From the Estate of James Messenger 1966 Alfa Romeo Giulia...
1966 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GT Stepnose "Hot Rod"
Design by Bertone
Chassis no. AR 614896
Engine no. AR06224 032836
1,962cc Twin Spark VVT DOHC Inline-Four (see text)
Dual Weber DCOE carburetors (see text)
140bhp at 5,500rpm (approx)
Five-Speed Manual Gearbox
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Ventilated Disc Brakes (see text)
*No-expense-spared high-performance build
*Desirable Step Nose body style
*Rebuilt and upgraded 2-liter engine
*Marvelous Autodelta-inspired livery
*Fantastic for fast road, rally, or track days
THE CAR OFFERED
This fabulous Step-Nose Giulia is the subject of a comprehensive, no-expense-spared restoration incorporating numerous high-performance upgrades. Using a desirable Step-Nose Giulia Sprint GT as a basis, this car was completely refinished in the classic shade of Alfa red, accented by a diagonal yellow panel, evoking the factory-backed Autodelta GTAs as piloted by the likes of Enrico Pinto and Rhoddy Harvey Bailey. The cabin was retrimmed with new gray upholstery on the low-back bucket seats, new carpets, and safety enhanced via a cockpit crossbar and four-point harnesses. Additionally, the chassis was suitably upgraded to handle the additional power with performance springs, Koni dampers, and ventilated disc brakes at each corner. GTA-style 14-inch alloy wheels and shaved bumpers round out the evocative, purposeful aesthetic.
At the heart of this Sprint GT rests a later-model 2-liter Alfa Romeo "Twin Spark" inline-four featuring variable timing and electronic ignition. The engine was rebuilt by Raffi Najjarian of The Pit Stop Automotive and fitted with Pittatore Camshafts, an Alfaholics cam cover, and dual Weber DCOE carburetors. There's also an oil cooler, aluminum radiator, lightweight alloy flywheel, stainless steel exhaust, Tilton hanging pedal set, and Alfaholics alloy fuel tank with internal filler. Getting all that power to the ground is a rebuilt 5-speed gearbox and limited-slip differential.
The many well-considered upgrades on this GTV result in a massively entertaining back-road carver to help realize your 60s "tin top" racer fantasies.