Green With Envy: 1973 Alfa-Romeo Giulia Super 1300
We are total suckers for screaming Italian sedans and this one will tell you why. First, it isn’t red. Now some make think that heresy, but I like Pino Verde. My GT Junior was this color combo and it garnered much praise wherever we went. This model also came with the larger 1600 engine. But the 1300, like my Junior, is just so sweet and willing. Coupled with a butter-smooth 5-speed (this one is said to shift smoothly) it is just about perfect. Giulias are beautifully detailed and the boxy design is actually very aerodynamic – better than a Porsche 911 of the same period.
The owner states that he is the 2nd owner and recently imported the Giulia from Italy. He states further that there is no apparent accident damage and the paint is good and the gaps are factory. From the pictures, I might actually agree. The stainless trim looks pretty good and unlike chrome, you can polish them back to factory without too much trouble.The interior looks to have an appropriate amount of wear. Actually better than appropriate. It looks pretty darn good. And the owners resisted installing a radio which is pretty rare. I like music in my cars but an iPod unit powered by a small amp and little speakers under the dash is all I would do. The seat covers are available from sources in Europe but the entire process is pricey so I would take care of them to avoid the cost of replacing.
You can tell a lot about a car by the engine bay and this one looks like it was loved. It doesn’t look tarted up for pictures but I would take the easy step and ditch the red stuff. Everything appears to be in the right place too. The only thing lacking in this post are pictures of the bottom. But the owner seems willing to share that information with serious buyers. Buyer beware with any Alfa, they can look great up top and not so great underneath. But I have a good feeling about this one if the price is right. According to SCM, it is a B grade, 4-star car and that means it is a good bet you’ll never lose, even though they made lots of these jewels. I think the SCM position indicates they agree that these make great Event/Historic Rally cars and that pastime is gaining in popularity among enthusiasts. See it here on the Alfa Bulletin Board.