Lot 34 (Imperial War Museum Duxford, 16th October 2019)
Sold for £38,250
(including buyers premium)
Registration No: BHE718B
Chassis No: AR379178
Mot Expiry: Oct 2020
- Reputedly supplied new to Mr. George Coulson in July 1964
- Long term previous ownership and both hard & soft tops
- Recently refurbished wheels and fresh Pirelli tyres
Many consider that the Alfa Romeo Giulia 1600 Spider provides the ultimate combination of styling and performance for the entire 750/101 Spider range. Visually almost identical to its predecessor the 101 Series Giulietta Spider except for badging and a false air-intake bulge on the bonnet, the model was produced for just three years from 1962 to 1965. It is powered by a 1570cc version of the ubiquitous Alfa Romeo alloy straight four-cylinder engine and all but the earliest have disc front brakes. With a five-speed manual gearbox driving the rear wheels, the legendary handling, twin-cam rasp and Pininfarina-styled body combine to make an extremely fun, stylish and collectable sports car. A large boot, comfortable cabin and simple-to-operate hood also make it a very practical model.
This example was built in Italy, being completed on 10th February 1964 and is recorded by the vendor as being in `very good overall' condition. It was finished in AR 008 Farina White with Black skai interior, a classic colour combination that it retains to this day. Reputedly supplied new to Mr. George Coulson in July 1964, his name is the first to appear on the accompanying green logbook which was issued to the car three years later. Under the bonnet is a slightly later but otherwise identical 1600cc engine which is understood to have been installed prior to the Alfa's arrival in the UK (the unit's 00514 number suggesting that it came from a 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia TI). Thought to have had five previous keepers before being acquired by its last registered owner in 1984, the two-seater shows signs of a past brake system overhaul and has recently been fitted with refurbished wheels and fresh Pirelli tyres. Further benefiting from a hardtop and stainless steel exhaust, `BHE 718B' displays a credible 52,000 miles to its odometer and is offered for sale with a workshop manual, numerous old MOTs and a current certificate valid until October 2020.