In the comments of yesterday’s Rover post, the esteemed commentator, mr. mzs zsm msz esq told the tale of how he was reunited with his favorite model car from his childhood. That reminded me of one of my dearest favorites, a red Alfa Giulietta made by Majorette. I can’t tell you the exact place where the scale model Alfa now lies, but I can show you the car it replicated fairly well for a small die-cast model from the ’80s.
This red 1:1 size Giulietta is for sale by a Dutch classic car dealer, and it’s absolutely flawless. While my small Alfa had paint peeling as soon as I got my hands on it, this barely has a ding on it. Take a look.
The 1982 Giulietta here is a 1600cc twin-cam car, so it’s not the quickest one of the line-up as you could’ve had the vehicle with a two-litre turbo engine producing 175 hp. This has a modest 110hp, and it’s the second-series car of the 1977-introduced Nuova Giulietta, the first of two facelifts. The Giulietta was heavily based on the Alfetta running gear, and it was succeeded by the 75/Milano, which continued to have a rear-mounted transaxle.
This car is a 70 000 km French import, and it has been exceptionally well preserved with no rust whatsoever and with original paint everywhere except on the hood. The ad notes that “all of the known weak spots are in new condition”, which is certainly persuasive.
Viewed side-on, the Giulietta is slightly easier on the eye than the 75, as there is no wildly angled trim and the amount of plastic is less heavy. Red probably suits the car the best, and it matches the unpainted bumpers well.
The engine bay continues the near-new theme of the car. Despite being smallish, the 1600cc engine is not the smallest of the lot as you could have had your Giulietta with a 1300cc engine if your funds extended no further. That too came with 95 hp, which for a 1.3 is a reasonable output, but you surely had to beat it with a big stick to get power out of it. Luckily the slightest Giulietta only weighed 1100kg.
Inside, the steering wheel and gearshift have originally been replaced with wooden parts. The ad notes the original ones follow with the car, as do the original steel wheels as the alloys under the car are aftermarket ones. All the paperwork, service records, brochures and all are also included.
What about the price? Well, it’s not supercheap, unlike yesterday’s Rover. The Dutch seller is asking 8800 euro for the car, but the exhaustive amount of photos do back the asking price up. It’s difficult to find a flaw from the car, unless the diminutive engine size is one.
[Source: Ruyl Classics]