The car in question is a 1960 Series 2 Giulietta Berlina. To the best of my knowledge there are only six other Giulietta Berlinas or TIs in the U.S., and Iím not sure of the Berlina/TI division between those six. This particular car spent most of its pampered life in Rome, was sold to a collector in Holland in 1997, and about a year ago it, and others in the collection, were sold to a dealer in Manchester, UK, which is where I found it. It has 91,000 km (57,000 miles) on the clock and is virtually all original, right down to the dealerís plaque on the trunk lid and the break-in instruction decal on the windshield. Everything in the car works, including the windshield washer that is operated by a plunger on the dashboard.
The quirky thing about the car is the location of the oil drain. All other Giulietta models have two threaded openings in the oil pan, one towards the front of the pan for draining the oil, and the other at the rear of the pan which accommodates the oil-temperature sender. The Berlina, however, has no oil-temperature gauge and thus only one threaded opening in the pan, and that opening is located at the rear of the pan where the oil-temperature sender is located on other Giulietta models. The quirky aspect is that this location is just above the cross member that is bolted to the frame rails, and there is no way to fit any type of 27 mm wrench onto the drain plug. Thus to change the oil one first must remove the cross member. Not a big deal, but I canít comprehend why the drain plug is located where it is.
'59 Giulietta Sprint
'60 Giulietta Berlina
'62 Giulietta Spider
'69 Spider Veloce