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Ex-Stefano d'Amico Giulia SS

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I have just bought a Giulia SS, which has some interesting history I am trying to trace. It was owned by Stefano d'Amico in the 1980s, and I'd certainly like to contact him about it if anyone knows a way to do so. The car is well known - Registration no. EBY 258B; Chassis no. AR381237.

Any help or info about this beautiful little piece of Alfa history would be very much appreciated.


The car was built in 1964 and raced in period. It was subsequently restored and race-prepared in the 1980s for Stefano d'Amico, President of the Registro Italiano Alfa Romeo, by well-known Roman specialist Franco Angellini. Modifications from original specification include stiffening the chassis, fitting a Colotti limited-slip differential and close-ratio gearbox, tubular exhaust, oil cooler and blueprinting the engine, which develops around 160bhp. In this form the car won two Italian historic championships, took part in the Coppa d'Italia, Nurburgring Oldtimer Grand Prix and other events.

Since 1997 the car has raced in the HSCC championship, Gentleman Drivers Series, Grand Prix Historique de Pau, Trofeo Alberto Ascari, Spa Ferrari days and at Goodwood in 2002.
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Have you tried contacting him via RIAR?

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Thank you. I emailed the RIAR as you suggested, and he responded almost immediately.

I'll paraphrase his response when I get a moment later.

I'm trying to get as much history as possible, while it awaits new sills and an MOT.
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Hi all

I have just bought a Giulia SS, which has some interesting history I am trying to trace. It was owned by Stefano d'Amico in the 1980s, and I'd certainly like to contact him about it if anyone knows a way to do so. The car is well known - Registration no. EBY 258B; Chassis no. AR381237.

Any help or info about this beautiful little piece of Alfa history would be very much appreciated.


The car was built in 1964 and raced in period. It was subsequently restored and race-prepared in the 1980s for Stefano d'Amico, President of the Registro Italiano Alfa Romeo, by well-known Roman specialist Franco Angellini. Modifications from original specification include stiffening the chassis, fitting a Colotti limited-slip differential and close-ratio gearbox, tubular exhaust, oil cooler and blueprinting the engine, which develops around 160bhp. In this form the car won two Italian historic championships, took part in the Coppa d'Italia, Nurburgring Oldtimer Grand Prix and other events.

Since 1997 the car has raced in the HSCC championship, Gentleman Drivers Series, Grand Prix Historique de Pau, Trofeo Alberto Ascari, Spa Ferrari days and at Goodwood in 2002.
Hi, I recently acquired a trophy that I believe was won by the Giulia at the 1997 Trofeo Alberto Ascari, feel free to contact me if you would like info/ pics for the vehicles history. email: [email protected]
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The post above has prompted me to add what Stefano D'Amico wrote in reply. I've added my attempt at a translation - I don't speak Italian, but it doesn't seem a particularly difficult language to get the gist of.

I am Stefano d'Amico and I remember very well this fantastic car. Very fast with a exceptional engine and with a frame totally reinforced.
Ricordo il molto lavoro e molte prove per trovare le sospensioni ( barra stabilizzatrice, molle e ammortizzatori ) migliori. [I remember a lot of work and testing went into finding the best suspension set-up (ARB , springs and shocks)]
La SS a Monza ( Coppa Intereuropa ) era pi veloce delle Lotus Elan e di alcune Alfa Romeo TZ. Le Maserati 3500 ( ! ) e le Ferrari 250 GT nelle piste con molte curve ( Mugello, Misano, Vallelunga ) erano sempre dietro. Poi sul bagnato non c'erano rivali. Incredibile. [At Monza the SS was quicker than Lotus Elans and some Alfa TZs. On twisty scircuits like Mugello, Misano and Vallelunga, Maserati 3500s and Ferrari 250 GTs were always behind it. In the wet, nothing could touch it. Incredible.]
Credo di avere ancora molte foto con queste vetture e alcune Jaguar E Type sempre dietro. [I think I have a lot of photos of this car and a Jag E-Type unable to get past]
Angelini aveva trasformato questa vettura, che ai suoi tempi non aveva mai avuto successi nelle corse, in una vera auto da corsa. Affidabile e molto competitiva. E divertente da guidare. [Angelini transformed this car, which in its time wasn't a successful competition car, into a real racing car. Reliable and very competitive. And fun to drive.]
Se ne parla anche in un libro su Angelini. [It also features in a book about Angelini]
Complimenti per la sua Giulia SS e auguri per nuovi successi. [Congratulations on your Giulia SS and I wish you success with it in the future]

He has sent me some photos - I'll save them and try to post them as well. I've also found out which is the book he referred to and will try and get hold of a copy.
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Have attached photos D'Amico sent; he was good to his word
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Look up the chassis number in the Sprint Speciale Register to read up on what I have on the car. What I don't have is the original engine number or the Bertone number.

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Thank you Christopher

I've had a look at your site before, some great photos - just wish I knew where they were taken! I've just entered (today) the Targa Florio, for which I had to send a photo of, among other things, the chassis number. I identified where to find it from various photos, and I know where the tipo plate is (front subframe), but I can't find the VIN plate - is there one?
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Thank you Christopher

I've had a look at your site before, some great photos - just wish I knew where they were taken! I've just entered (today) the Targa Florio, for which I had to send a photo of, among other things, the chassis number. I identified where to find it from various photos, and I know where the tipo plate is (front subframe), but I can't find the VIN plate - is there one?
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Thank you Christopher

I've had a look at your site before, some great photos - just wish I knew where they were taken! I've just entered (today) the Targa Florio, for which I had to send a photo of, among other things, the chassis number. I identified where to find it from various photos, and I know where the tipo plate is (front subframe), but I can't find the VIN plate - is there one?
You won't find a VIN plate on an early car. The plate is something that came much later in life. You will find the chassis number near the heater intake pipe on the passenger side stamped into the firewall. The Bertone number is just above that a few inches stamped into the cowl of the car with a * before and a * after. What you should have mounted on the passenger side is a plate that shows the chassis number and the engine number-that should constitute a VIN plate.
You can read my blog on "the hidden number"

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