1956 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider
Offered for sale is a gorgeous little 1956 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider finished in Grafite Grigio (Graphite Grey) over black seats with consummate red piping. A very clean, rust free example, this car is tastefully vintage in every way, from the indelibly gorgeous Pininfarina lines to the understated color to the throaty warble of the dual Weber carburetors that announces its presence. And its presence is certainly recognized, drawing equal attention from general pedestrians and automotive enthusiasts alike. It’s a car that oozes style; it’s free-spirited and simple, but oh-so-sophisticated.
The exterior finish is great: deep, lustrous and free of dings, scratches or any obvious imperfections. Not your typical red or white, the color is fantastic – we’ve never had so many positive comments on a color, I think because it may come as a surprise that what amounts to a shade or two darker than battleship grey could look so good on a car. The chrome is in very good original condition, marred only by a couple soft dings that are difficult to see in the front driver side bumper. The glass and rubber are in good shape as are the wheels and hubs, and the tires have plenty of remaining tread. The car’s interior is equally as clean, the correct material and pattern seats showing minimal wear and presenting nicely. The carpets are excellent, as are the door panels and dash. The canvas soft top is also in good shape free of any rips or tears and maintaining a clear plastic window.
The car is a joy to drive, light, sporty and entirely visceral. The engine starts easily, idles consistently and pulls strongly through all of the gears. The transmission is excellent, shifting smoothly without any grinding or popping gears. It’s an ideal car to tool around town it, but it handles itself nicely on the highway as well and is an absolute thrill in the canyons. This is an excellent weekend car/garage queen – it presents itself extremely well but it’s not a Concours car, which means that it can actually be driven and enjoyed, just the way that I for one believe that all cars of this vintage ought to be. It’s a wonderful example, free of typical Alfa rust and finished in a beautiful color scheme.