1969 Alfa Romeo GiuliaGTA 1300 Junior
Year of manufacture1969
This handsome and exciting Giulia GTA 1300 Junior was delivered from Alfa Romeo in Milano to Mr. Hans-Jörg Nisslmüller of Linz, Austria and first registered in July 1970. Being a racing enthusiast, the GTA was the perfect choice for Mr. Nisslmüller, who almost immediately entered the Alfa into several races around Austria. The GTA's period documentation indicates that the car was raced in the Austrian national championship by Scuderia Nisslmüller, with Josef "Pepi" Pammer behind the wheel, also verified in Martin Übelher and Patrick Dasse’s Alleggerita register. In its last test before the start of the season, the Alfa Romeo was entered in the Mühllackner Hillclimb in March 1973 where the GTA finished 4th and 5th during the two races. The Nisslmüller team would go on to race at various tracks such as Salzburg-ring, Österrichring and the Innsbruck airfield. Two folders with letters, photos, newsletter articles and many other period documents accompany the GTA , and carefully document the car's early history. After a successful racing career for the better part of a decade, the GTA relocated to Vienna, Austria, then to Belgium and most recently, the United States.
Finished in striking red and white livery, this rare Bertone-designed GTA looks just right. In recent years, the car has been subject to a restoration and engine refurbishment. The interior has also been refurbished and fitted with dark competition seats and a black OMP roll cage.
As you would expect from one of the most well-known weekend racers of the 1960s and 1970s, this GTA is set up for both race and street use. A close-ratio transmission ensures that the driver can shift smoothly and quick in order to keep the high-revving GTA engine on its cams. Ideally suited to be a competitor for historic racing, rallies or enjoyed on club tours, this Alfa is accompanied with an extra set of wheels and tires , and the aforementioned history file, which includes original period racing photos, newspaper articles, engineering drawings of the engine setup, the original log book, and registration cards containing ownership information from new until 1979 . This GTA presents a rare opportunity to own a truly great Alfa Romeo with a rich history.
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