Lot 252 - 1974 Alfa Romeo GT Junior 1600
|Odometer reading||47,172 miles|
|Estimate||£15,000 - £18,000|
|Result||Sold - £16,414|
Introduced in 1966 principally for the Italian market, where smaller capacity cars were rewarded with tax breaks, the GT 1300 Junior utilised an 89bhp version of the earlier Giulietta twin-cam engine and proved enormously popular, some 90,000 were built. In 1972, Alfa Romeo reintroduced the 1570cc twin-cam four into the 105 Series line-up with the GT 1600 Junior, both models displaying a remarkable willingness to rev and the same sweet chassis and handling abilities as their bigger brothers. The 1600 Junior also saw the same styling revisions, including refinements made to the nose, still with twin headlamps, improvements to the interior and the twin-binnacle dashboard as previously introduced on the 1750 Sprint.
This particular car was supplied as righthand drive for the South African market and records show it was manufactured in January 1974. The car still carries the South African Alfa specialist ‘Arnold Chatz’ dealer sticker. This car was subsequently imported into the UK in the November of 2014 and has been owned by the same enthusiast family since mid 2015. This attractive Alfa is presented in white with a black interior. The car started ‘on the button’ when requested and the engine note is sweet. Offered to auction with a V5C registration document, this MoT exempt Alfa is an opportunity to purchase a rare righthand drive 1600 Junior which is ready to be used and enjoyed.
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