1964 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale Coupe

In today’s vintage racing, with the mechanical upgrades available, the SS can be a more formidable mount than was the case in period

This left-hand drive Giulia Sprint Speciale was built in 1964 and raced in period. It was subsequently restored and race-prepared in the 1980s for Stefano d’Amico, President of the Registro Italiano Alfa Romeo, by well-known Roman specialist Franco Angellini. Modifications from original specification include stiffening the chassis, fitting a Colotti limited-slip differential and close-ratio gearbox, tubular exhaust, oil cooler and blueprinting the engine, which develops around 160 hp. In this form, the car won two Italian historic championships, took part in the Coppa d’Italia, Nurburgring Oldtimer Grand Prix and other events. Bought at auction circa 1989 by Lord Brocket, it subsequently passed into the ownership of Michael Campbell-Bowing, who raced it successfully in HSCC events.

In June 1997 the car was sold at Brooks’ Goodwood Festival of Speed sale, racing subsequently in the HSCC championship, Gentleman Drivers Series, Grand Prix Historique de Pau, Trofeo Alberto Ascari, Spa Ferrari days and at Goodwood in 2002.

In addition, it was selected as one of the display cars outside the London Science Museum exhibition: “Stealing Beauty” and has featured in Auto Italia and Autocar magazines as well as appearing many times in the Giulietta Letta. In June 2004, the car changed hands again, and at that time the car was said to have had in excess of $81,981 invested to date, and had covered only 300 miles since an engine rebuild by Chris Robinson. It has been maintained to full racing standard and is offered with FIA and HSCC papers, fresh MoT and Swansea V5 registration document.