Alfa Romeo did announce there was a pair of new special editions that commemorate the 1966 GT 1300 Junior. Moreover, the Giulia and Stelvio GT Junior Series are only available in Europe. They were inspiring, in fact, by the favorite predecessor to the legendary GTV.
Alfa Romeo: Series of Coupes
A larger series of coupes from the 105 and 115 families was the Alfa Romeo GT 1300 Junior. It was building on the shortening Giulia chassis of the same era. The lightweight aluminum-bodied GTAs and GTVs have become a force in road racing. Plus the GTC cabriolets and versions modified by carrozzerias. They do possess the style of the Giugiaro-penned top-spec versions. Yet with a lot less powerful engine. It comes with an affordable price tag. The GT 1300 Junior was really the best seller of the range.
It has the style of the Giugiaro – the top-spec versions however with a less powerful engine and more affordable price tag. Moreover, the GT 1300 Junior was, in fact, by far the best seller of the range. The Alfa Romeo has moved over 90,000 units from 1966-76.
The GT 1300 Junior had a 1.3 liter with 89 horsepower delivering through a five-speed manual to the rear wheels. It weighs only a little over 2,000 pounds. Moreover, it has strong handling which is helping make it an iconic model for the Alfa Romeo brand.
Therefore to evoke the GT 1300 Junior, the Giulia and Stelvio have an exclusive gold color it is called Lipari Ochre. It is a modern take on one of the GT 1300 Junior’s most memorable hues of color. Both of the modern Alfas come with five-hole wheels. Plus 19 inches on the Giulia and 21 inches on the Stelvio.
In fact, there are no performance modifications to either vehicle. The Giulia and Stelvio do come with either a 2.2-liter turbodiesel engine making 210 horsepower or a petrol 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder generating 280 horsepower. In fact, both are mating to an eight-speed automatic via a carbon-fiber driveshaft.