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Alfa Romeo introduced the 1600cc version of the Giulietta at the Auto Salon Geneva in March 1963, and it would now become known as the Giulia SS. With a drag coefficient of only 0.28, its ''Disco Volante'' styling by Bertone was years before its time and was regarded by many as the prettiest small-capacity coupé ever to be built. The pure aerodynamics applied to the design resulted in the Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale having very low wind noise at high speeds and a top speed of over 120mph. This was all obtained from the 1570cc twin cam engine with twin Weber 45DCOE carburettors producing 112bhp. Chassis number AR380343 is a 1600cc Giulia SS that is 1 of just 1,339 examples ever made. The stunning Bertone coachwork is finished in silver and the paintwork is described as in "fantastic order". The previous owner purchased this car in Paris in 2003 and it formed part of his large collection in Germany. In 2010 the car was restored to a very high standard and there are photographs of the restoration in the history file. At the time of the restoration, the interior was wisely not ‘overdone' and appears to be largely original. Mechanically the car performs very well and the engine pulls well through all the five gears. The glorious Alfa twin-cam engine sounds superbly raspy and the overall driving experience is very special indeed. The engine bay is presented in fine order and this Alfa Romeo has clearly been the subject of significant expenditure over the years. Supplied with previous German registration document (Fahrzeugbrief), old Carte Grise from pre-2003 ownership in France and a current MoT certificate, this Alfa SS is ready for UK registration if required, with a NOVA document and all the paperwork required. This is a very good and rare SS Alfa Romeo that is a pleasurable and rewarding drivers' car given its light controls and competition derived handling. Very few classics have this ability to tour so effortlessly, efficiently and in such style!