Launched in 1963, the Giulia Sprint GT featured classically stylish four-seater coachwork designed by Bertone’s Giorgetto Giugiaro, though this was now manufactured at Alfa’s new factory at Arese. Beneath the skin the new coupé utilised the 105-Series Giulia TI saloon’s five-speed manual gearbox, independent front suspension, coil-sprung live rear axle, all round disc brakes (early cars excepted) and 1,570cc engine in up-rated form. The subsequent 1750 version’s replacement by the 2000GTV in 1971 left a gap in the range that was filled by the return of a 1.6-litre model, which had been absent since the GTV’s demise in 1968. This new model was the GT 1600 Junior. Built between 1972 and 1977, initially in two-headlamp form and later with the four-headlamp front end shared with the 2000GTV.
This GT 1600 Junior is one of the last to be built and incorporates many of the features of the contemporary 2000 GTV. A matching numbers example the car has had a mere 4 owners from new and has covered just 41,000 miles in this time. The last but one owner bought the car in 1981 at 22,000 miles – he owned the car until 2011, then the car had covered just 39,000 miles.
The car then went to Scotland before being purchased by the current vendor in 2014. It was then subject to a detailed re-paint in iconic Alfa Romeo Red. Recently serviced with new leads, brake servo and water pump. The wheels have also recently been powder coated.
Offered with its original handbooks, service books and MoTs dating back to 1982, this right hand drive UK Alfa Romeo would be a delightful addition to any enthusiast’s collection.