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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-23-2019, 10:32 PM Thread Starter
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What model Giulietta is this grill for?

It looks like a cross between a early 750 Sprint grill and the later 101. Could this be a transition sprint grill?
It has stamped Costa Pretelli ??? (hard to read) on the back side of it.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-24-2019, 06:05 AM
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Maybe a Sprint....

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Here is a 101 Sprint grill on the left compared to the grill I'm trying to identify. The top of the grill is like the early 750 style but has the egg crate lower section like the 101 series.
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grill

Maybe a 1900
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It's a two piece grill just like the 101 Sprint grill. The inner vertical ribs are identical to the 101 Sprints inner ribs.
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Mystery solved thanks to Greig Smith.
He has seen one on a 1959 Sprint in the Netherlands. Thanks Greig
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Greig is the man..... That's really interesting and cool. I have never seen one.
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He's a walking encyclopedia on all things Giulietta.
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-04-2019, 10:31 AM
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You guys make me blush.... I just keep a large number of Giulietta pictures in my archives

This grill is an oddity, it's a Series I shape but a Series II style with the removable vertical bar back section

The only car I have ever seen one fitted to is on a '59 Interim / Transition Sprint 1493*08857 which belonged to the late Adriaan Smits (He of the SVZ Register fame). His car was restored by Bart Holland & picture credit goes to Bart Holland. The grille was restored along with the rest of the car.

It's not as big as the 1900 ones, unfortunately I have no cars on file near chassis number 08857, so I cannot say for sure if this is original to the car, however during '59 Alfa & Bertone made several changes to the Sprints including the high fender mounted indicators (above the Bertone badge), two tone vinyl/vinyl interiors, a recess in the headlining above the rear parcel shelf - '59 was the most prolific year for the rear seat option. The USA designation of 10105 for the Sprint was another short lived quirk although it came at the end of '59. This grille could very well have been one of those short lived styling things that was tried for a few weeks & never made it into the Parts Catalogue

The only other one I have ever seen was a NOS one offered for sale in the Netherlands several years ago for 400 Euro

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Some 105's
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By way of comparison this is a standard Series II or 101 Sprint grille with the flat top and a standard Series I or pure 750 grille with the badge bump

Also pics of the NOS one I mentioned above

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