1969 Alfa Romeo Duetto

1300 Junior Osso di Seppia

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1969
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Chassis number 
    AR1670562
  • Engine number 
    AR00530*23654
  • Lot number 
    26
  • Condition 
    Restored
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other

Description

• Only 94,776 km indicated on the speedometer
• Bodywork in Alfa Romeo Red
• Interior in black Skai preserved
• The car was partially restored in 2001
• RIAR certification
• New soft top
• Matching Number and Matching Colour

In 1966, Alfa Romeo presented the first model of what would become one of the most famous and long-lived models, known as the 'Duetto'. It was produced in four different series but for 28 years it won the hearts of enthusiasts. To choose the name, Alfa Romeo, a public competition was held, with a model of the new car as a prize. The name Duetto won, but the appellation was only used for the first 190 examples, due to homonymy with a snack of the time that obtained exclusive use of the name. Despite this, the name remained so ingrained in common language that all subsequent versions were identified as Duetto.

The 1300 Junior Spider was produced from 1968 to 1969 in a limited run of 2680 units.
The Pininfarina-designed, modern-style body was the last project to be followed by Pininfarina himself. The line of the car with its rounded front and tail, joined by convex sides, recalls the shape of a cuttlefish bone, hence the name that makes it recognizable all over the world. Same engine as the GT 1300 Junior, with a five-speed gearbox and four disc brakes.

The wonderful example offered at auction was first registered in 1969. About 10 years ago the car was partially restored, the body has been painted with a veil of its original red alpha colour. The engine has been completely overhauled in all its mechanical and electrical components, and runs as if it just left the factory. The interior in black skai is absolutely original and preserved in every aspect, the hood was completely redone about two years ago faithfully respecting all the dictates of the factory. This car is part of a beautiful collection of Alfa Romeos belonging to an Italian gentleman who has taken excellent care of all aspects of the preservation of his cars over the years. The car has its original number plates (in 1970 it changed province from Lecce to Rome) and all its original documentation and is Riar certified. The car will be auctioned at Milano AutoClassica 2021 in extraordinary condition.