Giulietta/Giulia Sprint 385086. This car that I found on Anamera is going to be auctioned May 1st 2010 in Monaco by RM auctions (listed between a Frua AC 428 and a Aston DB2 Vantage!). Car wears a 10112 Sprint 1600 build plate on the firewall but the vin number itself is that of a 10103 1300 Giulietta Sprint from 1965. I am guessing the vin is 10112*358086. I’ll send an email off into the cloud and see if they can clarify this. Car is set up for fast street or track use being stripped of bumpers and other unnecessaries and having a roll bar and race style controls.
Car looks very good in this view with bumper missing and mount holes filled. Alfa grill badge is missing, no doubt to save a few grams. I like the blacked out mesh of the grills. Rear view mirror is in an unoriginal place. I like the cartoon dead fish eye X’s. A close look at the front reveals a thick sway bar.
Arrow points to a tow loop. Buckles keep the lid closed ‘just in case’. Isn’t the ‘Sprint’ script supposed to be below the target style badge? No license plate mounting arrangement. Dedicated track car?
Darth Maul would be right at home in here. I prefer a little less intensity in my cockpit while driving so if it was mine I’d tone it down a bit, but I’m not sure how to do that when it’s the inside of the shell and corretly painted body color.
Very simple under the hood, only the absolute necessities. I like the magnesium protective coating color paint on the head. A friend has Cromodoras on his GTV in this color. Note remote oil filter. Vent covers look like speaker grills.
Another view of the bare-bones appraoch used. Note there are no tabs at the front of the valve cover or head. Either they were artfully removed (doubtful) or this is an early engine. Also note the vent grill from the last picture is missing in this shot.
I think this approach to redoing a Sprint is fairly wise. I haven’t done a serious cost analysis or anything but I bet it’s 20% cheaper to build a crappy Sprint into a gutted track car than to restore one and the value at the end of the project is similar. Anyone care to comment on this?