the readers of The prestigious German magazine have crowned, in fact, two classics of the historical Italian brand that have been imposed in their respective categories: the Spider between the “Decappottabili” with 24.9% of the votes and the Giulia GT as a “sports car people” most desired, elected with well-34.8% of the votes in the first edition of this award.
The beautiful design of the first generation of the Alfa Romeo Spider, launched in 1966 and is commonly known as the “Duetto” is the fruit of the genius of Battista Pininfarina.
In the year of its debut at the Geneva motor show was shown the version with the engine 1.6-liter 109 Hp and subsequently the range was enriched by the version with the engine from 1.3 liters and 88 Hp and with the four-cylinder engine of 1,750 cc from 119 Hp.
Among other things, the Duet “cuttlefish bone” has become an international star thanks to his presence in the films of Mike Nichols “The graduate” in 1967, led by Dustin Hoffman, with a wonderful Anne Bancroft (not forgetting the background of Simon & Garfunkel).
In 1969, the house showed up and then a reworked version of the popular spider who was for the back of the cut which earned him the nickname of “kamm tail”.
The Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GT was launched in 1963, is especially famous among enthusiasts of German of the great classics with the nickname “Bertone”, a clear reference to the factory that took care of the design.
The variant coupé of the Giulia was proposed with engines from 1.3 to 2.0 liters of displacement, with power ranging from 88 to 131 Hp, and was a success, with about 225,000 units sold between 1963 and 1976.
The version of the most famous of the Giulia Sprint GTA, a coupe, lightweight, with a body made largely of aluminum and a 1.6-liter engine equipped with double ignition with two spark plugs per cylinder.
Even today, the “Bertone” is the car a classic Italian more widespread in Germany for a number of copies circulating, and as also highlighted by the victory in the category reserved to sports cars the most popular to the “Motor Klassik Awards 2020”. (m.r.)
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