Lot 119 - 1971 Alfa Romeo 1300 Junior Zagato
|Estimate||£12,000 - £18,000|
|Result||Sold - £29,120|
In 1969, Zagato produced the exquisitely styled GT 1300 Junior Z, a completely new design to anything that had preceded it. By fitting the standard production Alfa Romeo 1290cc twin cam engine and five speed gearbox into the body, built upon a Zagato space-frame, constructed for lightness and strength, the Junior Z not only looked good but also performed well with a top speed of 109mph being achieved. The individualistic design meant a high price resulting in only 1500 units being manufactured.
We are delighted to offer a wonderful and rare example of the Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato that has covered only 8,969km since a complete ground up restoration. The car was first registered in the UK in 1979/80 and was purchased by the current owner from David Muriel in January 2003.
The JZ was completely stripped and finished in Bonda primer, cellulose primers and top coats and protected with Dinitrol anti- corrosion products. The restoration included a rebuilt 2 litre engine, gearbox, back axle and brakes with the original 1300cc engine, gearbox and front hub carriers included in the sale. The car is also fitted with a tubular manifold, adjustable top suspension arms, Koni classic adjustable shock absorbers, screw type brake balance adjuster, electronic ignition, electric fuel pump, electric fan, new prop shaft, reconditioned steering box and Alfaholics GTA wheels fitted with Goodyear Eagle tyres. The interior boasts re-trimmed leather, new carpets and rubber mats and a new windscreen and two steering wheels are supplied; the original and a Fusina leather item. The completed car was finished in May 2010 and it won its first Concours in September at the National Alfa weekend and also won the Concours for Zagato bodied cars at National Alfa day in 2011. Concours were not really to the owner's liking; the owner enjoyed the JZ for the driver's car that it is and has had several trips to France including a tour to Angouleme for the Circuit des Remparts and Dijon, for the Grand Prix de L'Age D'or. Supplied with a V5C, a valid MoT certificate, handbook, restoration photographs and invoices, these period coach built motor cars are becoming more and more sought after. What better way to enter such ownership than with this beautifully styled Italian motor car which is available at a very reasonable estimate.
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