The Alfa Romeo Giulietta (series 750 and 101) was a family car made by Italian car manufacturer Alfa Romeo from 1954 to 1965. It was Alfa Romeo’s first, successful, foray into the 1.3-litre class. From 1954 to 1965 a total of 177,690 Giuliettas were made, the great majority in Berlina saloon, Sprint coupé or Spider roadster body styles, but also as Sprint Speciale and Sprint Zagato coupés, and Promiscua estate.
The first Giulietta to be introduced was the Giulietta Sprint 2+2 coupé, at the 1954 Turin Motor Show. The Sprint had been designed by Franco Scaglione at Bertone, and it was produced at the coachbuilder’s Grugliasco plant, near Turin.
A year later, at the Turin Motor Show in April 1955, the Sprint was joined by the 4-door saloon Berlina. In mid 1955, the open two-seat Giulietta Spider, featuring convertible bodywork by Pininfarina. In 1957 more powerful Berlina version, called Giulietta T.I. (Turismo Internazionale) was presented with minor cosmetic changes to the hood, the dial lights and rear lamps.
Carrozzeria Colli also made the Giulietta station wagon variant called Giulietta Promiscua. Ninety-one examples of this version were built. Carrozzeria Boneschi also made a few station wagon examples called Weekendina.
The Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale (also called as Giulietta SS, officially called Tipo 101.20, Italian for “Type 101.20”) was an aerodynamic 2-door, 2-seat coupé designed by Franco Scaglione at Bertone. 1.366 were made from 1957 to 1962. The car had a steel body, and was based on a short-wheelbase Giulietta chassis. It used a 1.3-litre engine brought to 100 PS (74 kW; 99 bhp) thanks to double twin-choke carburettors and a high compression ratio.