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1972 Alfa Romeo 1600 GT Junior

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This is one of the six Alfa Romeos going under the hammer at Silverstone Auctions classic motor show on November 15-16.

Registration: Unregistered

Chassis Number: AR 2205708

Engine Number: Ar 00536.25722

Number of cylinders: 4

CC: 1600

Year of Manufacture: 1972

Estimate (£): 15,000 – 20,000

The Alfa Romeo 105/115 series Coupés were built from 1963 until 1977. They were the successors to the celebrated Giulietta Sprint coupé and used the shortened floor-pan from the Giulia saloon car.

The basic body shape, shared by all models, was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro for Bertone. It was one of his first major projects for Bertone and is often regarded as one of his finest commercial projects. It borrowed heavily from his earlier design for the Alfa Romeo 2000 Sprint/2600 Sprint. The balance of glass and metal, the influence of the shape of the front and rear glass on the shape of the cabin and the flat grille with incorporated headlamps were all considered ground-breaking styling features for the era.

Often considered as one of the best looking and handling classic saloon cars with its 5-speed gearbox, all-round disc brakes, independent suspension and torquey engine they were very advanced for the time and have the capability to embarrass many of its modern counterparts.

Built 26th October 1972, this exquisite first series 1600 GT Junior is a two-previous-owner car delivered new to Cyprus in the extremely rare Indigo Grey colour it wears today with black Tex interior.

The dry climate of Cyprus has treated this little Alfa well, the result of which is an Alfa Romeo that, as unbelievable as it may seem, we are assured is almost entirely original – with only minimal signs of welding in the passenger foot well and spare wheel well.

When purchased by its second owner in 2011, the car was subject to a sympathetic restoration. As a result the car benefits from having had a complete respray, along with the interior recovered and headlining replaced, to retain the overall superb quality of the car. The brightwork was replaced and the mechanicals also received an overhaul with the engine receiving new piston rings and big end bearings.

This Alfa looks as though it could have rolled out of the factory just last week and is in magnificent condition both inside and out, top and bottom.

* Please note the car is presented with a FIVA Identity certificate and has no TAX or VAT payable. It also car complies with the latest NOVA Import legislation with a approved application. Silverstone Auctions will be happy to help with registration of the vehicle within the UK.

More information: www.silverstoneauctions.com

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