History of the Giulia Sprint GTC (1964–1966)
Tipo: 105.25, 105.29 (right hand drive). Engine numbers: 00502.
The Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTC, Alfa’s sports cabriolet from the 1960s, is a lovely cabriolet version of the Sprint GT coupe and produced in very limited numbers making them rare today with a total production of 1003 in right- and left hand drive versions.
Only 100 RHD cars were made for the British and South African market. The car was based on the Giulia Sprint GT, with the cabriolet modification carried out by Touring of Milan. Besides the cabriolet top, a distinguishing feature is the dashboard finished in black instead of grey crackle. The model was badged with a script reading “GiuliaGTC” on the bootlid.
To restore some of the bodyshell rigidity lost by removing the fixed roof and pillars, Carrozzeria Touring added reinforcement to several areas of the bodyshell. Through the production life of the model, several modifications to the reinforcement applied were made by Touring, apparently in an effort to improve the stiffening achieved.
Despite the extra steel reinforcement, the GTC curb weight was only 905 kg (2,000 lbs) , contributing to its sparkling performance potential.
Carrozzeria Touring was in financial trouble when the Giulia Sprint GTC went into production. The company went out of business shortly after production of this model ended.
Of special interest is the fact that the Guilia GTC was the very last project undertaken by Carrozzeria Touring before it went out of business, making the GTC even more of a rarity in collectible vintage cars.
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||2-door cabriolet|
|Engine||1.6 L Twin Cam I4|
|Length||4,080 mm (160.6 in)|
|Width||1,580 mm (62.2 in)|
|Height||1,315 mm (51.8 in)|
|Curb weight||905 kg (1,995 lb)|