1966 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTC

Introduced in 1963, the Giulia Sprint GT by Alfa Romeo showcased elegant four-seater coachwork designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro of Bertone, although production shifted to Alfa’s new Arese factory.

Underneath its stylish exterior, this new coupe borrowed components from the recently launched 105-Series Giulia TI saloon, including a five-speed manual gearbox, independent front suspension, coil-sprung live rear axle, and, except for early models, all-round disc brakes.

The Sprint GT delivered a spirited 106bhp (compared to the TI’s 92bhp) thanks to two twin-choke Weber carburetors, allowing for a top speed of approximately 112mph. In 1967, the Sprint GTV (or GT Veloce) arrived, featuring a more potent (109bhp) engine with improved inlet ports.

Among the various Sprint GT versions, the limited edition GTC cabriolet stood out as the sole four-seater convertible in the Giulietta/Giulia family. Produced between 1964 and 1966, only 999 GTC examples were made.

The GTC received subtle restyling by Touring of Milan, which included a slightly sloping tail, a larger boot, wind-up rear quarter-lights, and a discreetly folding hood that concealed behind the rear seats. With thrilling driving dynamics, the Giulia Sprint GT range enjoyed tremendous success for Alfa Romeo, remaining in production for an impressive 14 years until 1977.

Source: Bonhams