1968 Alfa Romeo GTA 1300 Junior Stradale

Though we’re more commonly featuring the likes of Ferrari and Porsche here on the pages of The Coolector, there are plenty of classic cars that come into our purview that we find impossible to ignore and the latest is this spectacular 1968 Alfa Romeo GTA 1300 Junior Stradale from Auxietre & Schmidt. One of just 193 of this vehicle ever produced, this represents a rare opportunity to get your hands on this particular model and, as you can see, it is in remarkably good condition and will be one of the stand out models of any luxury car collector’s line up of cars.

The 1968 Alfa Romeo GTA 1300 Junior Stradale from Auxietre & Schmidt has undergone a world-class restoration by marque specialist and, as you might expect, it is a price upon request offering which, in our experience, means whoever ends up buying it is going to have to dig deep. This breathtaking machine has never been raced but is eligible for all major historic events so if you do get your hands on it, you’ll definitely want to be showing it off at luxury car shows.

Exceptional Condition

It goes without saying that this Alfa Romeo GTA 1300 Junior Stradale would have turned heads when it came off the production line in the late 60s but it’s in almost a better condition today than it was over half a century ago. It has a timeless coachwork design by Bertone and has the chassis number 775892 and is one of only 193 cars produced in Stradale version by the factory. 775892 was supplied new to the Italian market in 1968 and first registered with license number plates ‘PD215447’ in Padova.

In 1968, as a response to the popularity of the under-1300cc racing class, Autodelta began production of the GTA 1300 Junior. The Championships of the 1,300cc class was traditionally dominated by the Mini Cooper, but that would all change in 1968 with the arrival of the GTA 1300 Junior. Unique to the model, the GTA 1300 Juniors were powered by a short-stroke 1290cc version of the Giulia’s 1570cc inline four with the 78mm bore and a 67.5mm stroke crankshaft and this ensured an exceptional performance out on the track.

At some point in its history, this Alfa Romeo GTA 1300 Junior Stradale from Auxietre & Schmidt car got ASI gold plated in Italy and moved to Germany where it joined the collection of Frank Briegmann. Still very original then, the car got purchased by the current owner in 2015 who finally decided to take the car on a full regardless-of-costs restoration by marque specialists and the end result is nothing short of extraordinary from an aesthetic point of view.

Sight To Behold

It’s not every day you see car restorations of this calibre and even rarer still to be in with a chance of owning it so, it goes without saying, there will a lot of competition amongst vintage car aficionados to get their hands on this devilishly dapper vehicle. Boasting a world-class restoration, hardly ever seen on any other GTA, it is supplied with all its original parts including both bumpers, engine air-intakes and head, a spare steering wheel and two correct 45DCOE Weber carburettors. Not to forget its original Italian black plates from Vicenza.

Ideally suited for historic rallies or concourses, this spectacular GTA Junior would enhance any significant Alfa Romeo collection and would likely become the cornerstone machine upon which the collection is built. Stunning style and performance and one of the most impressive looking Alfa Romeos ever made – what’s not to like?

Leo Davie
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