16th Mar, 2022 13:00

Imperial War Museum, Duxford

  Lot 32

1976 Alfa Romeo GT Junior 1600
45,300 miles from new and just two former keepers

Sold for £22,500

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: WOL 865T
Chassis No: AR11505*0001811*
MOT: August 2022

  • Reputedly 1 of just 125 right-hand drive cars made with the 2000 GTV-style front and AR00526 engine
  • Recently recommissioned after a long period of dry storage
  • Original service book and a collection of old MOT certificates
  • First registered new on the Isle of Man

Among the final variants of Alfa Romeo’s beloved, Bertone-styled 105-series Coupe, the Tipo 115.34 was introduced in 1974. Sharing the same frontal styling as its 2000 GTV sibling, it was powered by the 00526 derivative of the Milanese manufacturer’s ubiquitous ‘twin cam’ engine. Reportedly retained by supplying dealer Eurocars Ltd on the Isle of Man for use as a demonstrator, this rare GT Junior 1600 – believed to be 1 of just 125 such RHD cars made – is further understood to have belonged to its first private keeper J. Clare Esq for some forty-one years. Responsible for bringing the Alfa Romeo over the to the mainland in 1978, Mr Clare laid it up with a warranted odometer reading of 45,000 miles twenty-two years later. Despatched to Greetham Garage during 2016, the Coupe was persuaded back into life with little effort and has since benefited from: new brake discs / pads / callipers, refurbished alloy wheels, replacement inner / outer door handles (2016); fresh clutch, engine ancillaries checked (2017); bare metal respray in its original Helios Alfa 728 Silver, new carburettor rubber mounts, replacement carpets (2018); new headlining, fresh window seals, replacement fuel filler neck rubber gaiter (2019); new brake servos x2, fresh Avon tyres x4, replacement engine / gearbox / differential / steering box oils, new HT leads / spark plugs, replacement heater fan assembly, antifreeze renewed, valve clearances checked (2021); new rear gearbox and engine mounts fitted, twin Weber 40DCOE carburettors fettled and sundry electrical snagging (2022). Responsible for much of the more recent work, the vendor rates ‘WOL 865T’ as being ‘very good’ with regards to its engine, five-speed manual gearbox, electrical equipment, interior trim, bodywork and paintwork. Offered for sale with V5C Registration Document, original service book, various old tax discs dating back to 1979 and numerous old MOTs dating back to 1980 plus a current one valid until August 2022.

For more information, please contact:
James McWilliam
07943 584760

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