Lot 250: Alfa Romeo GT1300 Junior
The GT1300 Junior was the entry model to the Alfa Romeo coup� range. It was introduced in 1965 as the replacement for the 101 series Giulia Sprint 1300, which was the final development of the Giulietta Sprint series. It was fitted with the 1290cc twin cam engine, as fitted to the Giulietta series cars but revised for the 105 series with reduced port sizes and other modifications. The smaller engine was introduced in order to allow buyers to choose an Alfa Romeo coup� while avoiding the higher taxes on the models with larger engine capacity, particularly in Alfa Romeo's home Italian market.
It remained in production for over a decade and throughout this period, it was updated by the factory, incorporating many of the same revisions applied to the larger-engined models.
The first GT 1300 Juniors produced were based on the Giulia Sprint GT, with a simpler interior. The major external identifying feature was the black grille with just one horizontal chrome bar. In 1968, concurrently with the replacement of the Giulia Sprint GT Veloce by the 1750 GTV, more revisions took place although retaining the early 'step-front' body style, which, interestingly, makes it the most mechanically refined production 'step-front' model.
This well presented example was recently imported from Italy and acquired from a family friend. The Italian owner kept it for over thirty years and yet travelled just a handful of miles in that time. Whilst in Italy, it was lightly restored including an extremely high quality re-paint although the condition could easily be described as in time-warp. The details and incidental items found throughout the car are all present and correct and remain in good order with general wear and tear indicating that the mileage could well be correct although no paperwork exists to substantiate this. This elegant Italian sporting coup� runs well and comes complete with a UK registration document as well as a ten month MoT certificate.
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|Engine number||IGM 4756 OM|
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|Number of doors||2|