Lot 144 - 1970 Alfa Romeo GTA 1300 Junior Evocazioné
|Chassis Number||AR 1251906|
|Engine Number||AR 00512 95165|
|Odometer reading||28,913 km|
|Estimate||£22,000 - £27,000|
|Result||Sold - £24,640|
The Alfa Romeo Gran Turismo Allegerita (GTA) was the competition version of the popular 105 series, Bertoné, Giulia coupé. First seen in 1965 in 1600 (1570cc) form, it was also later produced as a 1300 Junior version. We are pleased to offer today this 1970, step front (scalino) 1300 GT Junior that has been built to represent the spirit of the GTA Juniors of the period.
Mechanically the car has been upgraded and fitted with a standard 2.0 litre engine giving this Evocazioné superior power and torque over the original 1300cc unit. In addition, rebuilt twin Dell'Orto carburettors, with angled ram pipes, supply the fuel. A standard five-speed gearbox with drive provided through a 1750 Berlina differential having ratios that compensate for the larger engine. The braking system has been overhauled and includes four new callipers. Eibach springs and Koni Sport, adjustable shock absorbers on all four corners provide the handling dynamics. The coachwork has also been modified to give the GTA silhouette with the addition of the wide body GTA wings and the paint is finished in the classic Alfa Romeo Rosso. Further details add to the spirit; namely the addition of the GTA replica grill and gold, Alfaholics supplied, 15x8 inch replica GTA alloy wheels with new Toyo Proxes TR 225/50/R15 tyres. The interior exudes the air of a period car; the GTA headlining, Momo dished steering wheel, the rare, original, factory leather flying buttress seats and, of course, the smell. A file includes many invoices from the UK's leading Alfa Romeo 105 series specialists, Alfaholics, Classic Alfa and the Highwood Motor Company. On a recent test, this Alfa Romeo Junior drove very well displaying excellent handling characteristics and power delivery.
The history file includes a letter from the Alfa Romeo Owner's Club (AROC) 105 Registrar, Stuart Taylor, confirming that the chassis number relates to the car's manufacture on 15th May 1970 and sold in Civitella del Tronto on 30th May 1970; the car still sitting with its original Italian plates and documentation today. We are informed by the vendor that these will be retained as the car will be required to be de-registered in Italy (copies will be supplied to the new owner); unless, of course, the lucky new owner is an Italian resident. A NOVA certificate and recent MoT test certificate also accompanies the car and, complete with the AROC verification letter, means that the Junior may easily be registered.
With prices of step fronted Bertoné coupés rising rapidly, we feel that this example offers the benefits of great value and great fun.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.