1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider
Price: US $48,800.00 Item location: Sunnyvale, California, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Alfa Romeo
- Model: Other
- SubModel: Giulietta Spider
- Type: Convertible
- Year: 1959
- Mileage: 59,379
- VIN: AR149506512
- Color: White
- Engine size: 1.6L I4
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Red
- Options: Convertible
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1959 Alfa Romeo Other Giulietta SpiderAfter much deliberation, ’ve decided to sell my 1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider. I’ve owned and enjoyed this car for the past 8 years, ut life is short, arage space is finite and it’s time to let another enthusiast enjoy this fun little car while I move onto something else.
According to the Alfa Romeo archives, his car, IN AR149506512, as completed on April 8th, 959 and imported into the US by Hoffman Motor Car Co. on May 12th of the same year. As a 750 series car, t features the purest iteration of Pininfarina’s original Giulietta styling, ncluding the desirable shorter wheelbase, maller tail lights and absence of “wing windows”. The car retains its original white exterior color, hough it was repainted under prior ownership. The car presents quite nicely, ut is not so pristine that it cannot be driven and enjoyed. Overall, he body is in good shape with some small chips and imperfections. There is a small dent below the right tail light and a very minor dimple on the hood. Both were present when I bought the car and could be easily repaired, ut, s I purchased the car to drive, ot show, ’ve chosen to leave them as is.
The interior of the car is a definite highlight with fresh red upholstery, lear gauge faces, orrect knobs, adio blanking plate and a nice crinkle finish on the dash top. There are two small cracks in the rim of the steering wheel, ut, rom what I understand, his is not uncommon.
The car’s drivetrain has been upgraded to a slightly later, 05 series, 600cc engine with 5 speed transmission, ngine block# AR00536*11262*. This upgrade strikes a good balance between retaining the original feel and underhood aesthetic, hile providing a satisfying increase in power and drivability. Under my ownership, ’ve installed a Pertronix electronic ignition kit (visually undetectable unless you remove the distributor cap) and a Weber DGV carburetor. Both modifications improve power and reliability, ut both are completely reversible if they are not to your liking. To that end, am happy to also include the previously installed Solex APAIG carburetor and air filter housing. These are significant, s even a reproduction Giulietta air filter housing sells for >$800.
As might be expected of a 56 year old, and built car, here are a few other minor issues worth mentioning:
• Fuel gauge doesn’t work reliably
• Driver’s side exterior door handle doesn’t work (though interior handle does)
• Instrument lights don’t illuminate
• Cabin heater doesn’t work
• Trunk lid doesn’t latch
• There are some marks on the windshield corresponding to the arc of the wipers
• As with most older Italian cars, he engine leaks a bit of oil
Additional items included in the sale:
• Fitted car cover
• Miscellaneous spares including the aforementioned carburetor and air filter housing
• Giulietta shop manual
• Laminated Giulietta wiring diagram
• Car disk DVD with shop manual, arts book and various related literature and images
Please contact me BEFORE clicking “Buy It Now”. This will give you an opportunity to ask any questions, equest additional photos or (ideally) arrange an in-person inspection. This also reassures me that you are a legitimate buyer and gives us an opportunity to confirm transaction details so there are no surprises after you’ve already committed to buy the car.
Vehicle is sold AS-IS with no warranty expressed or implied.