This Giulia is one of the extremely rare station wagon versions, never produced for the general public but rather as vehicles generally used by law enforcement or for Italian highway services and very few other purposes.
In fact, there were only four coachbuilders in Italy to whom this car was commissioned: Colli, Giorgetti, Introzzi, and Grazia. The latter is the coachbuilder who produced this particular car, a very rare example of the Giulia 1600 Giardinetta commissioned directly by Alfa Romeo for exclusive use on highways by the Italian Traffic Police.
Among the documents supporting the history of this car, there are those attesting to the initial ownership by the Autostrade company and the loan to the Italian Traffic Police. The car has been completely restored and has, at least from what can be seen in the photos, most of the equipment used by the Police. It’s a shame that there is a lack of more detailed photos which, given the asking price, would have been appropriate. Find it for sale at €109,000 here in Roma, Italy.
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A curiosity about these Giulia SW Polizia Stradale specials: amongst all the gadgets, probably the most unusual was an engine heating system that colud keep the car ready-to-run* in case of sudden emergency, in particular during winter time. Some heating plugs, like those for diesel engines but not so hot, were conveniently installed to keep the water and the oil at “recommended” temperature. The plugs were connected to a domestic power socket in the garage.
* run: Alfa Romeo way, of course!
Giuseppe Maranghi – Laveno (VA)