Six Months Gone: 1977 Alfa Romeo Guilia Super Nuova – Sold?
September 7, 2021 Update – While this “Classifind” expired recently, given the seller’s past history we suspect may not actually be sold yet. For now, we’re labeling this ride “Sold?” However, we will keep an eye out for an updated listing. In the interim, please reach out either by email or call Rudy directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.
August 3, 2021 Update – After a two-month pause, the seller of this 1977 Alfa Romeo Guilia just listed a fresh Craigslist ad for their Gray-Market car said to be imported from Sicily note that long ago. The seller continues to remain firm on their $27,000 asking price.
June 25, 2021 Update – After a six-week hiatus from Craigslist, we just came across a fresh listing for this Gray-Market 1977 Alfa Romeo Guilia Super Nova we first featured in February of 2021. The seller remains firm on their $27,000 asking price for this restored example imported from Sicily in the fall of 2019.
May 16, 2021 Update – We just confirmed the listing for this “Classifind” expired, so with no replacement found we’re assuming this ride “Sold?” unless we come across a new listing in the future.
April 9, 2021 Update – We just across a new listing to replace the original one the seller of this Fiat posted in February. The description, pictures, and asking price all remain the same.
For the most part, U.S. Alfa Romeo enthusiasts in the 1970s were limited in choice to either the Marque’s classic Spider Veloce or the unique GTV. However, in its home market, Alfa produced a number of more models, one of which is this 1977 Guilia Super Nuova we first came across in February 2021 and then relisted in August 2021 on Craigslist in South Easton, Massachusetts (Boston) with an asking price of $27,000. Not surprising, the only source for comparable pricing of these cars is Bring a Trailer which auctioned a number of 105 Guilias over the past few years.
Alfa Romeo was one of the first mainstream manufacturers to put a powerful engine in a lightweight (2,205 pounds) four-door sedan for mass production. The Type 105 Giulia was equipped with a light alloy twin overhead camshaft four-cylinder engine similar to that of the earlier Giulietta (750/101) range, available in 1.3-liter and 1.6-liter versions. Various configurations of carburetors and tuning produced power outputs from about 80 to about 110 brake horsepower, coupled in most cases to 5-speed manual transmission.
Giulia sedans were noted for lively handling and impressive acceleration among small European four-door sedans of their era, especially considering modest engine sizes offered. The popular Super version with the twin carburetor 1.6-liter engine had a top speed of 170 km/h (106 mph) and accelerated from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in about 12 seconds, better than many sports cars of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Produced since 1962 in various forms, the example featured here represents the final year of production of the 105 Alfa sedan.
The styling of the boxy four-door notchback sedan proved to be somewhat polarizing and not as stylish as some of Alfa’s other offerings of the period. The engine bay, cabin, and boot were all square shaped, buffered somewhat by details on the grill, roofline, bonnet, and boot. The use of a wind tunnel during development led to a very aerodynamic shape that produced a drag coefficient of Cd=0.34, particularly low for a sedan of the era.
If you’re into Italian cars, especially Alfas, this restored Sicilian import might make a nice addition to your collection.
Here’s the seller’s description:
“Recently imported from Sicily in September 2019, fluid changes literature. New front suspension and steering, drive train refreshed, clutch rebuild, cam gasket replaced. Solid-body, dry, immaculate. Drives like it should, 1300 cc engine. New Uniroyal tires in May 2019. Respray in 2017. Come check it out. “
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