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A fantastic car and a great story. More power to your elbow!
Robert in LA: The term “Junior” refers to the smaller engined and often lower specification cars and not to the age of the 105/115 GTV’s. The differences between the Juniors and the higher spec cars would take more space than I have here or that anyone would care to read about, but keep in mind that there were not only GTV Juniors but also Spider Juniors. Juniors most often had the 1300cc motors while the higher spec cars had 1600, 1750, and later 2000 cc motors. There was even a GTA Junior which was a formidable car in its own… Read more »
Thanks for this. What you say makes sense. The Alfa Romeo ranges and line-ups have always been a bit opaque to me, probably because I have never worked on them. I only truly learn what’s what with the production differences in a car, when I have been buried in the parts catalogs for a while.
What a lovely, charming film! The beautiful beach landscape, the car, and the view of the friends he helped, all with their Alfas! Too cool! I think it’s fantastic that he would help his friends like that. And I want to meet that mechanic, as well as that friend sitting in the back of the Duetto(?) with the silky long hair, enticing smile and sunglasses…:)
Chong Song Ong, a man with a musical name and a musical car. Nicely done 400-euro-job, this was an excellent feature!
I am amazed by the car, but also by the movie /story. Great work.
Apparently the lines of the Tipo 105 series were first drawn by Giorgetto Giugiaro when he was at Bertone, By the time that this one came along Giugiaro had started Italdesign. These were the agile little coupes that we all ached to own as young men. But I wonder who did the later development of the car into what we see here? The body work became quite refined. Someone polished out the basic Giugiaro shape into the icon that we see here. The early car is very good. Many people, and the resale market, think that this is better.
I don’t think the design changed significantly really, apart from the step nose front end, which was redesigned under Giugiaro pen.
I think the early step-nose cars have a much higher resale value in the market than the later cars.
@Paul Steel From the side, I agree. The front changes meaningfully. Are you suggesting that Giugiaro did some work on the later cars while working as “Italdesign”? I had not heard that before, but I am not basically an Alfisto. @Dennis White: Do the Juniors now go for more than the GTV 2000’s? I am only loosely in touch with the pricing on these things. I was commenting basically to pose the question, hoping that someone who has deep knowledge of these cars would comment.
Robert in LA, Giugario was responsible for the change from step front (scalino) to the standard non-stepped front in 67, that basic design remained the same to the end of production, the changes were cosmetic, grill & light combos, that’s normal evolution of a design.
Lovely little video. Wonderful car & knowledgeable owner. What I like most about this series is the way it reveals both the diversity of the car hobby, and how much we all have in common.
Well done! Chong Soo is the ultimate Alfisti in this region. you can find him here
Ah, memories of my 74 silver/black GTV with the Turbina wheels that I gave up for a beautiful salmon colored Ford Fairmont! Wife and kids!! Know well why Chong Song is enjoying his Alfa experience.
Ha Ha!!! You sound with great regret
Love the video. Any way to reach out to the owner as I would like to find the shop that did the work on his car.