Chassis number AR354261 corresponds to a first series Giulia Sprint manufactured in 1962 and supplied to American importer Hoffman Motor Company. First registered in California it remained on the dry West Coast for 10 years, It was purchased in 1972 by an American student in Maryland who went on to import it into the UK in 1974.
This Giulia changed hands in the UK in 1974 and has remained in single family ownership until being recently purchased by Southwood.
The last owner decided the Giulia needed restoring and the project commenced in 2006 with the car being completely stripped down then blasted to bare metal and primed. The body was judged to be in a very good structural state with all floors in good condition. The sills were replaced as was the boot floor with the correct parts being sourced from the UK and the USA. Once the bodywork was completed the entire shell was repainted in Alfa Rosso by Alfa Romeo specialist restorer MGS Coachwork.
When the body was complete Andrew Thorogood Restorations completely rebuilt the engine, gearbox and drive train and reassembled the car with a full interior re trim.
Whilst the restoration was carried out a number of years ago AR354261 has covered circa 500 miles since completion and has been regularly MOT tested to verify the mileage.
The history file contains a photographic record of the restoration and over Â£47,000.00 of restoration invoices detailing the works carried out.
This is a great example of the rare series one Giulia Sprint and due to the limited use since restoration we are carrying out full and detailed re commissioning and preparation for its new owner to ensure it is ready to be used and enjoyed.