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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-12-2012, 08:18 AM Thread Starter
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Question Bernard Consten's Alfa Romeo Giulietta in 1958

Hello to all Alfa lovers,

I'm looking for an information that may be lost, but who knows.. It's about the identification of the exact car that Consten drove at the Tour de France 1958.

Is there any record about Giulietta TI chassis numbers for this period ?
I see in Maurizio Tabucchi's book that the TI (Type 753) numbers go from AR1468*00960 to AR1468*11257...
Any information, detail or picture would be welcome.

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At p. 65 in the Fifth Edition of my Giulietta book I wrote: "In 1958, the French cousins Hébert and Consten campaigned early lightweight Veloces and SV Zagatos in the Tour de Belgique, at Le Mans, and in road rallies. Consten won the Coupe des Alpes in a Zagato and Hébert won the Liege-Rome-Liege in the same car." I suggest you look under either man's name and any of these race venues when seeking information about the car in question. I also attach the serial number (and engine number) table for the TI Model 753 from p. 43 of the same edition.
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Thank you very much for your response.
I will keep the S/N table as a reference for future research.

Based on the information that you remind me, Bernard consten had an incredibly successful year in 1958, winning the Tour de France with the sedan Giulietta, and also Coupe des Alpes and "Liège-Rome-Liège" with a SZ..

I will follow your advice to try and find out more about this Giulietta 1300, although it seems difficult to find out S/N for racing cars in this period.
Again, thank you for your help.
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Zonda, in order to compare numbers (and see how they differ from other models), you may also want to consult the listings in Fusi's book shown here.

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Thank you very much for this precious link. Research goes on !
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There's an Alpine Rally film featuring Consten in an SZ here-





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Smile Great Rally Footage

Outstanding footage and narrative. In addition to the SZ, two lightweight 750 Sprint Veloces, three 750 Spider Veloce's (one with the factory metal hardtop), and three Giulietta TI"s. Wow.

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Fantastic, thanks for posting
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... is this the same person: "Herbert Constant" ?

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