– 1972 Alfa Romeo GT 1300 Junior
– originally delivered in its country of origin, Italy
– registered in Germany according to documents as of 2010
– grey exterior and grey leather interior
– wood dashboard and steering wheel, as befits an Alfa Romeo
– 1.3 litre 4-cylinder engine with 64 kW (87 hp) of power and manual gearshift
– period-correct cassette radio installed
– runs on 14″ Rial wheels
– brake fluid recently renewed
– German registration documents, valid technical approval until 11/2019 and historic plates
In 1962, Alfa Romeo presented the successor to the Giulietta, the 105 series Giulia, as a sporty four-door family sedan – arguably one of the greatest Alfa series of all times. A year later, a coupe version was added to the lineup. It came with a slightly shortened wheelbase and even more powerful engines, which in combination with the masterly styling by Giorgetto Giugiaro at Bertone made for an extremely popular car. Model designations kept changing, there are said to be 16 different versions of the coupe, which is why they are generally simply referred to as “the Bertone”.
All engines were inline-four cylinder units, which varied in capacity from 1.3 to 2.0 litres and power output between 64 kW (87 hp) and 96 kW (131 hp). Even the smaller ones in the GT Junior entry models were more than able to deal with the kerb weight of just over one ton.
Some 222,000 units of the “Bertone Coupe” were built in the course of the 14 years’ production span which ended in 1977. The surviving examples are mostly in collectors’ hands and prices are continually on the rise.