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1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale 1600

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1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale 1600  (built in 1964, delivered in 1965)

For Sale is a Sprint Speciale built in late 1964 with the chassis number AR 381228 that has the correct motor # 121*01257. To be exact, the chassis was 64th from the end of the run and the motor 40th from the end of the run. This car was first sold in March of 1965 in Newark, USA

Among the Giulia production series, just 1,366 were the dynamic and highly stylized Sprint Speciale, a spin- off of the radical "BAT series" cars. More developed than the earlier Giuletta model, the Giulia was equipped with a slightly larger 1600cc DOHC engine and front disc brakes. All Sprint Speciales are equipped with the desirable twin Weber carburetor setup.

This 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale body had been customized by the previous owner in the style of the Tom Zat SSZ cars, Zat is world renown for his 4 custom SSZ cars.

This car has been recently been painted in Alfa Rosso and is incredibly beautiful with the appropriate new TZ wheels and Sprint Classic tires. While the dash is restored and stock, the interior is also restored but in a more modern look appropriate of the Zat styling. It is complete and without wear. Some of the chrome is new while other chrome parts have the patina of a driver quality car. This car shows no signs of rust now or in the past.

The current owner has gone through all of the mechanicals, including a complete engine rebuild. Brakes, transmission, fuel system and the virtually all of the mechanicals have been either repaired, replaced or serviced by the well-known Alfa specialist, Jim Cestarollo,  Alfaman of Novato. You will find that the all the lights work including dash, under dash, interior and headlight, high beams etc. All gauges operate correctly.

Sprint Specials have risen in price over the last few years with Hagerty showing a price range value of $85k to 165k on the high end. SCM (Sports Car Marketplace) shows a range of $80k to $135k. While this car has been customized, someone could return it to stock if the desire was the highest return as there were only 1400 of the 1600's built over the 3 years they were made. However the beauty of the Zat in design is wonderfully executed in this fine example  and can truly be called a head turner.

From the Desk of Marco Fazio, Alfa Romeo Historian
According to our documentation files, the chassis number AR 381228 originally corresponds to an Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale (101.21), manufactured on the 11th September 1964 and sold on the 18th March 1965 to Alfa Romeo Inc., Newark USA.

The body colour is white, with grey interiors.

Yours, Sincerely,

Marco Fazio