1963 Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider - £24,995

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This is a UK supplied RHD 1963 Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider, finished in yellow with black interior and 105,000 miles on the clock. The car was originally sold in March '64 to Chipstead and Motor Ltd in London and was originally sky blue.

Sporting elegant coachwork designed and built by Pininfarina, the Giulietta Spider was a huge success and continued virtually unchanged in 1.6-litre Giulia guise when the latter joined the Alfa line-up in 1962. Launched at the Monza Autodrome on 27th June that year, the Giulia range was the work of a design team headed by one of the greatest of Italian automobile engineers, Dr Orazio Satta Puliga, who had been responsible for all the post-war Alfa Romeos. The capacity increase boosted maximum power of Alfa's classic twin-cam four from 80 to 92bhp and the car's top speed to 109mph. Reliability was likewise enhanced and the larger engine was noticeably smoother and less fussy. A five-speed gearbox was standard on the Giulia 1600 Spider, which remained in production until 1966. The Giulia Spider is certainly one of the most attractive Alfa Romeos of its day and remains highly regarded now.

This right-hand drive Alfa Romeo Guilia Spider originally left the Milanese factory and came to the UK in 1963. In 1999, the car was ‘bare metal’ restored for circuit racing by a previous owner. Side windows and winder mechanisms were removed, interior stripped and open bodywork sprayed in Ferrari Giallo Fly. The Veloce specification included twin Webers, tubular exhaust manifold, front disc brakes and aluminium fuel tank. Original steel wheels were retained.

After just one event though, the racer was acquired by a previous owner in November 1999. 2000 pre-race prep and tuning was entrusted to Tank Barrett of Bewdley, Worcs, and the car was successfully driven to and from six races during the season, at the end of which pre-winter Waxoyl treatment was carried out by Worcester Classic Cars. The engine was in receipt of a 2001-2002 Supercharger Services (Wolverhampton) overhaul with forged pistons, reground crank, ported and polished head, and Jim Evans race/rally cams. In addition, roll-over bar and fire extinguisher were renewed and electric fan fitted. At Donington in 2002, this car beat the near identical ex-Justin Murphy HSCC series winning spider. The calipers were overhauled before the car was sold to the previous owner early in 2004. Preparation was undertaken at the Castle Coombe racetrack by Glyn of Circuit Motors Ltd who optimised the Weber twin 40s for road use using a rolling road.

This lovely car comes accompanied with an original italian workshop manual, invoices totalling just short of £10,000, a number of previous MOTs dating back to the year 2000 and a mileage log detailing previous journeys, vehicle mileage and the amount of fuel added to the car. We think this car will be restored as an original RHD sky blue Giulia Spider; As such the most beautiful car in the world!