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Chassis no. 1495-00007 - Engine no. AR1315*40009
Coachbuilder: Pinin Farina
Categories: A- Concept and show cars; B- Prototypes; E- Historic event cars; F- Cars owned by the famous
Owner: Collezione Lopresto (Italy)
This chassis 0007 is one of three prototypes built by Pinin Farina and debuted at the Paris Salon in 1955.
The commercial success of the Giulietta Sprint induced Max Hoffman, Alfa Romeo importer in the USA, to promote an open version and a tender was called between the Carrozzeria Bertone and Pinin Farina in 1955.
Pinin Farina won the contract for the production of the Spider overcoming Bertone, which presents a proposal of high impact, but also of great building complexity.
The Alfa Romeo Giulietta prototype with chassis 0007 is the end of the development of the new Milanese cabriolet, that will have a resounding success remaining in production for more then ten years and becoming an icon of those years.
The first three prototypes have a wraparound windshield bad suitable to a big production, which is abandoned in this specimen, which debuted at the Paris Salon of 1955, earning an instant success.
Like all early examples this car mounts the front bolts, according to the tastes of american customers, to whom the car is initially intended, but shows a unique dashboard, similar to the Lancia Aurelia B24 one.
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history - owners & events
6th October 1955 - 16th October 1955
Salon de l'Automobile de Paris
| Paris | France
owner: Bill Pollack | United States - California
1978 - 2006
owner: John A. Louraine | United States - Washington
price: 200 dollars
4th August 1998
Concorso Italiano
| Carmel | United States - California
driver: John Lorraine
12th August 2004
Concorso Italiano
| Carmel | United States - California
driver: John Lorraine

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