Giulietta Sprint Accessories part 2

Right after the last installment on Giulietta accessories these two black and white pictures were discovered. I have read that a Bertone technical booklet exists detailing all of the possible accessories but I don’t suppose I’ll ever see it.

The first picture is of a 750 series Sprint and shows several accessories and an anomaly I’ve never seen elsewhere. The most obvious accessory in this picture is the fog lamp kit. It differs from the 101 kit in that the grill opening surrounds are unmodified, just the grill bars were modified to mount the fog lights. The lights really look a lot like Hella 128 items in this picture. I wonder what sort of switch they used and where it was mounted.

This 750 Sprint wears a lot of the available accessories. I wonder if it is one of the early prototypes?

A Hella 128 for reference. If you know what kind of lights are on the Sprint let me know at Sprints@giuliettas.com

The second noticeable accessory is the knock-off seen on the drivers side front wheel. I’m not really up on the pros and cons of knock-off’s compared to lug nuts so I wont go too deeply into that. I would attribute this accessory as being offered to please the traditionalists, especially British, who might buy the car back then. I have even seen Borrani wire wheels on a Giulietta, but couldn’t find a picture. Below is a detail picture from a Giulietta SS that was for sale a while back. It appears that a receiver was riveted to an undrilled, rolled lip Fergat wheel. Neat ‘Alfa Romeo’ raised script seen here is unusual, perhaps because the wheel is not a Borrani. Typical knock-off has the Route Borrani emblem.

Close-up of a wheel from a knock-off equipped SS.

The car above also has vent windows, which were discussed in the last installment. The anomaly I mentioned above is that if you look closely at the above picture, it looks like the rubber gaskets on the car, including the windshield rubber, headlight bucket gaskets and grill trim edge buffers are white. I realize this is a black and white picture and they may be natural rubber, cream, or gray, but I suspect they were a very light cream color or white. I’ve owned and worked on a lot of 1950’s German cars, scooters and motorcycles and white rubber was used extensively in this period. If this car is one of the prototypes it would make sense for them to try out contrasting rubber if that was a style of the day and it would help sell the cars in the German market.

Clock with mounting pod and fancy wood steering wheel adorn this car photographed probably for inclusion in a catalog or advertisement. It is trimmed in this picture but this car does not have vent windows so it is highly unlikely that it is the car above.

Two more obvious Accessories are visible here, a clock and a special steering wheel, probably by Nardi. It’s hard to tell much about the clock, a Heuer perhaps? The mount is pretty complicated, requiring a hole be cut in the dash and a little pod style housing. I’m surprised they didn’t opt for a smaller clock and mount it somewhere less conspicuous.

So far the list of accessories includes:

Vent windows

Fog lights in grille 750 and 101

Dash mounted clock

Special steering wheel

Knock-off style wheels

There are more accessories to explore so look for part three in this series at a later date!

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