Alfa Romeo GT Junior 1600
Godin Banks Ltd.
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|mileage||144.841 km / 90.000 mi|
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This is the very nicest GT Junior we have seen for a long while. It is a UK RHD 1600GT Junior from 1976 finished in Blue with Black interior. It has covered 90k Miles from new, is completely restored and had an engine rebuild in 2007 also.
The GT 1600 Junior was introduced in 1972, to plug the gap between the GT 1300 Junior and the larger-engined 2000 GTV. In the UK right-hand-drive market the GT 1300 Junior was dropped, but in many other markers the two models were available as a range. 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 coupes 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, sharing most of the interior and exterior features with the larger-engined car. The only exterior differences were no bumper over-riders, lack of C-pillar green serpent badges, and GT 1300 Junior or GT 1600 Junior badge on the boot. Apart from the engine size, the only mechanical differences were: smaller front brakes, as the Juniors had not adopted the larger units fitted to the 1750 GTV and 2000 GTV from 1968 on, differential ratios (Junior models 4.55:1, 2000 GTV 4.1:1) and 5th gear ratio (GT 1300 Junior 0.85:1, all other Alfa Romeo 105 models 0.79:1).
The GT Junior has a tight suspension and weighed in at just 2,050 pounds (930 kg). 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 which makes this car one of the very last made.
Interior: Our car is finished in Black and it is nearly perfect with a nice blue carpet set. All the dials and instruments work and it is a very nice place to be.
Exterior: The paintwork on our car is very good indeed without being of Pebble Beach quality. The wheels and tyres are all very good indeed and the restoration was very good indeed.
Mechanical: This car drives like a new car, it is quite simply the nicest driving GT Junior we have ever had, the mileage is genuine and the car had an engine rebuild in 2007. There is nothing to do except enjoy.
Summary: These 105 series cars as are starting to climb in value as the good ones are restored and the bad ones left in the garage. This is one of the nicest ones we have every seen and we are sure the first to see this will agree with us. It is a full four seater car and can be driven daily without any problems, It has Tax and MOT and is ready to go.
Sold on the 02.11.2012