The Alfa Romeo Giulia is a sports saloon which was produced from 1962 to 1978.
For the era, this was an incredible car, as Alfa Romeo were one of the first manufacturers to put a powerful engine in a light-weight car for mainstream production. It was one of the first road cars to be designed with the use of a wind tunnel, making the Giulia very aerodynamic for the era. This, combined with its lightweight body and a powerful engine, gave it performance figures better than many sports cars at the time!
The Giulia weighed about 1,000 kilograms, and was equipped with a light alloy twin overhead camshaft four-cylinder engine, similar to that of the earlier Giulietta models range. Engine capacities offered were 1.3-litre (1,290 cc) or 1.6-litre (1,570 cc), mated with a 5-speed manual gearbox in most cars. Various configurations of carburetors and tuning produced power outputs from about 80 to about 110 bhp (55 to 75 kW) provided lively performance for that era, with the twin carburettor version capable of reaching 62 mph in 12 seconds. The styling was quite straight forward, but with a great amount of detail. The engine bay, cabin and boot were all square shaped. But the grill, the rooflines and details on the bonnet and boot made for an integrated design from bumper to bumper.
The Giulia was produced in 12 different versions over its 15 years of production. The final version was released in 1974 as the Nuova Super (1300 and 1600). This featured a new black plastic front grille and a flat boot (trunk) lid. Otherwise the cars differed little from their Giulia Super predecessors and bore the same Tipo numbers with an S suffix. Production ceased in 1977.
This late example is a Giulia Super Nuova, built in February of 1977, making it a very late car. Delivered to Greece, the car had only two owners.
The bodywork and underside are original, and the car has never been involved in an accident. Over the last 2 years, the car was restored, with the following work carried out:
• Full re-spray in original Alfa red (stripped and windows out)
• Interior re upholstered in original black leatherette
• Rebuilt 1779cc engine from 105 GTV fitted (original 1300 engine available, and still running well)
• New exhaust fitted
• ZF steering rack fitted
This Alfa Romeo Giulia Super Nuova has a rare ability. It provides the unmistakable driving experience that only an Italian classic car can provide, in a very usable and practical way.