Encouraged by the groundbreaking success of the newly introduced Giulia series (saloon and Sprint GT), Alfa Romeo's management considered using the same technology for an open sports car in the early 1960s. A Spider to replace the legendary Giulietta or Giulia Spider had been in the pipeline for some time, but design disagreements delayed its production. So Alfa Romeo decided to build an exclusive small series. The Milanese Carrozzeria Touring then transformed the existing Giulia Sprint GT Coupé into a four-seater convertible, of which only around 880 were built between 1964 and 1966.
A name is quickly found: the car bears the designation "Giulia GTC", the official sales prospectus explains this with"Giulia GT Convertible. The Giulia GTC is a sporty touring car for higher earners, as a glance at the price list of 1964 proves: at that time, a view of the sky cost 17,500 DM. In return, the GTC driver gets to enjoy 106 hp from the 1.6-litre twin carburettor engine and accelerate his convertible, which weighs only 950 kg, to over 180 km/h if necessary. The body stiffeners fitted by Touring help to ensure superior roadholding at all times.
Was the Giulia GTC Due to the low production numbers, it was rare to see a new car on the road, so the few remaining examples are now sought-after collector's items that have long since passed the 100,000 euro mark. You can drive this extremely rare model at Nostalgic.
Production numbers 1,025 (incl. 99 right-hand drive)
|Model variants / construction time:||1964-1966 (105.25)|
|Motor:||Four cylinders in line, water-cooled|
|Motor installation position:||front, lengthways|
|Length / Width / Height (mm):||4.080 / 1.580 / 1.315|
|Empty weight||950 kg|
|Wheel size||155-15/ 175-15|
|Tank capacity||46 l|
|Consumption||10.5 l/100 km|
|Power (kW / PS - at min-1):||78/ 106/ 6.000|
|Top speed||185 km/h|
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