1970 ALFA ROMEO GIULIA
Junior GTAM REPLICA
Serial Number AR 12563354
Following the nostalgic enthusiasm of most of the world’s historic car manufacturers, Alfa Romeo has just presented to the press its new Giulia GTA and Giulia GTAm, a sporty or even radical version of its Giulia sedan. But this name «GTA» is not only the dusting of three letters placed on the trunk of this car, they are a message to the world of motor racing, coming to reaffirm the place occupied by the four-leaf clover on the circuits since the 1930s.
The original Giulia GTA was born in 1965 but the idea of its design germinated in the head of the engineers at Alfa Romeo in the early 1960s with the arrival of an increasingly harsh competition especially at the European Tourism Challenge where a certain Lotus Cortina is giving the Milanese firm a hard time.
The battle plan was launched at the end of 1964 and Alfa Romeo asked the young company Autodelta which planned a transformation of the brand new Giulia Sprint GT 1600 by maintaining its aesthetics but radically changing its interior and mechanics.
For competition models, the elegant and comfortable interior is emptied and prepared, the wide wooden steering wheel disappears in favour of a smaller leather one, the seats are transformed into bucket and the speedometer displays 260 km/h at the end of the race.
With an aluminum body, the Giulia GTA gives meaning to these three letters with the «A» meaning «Alleggerita» or lighter, the coupe goes from 950 to 795 kilos, losing 150 kilos in the operation.
While the mechanics of the Sprint GT 1600 were already convincing in sports driving, the GTA benefits from larger Weber carburettors and a double ignition per cylinder allowing the 1570 cm3 to reach 170 horsepower in competition propelling the car beyond 230 km/h.
Presented in February 1965 in Amsterdam, the sportswoman quickly established herself in almost all the disciplines in which she competed, whether at home in hill racing, rally or asphalt, and won the title of French Rally Champion in 1966, first place in its category at the Tour de France Automobile in 1970 and at the Tour de Corse in 1966.
Two other versions of the GTA were developed to maximize its chances of success with the exclusive GTA SA and its engine powered by two compressors as well as the 1300 Junior allowing the coupe to compete in the category under 1300cc.
Limited to 501 units between 1965 and 1969, the Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA is a coveted rarity of collectors and amateur drivers, a mythical design that contains a powerful and sonic mechanics, perfect for competing in many historic rallies.
The proposed model is a clone of the famous GTAM. It is equipped with the 2 L engine modified in preparation Racing and powered by 2 Weber 40 DCOE28 double body carburettors with cones. The engine develops 150 hp at 6000 rpm.
The gearbox has 5 synchronized gears + MA.
The brakes are of course disc on all 4 wheels. All the mechanical parts have been revised and restored in racing version. The wheels are made of light alloy type 15 GTAM. The bodyshell is in perfect condition after being exposed during the restoration Red paint has been redone in the Autodelta factory competition type decoration. The doors are made of aluminum. The front and rear wings are made of GTAM polyester. The door and custos windows are made of polycarbonate. The OMP bucket seats are Bands Hatch Vintage style. It includes various competition elements: Alfa Romeo wood steering wheel, race hood fasteners, pedal racing, OMP harness belts, Sparco protective arm, fire extinguisher, etc.
This 1970 AlfA Romeo 10530 Giuilia GT Junior, modified in Replica GTAM Competition is in perfect condition of presentation and operation.