The Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint. One look at it today and its shape immediately shows its sports inspiration: great personality, soft, tapering lines, Italian style. It is no chance that the Giulietta Sprint is considered the forerunner of all the modern GTs.
The Giulietta Sprint proved to be a runaway success and represented a turning point for Bertone, which went from bodywork specialist to carmaker in the space of a few years. And the fact is that this car came about almost by chance. In 1954, to make up for the delayed launch of the new Giulietta, Alfa Romeo commissioned Nuccio Bertone to create the coupé version of the new 1300: 1,000 units were to be produced. But at the Turin Motor Show in 1954, when it was presented, 700 reservations were taken. Bertone took up the challenge and the factory in corso Peschiera was equipped to mass-produce the body of the new car, until production levels called for a move to the new plant at Grugliasco. From 1954 to 1965 nearly 40,000 units of the Giulietta Sprint were produced, available with a 1290 cc. or 1570 cc. engine.