Journal: Get To Know Petrolicious' Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale On Jay Leno's Garage

Get To Know Petrolicious’ Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale On Jay Leno’s Garage

Alex Sobran By Alex Sobran
March 6, 2017
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Regular readers may have noticed the recent content we’ve been posting in relation to Jay Leno’s Garage, and if you’re wondering why we went to visit his collection a few weeks ago—does that really need a reason though?—it has to do with a certain special Alfa: Afshin Behnia, Petrolicious’ Founder and CEO, brought his 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale onto the show to share his passion for the uniquely-styled Italian coupe.

If your curiosity has ever landed on the Bertone-bodied Giulia, this is a great way to get up to speed on the aesthetic and mechanical design of the car, as well as a taste of what it’s like to drive one of these rarities. 

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PieterA
PieterA

Afshin, you wouldn’t happen to know why Leno doesn’t own any Alfas? I know he doesn’t own Ferraris because he doesn’t like the company, but what about Alfa?

Christopher Gay
Christopher Gay

“…tiny monkey.”

Having fun, I see. Well played.

Dieut et mon Droit
Dieut et mon Droit

I have found myself in a conundrum on what to like more between the Giulia SS and Afshin’s shades!

Afshin Behnia
Afshin Behnia

Both have great visibility!

Dieut et mon Droit
Dieut et mon Droit

I am sold on both mate

Dennis White
Dennis White

So, one of the coolest cars ever, and Afshin, you lived up to it in the video! Would love to own one, but would be sorely tempted to modify it a la Conrad Stevenson (one of my all-time favorite Petrolicious videos) and put that puppy on the track!

Afshin Behnia
Afshin Behnia

Thanks Dennis! You really need two SS’s — one to keep original, and one to hot-rod.

Bill Meyer
Bill Meyer

Just now watched the Leno video, I talked my bride into watching it and though she is not too impressed with any cars she thought Sprint Speciale “delectable.” I’d have to agree.

Though I’ve never owned any Alfa the first one I drove was a nearly identical SS in dark red. It even had the same clear bug deflector gizmo.

Bravo Afshin!!

Afshin Behnia
Afshin Behnia

I think you should consider the SS for your anniversary present to your wife!

Amir Kakhsaz
Amir Kakhsaz

Yeaaaaa Afshin! Great feature on JLG, funny quip from Jay about eloping in the SS too. Hehe!

Afshin Behnia
Afshin Behnia

Thanks Amir!