Used in the Alfa Romeo 1900 range, the company’s first monocoque design, the 1,900cc inline-four engine would produce as much power as the supercharged 1,750cc racing motors of the early 1930’s. It would be this impressive engine that was downsized in 1954 for the launch of the now-famous Alfa Romeo Giulietta. Debuted at the Turin Motor Show of 1954 in Berlina Sedan and Sprint Coupe versions, the Giulietta could just top the magic 100mph. In 1955, a Pininfarina-designed Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider would launch. The company would cut more than five inches off the Bertone coupe and would cross-brace the body for rigidity. With these changes, the column-shift gear change would move to the floor. This sleek and sophisticated open-top Spider would boast a top speed of 103mph. Today, the 1958 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider is an excellent example of this early Alfa Romeo Giulietta engineering, and is desired by collectors and enthusiasts of all types.
When buying a 1958 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider, it is important to distinguish between the standard Giulietta Spider and the Spider Veloce. While quite similar in features, the dual-carburetor Veloce edition (first introduced in 1956) was significantly faster and is much more rare today. Only 2,796 Giulietta Spider Veloce models were manufactured, while many have been faked over the years. Whether you’re looking for a standard model or prefer the Veloce edition, it is always imperative to have a classic car expert authenticate any potential purchase. The difference in value between the two models is quite significant; it is important to thoroughly understand what you’re purchasing. This can be achieved by matching engine and chassis numbers to Alfa Romeo manufacturing records, or by having the car authenticated by a professional. The Beverly Hills Car Club can assist you in this process and can connect you to experts in your area. In the meantime, they welcome you to browse this website to learn more about the 1958 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider and other valuable Buyer’s Tips.
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