Although the Alfa Romeo 1900 had been the first mass-market Alfa, it was the Alfa Romeo Giulietta that ultimately established the brand in the minds of many enthusiasts, particularly those in America. The Alfa Romeo Giulietta would debut in 1954 as a Sprint, or Coupe, and the Alfa Romeo Giulietta Berlina (Sedan) would quickly follow. Production would last through 1965, however the Giulietta would gain Giulia running mates beginning in 1962. After that, only the Giulia models were sent to America, although the Giulietta would continue for another three years in the European market. Unlike the other two variants in the Giulietta series, the Berlina would be discontinued in 1963. Offering a 1,299cc twin-cam four-cylinder engine, the Alfa Romeo Giulietta Berlina engine was actually smaller and less powerful than the Alfa 1900. Still, because the Giulietta Berlina and Sprint models were lighter and much more maneuverable, they were faster. The Giulietta Berlina also featured a longer wheelbase and four-door configuration that made it a true contender in the sedan market, while the Sprint and Spider models were aimed at the subcompact sector.
If you’re considering the purchase of an Alfa Romeo Giulietta Berlina, it is important to note a change to the line that happened around 1959 as the Giulietta Berlina (and the rest of the Giulietta line) morphed into the 101 series. The 101 series examples are those from 1959 to 1964, which received a minor front and interior refresh. Whereas approximately 28,600 Giulietta Berlina models were produced from 1955 to 1960, approximately 11,000 Berlina models were produced during the 101 series. When buying an Alfa Romeo Giulietta Berlina, understanding the various models available to you can be a daunting endeavor. The team at The Beverly Hills Car Club encourages you to browse their website to learn more about the classic Alfa Romeo models, including the Giulietta Berlina, and welcomes you to contact them with any questions you may have. In the meantime, please feel free to browse their online inventory to view the Alfa classics currently located in their showroom.
A renowned California classic car dealership based in Los Angeles, The Beverly Hills Car Club looks forward to helping you find the Alfa Romeo Giulietta Berlina classic you desire. From models in need of complete restoration to showroom-quality examples, let their team be your guide to the Alfa Romeo classic car market. Connect today to get started!
Learn More About Classic Alfa Romeos: