Published on October 6th, 2020 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Alfa Romeo GTC Available For Sale In Malaysia
This is truly a unicorn (a super rare car) with full documentation on its purchase and restoration in England before being imported into Malaysia by its Malaysian owner. Only 1,000 units of this GTC was produced over two years of production, but only 99 right hand drive units were ever made making this white unit here even more desirable.
The GT coupe was designed by Bertone, however this design by Carrozzeria Touring offered open motoring with a folding top and four seats. The bodies were initially manufactured at the Alfa Romeo works in Arese and supplied to Touring of Milan where the roof was removed, hoods fitted and extra strengthening of the shell added. This model was known as the Giulia Sprint GTC.
This is the convertible version of the very popular Alfa Romeo GT Junior which is already a rising star in the classic used car market with prices almost doubling in the past 10 years.
Now comes this drop trop and it is very rare, even for European buyers. This car was manufactured in 1967 and only 100 right hand drive versions were made.
This 2 door convertible/cabriolet body was designed for the driver to enjoy the raspy engine note of the 1.6L engine and the attention from other road users.
It is powered by a naturally aspirated 1.6-litre engine. This is a double overhead power-plant that delivers 105 bhp (106 PS/78 kW) of power at 6000 rpm, and maximum torque of 139 Nm (103 lb·ft/14.2 kgm) at 3000 rpm. Running at its best this sexy GTC can reach a top speed of 112 mph.
The value of this GTC is very subjective. Currently there is a 1966 red colour unit for sale in England for princely sum of USD74,513 (RM309,300).
There is also a right hand drive red unit for sale with full history at princely sum of 57,500 sterling pounds which is about RM310,016.
This white GTC in Malaysia is currently still unregistered. For more information and asking price please call:
Skantha – 0123796671
HISTORY: The GT 1300 Junior was a model from the 105/115 series (1963-1977) built by Alfa Romeo and was one of the successors of the popular Giulietta Sprint coupe. The body was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro of the renowned firm Bertone. The result was a very innovative design for its time, and many of its innovative novelties were copied by the competition.
All models in the series were Gran Turismo (GT) coupes. The 105/115 series can be roughly divided into two categories: the very sporty GT and GTV (V for Veloce) models and the GT Junior range. Cars in the latter category had engines with less cc capacity (1290 and 1570 cc compared to 1779 and 1962 cc). The Junior models (GT 1300 and GT 1600) were therefore very popular in Italy.
The GT 1300 Junior was introduced in 1965 as the successor of the last car of the Giulietta Sprint series, the Giulia Sprint 1300 and had the same, slightly modified engine from its predecessor. Compared to its big brothers (122 hp and more) from the 105/115 series, this engine produced a modest 103 PS (102 bhp – 76 kW) at 6000 rpm and a maximum torque of 137.0 Nm (101 lb.ft) at 6000 rpm. The power was transmitted to the road by the rear wheel drive (RWD) with a 5 speed manual gearbox.
In 1968 the model underwent various modifications and received a number of parts from the new 1750 GTV, including the dashboard, suspension and larger wheels. In 1970, the nose of the GT 1300 Junior was given a facelift; the number of headlights was then reduced to two. The last update took place in 1972 when the wheels were dealt with. That same year, the GT 1600 Junior was introduced and Alfa Romeo stopped producing the right-hand drive 1300 GT models. In 1974 both Junior models were renamed to 1.3 GT Junior and 1.6 GT Junior. Until the end of its production in 1977, more than 91,000 units of the Alfa Romeo GT 1300 Junior were built for owners around the globe.