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Lot 243: 1972 Alfa Romeo GT Junior 1300cc Sport

Autosport 2006, Coys (14 January 2006)

The Bertone designed Alfa Romeo coupes of the 1960's and early '70's are widely regarded as some of the greatest of the early 'sport saloons', offering the enthusiastic driver the thrills of a race bred twin-cam engine in a rigid two door shell which, whilst stunning in it's appearance, remained highly practical with room for four and generous luggage space. In touring car races the battles between the Alfa's and the Ford Escorts and Cortina's raged for many seasons. As is often the case, when the basic design of a car is 'right', it will endure for many years and the Bertone designed GT remained in production from 1962 until the mid 1970's. Many specification changes were made in the course of this time with engines from 1.3 to 2 litres being fitted. KCR 276L was originally manufactured in December 1972 and imported into the UK in 2002 just after a full restoration. It has had just one lady owner since then and has been kept in a garage for the majority of its life with only intermittent spells on the road. Today's example represents one of the nicest, best preserved examples of these charming sports GT cars to have survived. Finished in the highly appropriate colour scheme of Italian Racing Red with contrasting black trim, it is understandably described as in good general condition. Having been the subject of a electrical overhaul as well as a rebuild in recent years it is in excellent condition in these respects. With a valid MoT certificate until September 2006 and a file containing the V5, MoT certificate and purchase receipts, this must be quite one of the most exceptional 1300GT's Coys have had the pleasure of offering and for those who's budget doesn't quite stretch to a GTA, this will no doubt provide rewarding and spirited motoring for the lucky new owner.

Lot Details
Auction Autosport 2006
Coys, NEC Birmingham
TypeCar
Lot Number243
Estimate£3000-£5000
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£4999
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1972
Condition rating
Registration numberKCR 276L
Mileage-
Chassis numberAR1284498
Engine number
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors