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1976 Alfa Romeo 1600 GT Junior | 580K HKD



Coachwork by Carrozzeria Bertone, the GT 1600 Junior is the rarest of the Tipo 105 Series Coupes. Being a GT Junior these are smaller bodied than the GTVs, so are lighter and more agile, like the step front models it replaced.


The specification was straightforward - a Giugiaro-designed two-door, three-box, lightweight (2,050 lbs) body powered by a front-mounted engine driving the rear wheels. The suspension was independent at the front and braking was by servo-assisted discs all-round. A slick five-speed manual gearbox ensured optimum performance and added to driver satisfaction. The Bertone-penned Alfa Romeo 105 Series Coupe has a simple grace that is as admired today as when it first appeared in 1963. When coupled with the 1.6-litre Super version twin-cam of the company's ubiquitous all-alloy, DOHC, four-cylinder engine fed by a pair of Dell’Orto carburettors, the result was a performance car capable of shaming many sporting two-seaters of the period. It's perhaps no surprise then that these delightful classics are highly collectible today and racing versions are still being campaigned with vigor on most continents. No wonder it was a classic from the moment it was unleashed on an unsuspecting world.

The GT Junior variants began with the 1300 of 1965. It was designed as an entry level model for those that wished to enjoy the cachet of an Alfa Coupe without suffering the tax penalties that often came with the bigger-engined versions. It was based on the Giulia Sprint GT but featured a simplified interior. This Junior theme was developed over some 12 years and from 1972 included the addition of a 1600cc-engined model, that was specifically created to fill the gap that had emerged between the Junior 1300 and the then 2000cc-engined GTV.


This is a car with a huge fun factor and is an essential part of any Italian classic car collection.


Year: 1976

Body: 2 Doors Coupe

Exterior: Green

Interior: Black

Driver's Sider: RHD

Transmission: Manual

Indicated Mileage: 50,071 Miles

Location: Hong Kong

Registration: Import. Hong Kong Registered in 2020, 0 previous Owners noted on Registration

THIS MOTOR CAR:


This rare Alfa Romeo GT 1600 Junior is a handsome and delightful Italian classic, presented in a nicely restored condition throughout. Built in 1976, this is the last Alfa Romeo Giulia GT, featuring the powerful 1,600cc twin-cam engine, with the four-headlamp front end shared with the 2000GTV and classic Bertone lines. This GT Junior was purchased and imported to Hong Kong by the vendor in May 2020. Presented in the colour combination of Green over black with tasteful wood trims. Recently benefitted from full re-spray, extensive bodywork restoration; an engine overhaul/service; and a full interior re-trim plus the fitting of new carpets. The bodywork and paintwork is now presented in excellent condition. Showing 0 previous owners on VRD. The car is in an excellent fully restored condition, showing just around 50,000 Miles, this little Alfa allows a worry-free (rust free!) Alfa Romeo ownership!


HIGHLIGHTS:


  • The Iconic Giorgetto Giugiaro designed Bertone Coupe

  • A rare example of the last-of-the-line Alfa Romeo Giulia GT, featuring the powerful 1,600cc twin-cam engine and classic Bertone lines.

  • Fully restored and sorted, this lovely GT 1600 Junior is ready to be enjoyed as it is.


Classic Insider condition score: 88 points out of 100

CONDITION REPORT:


Original and restored. The new Green paint and bodywork is in near perfect condition, with good panel gaps and shut lines. The brightwork presents well. The window seals around the body were renewed. It sits on a set of unmarked 15-inch sport wheels completed with fresh tires. Inside, a wonderful period-perfect black vinyl interior looks superb and elegant with new carpet set fitted. Ahead of the driver is a deep-dish Nardi Personal wood-rimmed steering wheel. All necessary switchgear functions as it should. Comes with the must-have for Hong Kong after-market air conditioner. Engine bay and trunk is very tidy. Sparingly used but consistently serviced.

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SERVICE HISTORY


**Restoration and Service records available upon request





BACKGROUND AND HISTORY:


The Alfa Romeo 105/115 series Coupés were built from 1963 until 1977. They were the successors to the celebrated Giulietta Sprint coupé and used the shortened floor-pan from the Giulia saloon car. The basic body shape, shared by all models, was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro for Bertone. It was one of his first major projects for Bertone and is often regarded as one of his finest commercial projects. It borrowed heavily from his earlier design for the Alfa Romeo 2000 Sprint/2600 Sprint. The balance of glass and metal, the influence of the shape of the front and rear glass on the shape of the cabin and the flat grille with incorporated headlamps were all considered groundbreaking styling features for the era.

The 105/115 Series Alfa Romeos were the company’s mainstay throughout the 1960s and well into the late 1970s, building on the foundations laid with the 750/101 Series Giulietta and ultimately Giulia back in the 1950s. The everyday but far from mundane 105 Giulia saloon donated its floor-pan (shortened) and running gear to the range of Coupes penned by Giorgetto Giugiaro when employed by the famous Bertone styling house. Heavily influenced by his earlier Alfa Romeo 2000 and 2600 Sprint, the family resemblance is clear with large glass houses and slim to non-existent roof pillars. From virtually any angle the Coupe is a delightful looking machine, perfectly balanced on its tip-toe relatively tall wheels, there isn’t a duff line to be seen.

Top of the range was the GT Veloce which sported 1600, 1750 or 2 litre engines depending on year with the ‘entry level’ Junior weighing in with either a 1300 engine or the 1600 from the early GTV. The all-aluminium, twin overhead camshaft engine, fed by two twin choke carburettors produced 108 very sweet BHP. All these mechanical goodies gave the sports saloon a top speed in excess of 115 mph with just 11 seconds required to reach 60; pretty impressive for the late 1960s and early 1970s. The largest capacity engines are naturally the gutsiest but the smaller displacement units spun more freely with the 1600 being allowed a full 1,000 RPM more before reaching its red line compared to the 2,000.

The Alfa Romeo GT 1600 Junior was introduced in 1972 and built between 1972 and 1977 to plug the gap between the GT 1300 Junior and the larger-engined 2000 GTV. The engine was substantially the same as that of the Giulia Sprint GTV discontinued four years previously and had the same engine type number. This engine has a remarkable willingness to rev and the same sweet chassis and handling abilities as its bigger brothers. Initially in two-headlamp form and later with the four-headlamp front end shared with the 2000GTV. 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.

In total 14,299 GT 1600 Juniors were built, making this one of the rarest 105 Series variants produced.

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