Displacement: 1290 cc
Horsepower: 99 bhp @ 6,500 rpm
Engine Torque: 83 ft lb @ 4,500 rpm
Top Speed: 120 mph
0 - 60 mph: 12.4 seconds
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The Giulietta Sprint (Coupe) was introduced at the Turin Motor Show in 1954. Designed by Franco Scaglione for Bertone, it was a compact sports coupe fitted with a twin cam 1,300cc engine fed by dual sidedraught Weber carburettors. A year later, a convertible version (the Spider) was launched, built by Pininfarina. A Veloce version offered even greater power through the use of different carburettors and camshaft profiles. They were a tremendous success, offering terrific performance with handling to match.
Then, in 1957, the Giulietta Sprint Speciale was debuted. Also styled by Bertone, this had an incredibly low drag body with a drag coefficient of just 0.28, a figure not equaled by any manufacturer for over twenty years. They were all fitted with the Veloce engine and were a true racing car, designed to compete with the very successful Porsche 356.
This particular car was delivered new to France and has just undergone a stunning full, rotisserie restoration by the multiple award winning, California based, Custom Classics. Still retaining its original, numbers matching engine, it is flawless in every detail, with a full leather interior and new chrome.
Only 1,366 Giulietta Sprint Speciales were built and with many lost to accidents and corrosion, this is a fabulous opportunity to acquire one of the finest post-war Italian sports cars.