The first of Alfa Romeo’s much-loved, Bertone-styled Coupes – the 1.6-litre Giulia Sprint GT – was launched in 1963. Mechanically, the stylish new 2+2 was much the same as the Giulia TI Sports Saloon, featuring a five-speed manual gearbox, independent front suspension, coil-spring live rear axle and disc brakes all around. A 1300 model, the GT Junior, arrived in 1966, and the range was further extended the following year by the launch of the 1750 GTV, which was powered by a 1,799cc, 118bhp version of Alfa’s classic twin-cam four housed in a four-headlamp version of the existing bodyshell and running on 14” (down from 15”) wheels. Driver’s cars par excellence in true Alfa Romeo tradition, Bertone’s timelessly elegant Giulia-based coupes are among the most exciting sports models of the ‘60s and ‘70s and today all versions are highly sought after.
Sold and delivered new to Italy this charming 1300 is finished in light powder blue. Mechanically reported by the vendor to be in very good condition , the attractive interior is highly original. Increasingly popular, these great Alfa Romeo GTs are the right mix between beautiful Bertone lines and sophisticated Italian power.