1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia SS

Today‚Äôs car is a 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Speciale, designed by Franco Scaglione when he worked for Bertone, it is owned by Mark Isaac. It is finished in silver with a little pizazz added to make it stand out with a blue leather interior. It is powered by a 104 hp, 1.6 liter, DOHC inline 4 cylinder, with an aluminum block and head, with a dual Weber carburetors. Mated to a 5-speed manual fully-synchronized transmission with 4.55:1 rear axle gear ratio. Slowing this beauty down are disc brakes up front and drums in the rear. It has independent front suspension with long/short control arms, coil springs and anti-roll bar and the rear suspension is a rigid axle with trailing lower radius arms, upper A-bracket and coil springs.

The Giulia Speciale was produced from 1963 – 1966. A total 0f 61,236 Alfa Romeo’s were produced in 1965 with 1400 of them being Giulia Speciale’s, The MSRP was $4,886. With a published top speed of 125 mph with a 0-60 mph time of 9.7 seconds. This was a very areodynamic car that achieved the record for a production car of 0.28 coefficient of drag. That record stood for more than 20 years. Just to measure this against something more modern, the 2017 Corvette coupe has a 0.29 coefficient of drag!

This is a beautiful example of an original restored car in the post war era. What a great car to take to an European or Italian car shows, Cars and Coffee events or just a cruising up and down the coast. Thanks for riding along. Frank

Engine photo courtesy of RM Sotheby’s