Giulia Sprint 1600 10112. I have taken to ignoring advertisements for cars where the VIN number is not mentioned, an arbitrary filter of sorts to keep me from spending all my time on Market Reports if you will, but this car, off of the awkwardly named Car and Classic dot com, deserves mention because I think it’s the first right hand drive late 1600 Sprint I’ve seen. Maybe one of my UK based readers will recognize it and have a VIN for it they can send along. Alfa did about 400 RHD 1600 Spiders with their own Tipo number -10119, I wonder if a RHD Sprint has its own Tipo number? RHD SS’s don’t.
Looks like a very nice Sprint with exemplary chrome and paint. Is it Good wood or Goodwood? Either way, it’s one of the places I need to visit someday during their Festival of Speed Week. Why don’t they have a car show with period dress required of attendees here in the USA? Oh yeah, we are on average a nation of slobs so attendance would be low. All of my usual ‘great shut lines, well aligned trim bits etc’ apply. I don’t think this car has a bonnet spear. Note Giulia Super type side lights. I like the cartoonish rake of the antenna -something I’ve not seen on one of these before. I wonder if they relocated the locking door handle to the right side along with the steering wheel?
I like a nice crisp British description: “Alfa Red with Black interior, 65000 Miles, 1600cc 5 Speed, MOT October 2010, Comprehensive Service History from 2001 to date from last 3 owners with bills totalling over £14,000 many from established Alfa specialist and previous sales receipt, structurally superb, Engine superb. Gear box very good, Previous lady owner, uprated Clayton D9 heater matrix, Recent brake overhaul, chrome bright work complete and in very good order with a few minor blemishes. A beautiful and very useable Classic Alfa being offered for sale privately. Car located by Goodwood Revival Motor Racing Circuit, Chichester, West Sussex.
Please contact Nigel or Kay for further details. No time wasters, test pilots or advertising agencies please. Private Sale”
I think most of these cars had an all black interior. If the one inch of white on the drivers side ‘A’ pillar is any indication, the headliner is white. Drivers seat bottom shows quite a bit more settling in than the passengers. All in all, an invitingly appointed interior.
To avoid the risk of falling into the category of time wasters I will not be contacting Nigel or Kay about their very nice Giulia Sprint just to get the cars VIN number, but if you have 27,500 pounds (about $44,500 at time of writing), are not a test pilot, live in one of the right hand drive countries and find this car attractive enough to want to see it in your garage, I encourage you to drop them a line.