(including buyers premium)
Registration No: PGC 68K
Chassis No: 1295951
Though one of his first major projects, the Bertone-penned Alfa Romeo 105 Series Coupe has a simple grace that is as admired today as when it first appeared in 1963. When coupled with the 1.6-litre Super version of the company's ubiquitous all-alloy, DOHC, four-cylinder engine, the result was a performance car capable of shaming many sporting two-seaters of the period. The specification was straightforward - a two-door, three-box, lightweight (2,050 lbs) body powered by a front-mounted engine driving the rear wheels. The suspension was independent at the front and braking was by servo-assisted discs all-round. A slick five-speed manual gearbox ensured optimum performance and added to driver satisfaction. The GT Junior variants began with the 1300 of 1965. It was designed as an entry level model for those that wished to enjoy the cachet of an Alfa Coupe without suffering the fiscal penalties that often came with the bigger-engined versions. It was based on the Giulia Sprint GT but featured a simplified interior. This Junior theme was developed over some 12 years, and from 1972 included the addition of a 1600cc-engined model that was specifically created to fill the gap that had emerged between the Junior 1600 and the now 2000cc-engined GTV.
Manufactured in 1971 and presented in red with contrasting black interior featuring 4pt harnesses, rally timer and OMP Half roll cage, PGC 68K features a 1600cc engine tuned by Bob Dove, 5 speed gearbox, suspension by Alfaholics and a stainless steel exhaust. Acquired by the owner in March of 2008, the car has been used regularly by the owner and is now offered for auction as a ‘restoration project’, showing 15,231 miles on the odometer. The Vendor describes the condition of the bodywork and paintwork as ‘Poor’, the electrical equipment and interior trim as ‘Average’ and the engine, transmission and gearbox as ‘Good’. PGC 68K comes accompanied with a small number of invoices and previous MOTs, as well as the V5 document which displays 8 former keepers. Although exempt, the owner put the car through an MOT on 04 October 2021. The fail document (also included) indicates some of the work required to prospective buyers.
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