The Alfa Romeo GT 1600 Junior was introduced in 1972, 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. The final drive ratio was again 9/41 as standard on all 105 Series coupés with the 1290 cc and 1570 cc engine. From 1974 on, the GT 1300 Junior and GT 1600 Junior were rationalised into a common range of models with the 2000 GTV and were rebadged as 1.3 GT Junior and 1.6 GT Junior, sharing most of the interior and exterior features with the larger-engined car. The GT Junior has a tight suspension and weighed in at just 930 kg for the 1.3 variant.Because of this, the car would often go onto three wheels, lifting the inside front wheel off the road when driven enthusiastically. Production ended in 1976-77 and totalled 91,964 units of 1.3 lt. Juniors and 13,120 units of the 1.6 lt. Juniors.
According to Alfa Romeo Storico, our car chassis number AR 1250107 left the Factory 14/04/1970 to the Italian market, Agrigento in Sicily. The car has a great and very well documented history, its fully original, never restored, 75% first paint and in perfect condition. It will never leaves Sicily till 2017 ! Sold new to its first owner, Mr Puleo Vincenzo (Class 1938), living in Sciacca, by Alfa Romeo dealer « AUTO SUD » (Agrigento…), in Sicily, April 1970.
1974 : the car was sold to its second owner, also living in Sicily, Mr Antonini Gonna (Class 1921). He kept the car during more than 30 years, from 1974 to 1988.
2008 : the car was sold to Mr Mario di Giovanna (Class 1977), living in Agrigento.
2017 : the car left Sicily after nearly 50 years and came in a great Alfa collection, Fabio Gargioni, Parma.
Due to the nice Sicilian weather the car was preserved and still carry all its original factory details. The body, never restored and 75% first paint is in great condition, absolutely no rust even underneath… Opportunities to find an example as original as this Scalino do not come very often ! I discovered this car in unrestored condition, never repainted and showing low mileage on the tacky. The car gets an extraordinary originality.
Due to the nice weather of South Sicily, the car never suffered any corrosion or damage, all the body panels are completely original as all glasses, doors and bootlid seals… Of course, the underneath of the car is perfect, not any rust.
All the Alfa Romeo factory spot-welds are visible at the correct place, including sills, drip rails and rear wheel arches, all the Carello light units, chrome and stainless steel are original and in stunning condition… The car is 75% « First paint », and keep some nice trace of its 55 years life with a lovely and unique patination. The interior is also completely original, with the rare factory floor mats still in incredible condition, dash board and instruments are perfect condition and all working perfectly… Full Matching number, body colour, interior, engine, gearbox and diff. Mechanically perfect condition, low mileage and healthy engine, never restored or opened, we will carry a complete overhaul before the sale.
ASI Gold plate and document. All original documents.