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Alfa Romeo Giulietta (750/101)

The Alfa Romeo Giulietta (Tipo 750 and Tipo 101, meaning "Type 750" and "Type 101") was an automobile created by Italian car manufacturer Alfa Romeo from 1954 to 1965.

It included a:

2+2 coupé
4-door saloon
Estate
Spider
Sprint
Sprint Speciale

The 2+2 was Alfa Romeo's first successful start into the 1.3-litre class.

Between 1954 to 1965 a total of 177,690 Giuliettas were made.
The majority were in saloon, Berlina , Sprint coupé or Spider body styles, but also as Sprint Speciale and Sprint Zagato coupés, and Promiscua estate.
The Giulietta series was replaced by the Giulia in 1962.

History

The first Giulietta to be introduced was the Giulietta Sprint 2+2 coupé. It was launched at the 1954 Turin Motor Show.
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The type designation in 1959 for all models was changed from 750 and 753 to 101.
The 100,001st Giulietta rolled off the Portello factory In February 1961.

1961 restyling

Third series Giulietta T.I.
The Giulietta was updated a second time In Autumn 1961.
Both Normale and T.I. had:
Revised engines
New exhaust systems
Output rose to 62 PS (46 kW; 61 bhp) and 74 PS (54 kW; 73 bhp).
With this new engine the car could reach a speed of almost 160 km/h (99 mph).
At the front of the car:
Square mesh side grilles were now pieced together with the centre shield
At the rear there were larger tail lights.
Inside the T.I. had individual instead of bench seats, with storage nets on the seatbacks.

1962

June 1962 saw the introduction of the Alfa Romeo Giulia, which would eventually replace the Giulietta.
As until 1964 the Giulia only had a larger 1.6-litre engine, production of the standard Berlina ended with 1963, whilst the T.I. continued for a full year more.
A last T.I. was completed in 1965. The Giulietta sport models had a different fate: Sprint, Sprint Speciale and Spider
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It was handbuilt by Zagato. It was entirely in aluminium and with plexiglass window
The lightened Sprint Zagato (SZ) was light, fast, and expensive.
Two hundred seventeen were built.
The original design with a rounded rear and with the last thirty (some say 46) receiving a longer kamm-style rear end as well as disc brakes up front
The original design is called the "Coda Tonda" (round tail), while the Kamm-design is referred to as the "Coda Tronca" (truncated tail).
The Coda Tronca is sometimes also referred to as the "SZ2".
They were built firstly in December 1959. Production continued into 1962.
Zagato also rebodied a few existing cars with this bodywork.
This lead to discrepancies in the production numbers.
The SZ was very successful in racing, on a national level as well as internationally.
The SZ helped Alfa Romeo secure a victory in the 1.3 litre class of the International Championship for GT Manufacturers in 1962 and 1963. Michel Nicol won the Tour de Corse in 1957.

Production

Overall production figures were:
Berlina 39,057
TI 92,728
Sprint 24,084
Sprint Veloce 3,058
Spider 14,300
Spider Veloce
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