One of just 193 Alfa Romeo GTA 1300 Junior Stradale has gone under the hammer, reaching an incredible sum.
The Junior Stradale is powered by a 1.6-litre engine, which produces around 110bhp. Developed for racing, it was created in response to flourishing interest in the sub-1300cc class.
This particular Junior was sold to a Florence-based racing team in 1975, who planned to make it fully race-ready. However, after the FIA changed the class’ rules, it was no long eligible to compete. As such, the Alfa was never converted.
From there, it was registered for use on public roads and driven regularly by its first owner, before being sold to a German collector. It was then bought from them by a Japanese Alfa enthusiast through British Alfa Romeo experts Alfaholics.
Today, it sits in incredible condition. Having undergone no restoration whatsoever, it’s one of the finest examples its kind. It wears its original paint, as well as its factory fitted black vinyl interior.
Completely rust-free, it has just 39,000 miles on the clock. Ready for the road, auction house Bonhams say that everything both internally and externally works just as it should.
It comes with just two extras which were offered at the time – a limited-slip differential and rear sliding sun screens. However, everything inside the car operates correctly, making it the ideal purchase for someone who wants to get on the road straight away.
It went under the hammer at the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance auction recently, and fetched £106,705.
After completing his university studies in English and Creative Writing in Cardiff, Jack is now a full time motoring writer at Blackball Media. His love of cars stems from his childhood years when he began to live and breathe all-things automotive.
June 6, 2016