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Lot 177: Alfa Romeo Giulia 1600 Spider Corsa

Goodwood Revival Sale, Bonhams (15 September 2012)

This Giulia Spider joined the Black and White Collection in March 2008 and is now, sadly, for sale as the owner is hanging up his racing suit and purchasing a 1957 Giulietta Sprint for road tours. Chassis number '376663' was built on 9th April 1963 finished in white with red interior, and was sold new on 15th May '63 in Busto Arsizio, north west of Milan. A Spider Normale model, it was later converted to Veloce specification. In 1983 the Alfa was prepared for racing by Corrado Cupellini in Italy and raced throughout the decade in many European championships at such legendary circuits as the Nürburgring, Spa Francorchamps, Monza, Imola, Mugello, Varano, Monthléry and Brands Hatch. It also competed in the 1988 Coppa d'ltalia, winning one of the stages. In 1990 the car competed in the Carrera Panamericana in Mexico with the Scuderia del Portello, driven by Franco Meiners and Corrado Cupellini. FIA competition papers were issued in March 1999 and that same year the car competed in the Coppa Intereuropa. The Alfa was imported into the UK in February 2001 after being sold by a car dealer in Paris, France and then registered for road use in this country in August 2006 as 'EFC 278A'. A rolling road test in July 2008 by Mech Motorsport in Cheltenham produced a reading of 125bhp at the wheels and 108lb/ft of torque. In January 2009 the engine was fully rebuilt with new 10.9mm Columbo and Bariani camshafts. The gearbox had been overhauled in 2007. Since acquisition the Alfa has taken part in races and track days at circuits and events including Castle Combe, Goodwood, Mallory Park, Silverstone, the Brighton Speed Trials, Kop Hill, Bedford Autodrome, Shelsley Walsh, Monza, the Nürburgring and the Silver Flag hill climb in Italy. This car is in generally very good condition, both inside and out. Some improvements have been made during the current ownership to aid both comfort and safety including a heated front windscreen; interior and boot carpets; a rear bumper hiding the unattractive body seam; Lexan side windows, braided brake hoses, electric cooling fan and a passenger seat. In addition, the home-made aluminium hard top created for the Carrera Panamericana has been replaced with one in the original factory style. '574 AOP' has an enormous file of history accumulated during its time in the UK, and during the current ownership this much-enjoyed car has proved exceptionally reliable on its many long journeys. It has afforded many happy memories and it will be greatly missed from the Collection. The car is offered with FIA HTP (issued September 2009), current road fund licence, Swansea V5 document and fresh MoT.

Lot Details
Auction Goodwood Revival Sale
Bonhams, Chichester, Goodwood
Lot Number177
Outcome NOT SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Condition rating
Registration number574 AOP
Chassis numberAR 376663
Engine numberAR00112 10146
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors2