Lot 228 - 1971 Alfa Romeo GT1300 Junior
|Chassis Number||AR 1264874|
|Engine Number||AR 0053088546|
|Odometer reading||56,505 km|
|Estimate||£14,000 - £18,000|
|Result||Sold - £17,920|
The Alfa Romeo 105 series coupé, designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro of Bertone, 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.
We are delighted to offer this pretty Bertone coupé finished in its original colour of grigioindaco (indigo grey), coded AR735 and complimented with its Wild Boar leatherette interior. What is remarkable with this particular Alfa Romeo is how well the coachwork has survived. A close inspection reveals the factory spot-welds upon the rear wheel arches and panel gaps that demonstrate its condition and structural integrity. The doors still display their factory seam lines, often missing on lesser and restored examples. Mechanically, this Bertone is in very good order also. The engine has recently undergone a rolling road tune that resulted in nearly 108bhp being recorded. The gearbox operates in all gears, smoothly and easily with no baulking or jumping out of reverse gear; once again, a common trait on lesser examples of the model. On a recent test, the 1300 pulled very well belying its smaller capacity, in fact, the Alfa Romeo 1290cc twin cam power unit surprises many with its ability compared to its larger capacity siblings. Imported from Italy in late 2016, this Alfa Romeo Bertone Coupé has recently been UK registered and has an MoT test certificate valid until January 2018. This fine and pretty Alfa Romeo automobile is presented with an attractive and tempting estimate; can you resist?
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