Picking our favourite Alfa Romeo is a pleasantly arduous task. These days this proud Italian marque has fallen on harder and less-interesting times, but there's plenty to choose from in Alfa Romeo's competition-bred past.

The Giulia Sprint GT is, for us, prime among them. Based on the classic body shape conceived by a young Giorgetto Giugiaro for Bertone in 1963, the Sprint GT was made between 1963 and 1966 to continue Alfa’s domination of the racetracks.

There’s not a line out of shape in the design, which is to be expected from the man who later revolutionised contemporary car design with the first VW Golf, along with sundry Ferraris, the Alfasud and, er, the Zastava Yugo.

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The Sprint GT is a pure piece of Italian design. There’s a rare example now available from our friends at Cool&Vintage. Based in Lisbon, they have a carefully selected garage of classics available to be shipped anywhere.

Their 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GT has a distinguished competition heritage, and has been rebuilt to Alfa’s racing specification. With an engine uprated to produce 162bhp, this lightweight road-legal racer is just the thing for a Sunday morning run around the bends of your favourite B roads.

Track days at Silverstone or Brands Hatch would surely be on the agenda for a new owner, with perhaps a new racing career to follow in historic racing. This car demands to be driven – and hard.

The interior has the compulsory roll cage, a racing harness for the driver, and hip-hugging leather seats. The engine’s been detailed and the car feels and drives as new.

At the Bauhaus, they liked to refer to the ideal home as a machine for living. This 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GT is a machine for driving. We love it.