In the middle of 1962 Alfa Romeo came onto the market with the Giulia as the successor of the Giulietta. The angular vehicle with the high, shortened rear set new standards. Advanced, wind-tunnel-tested design, without the tail fin that was common at that time, combined with outstanding performance and high safety standards, helped the car to its great success. The first model of the five-speed mid-range car had a crumple zone with a safety cell, making the Giulia the safest vehicle of its time.
The range was available in the Sedan, Coupé Sprint and Coupé Sprint GT versions as well as in the four-seater GTC Cabriolet and Spider Convertible versions. In addition, there were also some special models such as the TZ, the TZ2 and the sporty GTA Gran Turismo Alleggerita, a street car that could be used in slightly modified form for racing as well. Designed by GTA Bertone and Giugiaro, it resembled the Sprint GT. The special feature of the vehicle was the use of aluminium plates for weight reduction, and the 1.6-litre in-line four-cylinder engine with the two camshafts also got a new head and a double ignition. A double carburettor supported the impressive drive. As standard, the Giulia had a 1.3-litre engine with 78 hp and reached a top speed of 160 km/h. The 501 Ti Super, which were produced exclusively for private drivers, achieved a top speed of 190 km/h with 112 hp. Alfa Romeo took advantage of the success of the sports model and added the 98 hp Giulia Super to its model range. In total, more than 1.5 million of the successful saloon model were delivered. The rare ti Super is nowadays one of the most sought-after classic cars.