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According to Alfa Romeo Automobilisimo Storico, chassis number AR372465 originally corresponds to an Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider (Tipo 101.23), manufactured on the 13th September 1962 and invoiced to Hoffman Motor Car Company, New York, USA on September 29th 1962. Original factory colours were Farina red paint with a black interior.
Following on from the Giulietta Spider the Giulia Spider was fitted with the larger 1570cc version of Alfa Romeos legendary twin cam four cylinder all alloy engine mated to a 5-speed gearbox. To facilitate the taller engine the Giulia Spider's bonnet features an air intake to give a little extra height to the engine compartment.
Our Giulia Spider resided in the United States until it was imported into the United Kingdom in 1990, clearing HM Customs in October of that year. It first registered in England by the DVLA on 6th June 1990. The first UK owner was an Alfa Romeo enthusiast who drove and enjoyed his Spider until 1993 when it was placed into his garage and only started and driven occasionally on his property to keep it turning over. After a stalled restoration, the Spider remained in his garage until it was purchased in August 2012 by Black and White Garage of Newbury.
Black and White commenced a full nut and bolt restoration. The body was stripped to a bare shell and all corrosion removed and replaced with new metal. After fine finishing the body was given a high quality repaint inside and out as well as underneath in the correct shade of Farina Red.
With the body finished the it was passed to Giulietta and Giulia specialist Chris Robinson of RM Restorations for the mechanical restoration and reassembly. Works included the rebuilding of the engine and gearbox along with the fitting of a new interior and seat trims using new seat frames and foams. A new mohair hood was fitted together with new stainless-steel bumpers and re-chromed or replaced bright-work and a new boot lock assembly. The suspension and brake systems were fully rebuilt and detailed. Following the overhaul of the starter motor, dynamo and wiper mechanisms a new exhaust and stainless-steel fuel tank were fitted. Final fettling and testing was undertaken by Italia Speed in Newbury and the restoration completed at the end of 2017.
Restoration fresh, Southwood were able to purchase this delightful Giulia Spider recently. Having carried out a full inspection and preparation we are offering for sale the opportunity to own a fully restored, turnkey Spider, complete with restoration photographs, invoices and a good history file. Please do not hesitate to contact for further details or to arrange to view.
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