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Giulia UK order books open

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ALFA Romeo has opened UK order books on the all-new Giulia range, with prices starting from £29,180 OTR.

Combining perfect weight distribution with all-new rear-wheel drive architecture, the Giulia offers customers best in class power-to-weight ratios and innovative engine and driver technologies.

Customers can also choose between four engine variants (two petrol and two diesel), which are all paired to a new eight-speed automatic transmission as standard.

In the UK, the Alfa Romeo Giulia model range features five trim levels – the Giulia, Super, Tecnica, Speciale and the top-of-the-range Quadrifoglio. Order books for the Giulia Speciale will open later this month.

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New Mito goes on sale in the UK

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THE new Alfa Romeo Mito has gone on sale in the UK priced from £12,960 OTR.

Revised for 2016 with a new look to emulate the style and attitude of the new Giulia, with more technology, a revised range and the introduction of the updated 1.3-litre JTDM-2 turbo diesel with increased 95hp output and reduced CO2 emissions (just 89g/km), the new Mito is more enticing and competitive than ever before.

The styling has been revised with new sports grilles, dark-finish headlamp bezels, revised rear bumper designs and new alloy wheels, as well as new Alfa White paint option.

Inside, all models get new upgraded seat upholsteries, Uconnect Live services and a new finish on the centre console, dashboard and door trims. The new Alfa Romeo logo features inside and out, while the Mito badge adopts the same script as that of the new Giulia.

The outgoing Progression model is replaced by a new entry-point trim level known simply as Alfa Romeo Mito and its generous standard equipment includes new 16-inch alloy wheels, satin chrome-effect exterior detailing (grille surrounds, headlamp and tail lamp surrounds), air conditioning, Alfa DNA driving mode selector, a rear spoiler and a Uconnect 5-inch touchscreen infotainment system with DAB and Bluetooth connectivity.

Engine choices include the 78hp 1.4-litre petrol (£12,960 OTR), 875cc Turbo Petrol TwinAir 105hp (£14,660 OTR) and the 1.3 JTDM-2 95hp (£15,620 OTR) and key options include the Visibility Pack (auto headlamps and wipers, electro-chromic rear-view mirror and folding door mirrors – £310); Comfort Pack (front centre armrest, floor mats, rear parking sensors and front seat lumbar adjustment – £310); Sport Pack (tinted windows, front fog lamps, sports instrument cluster and red brake callipers – £300); dual-zone climate control (£450); electric sunroof (£750); satellite navigation (£750) and an eight-speaker BOSE audio system (£675).

Replacing the Distinctive trim level is the new Alfa Romeo Mito Super which builds on the standard Mito’s specification by adding cruise control; 17-inch ‘Turbine’ alloy wheels; Alfa code immobiliser and alarm; front fog lamps; special upholstery with Eco-Leather side bolstering; aluminium sports pedals, footrest and kickplates; chrome effect window sills; satin-effect door handles; space-saver spare wheel and the Comfort Pack as standard.

Options available on the Super, in addition to those available on the Mito, include the Lusso Pack (leather upholstery with heated front seats, dual-zone climate control and a third rear seat with head restraint and seat belt – £1,750) and an 18-inch alloy wheel upgrade (£400). The engines offered in Super specification include the 875cc Turbo Petrol TwinAir 105hp (£16,360 OTR) and the 1.3 JTDM-2 95hp (£16,960 OTR) and the 1.4 MultiAir 140hp petrol with ALFA TCT transmission and steering wheel-mounted gearshift paddles (£18,160 OTR).

In place of the QV Line, the new Alfa Romeo Mito Speciale offers the looks and specification of the new Veloce flagship (which, in turn, replaces the Quadrifoglio Verde) but is available with the 875cc TwinAir 105hp turbo petrol (£17,110 OTR); the 1.3 JTDM-2 95hp diesel engine (£17,710 OTR) or the 1.4 MultiAir 140hp petrol with ALFA TCT transmission (£18,910 OTR) to make it more accessible and more affordable to own.

In addition to the equipment on the Super, the Speciale adds 17-inch darkened five-hole alloy wheels; a flat-bottom steering wheel; red stitching on the steering wheel, gear shifter and handbrake; steering wheel-mounted gearshift paddles on the Alfa TCT version; darkened headlining; sports instruments; sports seats in fabric and Alcantara; dark-gloss finish on the door mirror surrounds and door handles; carbon fibre-effect finish on the headlamp surrounds; sports rear bumper; rear privacy glass and red brake callipers.

Available options include leather upholstery (£1,000); Visibility Pack (auto headlamps and wipers, electro-chromic rear-view mirror and folding door mirrors – £310); dual-zone climate control (£450); electric sunroof (£750); satellite navigation (£750) and an eight-speaker BOSE audio system (£675).

The new range-topper, the Alfa Romeo Mito Veloce, is available from £20,500 OTR and is powered by the most powerful engine in the range, the 1.4 MultiAir 170hp petrol with ALFA TCT transmission (with steering wheel-mounted gearshift paddles) making it capable of reaching 62mph in just 7.3 seconds and a top speed of 136mph.

Standard equipment includes 18-inch, darkened five-hole alloy wheels; Alfa Active Suspension system; Brembo brakes with four-piston front brake callipers (finished in red); upgraded Uconnect 5-inch touchscreen infotainment system with satellite navigation, DAB and Bluetooth connectivity and twin chromes exhaust tail pipes. The range of options available on the Alfa Romeo Mito Veloce includes the Visibility Pack (£310); dual-zone climate control (£450); electric sunroof (£750); eight-speaker BOSE audio system (£675) and Sabelt Alcantara Sports seats with carbon fibre shells (£2,000).

The new Alfa Romeo Mito is available to order now from Alfa Romeo showrooms, priced from £12,960 OTR.

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Stunning Alfas in Windsor Castle line-up

The Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Zagato dominated the most important races of its time, including the Mille Miglia in 1933, the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1931 and 1932 and the Targa Florio. Picture: Tim Scott.

The Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Zagato dominated the most important races of its time, including the Mille Miglia in 1933, the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1931 and 1932 and the Targa Florio. Picture: Tim Scott.

 

THE Concours of Elegance returns to Windsor Castle from September 2-4 when some of the world’s most incredible cars take residence in the Quadrangle for a celebration of automotive elegance, style and passion.

Windsor Castle will play host to 60 of the rarest and most exclusive cars ever produced. From iconic pre-1914 automobiles to special sports cars of the 21st century, each of the Concours of Elegance cars has a story to tell.

The Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Zagato Spyder on display, for example, is one of the most successful racing cars of all time, having won Le Mans four times in a row and the Mille Miglia three times in succession.

The most recent car in the Concours of Elegance comes from coachbuilders Touring Superleggera, with the one-of-seven Disco Volante Spyder. Based on the Alfa Romeo 8C Spider, but with a specially crafted aluminium and carbon

Tickets are available to buy at: http://concoursofelegance.co.uk/tickets.

It may not look like a motorsport champion, but once upon a time this car’s unique Figoni and Falaschi-designed coupé body was replaced by lightweight, open top coachwork for motorsport, achieving a class win at the 1935 Le Mans 24-hour event.

It may not look like a motorsport champion, but once upon a time this car’s unique Figoni and Falaschi-designed coupé body was replaced by lightweight, open top coachwork for motorsport, achieving a class win at the 1935 Le Mans 24-hour event.

13.Touring Superleggera Disco Volante Spyder One-of-seven to be produced, this hand-crafted car is based on the Alfa Romeo 8C Spider, powered by a 4.7-litre V8 engine. The design is inspired by the C52 Disco Volante of the ‘50s.

13. Touring Superleggera Disco Volante Spyder
One-of-seven to be produced, this hand-crafted car is based on the Alfa Romeo 8C Spider, powered by a 4.7-litre V8 engine. The design is inspired by the C52 Disco Volante of the ‘50s.

 

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Wartime Alfa could make €680,000

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INTERNATIONAL auctioneers Coys present a spectacular line-up for their inaugural auction at Schloss Dyck, in Germany, with more than 80 classic and sports cars going under the hammer this Saturday (August 6).

One of the star attractions is a 1942 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Super Sprint – Le Mans Berlinetta, which won Best in Show at SPA Italia 2015.

The Alfa was one of only a handful of cars produced during 1942 to 1945 due to the obvious production constraints of wartime Italy.

Production records indicate that this was in fact car No. 3 of the Tipo Supersport 6C 2500 models. The current touring style Le Mans Berlinetta coachwork was fitted during the early post-war years, and is inspired by the beautiful 1938 Le Mans touring Berlinetta, which competed in the 24-hour classic before the outbreak of the war.

It is a true exotic vehicle from the era of thoroughbred sports cars and one which would grace any collection. It is estimated at €580,000 to €680,000.

Other important lots include a 1956 Alfa Romeo 1900C SS (€250,000 – €275,000).

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One-off Alfa to top Concours d’Elégance at Salon Privé

1924 Alfa Romeo RL Normale Coupe de Ville

SALON Privé has announced that more than 65 extremely rare cars and 20 exceptional motorbikes are entered at its annual Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance competition.

The world-renowned concours, now in its 11th year, continues to attract exotic entries from across the globe.

Headlining the concours and lining up in the Pre-war Coachwork class is a unique 1924 Alfa Romeo RL Normale Coupé de Ville by Farré.

This remarkable one-of-one car was delivered new to Barcelona, bodied in striking Caoba wood by celebrated European coachbuilder J Farré.

The car, which has never been seen at Salon Privé, will be showcased on the South Lawn of Blenheim Palace.

Salon Privé is firmly established as the UK’s most prestigious Luxury Supercar Show & Concours d’Élégance. It returns to the opulent grounds of Blenheim Palace for the second year running from Thursday 1st to Saturday 3rd September.

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Giulia Quadrifoglio UK pricing and specification announced

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UK pricing for the all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio has been announced at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Powered by a new 510hp, 600Nm Bi-Turbo V6 petrol engine, with an eight-speed paddle shift automatic transmission as standard, the Giulia Quadrifoglio is capable of sprinting to 62mph in just 3.9 seconds and on to a top speed of more than 190mph, while still being capable of up to 49mpg on the official extra-urban fuel efficiency cycle, with low emissions of 189g/km.

Built around Alfa Romeo’s all-new rear-wheel drive architecture, the Giulia sports short overhangs, a long bonnet, muscular haunches and the longest wheelbase in its segment. Careful management of weights and materials has resulted in perfect 50/50 weight distribution across its axles, while the sophisticated four-arm Alfa Link rear suspension (with an Alfa Romeo-patented solution for toe adjustment) and new double-wishbone front set up have been specifically tuned to maximise its dynamic abilities and enhance driving comfort.

Also débuting on the Giulia is a new semi-virtual steering axis which optimises the filtering effect and guarantees rapid, accurate steering by keeping a constant caster trail in corners, while the advanced Alfa Torque Vectoring double-clutch rear differential system precisely controls the torque delivery to each rear wheel to improve traction in low grip conditions without having to run up against an invasive stability control system.

To obtain an excellent weight-to-power ratio and outstanding torsional rigidity, the new Giulia utilises an array of high-strength and ultra-lightweight materials including, for example, carbon fibre for the driveshaft, aluminium composite and plastic for the rear crossmember and aluminium for the doors, wings, engines (petrol and diesel), brakes and suspensions – including the front suspension domes and front and rear subframes.

The Giulia Quadrifoglio takes this attention to detail a stage further with its carbon fibre bonnet, roof, front splitter, rear spoiler and body inserts, as well as aluminium for the doors and wings. The braking system has been tweaked using aluminium elements, while carbon ceramic brake discs and front seats with a carbon fibre structural frame can also be specified as options.

Pricing for Alfa Romeo’s advanced new super saloon will start at £59,000 OTR with an outstanding standard specification including 19-inch Quadrifoglio alloy wheels; sports front bumper with Alfa Active Aero; sports rear bumper with functional diffuser; sports exhaust with four outlets; Alfa Active Suspension and bi-xenon headlamps with LED DRL.

Safety specification includes advanced Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Blind Spot Monitoring (DSM), Alfa Romeo’s new Integrated Braking System (IBS), Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and a rear-view camera with guide lines.

Interior highlights include special sports seats trimmed in leather and Alcantara with front seat heaters, steering-column mounted paddle shifters, a seven-inch TFT instrument cluster, Alfa Romeo’s new Uconnect 3D Nav 8.8-inch infotainment system, DAB radio, dual-zone climate control, automatic lights and wipers and cruise control with speed limiter.

The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio will be available to order shortly with details of the rest of the Alfa Romeo Giulia range to be announced closer to the vehicle’s on-sale date.

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Giulia earns five-star Euro NCAP rating

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THE Alfa Romeo Giulia has been awarded a five-star Euro NCAP rating with a score of 98% for the adult occupant protection of all percentiles: the highest score ever achieved by any car, even with the introduction of a more stringent rating system in 2015.

Alfa’s new sports saloon has achieved this outstanding result on the basis of two key elements: firstly, the adoption of a wide range of innovative safety systems, and secondly, the structural integrity of its light and rigid bodyshell which makes extensive use of robust, lightweight materials such as carbon-fibre, aluminium and aluminium composite.

In keeping with Alfa Romeo tradition, the Giulia features a host of technical innovations which benefit both the driving experience and vehicles safety, the most significant being the Integrated Brake System (IBS), which significantly reduces braking distance (62mph to a standstill in 38m for the Giulia and just 32m for the Quadrifoglio version).

Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and Autonomous Emergency Brake (AEB) with pedestrian detection are also part of the Giulia’s safety arsenal. Using a radar sensor and a camera built into the windscreen, these systems detect the presence of any obstacles or vehicles on the car’s trajectory and warn the driver of the risk of imminent collision. If the driver fails to react in time, the system automatically applies the brakes to avoid an impact or reduce its severity. Thanks to the pedestrian recognition function, the AEB is also capable of stopping the car autonomously at speeds of up to 60 km/h, by interpreting the information from the radar and camera.

Standard equipment across the Giulia range also includes Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Blind Spot Monitoring (with Rear Cross Path Detection available as an option), which uses sensors to monitor the area around the car and assist the driver when overtaking, changing lane or exiting car parks by monitoring any cars that may be approaching.

The Alfa Romeo Giulia goes on sale in the UK in Autumn.

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Alfa’s glittering line-up for Goodwood

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ALFA Romeo will be demonstrating the full power of the marque when the Italian brand debuts the all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia in the UK for the first time at the Goodwood Festival of Speed (June 23 – 26) alongside some of the greatest racing vehicles in its illustrious history.

Those attending the event will be the first in the UK to see and hear the Giulia Quadrifoglio in action, when its advanced all-new, 510hp, turbo-charged V6 is unleashed on the famous Goodwood hillclimb.

Also on display will be the rest of the Alfa Romeo range, including the new MiTo and Giulietta, both of which now adopt the styling cues of the Giulia, with new ‘Giulia inspired’ honeycomb grilles, interior and exterior upgrades, new badging and new alloy wheel designs.

A snapshot of Alfa Romeo’s legendary motorsport heritage and lineage will also be on display at the Festival, with an Alfa Romeo Giulia GTAm, Alfa Romeo 33/3 Le Mans Spider (static only), and an Alfa Romeo 33 TT 12 making the pilgrimage from the Museo Storico Alfa Romeo in Italy to take on the Goodwood Hillclimb. An original 1963 Giulia TI Super will be shown alongside its brand new namesake on the Alfa Romeo stand.

Completing the Alfa line-up on the stand will be one of only 50 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Limited Editions, which have been specially created to pay homage to 50 years of the Alfa Romeo Spider.

Alfa Romeo Giulia TI Super (1963)

The revolutionary and ground-breaking Giulia saloon debuted in 1962. The advertising claim “designed by the wind” was inspired by the Giulia’s outstanding drag coefficient of 0.34, which would still be competitive on today’s market. This sports saloon became the backbone of Alfa’s line-up, as well as a production link between the company’s Portello and Arese plants.

The Giulia was the first mass-produced car with a five-speed transmission and one of the first with a differentiated body structure: in the event of a collision, the passenger compartment held its shape, ensuring greater passenger safety.

The Giulia’s 1600 four-cylinder engine differed from the Millenove in terms of displacement and construction materials. It had a crankcase made of aluminium rather than cast iron and was essentially derived from the Giulia Milletrè (launched in 1954) making it an extremely sophisticated and high-performance engine with long durability.

The exceptional dynamics and design features of the Giulia, in its various guises, garnered incredible results in races. The Giulia TI Super, launched in 1963 (112hp and 190 km/h) is the rarest and most prestigious Giulia variant. Only 501 of this ready-to-race version were produced, almost all of them in Biancospino White, with the Quadrifoglio emblem on the side panels and bootlid and with bodywork streamlined to further improve its already excellent performance.

The TI Super nurtured a generation of racing drivers who eventually graduated to higher formulas, having put themselves in the spotlight with victories achieved behind the wheel of the Alfa Romeo saloon. The Giulia TI Super is particularly suited to road races, as it proved by memorably winning its category in the 1963 Tour de France Auto.

Alfa Romeo 1750 GT Am (1970)

Four round headlamps; a raised and aggressive profile and bulging wheel arches: there’s no mistaking the Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA for anything else. The version on show at Goodwood this is year is the GT Am, derived from fuel-injected Alfa Romeo 1750 GTV which was sold in the United States. Only 40 of the GT Am racers were ever built, powered by a 240hp 2.0-litre engine (max power at 7,500rpm) with a mechanical fuel injection system either by Spica or Lucas.

Due to an increase in minimum weight requirements, the body was made of steel with plastic side and rear panels and in 1970 it won the European Touring Car Championship with the Dutchman Toine Hezemans and in 1971 it also won the constructor’s title. Drivers of the calibre of Hezemans, Andrea de Adamich, Carlo Facetti and Nino Vaccarella maximised the car’s potential, challenging much more powerful cars like the BMW CSL, 3.0-litre Ford Capri and 5.0-litre Chevrolet. Indeed, at the end of the 24 Hours of Spa in 1970, three Alfa Romeo GT Am racers were positioned behind a BMW Alpina 3.0-litre in second, third and fourth place.

Alfa Romeo 33/3 Le Mans (1970)

Evolved from the 2.0-litre V8 in the Alfa Romeo 33/2, the engine that powers the 33/3 is a fuel-injected, 2,998cc V8 with four-valves per cylinder which produced an impressive 400hp at 8000 rpm and capable of propelling the six-speed 33/3 to 330 km/h. With bodywork formed from lightweight aluminium and titanium panels, the 33/3 was light and agile enough to compete with 5.0-litre  competitor vehicles and in 1971 won several significant endurance races, including the Targa Florio with Vaccarella and Hezemans behind the wheel.

Alfa Romeo 33 TT 12

On May 5 1973, during the height of popularity of the World Sportcar Championship, the Alfa Romeo 33 TT 12 made its debut at the “1000 km of Spa-Francorhamps”, lining up alongside some of the most prestigious competitors of the day. Part of the “33” family first seen in 1967, the TT (Telaio Tubolare or tubular chassis) was derived from the previous V8-powered 33 TT3 but was now powered by a monster 3.0-litre, 12-cylinder boxer engine with an output of over 500hp and a top speed of 330km/h. Clothed in an unusual aerodynamic body, its unmistakable appearance was characterized by two side fins, a huge air intake and a “periscope” rear view mirror.

1973 was dedicated to the development of the new prototype sports car and by 1974 the 33 TT 12 had started to show its potential. But 1975 was the golden year: the best drivers of the era helped the cars dominate seven of the eight races on the calendar, thus winning the coveted World Sportscar Championship, the fourth overall win for Alfa Romeo. Incredible names like Andretti, Bell, Brambilla, Ickx, Lafitte, Mass, Merzario, Pescarolo, Scheckter, Stommellen and Vaccarella are all “heroes” of the 33 TT 12.

Museo Storico Alfa Romeo

Borrowed from Alfa Romeo’s incredible heritage collection, these vehicles are often on display at the recently-reopened Alfa Romeo museum in Arese, Milan. Completely refurbished, the museum has more than 70 of the collection’s 250-plus cars on display at any given time (69 of the most significant pieces in Alfa Romeo’s historic collection within the museum plus various temporary exhibitions), grouped together in sections title “Timeline”, “Beauty” and “Speed”. Since opening on June 24, 2015, the museum has already had more than 100,000 visitors from all over the world. For more details on the museum, which is open from 10am to 6pm every day (closed Tuesdays, open to 10pm on Thursdays) visit museoalfaromeo.com.

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Giulia power show at Goodwood

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ALFA Romeo will be demonstrating the full power of the marque when the Italian brand showcases the all-new Giulia in the UK for the first time at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on June 23-26.

Those attending the event will be among the first in the country to witness the dynamic Italian saloon. The eagerly-anticipated Giulia was first unveiled to the world last year at the Museo Storico Alfa Romeo, revealing its sporty styling, intuitive technology and thrilling performance.

Over the Goodwood weekend the range-topping Giulia Quadrifoglio, powered by an all-new, 510hp, turbo-charged V6, will be making its dynamic UK debut when it takes to the famous Goodwood Hillclimb.

Making its UK debut alongside the Giulia will be the new Alfa MiTo, which was unveiled alongside the new Alfa Giulietta at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

Taking styling cues from the Giulia, updates to both the new Alfa MiTo and Giulietta include a new ‘Giulia inspired’ honeycomb grille and fascia, interior and exterior upgrades, new badging, and sleek alloy wheels.

Alfa Romeo’s legendary heritage and lineage will also be on display at the Festival, with an Alfa Romeo Giulia GTAm, 33/3 Le Mans Spider, and an Alfa Romeo 33 TT 12 making the pilgrimage from the Museo Storico Alfa Romeo in Italy to take on the Goodwood Hillclimb. In addition, an original 1960s Giulia TI Super model will be shown alongside the latest generation Giulia on the Alfa Romeo stand.

Completing the Alfa line-up on the stand will be one of only 50 stunning Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Limited Editions, which have been created to pay homage to 50 years of the Alfa Romeo Spider.

Damien Dally, Country Manager, Alfa Romeo UK, said: “2016 marks an incredibly important moment in Alfa Romeo’s history as we launch the all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia and start an exciting chapter for the iconic marque.”

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FIVA awards ‘Best Preserved Vehicle’ to Alfa Giulietta SZ Zagato

The ‘half-and-half’ unrestored Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ Zagato.

The ‘half-and-half’ unrestored Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ Zagato.

THE second FIVA preservation award for 2016 – presented at top historic car events around the world – was given to Corrado Lopresto at Villa d’Este for his spectacular ‘half-and-half’ Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ Zagato.

The pictures tell it all: half the car is cleaned but not restored, while the other is in as-found condition.

Corrado Lopresto treated the car – the Coda Tronca prototype, jointly developed by Elio Zagato and Ercole Spada – as a work of art, saving as much as possible of the amazingly well-preserved original.

But he also drew on archaeological techniques in that he decided to clean only half the car, leaving the other half frozen in time. In the uncleaned half, Lopresto preserved everything (including the dust) under a thin layer of transparent matt lacquer.

The FIVA awards are one of the ways in which FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens or international federation of historic vehicles) is marking World Motoring Heritage Year 2016 – a FIVA initiative to which UNESCO has granted its official patronage.

The award was presented by Dr Khalil Karam, Lebanese Ambassador to UNESCO, who congratulated FIVA on its 50th anniversary in 2016 “which will be celebrated in Paris at UNESCO on 17 November, under the patronage of UNESCO”, adding that “We are very much inspired by what is being done by FIVA as a protector of world motoring heritage.”

FIVA established the preservation awards to recognise vehicles that retain such a high degree of their original components, materials and finishes that they can be seen as important cultural artefacts.

The awards will be followed by an end-of-year invitation for the winning cars to assemble in Paris. The plan is then to put the cars on display at UNESCO’s international headquarters in the heart of the French Capital.

The next FIVA preservation award will be presented at the Le Mans Classic, July 8-10 July.

From left : Simon Kidston, Dominik Fischlin of FIVA, Dr Khalil Karam of UNESCO, Corrado Lopresto and son (picture courtesy of BMW).

From left : Simon Kidston, Dominik Fischlin of FIVA, Dr Khalil Karam of UNESCO, Corrado Lopresto and son (picture courtesy of BMW).