When I went shopping for a modern car last year I was surprised by the number of accessories available, the fact that cars came pre-optioned for the most part, and how expensive additional accessories were. Accessories are nothing new when it comes to cars, windows and lights were accessories in the early days! The Giuliettas were no exception and the picture below, from a 1958 brochure, reprinted in the Alfieri book shows some interesting accessories that could be missed by the casual observer.
Note that the car above is not an ‘Eyebrow’ car but a later 101 style body. There is another subtle accessory on this car which, unless you know Sprints, you may not notice. This car has vent windows! I have never seen a picture that was recently taken of a Sprint with either of the above accessories with the exception of the SS below.
Looks pretty neat with vent windows. These were an option for Spiders too.
The foglamp kit is pretty cool since it incorporates the earlier style grill bars painted in body color with the 101 style grill surrounds. Are there boxes of unsold kits hidden away in Bertone’s basement? The foglamps look like Hella 128 or Marchal 650 items to me but I don’t know if Alfa would be equiping it’s cars with either of these at this point since headlights and taillights were Carello.
Have you seen a Sprint recently with either of these accessories? Let me know! firstname.lastname@example.org