Alfa Romeo Junior Z

alfa romeo zagato junior 1300

The Alfa Romeo Giulia GT, better known as the 'Coupé Bertone', was Launched in 1963, the coupé conquered the world with its spirited engines, stylish design, disc brakes on all four wheels and balanced handling. The brand soon launched derivatives on this basis, such as a GTC convertible, a Spider and even a Junior version with a smaller engine of 1,300 cc.

The Junior Zagato was presented at the Turin Motor Show in 1969! As the name suggests, this Alfa Romeo was based on the entry-level version and used the 1.3-litre engine with around 90hp, combined with a five-speed gearbox. The design is completely different. The clearly more virile bodywork than that of the 'standard' Giulia GT was given a threatening nose and a truncated rear by Zagato. The whole thing appealed especially to a female clientele, but sales did not really take off.

In 1972, after approximately 1,100 cars had been produced, Alfa Romeo reworked the model: a few styling details were revised and the engine was upgraded to a 1.6 litre, producing almost 110 hp. The new Junior Zagato was more dynamic and lively, but still failed to win over the public. Alfa Romeo decided to pull the plug two years later.

To do:

  • preparing for regularity
  • restore the suspension
  • restore the engine
  • new wheels and rims