Alfa Romeo Giulietta
|Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint|
Portello, Milan, Italy (Berlina)|
Grugliasco, Turin, Italy (Sprint, Bertone)
San Giorgio Canavese, Italy (Spider, Pininfarina)
East London, South Africa (Ti model 1960–1963, Car Distributors Assembly)
|Successor||Alfa Romeo Giulia|
|Engine||1.3 L DOHC I4|
5-speed manual (SS and SZ)
2,390 mm (94.1 in)/2,380 mm (93.7 in)/2,250 mm (88.6 in)
|Length||3,990 mm (157.1 in)/3,920 mm (154.3 in)/3,400 mm (133.9 in)|
|Width||1,550 mm (61.0 in)/1,543 mm (60.7 in)/1,540 mm (60.6 in)|
|Height||1,485 mm (58.5 in)/1,320 mm (52.0 in)/1,180 mm (46.5 in)|
Berlina: 913 kg (2,013 lb)|
Sprint: 878 kg (1,936 lb)
Sprint Zagato: 785 kg (1,731 lb)
Spider : 860 kg (1,896 lb)
Sprint Speciale Bertone
The Alfa Romeo Giulietta (series 750 and 101) was a subcompact automobile manufactured by the Italian car maker Alfa Romeo from 1954 to 1965. The Giulietta was introduced at the Turin Motor Show in 1954 and almost 132,000 were built in the Portello factory in Milan.
The first Giulietta model was a coupé, the Giulietta Sprint, introduced in late 1954. This was followed by a sedan in spring 1955 and in mid 1955, the open two-seat Giulietta Spider, featuring convertible bodywork by Pininfarina. In 1957 the most powerful version, called Giulietta TI (Turismo Internazionale) was presented with minor cosmetic changes to the hood, the dial lights and rear lamps.
Carrozzeria Colli also made the Giulietta station wagon variant called Giulietta Promiscua. 91 examples of this version were built. Carrozzeria Boneschi also made a few station wagon examples called Weekendina.
A new version of the Giulietta debuted at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1959. The fuel tank was now incorporated in the right rear fender and was equipped with a door. The nose was redefined with more rounded wings, recessed lights, new headlights and grille rings revised with horizontal bars. The interior was much more organized and the dashboard instruments had an elongated bore including the tachometer. The series number was changed from 750/753 to the 101 series.
In 1961, the TI version was upgraded to 74 PS (54 kW). With this new engine the car could reach a speed of almost 160 km/h (99 mph). Production of the standard Berlina continued until 1963, whilst the TI continued for one year more. Production figures were:
- Berlina 39,057
- TI 92,728
- Sprint 24,084
- Sprint Veloce 3,058
- Spider 14,300
- Spider Veloce 2,796
- Promiscua (Wagon )  91
The Giulietta used an Alfa Romeo Twin Cam engine of 1290 cc straight-4, with a light alloy cylinder block and an alloy cylinder head with twin overhead camshafts. The original Giulietta engine produced a power output of 53 bhp (40 kW) in the sedan and 80 bhp (60 kW) in the Giulietta Sprint. This was to be increased to 116 bhp in later sporting models such as the Giulietta Sprint Speciale and the Giulietta Sprint SZ (Sprint Zagato).
- Alfa Giulietta Spider.JPG
- Alfa Romeo Giuletta Spider, 1962.JPG
- Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ Sprint Zagato.jpg
- Alfa Romeo Giulietta Berlina.JPG
- MHV Alfa-Romeo Giulietta Sprint 01.jpg
In 1977, Alfa Romeo introduced the Nuova Giulietta. This was not a development of the original Giulietta of 1954–1965, but a design based on the Alfa Romeo Alfetta chassis (including its rear-mounted transaxle).
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- Angelo Tito Anselmi. Alfa Romeo Giulietta: 1954-2004 Golden Anniversary: the full history of the Giulietta model range. ISBN 8879113402.
- Alfa Romeo Giulietta Berlina TI (1962) Specifications
- Alfa Romeo Giulietta Turbo D (1985) Specifications
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- David Owen, Great Marques Alfa Romeo, Octopus Books, ISBN 0-7064-2219-8
- Bruno Alfieri (ed.), Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint 1954 - 2004, Automobilia, ISBN 88-7960-171-7
- Donald Hughes and Vito Witting da Prato, Alfa Romeo Veloce: The Racing Giuliettas, 1956-63 (SV-SVZ-SS-SZ), G T Foulis & Co Ltd, ISBN 0-85429-731-6