The Alfa Romeo 105/115 series Coupés were built from 1963 until 1977. They were the successors to the celebrated Giulietta Sprint coupé and used the shortened floor-pan from the Giulia saloon car. The basic body shape, shared by all models, was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro for Bertone. It was one of his first major projects for Bertone and is often regarded as one of his finest commercial projects. It borrowed heavily from his earlier design for the Alfa Romeo 2000 Sprint/2600 Sprint. The balance of glass and metal, the influence of the shape of the front and rear glass on the shape of the cabin, and the flat grille with incorporated headlamps were all considered ground-breaking styling features for the era.
Often considered as one of the best looking and handling classic saloon cars with its five-speed gearbox, all round disc brakes, independent suspension and torquey engine they were very advanced for the time and have the capability to embarrass many of their modern counterparts.
This Alfa Romeo GT 1300 Junior is an original right-hand drive car manufactured on the 21st December 1971 and sold on the 23rd December 1971 to the warm Alfa Romeo friendly climate of Nicosia, Cyprus. The car was delivered from new in the striking body colour of Ochre yellow which it is presented in today.
The car has been in single-family ownership from new, changing hands just three times from father to his brother and then to his son until it was acquired by our vendor.
Throughout its life this little Alfa has always been a much loved and cherished car. So much so, the car was subject to an extensive six year restoration project which was completed in 2009. The restoration included the fitment of a new dashboard including binnacles as the heat has caused the common Alfa cracked dash problem.
Inside the car the interior trim had also suffered from the heat and was re-trimmed in Tan Vinyl as apposed to the factory delivered Black Vinyl. This was to keep the cabin area light and airy and to also stop the vinyl seats becoming hot and uncomfortable, a common problem in all vinyl trimmed motor vehicles. The car was also subject to a complete respray in its original Ochre yellow and upon rebuild new glass and bumpers were fitted. Presented with the car is the very rare original owners hand book and service book along with some photographic evidence of its restoration.
In its original stunning Ochre yellow paint, this car really stands out from the sea of red Alfas that we see so often. We really think that the 105 Series Alfa Romeos are one of the best looking and driving classics you can acquire for a modest outlay.
*Please note the car is presented with a FIVA Identity certificate and has no TAX or VAT payable. It also complies with the latest NOVA Import legislation with an approved application. Silverstone Auctions will be happy to help with registration of the vehicle within the UK.