This 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider 1600 is a well maintained driver that benefits from a recent mechanical overhaul performed by Alfa specialists N & M Sportscar in North Vancouver, BC. The engine was given a complete top and bottom end rebuild and the transmission was also refurbished. The engine is believed to be original and is in the correct number range for a late 101 Spider like this example. The car was owned by a single owner from 1966 until the most recent owner purchased the car in 2013, and extensive documentation is provided back to the original owner. Compared to earlier Giuliettas, the Giulias featured a larger 1600cc engine and front disc brakes. This one is an excellent driver perfect for rallies or casual shows.
The exterior is in good condition, with an older but very presentable repaint in the original Alfa Red. The passenger side rocker panel was recently replaced due to rust damage with new paint blended nicely into the existing finish. Notable flaws in the paint include some bubbling on the left rear wheel arch and a small star on the right rear quarter panel, both of which can be seen in the gallery below. In both cases the metal underneath the paint flaw is solid. There is some also some paint wear on the inside bottom of the passenger door.
The interior shows some age related patina but the carpets, seats, top cover, and dash are intact with no tears or other significant damage. A new vinyl convertible top was installed in 2014. Gauges are in good cosmetic condition and work properly, as do the lights and other electrical accessories. The rubber door and window seals are still in place but are deteriorating, and should be replaced at some point in the future.
The AR00112 coded 1600 engine is correct for a Giulia Spider Normale and is believed to be original to the car. It was given a complete rebuild in 2014 including new pistons, valves, and bearings. The original single Solex carburetor was also rebuilt and the engine revs smoothly with plenty of power for modern highway driving. The drivetrain was also refurbished with new transmission synchros, clutch, and rear axle seals. The tie rod ends and battery were recently replaced, and the car is currently ready to drive with no known mechanical needs other than the rear brake linings, which will need replacement soon.
The undercarriage is clean and solid with only surface rust visible. In 2013 the passenger’s side rocker panel was replaced. Correct sill and frame repair sections were hand made by an Alfa expert in Colorado, and the repair work was documented with a series of photos that can be viewed in the gallery below.
The sale includes the original jack, keys, and a number of documents from the original sale including the Service Coupon Book, Alfa Romeo Instruction Book, and a supplement entitled “Enjoying Your Alfa” by Arturo Reitz, then head of Alfa Romeo’s US operations. This well cared for Giulia Spider has been carefully preserved and is in very good unrestored condition.