Fun with 4-doors: ’73 Alfa Romeo Giulia Super 1.3
We love small, nimble, Italian sedans like this Alfa. The Giulia Super is the perfect little 4-door. When you think about it, you could buy a BMW 1600 and they are both very rewarding cars to drive. But the Alfa has soul. It’s lively like a young labrador. It just wants to go go go. Here in the USA, we could buy Giulia 1600s but in Italy you could order a lower caste version with a 1300cc engine from the GT 1300 Junior. The 1300 had rubber mats on the floor too. So 1300s are not here in any great numbers. A few made it here with returning servicemen, others were imported. Unfortunately, many of the 1300s fell victim to engine swaps by well-meaning owners. We had a GT1300 Junior and yes, it required a whipping to keep up with bigger cars but it was happy doing it. This is a recent Italian import and comes with all of the import papers required. In ’72, Alfa reorganized its model lineup making the Super 1300 simply a Super 1.3. From what we can see, it looks worthy of a second look. The car has had one repaint in the original color and the seller says it is mechanically strong. We do not know the mileage and that would be the first question to ask. The interiors on these Alfas can be a pricey thing to repair. From the photos, the majority of the interior looks okay but we can’t see the front or passenger seat. If the fronts need repair, material is available but only a skilled upholstery shop should apply. The asking price is $16,500. Click here for the listing.