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Year: 1958

**Sold, now living in Lincolnshire**

According to Alfa Romeo Automobilisimo Storico, chassis number AR 1495 04289 originally corresponds to an Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider (750D), manufactured on the 11th July 1958 and sold on the 1st August 1958 to Hoffman Motor Car Co., New York USA.

Available for the first time on the open market since 1999, this multi concours-winning Spider has discreetly passed through the hands of several collectors. Well known in Alfa owners club circles – available with its original steel wheels and hubcaps for those who do not appreciate the wire wheels.

AR 1495 04289 was brought to the UK from California in 1999 by MG specialist Bob West of Huddersfield for Jim Marland, master car builder and founder of Proteus Jaguar C –Types. Jim purchased the Spider as a personal project to restore to concours condition. It took him 18 months and on completion it won the overall concours award at National Alfa Day in June 2000. It also won best in class the following year.

The restoration is completely documented with all invoices and several published restoration diaries. It has also been subject of numerous published articles in major classic car magazines.

In February 2002, well known Alfa Romeo enthusiast Tony Ranson convinced Jim to sell him the Spider. Tony adored the car and loved using it and showing it whenever possible. In August of the same year it was the subject of a multi-page buyers guide in Classic Cars magazine, they described it as ‘possibly the best in the world'. Following this article Tony transferred his well-known registration number 66 PP onto the Spider.

In 2005 Tony became aware of a 1955 Pre series 750 Sprint in Azzuro Capri blue, bought new as a 40th birthday present for Mrs Rosa Boita of Soragna, Italy by her husband. She kept it until 2002 aged 87, having covered just 45,500 miles in her. It was fitted with the rare option of Borrani alloy, steel spoked wheels – more on this later……. At a car show in the summer of that year Tony mentioned to collector Gareth Jones that he wanted to buy the Sprint, but to do so would need to sell his Spider. One thing led to another and a deal was done to sell the Spider to him. Tony took on the Sprint, transferring 66 PP on to it. Tony was very proud of his Sprint; especially it's Borrani wheels and enjoyed it until he sadly passed away in October 2010.

In December 2010, following Tony's death, his wife approached Gareth Jones and asked him to let her buy back the Spider. After doing so she commissioned Chris Robinson of RM Restorations to have chrome spoked wheels made and fitted in memory of Tony.

Whilst having the steering box overhauled and some maintenance carried out by Chris Robinson in February 2014 Elene Ranson mentioned to Chris that she thought this was the right time to pass the car onto someone who would use it and enjoy it. Chris helped Elene sell the car discreetly to the last owner, a private collector of special cars with excellent pedigrees. The car has only now come to the public market due to him re arranging his collection.

This is an exceptional car with an interesting and extremely comprehensive history file, the best available, please call for more information or to arrange a viewing or inspection.

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