Lot 41

1973 Alfa Romeo 1600 Junior Zagato

Coachwork by Zagato

Register to Bid

Estimate

$75,000 - $100,000| Without Reserve

Chassis

AR3060228

Engine

AR00536.S4111

Car Highlights

One of Just 402 Desirable 1600 Junior Zagatos Built

Stunning Zagato Coachwork Designed by Ercole Spada

Formerly Displayed in Zagato’s Factory Collection Showroom

Documented with ASI Certificate and Badge

An Outstanding Example of Alfa Romeo’s Avant-Garde Coupe

Technical Specs

1,570 CC DOHC Inline 4-Cylinder Engine

Twin Weber 40 DCOE 2 Carburetors

115 BHP at 6,500 RPM

5-Speed Manual Gearbox

4-Wheel Disc Brakes

Front Independent Suspension with Coil Springs and Shock Absorbers

Rear Live Axle with Radius Arms, Coil Springs, and Shock Absorbers

Designed by Zagato’s Ercole Spada and debuted at the 1969 Torino Motor Show, the Junior Zagato satisfied Alfa Romeo’s desire for a more sophisticated and upscale alternative to the Giulia GT coupe. Initially powered by a 1,300 cc engine, the 1,600 cc derivative was launched for the 1972 model year, allowing use of the entire Giulia Spider floor pan. From Pininfarina’s studio, they were sent to Maggiora for bodywork, next to Zagato for paint and interior, and lastly to Alfa Romeo for the drivetrain and finish.

This lengthy production process dictated a price roughly 50% higher than the Giulia GT. This 1600 Junior Zagato is finished in white over a black interior and is documented by period ACI paperwork and accompanied by an Automotoclub Storico Italiano identity certificate and badge. While its earliest history is not known, documents reveal that the Alfa Romeo was owned by Franco Guarnera of Milan in 1980, and by 1998, it was with Giuseppe di Taranto of Napoli, Italy. During this time, the Alfa Romeo was displayed for a long period in Zagato’s factory showroom, and was used as a support vehicle for Zagato’s participation in the Mille Miglia Storico. Mark Gessler, the president of the Historic Vehicle Association (HVA) owned the Alfa Romeo by 2017, when it was sold to Florida-based collector Leo Schigiel.

Appearing very original apart from a repaint in its original color, this rare and desirable Junior Zagato exudes the same appeal now as it did in 1973.

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