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Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale (ixo, 1/24), ca. 1959


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One of Franco Scaglione’s most famous design during his time at Bertone was the Giulietta Sprint Speciale (1300 cc.). The prototype was presented to the public in 1957 (“low nose”), whereas production really started in 1959: 1366 were built until 1963, then the car got the 1,6 ltr. engine of the new Giulia and further 1400 examples were produced, named Giulia Sprint speciale – the last one in 1966.

The car had certain bizarre looking lines - especially from the side and rear (Influences of the Scaglione-designed  famous B.A.T. prototypes can be spotted) but achieved a phenomenal drag coefficient of 0,28, not to be surpassed until 20 years later.

Nevertheless it was too heavy for racing – though it had a high top speed for the day – so lightweight Zagato versions were built for competition and the Sprint Speciale became sort of sporty boulevard cruiser, just a few found duty on the track but without big success.

In the 2010 Alfa Romeo Centenary collection, Hachette issued a cream-white Giulietta SS, which was reissued  a few years later in light blue (both made by Ixo, available only from Italian newsstands).

The model is well proportioned, but the blue version has a much better quality in paint and general execution .

On to the pics:

 

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13 minutes ago, 1959scudetto said:

One of Franco Scaglione’s most famous design during his time at Bertone was the Giulietta Sprint Speciale (1300 cc.). The prototype was presented to the public in 1957 (“low nose”), whereas production really started in 1959: 1366 were built until 1963, then the car got the 1,6 ltr. engine of the new Giulia and further 1400 examples were produced, named Giulia Sprint speciale – the last one in 1966.

The car had certain bizarre looking lines - especially from the side and rear (Influences of the Scaglione-designed  famous B.A.T. prototypes can be spotted) but achieved a phenomenal drag coefficient of 0,28, not to be surpassed until 20 years later.

Nevertheless it was too heavy for racing – though it had a high top speed for the day – so lightweight Zagato versions were built for competition and the Sprint Speciale became sort of sporty boulevard cruiser, just a few found duty on the track but without big success.

In the 2010 Alfa Romeo Centenary collection, Hachette issued a cream-white Giulietta SS, which was reissued  a few years later in light blue (both made by Ixo, available only from Italian newsstands).

The model is well proportioned, but the blue version has a much better quality in paint and general execution .

On to the pics:

 

P1100464.JPG.a7813eeb7c7972c44b523e31c801457d.JPGP1100465.JPG.6fc331b6369eb651f8d4b8ff6c2735a4.JPGP1100462.JPG.ea0771ceb74b93e0bd41c3f4857cfe1c.JPG

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Great car and very expensive today.

This is the METRO-version in 1/43 scale

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