS Alloy ‘Low Nose' by Carrozzeria Bertone
Chassis#: AR 00120 00061
Sold for USD$195,336
  2012 RM Auctions at Monaco
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Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Alfa Romeo Giulietta
1955 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis information for the Alfa Romeo Giulietta
1955 Spyder
Coachbuilder: Bertone
Chassis Num: 0004

Chassis information for the Alfa Romeo Giulietta
1955 Sedan
Chassis Num: 148800975
Chassis information for the Alfa Romeo Giulietta
1955 Coupe
Chassis Num: 1493 01365
Engine Num: 1315 01432

Chassis information for the Alfa Romeo Sprint Speciale
1959 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Bertone
Chassis information for the Alfa Romeo Sprint Speciale
1959 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Bertone

Chassis information for the Alfa Romeo Sprint Speciale
1959 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Bertone
Chassis Num: AR 00120 00061

Chassis information for the Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint
1960 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Zagato
Chassis information for the Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint
1960 Coupe
Chassis Num: 149320714

Chassis information for the Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint
1961 Coupe
Chassis Num: AR156625
Chassis information for the Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint
1961 Coupe
Chassis Num: AR158831

1959 Alfa Romeo Sprint Speciale

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