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Alfa Giulia Spider rescued after 40 years in a barn

Alfa Giulia Spider rescued after 40 years in a barn

This beautiful Alfa Romeo Giulia 1600 Spider has been recovered from a barn after it went into dry storage at some point in the early 1980s. This 1600 model was introduced in 1962. The car was fitted with a 1.6 litre 4-cylnder engine that produced 92bhp, propelling the car from 0-62 in 12 seconds and on to a top speed of around 105 mph. Its performance was better than many cars of the era and combined with the car's sleek Italian styling it is not surprising that these cars now fetch over 50k.

The car's current owner took possession of it in the 1970s after the owner’s father was forced to buy the car after a falling roof of his garage damaged it whilst it was in someone else's possession. The father then gifted the car to his son who used it for a few years and in 1979 repainted the bodywork to its current navy-blue colour. After this the car was put into dry storage and following its discovery, it has been sold at the Aguttes Spring Sale in Paris for the Euro equivalent of around £38,600, a considerable amount over its estimate of £25,000-£33,500. With the car having come out of storage in fairly decent shape for its circumstances, it provides an interesting restoration project for the auction winner.

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