Published on July 31st, 2015 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Alfa Romeo Giulia Super classic used car buy
The 1967 Alfa Romeo Guilia Super at its launch was the four-door family-man version of the much sough after Alfa Sprint and GTV that everyone knows, wants and likes. The name ‘Giulietta’ means ‘little Giulia’ in Italian, so the Alfa Giulia title was a play on words identifying the new car as a grown-up version of the Giulietta.
The first Giulia sedan, or Berlina, models were introduced in June of 1962 and belonged to the 105 series of Alfa cars. The Berlinas were boxy and fairly conservative in appearance, but their design was nevertheless attractive, modern, and, surprisingly, quite aerodynamic with a coefficient of drag of and impressive 0.33.
Initially, Alfa Romeo offered only the Giulia TI (or Turismo Internationale) to buyers looking to purchase a new Berlina. This model used a 1,570cc version of Alfa’s respected twin-cam four cylinder engine, which proved far more enjoyable to drive than the 1,290cc unit used in the earlier Giulietta.
The Giulia TI had a 5-speed transmission, power disc brakes all around. The Ti was an entertaining car to drive with entertaining handling that did not work well with the rather uninteresting interior and weight steering.
The ‘Super’ version was introduced in 1965 and it featured twin Weber carburetors to replace the TI’s single Solex, and it had a lovely looking dashboard with big dials for the speedometer and tachometer.
Today a well maintained and restored Giulia can sell from RM20,000 with really well restored units fetching a high RM30,000. Imagine, just 15 years ago, most people did not want this car and you can buy a running unit for as little as RM2,000.