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1966 Alfa Romeo GT 1300 Junior | 1969 Alfa Romeo 1750 GTV Mk I

18 May 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on 1966 Alfa Romeo GT 1300 Junior | 1969 Alfa Romeo 1750 GTV Mk I
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1966 Alfa Romeo GT 1300 Junior

It#8217;s been a long time since the last post, and I#8217;m sorry to say that I have nothing new to tell about my car. It#8217;s summer and vacation time here in Norway now, and I#8217;m trying to spend as much time as possible with my two kids (5 and 7 years old). The last week was spent teaching the 7-year old how to drive a boat alone.

I think he has spent 10-15 hours alone in his boat now, and he is loving it (he is not unattended, of course).

Now over to the car related stuff!

As mentioned before, I would really like to have a drivable 105-series Bertone Coupe. I probably can#8217;t afford another car now (with the constantly increasing restoration cost of the 1750 GTV), but I can#8217;t help looking#8230;

Some weeks ago I was at work in the western part of Norway. One evening I was sitting in my hotel room in Haugesund. surfing the Norwegian Alfa Romeo forum, Cuoresportivo. when I saw that a 1966 Alfa Romeo GT 1300 Junior was up for sale in the area. It was a Scalino, or Stepfront, and the asking price was very reasonable (for a Stepfront, at least if it was in a decent shape).

Of course, the price also indicated that this probably wasn#8217;t a car in perfect condition.

But how good (or bad) was it?

I called the seller, and 30 minutes later I stood next to the car.

I only had time for a quick look, but I saw enough to get an impression of the car. All in all I thought the car looked OK.

But, as anticipated, some things had to be sorted out for those aiming for a mint condition Bertone Coupe.

Body, chassis and exterior:

I used my magnet on the body to test for filler repairs, and found none

I didn#8217;t look under the carpets inside, but I looked under the car, and it seemed like it was in good condition and well covered in rust protection. No traces of bad repairs. If any repairs had been done to the floors or sills, it seemed to have been properly done

The bottom edge of the doors had cracks in the paint and some surface rust, but it did not look too serious. I don#8217;t think  any metalwork is needed to fix it

The most serious rust I found was on the lower wing rear of the left front wheel.

A dent at the reverse light have to be fixed.

The paint was OK with a few cracks here and there. Not original colour though, but red (original colour was AR 013 Biancospino ).

On top of  the wing on the right side of the rear window (did that make sense?) a possible rust problem was covered in red tape. I didn#8217;t take it off to inspect, but this could potentially be worse than the lower front wing. Or it could just be a minor problem.

The alloy wheels was not to my taste, but that#8217;s not the hardest thing to fix. Especially since the original 15#8243; wheels is included.

Engine, steering and drive:

The engine started up and ran smoothly

The original 1300 engine had been replaced with a 1750 engine, so the power was OK

The rear axle was said to be with Limited Slip Differential  

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I found the tracking/steering to be a little vague compared to other Bertone Coupes I have driven, but I heard no noises or knocking from the suspension. A new set of tires and an adjustment of the steering geometry might be all that is needed.

Interior:

The seats need new upholstery.

The interior needs a general tidying up.

Is it worth the asking price?

Had it been a newer GT Junior I would have said no.  But this is a Stepfront, and you just have to pay more for less if you want a Stepfront. To me the asking price is about what I would expect to pay for a Stepfront in this condition

For a mint condition Stepfront the value could be much higher than the asking price for this car.  And it doesn#8217;t  necessarily cost that much to get it into a pretty good shape

I sent an email to Marco Fazio, and this is the information I got from him:

According to our documentation files, the chassis number () originally corresponds to an Alfa Romeo GT 1300 Junior (105.30), manufactured on the 30 th June 1967 and sold on the 3 rd August 1967 in Genoa, Italy.

The body colour is “biancospino” (AR 013), with “skai nero fumo” interiors.

One thing puzzled me; the sales ad says 1966#8230;  🙂

Here#8217;s a few pictures:

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