Alfa Romeo GT Junior Zagato

Alfa Romeo GT Junior Zagato by Ercole Spada at Zagato.
1,108 Tipo 105.93, 1,290 cc.
402 Tipo 115.24, 1,570 cc.

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Known chassis numbers:

AR 1800901
AR 3060308

The GT 1300 Junior Zagato was a limited production two seater coupe with aerodynamic bodywork by Zagato (Ercole Spada) of Milan.[15] The model evoked the earlier, race-oriented Giulietta Sprint Zagatos which featured aluminium bodywork and had a very active competition history. However, the Junior Zagato featured a steel bodyshell with an aluminium bonnet and aluminium doorskins (on the earlier 1300 JZ’s). The 1300 JZ was not specifically intended for racing and did not see much use in competition. The 1300 JZ was first seen in public at the Turin Motor Show of 1969. In total 1,108 units were constructed of which 2 were destroyed during production because the bodyshells were not within specification. The 1300 was based on the floorpan, driveline and suspension of the 1300 Spider. However, the floorpan was shortened behind the rear wheels to fit the bodyshell. The last 1300 Junior Zagato was produced in 1972 although in 1974 2 more cars were built according to the records.
In 1972 the 1600 Zagato came out of which 402 units were produced. In this case the floorpan was unaltered from the 1600 Spider, so that the normal fueltank could be left in place. As a consequence, the 1600 Zagato is approximately 100 mm (3.9 in) longer than the 1300 JZ. This can be seen at the back were the sloping roofline runs further back and the backpanel is different and lower. The lower part of the rear bumper features a bulge to make room for the spare tire. The 1600 Zagato has numerous differences when compared to the 1300 Junior Zagato. If you ever see two side by side, have a look at the details. The last 1600 Zagato was produced in 1973 and the cars were sold until 1975.

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The Junior Zagato is based on the 105 series Giulia and is built on the same floor pan as the Giulia Spider. The Junior Z was first shown to the public in November 1969 at the Turin motor. The very distinctive Zagato bodied Coupe looked fast, but in fact it was only 5kmh faster than the standard Alfa Romeo 1300 GT and even though the early cars had alloy doors and bonnet it was only 10 Kg lighter. The performance could not justify the 800,000 lira difference in price, but to many, the looks could.

The wedge shaped car, as usual with Zagato designs was clean and fresh with an emphasis on good visability. Aerodynamically the Kamm tail was quite advanced. The headlamps are covered by a plexi glass screen with a central hole in the Alfa Romeo emblem and louvres for cooling and for the car to breath through. At the back the hatch has an interesting feature in that it can be raised by a switch in the centre console to provide extra cabin ventilation.

The car was first produced as a short tailed 1300cc version and in 1972 they changed to 1600cc with a slightly longer rear end. The 1300 was produced for 3 years and in that time 1108 were built while 402 of the 1600s were produced between 1972 and 1975.