Sprint Speciale as art? Absolutely!

The Cincinnati Art Museum is displaying a 1964 Giulia SS belonging to Richard Grant of Dayton Ohio from February 10th to June 7th.  If you are in the area, stop by.  I sure would! 

“Supporting the Art Museum’s commitment to showcase art and design across multiple disciplines, classic and concept cars introduce visitors to industrial design and its place in the history of art. Starting this February, visitors can experience the curvaceous and futuristic form of the Alfa Romeo’s 1964 Giulia Sprint Speciale created by the famed Italian design studio, Bertone. A limited production car, its body panels were carefully formed and finished by hand. The styling of the Sprint Speciale, considered especially radical when first introduced, took its cues from the study of aerodynamics and the global fascination with space travel and supersonic flight prevalent during the 1950s and 1960s. “

839_3A teaser from the Museum website.   Looks like a sublime specimen of the Sprint Speciale species. 

 

San Francisco MOMA had a Jaguar XKE as part of an exhibit of 60’s MOD type stuff, so if an E-type is worthy, why not an SS?

 

_dsc5372So blue it’s black.  Here is this car receiving best of class at the Ault Park 2008 Concours d’Elegance, where this car also received the Art Museums annual Artistic Beauty award.

dsc_4280Another view.  For all the promotional verbage no mention is made of Franco Scaglione who penned the design.

If anyone happens to swing by get the VIN for my register.

PS:  Nice car Richard!

 

 

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