It immediately becomes clear that this beautiful coupé has a special place in Eeltje's car life. This Bertone creation has become a very popular and sought-after classic among classic car enthusiasts. When Eeltje bought the car in 1977 it was not that difficult to find an Alfa, they were offered quite a lot at the Alfa dealers, also at Alfa Romeo dealer Braaksma on the Harlingersstraatweg in Leeuwarden. This 1964 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GT was only made for a few years and is now highly sought after. That it was a fluke turned out many years later.
By: Dirk de Jong
Initially, Eeltje was not even concerned with the Italian's sporty driving style. But because of its design, its flowing shapes, slender and slender, the letterbox idea, the front view was formidable. A book was kept of this original model, the Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GT, from the import by Louwman & Parqui in 1964 and the delivery to the dealer in Leeuwarden, and from 1977 the own Alfa adventure as a proud owner.
When the car was purchased, the dealership was transferred and the entrepreneur Braaksma took his trade-in stock to a private address. Eeltje found him through an advertisement in the newspaper. The engine was not 100 percent, but despite that knowledge, Eeltje was convinced that it was a worthwhile undertaking to purchase the Alfa. Later it turned out that the front suspension was completely stuck, the seller thought it was too expensive to repair, but Eeltje thought it was too good to demolish.
The feeling wins
The feeling came first… and the mind came later. As a result, an Alfa specialist eventually had to be brought in to overhaul the engine. The impact on the wallet of that overhaul was many times greater than the purchase price.
A person makes many plans for his life, which then take a completely different turn by chance or circumstances. Sometimes life is not pleasant and you cannot change the setbacks and outer circumstances.
It owns the most important
The hobby did not disappear, but the choices were made differently with the result that the Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GT remained under a blanket for years and years, and thus became an accessory in the garage. The most important thing was that it remained in possession, with the result that in 2022 an almost new Alfa - with original upholstery - appears on the road, with a happy Alfa enthusiast from the generation of over 80s. The story of Eeltje proves that even (Alfa) wheels can roll strangely.
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