1964 Alfa Romeo Giulia TI Super Competition Saloon

1964 Alfa Romeo Giulia TI Super Competition Saloon passenger front
Courtesy of Bonhams

The Giulia TI (Turismo Internationale) was Alfa Romeo’s flagship high-performance saloon in the 1960s. Introduced in 1962 and outwardly almost indistinguishable from the outgoing 1.3-liter Giulietta, the Series 101 Giulia boasted a more powerful and much less fussy 1,570-cc engine. Despite their boxy, unitary construction body, the Giulietta and Giulia were paragons of aerodynamic efficiency and possessed a distinctly sporting nature.

Announced in April 1963, the Giulia TI Super was a lightweight, more powerful homologation special built for international touring-car racing. Only 501 were produced. This particular Giulia TI Super is generally accepted as being one of the cars prepared by Autodelta for the 1965 Sebring 3-Hour race in the United States. Driven by longtime Alfa Romeo Works driver Teodoro Zeccoli, this car finished 6th overall and 3rd in class behind the winning Ford Lotus Cortina of Jim Clark. The Alfa also competed in the SCCA GT2 class in 1979.

On static display for the preceding 20-plus years, the Giulia was purchased in 2008 by the current vendor from America and imported into Japan. It had previously been restored in 1982 for static display purposes, complete with correct lightweight body panels and the lightweight grille and taillights. The running gear was restored at the same time as the body. Included in the sale is an SCCA logbook, the United States title, Alfa Romeo SpA Certificates of Conformity and many other documents. This is a rare opportunity to acquire one of these highly desirable ex-Works Alfa Romeo homologation specials prepared by Autodelta and possessing in-period race history.

Thor Thorson

SCM Contributing Editor

Thor grew up in northern Iowa. His father bought a red Jag XK 150 in the late 1950s, and that was all it took; he has been in love with sports cars , racing cars and the associated adrenaline rush ever since. He has vintage raced for more than 20 years, the bulk of them spent behind the wheel of a blue Elva 7. When he’s not racing, he is president of Vintage Racing Motors Inc., a collector-car dealer and vintage-racing support company based in Redmond, WA. His knowledge runs the full spectrum of vintage racing, and he has put that expertise to good use for SCM since 2003.

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