Humphreys’ car: 1958 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint

The fact that most Italian classic cars are red is nothing more than a myth built over the years, a myth that has a precise origin.

The myth is linked to the fact that until the 1960s, road cars that participated in official races had to have colors established by regulations: red for the Italians, green for the British, yellow for the Belgians, blue for the French and so on. In reality, however, the road cars sold on the Italian market in the 1950s and 1960s barely made up 10% of total sales. But black was also a fairly rare color, which is why we really like it on this 1958 Sprint.

It was sold new in the USA, Texas, to Mr. W.Y. Humphryes, and perhaps the area characterized by the dry climate has allowed this beauty to reach us today. In the early nineties it ended up in belgium where it was restored, and apparently the restoration has withstood the passage of time very well: the car still looks perfect. Find it for sale at €87,500 (today $85,000) here in Temse, Belgium.


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