Lot 122 - 1976 Alfa Romeo GT Junior
|Odometer reading||47,500 miles|
|Result||Sold - £25,760|
- Previously FIA raced
- Restored to ‘fast road specification’
Mention Alfa Romeos from the 1960s and 1970s and what usually springs to mind is the marque’s 105 Series Coupé, designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro of Bertone and 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 1976 Alfa Romeo GT Junior (105 two-door coupé) is presented in lovely red coach work and has previously successfully circuit raced in South Africa under a FIA Historic Passport (since expired). Its specification included a balanced two litre Nord engine with Group One cams, custom exhaust system, remote oil cooler, bespoke aluminium radiator, Watts linkage rose-jointed rear suspension, camber adjustable front suspension, bespoke front anti-roll bar with rose-jointed drop links, four-pot front brakes, 4.3FD limited slip differential, lightweight doors and boot lid, Perspex side windows and a stripped interior with six-point roll cage.
Imported to the UK in 2017, the Alfa has recently been subject to a major restoration and conversion to ‘Fast Road’ specification. Work carried out included an overhaul of the suspension components and bodyshell repairs where required, with the underside treated with Bilt Hamber Dynax. Numerous new parts, mainly sourced from Classic Alfa and Alfaholics with invoices in the history file, were fitted including Weber twin 40DCOEs and alloy mounts, fuel pump and Malpassi regulator, Cobra Monaco Pro bucket seats (in date), Nardi Signature steering wheel, custom sump guard, electronic ignition unit, Bosch blue coil, plugs and leads, and rebuilt brake calipers. Externally the car was treated to new head lamps and rings, tail lamps, sidelights, lightweight bonnet, GTA alloy wheels with Michelin tyres, windscreen, chrome surround and seal, wiper arms and blades. Further new parts include a clutch master cylinder, adjustable front top-arms, lowered Eibach springs and Koni yellow dampers, spring pans, complemented by zinc-plated front suspension arms with Lemforder ball joints. Most recently, a new starter motor, master switch and battery were fitted; the list goes on but this should give a good indication.
Since the restoration and some would say softening to ‘Fast Road’ specification, Peter Smart Classic Alfas carried out a full health check including setting up the Weber carbs and engine timing and adjusting the suspension settings. Finally, they carried out a full respray in period-correct Alfa Rosso. The car shows as Historic status on its V5C registration document and is therefore MoT and Tax exempt. It is a high-performance, classic car that can be driven to ‘cars and coffee’ runs or enjoyed once again on the track, either way it is a beautiful and iconic Alfa Romeo.
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