1975 Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato 1600, Chassis no. AR3060249
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1975 Alfa Romeo Junior Z Chassis no. AR3060249 Engine no. AR00512.45566
Sold for €18,400 (US$ 23,180) inc. premium

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1975 Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato 1600 1975 Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato 1600, Chassis no. AR3060249 1975 Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato 1600, Chassis no. AR3060249 1975 Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato 1600, Chassis no. AR3060249 1975 Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato 1600, Chassis no. AR3060249 1975 Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato 1600, Chassis no. AR3060249 1975 Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato 1600, Chassis no. AR3060249 1975 Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato 1600, Chassis no. AR3060249 1975 Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato 1600, Chassis no. AR3060249 1975 Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato 1600, Chassis no. AR3060249 1975 Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato 1600, Chassis no. AR3060249
1975 Alfa Romeo Junior Z
Coachwork by Carrozzeria Zagato

Chassis no. AR3060249
Engine no. AR00512.45566
The creator of some of Carrozzeria Zagato's most memorable designs of the post-WW2 period - arguably its most productive - was Ercole Spada. Spada introduced the Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ's sawn-off tail and was also responsible for the Alfa Romeo Giulietta and 2600 SZs and the Junior Z, the latter being one of the last models developed under the stewardship of company founder, Ugo Zagato.
Based on the mechanicals of the 105-Series Giulia saloon, the Junior Z was introduced for 1970 in 1,300cc form before being upgraded with the 1,570cc (nominally 1,600cc) engine in 1972. Lighter than the Alfa production models from which it was derived, despite – unusually for a Zagato design – having steel body panels rather than aluminium, the Junior Z was compact, nimble, aerodynamically efficient and fast, with a top speed of 190km/h.
Car number '249' of the 402 1600cc models produced, this example has been fitted with the larger and more powerful (132bhp) 1,962cc engine. An original Italian car, it is said to have a very solid body and good mechanicals, with even the electric tailgate release working perfectly. A rewarding driver's car, like all Alfa Romeos, this very pretty Zagato-bodied Junior is offered with Italian libretto.

Le créateur de certaines des carrosseries les plus mémorables de la Carrozzeria Zagato d'après 1945 – probablement la période la plus productive – fut Ercole Spada. Spada introduisit l'arrière tronqué de l'Alfa Romeo TZ et fut aussi responsable des Alfa Romeo Giulietta et 2600 SZ et de la Junior Z, cette dernière étant un des derniers modèles développé sous la supervision du fondateur de la firme, Ugo Zagato.
Sur une base mécanique de berline Giulia série 105, la Junior Z fut introduite pour 1970 en version 1,300 cm3 avant de bénéficier du moteur 1,570 cm3 (dit 1600) en 1972. Plus légère que les Alfa de production dont elle découlait, malgré – fait inhabituel pour une création Zagato – une caisse à panneaux en acier au lieu d'aluminium, la Junior Z était compacte, agile, d'une aérodynamique efficace et rapide avec une vitesse de pointe de 190 km/h.
Voiture n° 249, sur seulement 402 modèles 1,600 cm3 produits, cet exemplaire a été équipé du moteur de 1,962 cm3 plus gros et plus puissant (132 cv). Voiture italienne d'origine, elle est réputée pour la solidité de sa caisse et son excellente partie mécanique. Même le déverrouillage électrique du hayon fonctionne. Automobile très gratifiante pour son pilote, comme toutes les Alfa Romeo, cette très belle Junior à carrosserie Zagato est accompagnée de son libretto italien.
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