Lot 262 - 1972 Alfa Romeo Giulia GT 1300 Junior (2.0 litre)
|Chassis Number||AR 1296141|
|Odometer reading||32,395 miles|
|Estimate||£10,000 - £14,000|
|Result||Sold - £17,640|
The Alfa Romeo 105 series coupé was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro of Bertoné and was considered to be one of his greatest designs. Not only as one of the best looking and handling classic saloon cars of the period but the advanced specification with its five-speed gearbox, all round disc brakes, independent suspension and powerful twin-cam engine still has the capability to embarrass many of its modern counterparts.
This 1972 Giulia GT example offered today started life with a 1290cc twin cam unit. As with so many of these models, a similar engine with a larger capacity of 1962cc has been fitted. The head was recently re-built and a reduction gear starter motor fitted but otherwise the engine remains as standard; the major benefit of the larger unit is the increase in engine torque and higher and more comfortable cruising speed capabilities. In addition, the power unit boasts a Pipercross air filter, four-branch exhaust manifold and GTA exhaust. Other 2.0 litre specification equipment includes the larger front brakes and a limited slip differential. The coachwork presents very well and, importantly, a sign that the car is strong, the doors fit very well and open and shut with ease. This may be attributed to the Giulia having undergone a major restoration several years previously which included works to the floor pans, sills and wheel arches. The bumpers have been removed to give the Giulia a period look; a modification that is easily restored as both bumpers are in excellent condition and will be sold with the car. Further recent works included a new fuel tank and clutch slave cylinder. A fast road suspension kit has been fitted resulting in the car being flatter through corners and giving the Giulia a slightly lower look. The interior has been substantially re-trimmed including a new headlining, black seat covers and parcel shelf with contrasting white piping. A full carpet set to floors and boot, together with new dashboard veneers are nicely finished off with the fitment of a Nardi Classico wooden steering wheel. The Giulia is UK registered and we are advised will arrive at the sale with a fresh MoT test certificate. The mileage reading of 32,400 miles cannot be substantiated; however, a number of MoT certificates dating back to 1998 show that this Giulia GT has only covered some 8,000 miles over the last 17 years.
These attractive Bertone coupés are as popular as ever and with this handsome Biancospino example being complemented with a set of GTA style 6" x 14" alloy wheels and with further detail works offering some distinguishing personal touches, this handsome Alfa Romeo represents excellent value considering its modest estimate.
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.