1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Super “Torpedo”

While we just featured an Alfa Romeo Giulia last Sunday, this particular car was just too interesting to pass up as a feature. Carrozzeria Colli was best known for their estate variants of certain Alfa Romeo sedans, most notably the handsome Giulia Giardinetta, a precurser to the lifestyle estates that are popular throughout Europe today. In the mid 1960s, they produced two open roofed examples of the Giulia. Similar to the Fiat 500 and 600 Jolly, this Giulia "Torpedo" as it was called, had no doors and a roof similar to a golf cart. Meant for parades and as transport in resort towns, this was a very unlikely Giulia variant of which few enthusiasts are aware. This car is for sale in Northern Italy, approximately 40 miles from the Swiss border.

1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Super "Torpedo"

The body set up by Torpedo 'Colli'sul stretched floorpan of the 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Super was designed for use in representing special occasions for visits to the establishment of the centenarian. Only two examples were produced, one is in possession of a museum. Definitely a unique piece!

At €75,000 (~ $92,000 USD), this Giulia is obviously not for your average collector. Perhaps a resort may snap it up. One could imagine how fun it would be to motor around in this thing on the banks of Lake Como or along the French Riviera. This car is certainly an intriguing piece and given the price of Fiat Jollys these days, I'm sure if the right buyer comes along the asking price will be met, or if not, will come close.

-Paul

Posted under: Alfa Romeo
Dated: Aug 01 2012

2 Comments

  1. Larry says:

    Where do you find this stuff, Paul? All kinds of cool uniqueness going on here.

    At nearly $100K (4X-5X the price of a good Giulia Super), it’s unlikely to see much driving duty. I suspect it’s next home will be in the “static display” category.

  2. Paul says:

    This was on Mobile.de, a kind of AutoTrader for Germany if you will.