Part of the classic Series 1 Alfa Romeo Spider models, the Alfa Romeo 1300 Junior would debut in 1968 with a 1,290cc engine that produced 89hp. Although the 1300 Junior would lack various features of the popular Alfa Romeo 1750 Spider Veloce, including the plastic headlamp fairings, the brake servo, hubcaps and opening quarterlight, it would prove to be quite popular among buyers. In fact, from 1968 to 1969, the Alfa Romeo 1300 Junior would see approximately 2,680 models produced, making up roughly 20 percent of the Series 1 Alfa Romeo Spider production in a very short period of time. The 1300 Junior, however, would continue production through 1977 as part of the Series 2 examples (at which time, 4,557 models were produced). Perhaps the most popular of the 1300 Junior models is the Alfa Romeo GTA 1300 Junior, which was produced from 1968 to 1973.
If youre thinking about buying an Alfa Romeo 1300 Junior classic, The Beverly Hills Car Club would be delighted to share their knowledge and experience with you. One of the most important tips they can give you regarding these early Alfa Romeo Spider examples is to check thoroughly for rust. The 1300 Junior is particularly prone to rust around the fender arches, the rocker panels and the floorpans. One of the ways to test the floorpans is by looking at them from both the top and the bottom if possible. If you can, gently tap the areas with a hammer and punch to see if the metal is good. Youll want to pay special attention to the drivers side, as this footwell seems to be the first to show signs of damage. It is also important to buy the most complete example you can within your budget. Previous owners may have done some unusual things to their classic Alfa in an attempt to get more performance. Always pay special attention to empty brackets, wires that dont connect to anything, or other items that seem out of place. A quality inspection by a knowledgeable Alfa Romeo mechanic can help you address some of these concerns.
When youre ready to explore the Alfa Romeo 1300 Junior models currently available to you, The Beverly Hills Car Club encourages you to tour their website and online inventory at your leisure. Designed with buyers and enthusiasts in mind, youll find a wealth of information throughout this site to help you buy the classic Alfa Romeo 1300 Junior youve been dreaming of. Have questions? Contact the Los Angeles classic car dealership professionals at The Beverly Hills Car Club today. They look forward to hearing from you soon!
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