|Cars - Alfa Romeo|
|Chassis Number||AR 329077|
|Engine Number||AR 00526 74154|
|Odometer reading||96,000 km|
Historics at Brooklands / Brooklands Museum 18th May 2011 Car - 18/05/2011 / 1966 Alfa Romeo Giulia Super ‘Bollino D’oro’ / Lot 229
The first Giulia 105 series of motor cars, the Giulia Ti, was introduced to the motoring press at Monza on the 27th June 1962 in Berlina (saloon) form. Driven by the classic Alfa twin cam, engine capacity was increased from its predecessor, the Giulietta, from 1290cc to 1570cc and produced 92bhp in the new guise. The new car also included a five speed column change gearbox, umbrella handbrake and strip instrumentation. Designed by Dr. Orazio Satta Puglia, the initial look is of a somewhat square but compact motor car, however, look more closely; the detailed swaging along the roof, wings, and doors along with a subtle roof spoiler and swaged Kamm tail gave encouraging results in the wind tunnel. In 1965, at the Geneva Motor Show, the Giulia Super was introduced. Based on the Ti, improvements included a floor change gearbox and centrally mounted handbrake and attractive round instruments with ancillary gauges mounted centrally. Twin Weber carburettors were fitted and the power was increased to 112bhp. The Giulia Super is considered by many 'Alfisti' as the best Alfa of the period. The car offered today is a rare 'Bollino D'oro' (Golden Tag) reputed to be the earliest known Super within the UK and confirmed by the Alfa Romeo Owners Club 105 Series registrar. Imported from Italy approximately three years ago, this Alfa has since undergone an extensive restoration including a total back to bare metal strip including the undersides. During this process, the floors were found to be original and in excellent order. Sharp panel lines (topsides and beneath) and the quality of the finish can be seen. A comprehensive file confirms the restoration works with receipts totalling more than £18,000. The detailed restoration even includes the replacement of the exquisite gold 'Golden Tag' Alfa Romeo logo located within rear pillar badges that were manufactured (due to unavailability) as a one off in Israel. Fitted with the original engine, this is a matching number motor car. Some mechanical modifications have been carried out to improve modern day driving, these include; 123 electronic ignition for easier starting and smoother running as well as an alternator that replaces the original Dynamo to protect the battery in modern traffic. As well trim differences you may notice the slim internal door pulls, full width individual reclining front seats, mechanical operated quarter lights and the lower cased 'Alfa Romeo' and 'Giulia Super' scripts that differ from the later cars confirming this as an early sought after 'Super'. This interior has been sympathetically repaired so as to maintain as much originality as possible. In recent years the Giulia Saloon has been given the recognition it deserves. With the jewel like twin cam engine, excellent handling, five speed gearbox and large boot capacity, its practicality in carrying four passengers in comfort and their luggage has meant that prices have strengthened and aligned with its sister coupes and spiders. This rare 'Golden Tag' Super is fully UK registered with a current MoT test certificate and road tax licence, the lucky new owner may enjoy this motor car's features and benefits straightaway.