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Alfa Romeo Giulietta

This article is about the original 1950s Alfa Romeo Giulietta . For the current Giulietta, see Alfa Romeo Giulietta (2010). For other uses, see Alfa Romeo Nuova Giulietta, produced between 1977 and 1985.
Alfa Romeo Giulietta
Overview
Manufacturer
Alfa Romeo
Production
1954–1965
Assembly
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)
Designer
Franco Scaglione at Bertone (Sprint and Sprint Speciale)
Pininfarina (Spider)
Ercole Spada at Zagato (Sprint Zagato)
Body and chassis
Class
subcompact
Body style
Berlina (sedan)
Spider (convertible)
Sprint (coupe)
Layout
FR layout
Powertrain
Engine
1.3 L DOHC I4
Transmission
4-speed manual
5-speed manual (SS and SZ)
Dimensions
Wheelbase
Berlina: 2,380 mm (93.7 in)
Sprint: 2,380 mm (93.7 in)
Spider: 2,250 mm (88.6 in)
Length
Berlina: 4,033 mm (158.8 in)
Sprint: 3,980 mm (156.7 in)
Spider: 3,900 mm (153.5 in)
Width
Berlina: 1,550 mm (61.0 in)
Sprint: 1,535 mm (60.4 in)
Spider: 1,580 mm (62.2 in)
Height
Berlina: 1,405 mm (55.3 in)
Sprint: 1,320 mm (52.0 in)
Spider: 1,335 mm (52.6 in)
Curb weight
Berlina: 915 kg (2,017 lb)
Sprint: 880 kg (1,940 lb)
Spider : 860 kg (1,896 lb)
Sprint Zagato: 770 kg (1,698 lb)
Chronology
Predecessor
none
Successor
Alfa Romeo Giulia
The Alfa Romeo Giulietta (series 750 and 101) was a compact 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. When leaving the Portello factory it originally fitted Pirelli Cinturato 155HR15 tyres (CA67).
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 more powerful Berlina 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.
Alfa Romeo Giulietta Berlina (1955)

Restyling 1959

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.

Restyling 1961

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

Giulietta engines

1962 Giulietta Twin Cam engine
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 62 hp (46 kW) in the sedan and 80 hp (60 kW) in the Giulietta Sprint. This was to be increased to 100 hp (75 kW) in later sporting models such as the Giulietta Sprint Speciale and the Giulietta Sprint Zagato. 1.3l engine had 74mm bore and 75mm stroke.

Model
Displacement
Power
Top speed
Berlina
1,290 cc
62 hp (46 kW) at 6,000 rpm
88 mph (142 km/h)
Giulietta T.I.
1,290 cc
74 hp (55 kW) at 6,200 rpm
97 mph (156 km/h)
Sprint
1,290 cc
80 hp (60 kW) at 6,300 rpm
88 mph (142 km/h)
Sprint Veloce
1,290 cc
90 hp (67 kW) at 6,500 rpm
112 mph (180 km/h)
Sprint Speciale
1,290 cc
100 hp (75 kW) at 6,500 rpm
120 mph (190 km/h)
Sprint Zagato
1,290 cc
100 hp (75 kW) at 6,500 rpm
120 mph (190 km/h)

Giulietta models


Alfa Romeo Giuletta Spider 1962
Alfa Romeo Giuletta Spider
Alfa Romeo Giulietta Berlina
Alfa Romeo Giuletta Sprint Speciale
Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint (Coupé)
Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ Sprint Zagato

Nuova Giulietta

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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Last updated on 10 March 2014 at 13:24.

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