Alfa Romeo Giulia 2019 review
ALFA ROMEO Giulia Sprint GTA appeared in 1965 as a homologated vehicle for mass sports. The transformation of Alfa Romeo is to change the landing formula for sports 2 + 2 and the development of technology, opening a successful future. Behind the letter "A" in the type designation is the word "allegerita". This means “lightweight” and indicates the fact that the coupe is 200 kg lighter than the base Bertone Giulia Sprint GT. The engine is widely used ultra-light materials - aluminum, zinc, magnesium. A cover of a head of the block, a head of the block from magnesium. Maximum lightweight, in a sporty, simple, Spartan interior decoration. The model has rear-wheel drive and rear-mounted electric motor. The monocoque chassis has sufficient strength and well protects radio equipment from damage. The model has an independent suspension of all wheels, a differential in the rear axle, one horizontal horizontal shock absorber in the front and rear suspension. This car was designed as a base for participation in the European circuit racing championships.
Giulia Promiscua Colli is the rarest car of the entire Giulia family. The original version of the car was based on the Giulia 1600 Super with a chrome grille and was most likely intended for public display. This version, first shown in 1968, was completely glazed and equipped with folding rear seats, just like an ordinary station wagon. The back door was made as large as possible, in order to reduce the loading height. Because of this, the regular Giulia back panel became part of the door. Most produced by Giulia Giardinetta were intended for the police and customs and were half a station wagon, half a van. Instead of the rear side window, the car had a metal sheet with air vents. Later versions had a short fifth door that did not go to the rear panel, perhaps this was done to increase the rigidity of the body.
Colli received official permission from Alfa Romeo for the production of a station wagon, so the car came with a completely new roof made by Colli. Most Promiscua was based on the mechanical part of the Giulia Super (105.26) with the Weber 40 DCOE 24 carburetor, but some of them were equipped with Solex C 32 PAIA 7 carburetors. As a result, the Giulia TI Promiscua model was obtained. This version of the car was intended to work in the police. The Italian body studio when building versions of mass-produced cars tried to reduce the cost of supplying cars with glasses that are installed on mass machines. On Giulia Promiscua rear window was made only for this model. Alfa Romeo offered for sale this model through its importers and dealers in many countries. Two right-hand drive cars were made first in 1968, the second in 1969 and delivered to the UK in 1969. There they were used for express delivery in the technical department of Alfa Romeo GB. One of these cars is being restored.
A large number of wagons based on Giulia were produced by small body firms; by our standards, they were repair shops at small enterprises or organizations. The main client of these Carrozzeria was the Italian police, who converted standard Giulia Super soldiers in the police service into station wagons. Outwardly, these cars were almost identical to the Colli cars. Very little is known about Giulia station wagons. The exact number of cars released according to official data is 16 pieces, including 2 RHD. In 1968, 6 cars were produced, in 1969 - 10. But these data are most likely incorrect, for example, there are two station wagons built on the basis of the Giulia Nuova Super, and in terms of the quality of workmanship they can be attributed to the works of Colli, and in fact Giulia Nuova Super Began to be produced in 1974. Although, most likely, it was the work of another body company, since Colli ceased to exist in 1973. Also in this statistics are not included cars intended for work in the police. Not included here are just a few cars built for the needs of ambulance Colli. So the wagon remains one of the most rare and mysterious cars based on Giulia.