• One of the very last built, highly desirable "Scalino" versions
  • Presented in exceptional condition throughout
  • No stories, ready-to-drive car
  • Comes with its original registration documents

 

TIPO 105.30

1970 Alfa Romeo GT 1300 Junior

Coachwork by Bertone

 

Chassis no. AR1256412

Engine no. AR00530*B8122

 

“The 1300 GT is a sportscar for high speed motoring. Motoring that gives you all the famous Alfa features – plus. You get surprisingly low running costs from the small engine. And you get the same advanced technical improvements that have made the 1750 such a successful car.”
-Alfa Romeo About its newly launched GT 1300 Junior in the models’ brochure
The GT 1300 Junior:
The 105/115 series designed by (the then 17 year-old) Giorgetto Giugiaro needs little to no introduction. It boasted onto the scene in 1963 in its original shape with 1570 cc engine, referred to as “Spint GT”. Numerous revolutionary features were packed in a functional, but above all elegant design like the “wrap-around” windscreen, 4-wheel disc brakes and a 5-speed gearbox to name but a few. However, Alfa wanted to open-up to a broader market by offering an entry-level solution in 1966 by offering the 1290 cc engine capacity (next to the 1750 GTV and Sprint GTV) which it had already in place in the Giulia 1300 ti. In the domestic Italian market all cars were taxed on engine displacement, so with this new engine capacity the GT would become feasible for a significantly larger public.
The GT 1300 Junior was updated in 1968 and 1969 respectively, bringing some subtle but notable distinctions to the table. Examples of these improvements include: new front uprights, power-assisted brakes as standard, a hydraulically-operated clutch, additional rear axle stabiliser and a new air box with dedicated summer and winter setting. But also aesthetic changes were implemented such as a new-style dashboard, hub caps, camshaft cover, new steering column cover with steering lock, different ash tray and much more.
The last iteration (1969 – 1970) of the “Scalino” or “stepnose” series benefited from all the incremental improvements applied over the years. Hence these later cars can be seen as the ultimate iteration of what is considered as the purest form of the Bertone GT amongst aficionados.
This GT 1300 Junior:
The motorcar on offer here left the Arese factory gates on the 15th of September 1970, and was supplied to Mr. Michelantonio Calabella of Isernia, Italy. Chassis number AR1256412 changed hands for the first time on the 12th of July 1986 to Mr. E. Rossi. According to period documentation has the car resided in the area of Isernia until the 5th of July 2017 when Leonardo Vignone acquired the car. He kept it until the beginning of 2020, when we acquired and transported it to the Netherlands.
The car has seen some restoration works over the years including a meticulous full respray in the correct shade of Grigio Indaco (AR 735) over a matching cloth grigio interior. The body is very sound and straight, with razor sharp shut lines and all the correct spot welds in place. The car does not show any signs of corrosion, as the underside depicts a very honest body. No concours standards, but very sound and truthful. 
The entire drivetrain runs very smootly and a compression report depicts an excellent overall condition of the engine. The gearbox is equally smooth, as no cracking synchros are present - meaning double de-clutching is not a necessity! The engine is suited with a pair of Weber DCOE 40 carburettors.
The car is supplied with its original registration documents, substantiating the provenance. Very rarely are 105.30’s offered in such unmolested condition, these are eligible and very usable in a variety of events where it will be a very welcome guest. Above all - does this motorcar literally drive as good as it looks.
The car can be seen on a working bridge from all angles in our workshop, and taken for a test drive as well. Please come and see it for yourself!
SALE AGREED