1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GT, step-nose, "barn-find"
- Condition: Used
- Make: Alfa Romeo
- Model: Other
- Type: Coupe
- Trim: Giulia Sprint GT
- Year: 1965
- Mileage: 230,000
- VIN: AR 614694
- Color: Salmon now
- Engine size: 1600cc
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Tabac
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1965 Alfa Romeo Other Giulia Sprint GT
1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia GT Sprint recent “barn find”.
Originally sold and titled as an 1966 (common in those days) it was changed back to 1965 for smog exemption purposes while in California. Purchased by second owner in 1968 and owned for the last 48 years. Freshly retrieved from detached garage storage where it has been kept since 2003. The second owner purchased the car in Ohio and then drove it to California via Wyoming in 1972. The car remained in California until the owner relocated back to Ohio in 1997 and has had very little use since the mid 1990s. Meticulous records by the second owner document the car’s history since 1968 with detailed description of all mechanical and body work performed with receipts as well as every fill up! Records suggest that it has accumulated approximately 230,000 total miles. Original exterior color appears to be a lovely and unusual Azzuro Isseo (Isseo Blue) over a Tabac interior with color and build date awaiting confirmation from Alfa Romeo Centro Storico (delayed as they are automating their records!). The car was repainted a pale “golden yellow” (butter) still evidenced in the original painted steel wheels in 1978 and again in 1982 and repainted again in what can best be described as a salmon color, during a major restoration in 1987/1988.
Timeless "Scalino" or “step-nose” design, styled by a young Giorgetto Giugiaro during his early days at Bertone. Alfa Romeo Type 105.02, Chassis AR 614694, Engine AR00502*15803, this is the last year of the series 1 105 Alfas. Original 1570cc (1600) Veloce engine with twin Weber 40 DCOE4 carburetors. Original and complete car with the addition of the dual double ANSA exhaust which required modification to both the rear valance as well as the spare tire well. Front badge is missing; wood arm rests and repurposed interior door handles are functional but obviously not original and neither are the custom speaker cutouts on the interior rear quarter panels (1971 timeframe). Driver’s door exterior handle is inoperable; brand new replacement and key are included but not installed.
The accident repair from a 1981/82 side-swipe behind the left front wheel-well is amateurish and will have to be redone; rust on passenger floor pan needs to be addressed and repair on driver' floor pan which appears to be holding should be professionally corrected. While rust on rocker panels appears to have been repaired and rocker panel "protectors" (an option at that time) installed around 1982 it will also have to be re-addressed as well as assorted rust on leading bottoms of doors and minor body “dings”.
Engine started easily once fresh gasoline was introduced to the system and runs though it will need to be freshened. Water pump is leaking. Original Dunlop brakes (one caliper is newer) not stuck but will obviously need rebuilding.
Complete set of records, owner’s manual, key codes, radio blanking plate and variety of small spare parts are included as shown in the extensive photo album. Approximately 475 photos organized in 5 folders can be seen at:
Candidate for complete restoration. Clear title. Car located in New Kensington/Plum, PA (Pittsburgh area). Auction winner responsible for pick up within two weeks.