Latest News

Back to the News

Not satisfied with Most Elegant Closed Car at Pebble Beech.............

Monday 29th May 2017
Best of Show at the 2017 Villa d'Este Elegance Competition has been awarded to a 1957 prototype Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale. Italian design triumphed on the shores of Lake Como and was presented with the Gold Cup. Designed by Franco Scaglione, the concept car was chosen for the award during the closing gala of the evening. The Giulietta was penned by Scaglione during his time with Bertone Carrozzeria and he is appreciated as one of the most important automotive designers ever in Italy. In the year of the 60th anniversary of its construction, the Giulietta SS Prototipo shares its inspiration with the three famous Alfa Romeo B.A.T. ("Berlinetta Aerodinamica Tecnica"prototypes) built between 1953 and 1955.

Presented at the Villa d'Este Elegance Competition by Giovanna Scaglione, daughter of the unforgettable designer, it is owned by collector Corrado Lopresto. This prototype lead to the production of 1350 examples between 1959 and 1962.

Milan based Sig. Lopresto's chassis number 000001 is used to being shown, it took the award for Most Elegant Closed Car at last years Pebble Beech Concours too.

A beautiful car, best of show, in Italy, on the shores of Lake Como, out-classing the likes of Ferrari, in their 70th Anniversary year - who would of thought of such a thing, Go Alfa!

Recent News Posts

Read more about...

Alfa Romeo SZ, first time in daylight for 35 years

Friday 1st February 2019

A broken elevator in Turin, Italy, trapped this extremely rare and desirable 1962 Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ underground for 35 years...Read more

Read more about...

Sauber name to disappear from Formula 1 in 2019 as the team is rebranded - Alfa Romeo Racing.

Thursday 31st January 2019

Alfa's 2018 season title sponsorship of Sauber marked its first major F1 involvement since the 1985 season. This partnership was a...Read more

Read more about...

Best in Show at Pebble Beach 2018 - 1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B by Touring

Sunday 26th August 2018

Commencing on 22nd August 2018, Monterey Car Week has been showcasing hundreds of the most beautiful and rare vintage cars at even...Read more

Read more about...

Sergio Marchionne saviour of Fiat has passed away

Wednesday 25th July 2018

The former chief executive of car maker Fiat-Chrysler, Sergio Marchionne, has died in hospital in Zurich aged 66. Mr Marchionne s...Read more

Read more about...

Mille Miglia 2018

Tuesday 15th May 2018

Our favourite car from Today's scrutineering at the Mille Miglia in Brescia, Italy. Tomorrow sees the start of the most beaut...Read more

Read more about...

Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 - C37 car unveiled for the 2018 season

Tuesday 20th February 2018

Alfa Romeo have unveiled their new C37 car and livery for the 2018 season. It marks Alfa Romeos return to top flight motorsport af...Read more