Published on January 9th, 2018 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
This Alfa is still so very beautiful
What a beautiful car. Every part, line, curve and fold delivers sportiness, sophistication and class. It is without a doubt one of the most beautiful affordable cars of the 1960’s and still is…….yes we know Ferrari, Maserati and Jaguar have better lookers….but they are beyond the reach of the average car nut. This car on the other hand is within reach as its fetches between RM10,000 for a running rust bucket to a high RM60,000 for a mint restored running unit.
The Alfa GT 1300 Junior was the entry model to the Alfa Romeo coupe range. It was introduced in 1965 as the replacement for the 101 series Giulia Sprint 1300, which was the final development of the Giulietta Sprint series. It had a 1290cc DOHC 4-cylinder engine good for 89bhp which worked with its 5-speed gearbox allowing it reach a impressive (for the time) 175km/h top speed …….imagine a 1290cc engine from 52 years ago capable of this top speed.
In 1968 this GT 1300 Junior was revised with many of the new parts from the 1750 GTV. In 1970 this Junior was revised a second time, and received the same nose treatment as the 1750 GTV, without the step but with only two headlights. In 1974 this Junior was upgraded to the 2000 GTV.
Today you can still see some well looked after examples running around with proud owners behind the wheel. It is remains a good investment and a beauty that is within reach for many.