Lot 134 - 1968 Alfa Romeo Giulia GT1300 Junior 'Scalino'
|Chassis Number||AR 1216282|
|Odometer reading||64,057 km|
|Estimate||£19,000 - £26,000|
|Result||Sold - £21,840|
According to the Alfa Romeo museum in Milan, this wonderfully original matching numbers GT1300 Junior was manufactured on 1st March 1968 and sold to Alfa Romeo Switzerland, Agno, with a body colour of Alfa red and black Skai interior. The GT1300 Junior was fitted with the 1,290cc twin cam engine. The smaller engine was introduced in order to allow buyers to choose an Alfa Romeo coupé while avoiding the higher taxes on the models with larger engine capacity, especially in Alfa Romeo's home Italian market. The GT1300 Junior remained in production for over a decade.
This particular car is a perfect example of the first series, having the 'Scalino' step-nose bonnet and features the beautiful and very rare flat dashboard only fitted to the first series cars. Having spent the first few years of its life in Switzerland, it then spent the majority of its life in a French Alfa Romeo collection where its authenticity was meticulously preserved by the owner until being brought over to the UK by the vendor 18 months ago. This Junior has never been restored and is in unbelievable condition. The interior is completely original in black vinyl and we are informed all details are still correct on this car. Some years ago, the Alfa was repainted in its original colour but otherwise the rest of this matching numbers car is as it left the factory 45 years ago and the shutlines are, unsurprisingly, perfect. Its pristine condition is reflected in the lean mileage of 64,057 km, warranted by documentation in the extensive history file which includes a logbook of use, older invoices and taxation report. Sitting on the correct 15" wheels, RRM 58F is UK registered and has also undergone a comprehensive service and is offered with a 12 month MoT test certificate.
Original 'Scalino' cars in this rust-free condition are almost impossible to find and driving this excellent Alfa Romeo shows exactly how a period correct 60's sportscar should behave on the road. It is a car with a huge fun factor and is an essential part of any Italian classic car collection.
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