Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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
Last edited by AlfistiSA; 06-04-2019 at 10:32 AM.