Auction The Spirit of Motoring, Ascot October 2015

Lot Details

Lot Number 112
Reg. Number No registration
Chassis Number AR1800159
Year 1972
Make Alfa Romeo
Model Junior Zagato

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The GT 1300 Junior Zagato was a limited production two-seater coupé with aerodynamic bodywork by Zagato of Milan. The model evoked the earlier, race-oriented Giulietta Sprint Zagatos which featured aluminium bodywork and had a very active competition history. However, the Junior Zagato featured a steel bodyshell with an aluminium bonnet and aluminium door skins (on the earlier 1300 JZs). The 1300 JZ was not specifically intended for racing and did not see much use in competition.

The 1300 JZ was first seen in public at the Turin Motor Show of 1969, and in total some 1,117 units were constructed, of which two were destroyed during production because the body shells were not within specification. The 1300 was based on the floor pan, driveline and suspension of the 1300 Spider. However, the floor pan was shortened behind the rear wheels to fit the body shell and an Alfa Montreal fuel tank was fitted. The last 1300 Junior Zagato was produced in 1972, although in 1974 (according to records) two further cars were built.

Purchased by the current vendors family in the early 1970s, this Junior Zagato was last taxed in 1979 and has remained in storage ever since. During the 1980s the car was stripped back as part of a restoration project but sadly never finished.

Sold as viewed, this little Alfa presents itself as a fantastic project to bring it back to its former glory; the car is largely complete with a black interior and is supplied with 2 engines, a gearbox and various trim items.

The Junior Zagato is a rare and desirable motor car and are rarely found in this condition on the open market. A unique opportunity and offered at No Reserve.



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