1972 Alfa Romeo GT Junior, a track proven winner in yellow, 2.0 like GTV
- Condition: Used
- Make: Alfa Romeo
- Model: GTV
- Type: Coupe
- Trim: GT Junior
- Year: 1972
- Mileage: 57,203
- VIN: AR2160447
- Color: Yellow
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Transmission: Manual
- Interior color: Black
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1972 Alfa Romeo GTV
This is a unique opportunity to purchase a legendary Alfa Romeo GT Junior. Alfisti have watched Frank Smith drive this car to the top finish in its class at their national convention time trials repeatedly – in 2010, 2012, 2015 and again just last month in Nashville. Improvements have enhanced the handling as can be attested by the outstanding success in AROC convention Time Trials. These were the only recent T/Ts entered and in most cases, Frank also beat many winners in faster classes. The car has also participated in many driving schools. There’s a photo here of the trophies that Frank has won with this car. He is moving on to another car, and this yellow beauty, having driven home from Nashville with no hiccups, is ready for its next pilot.
The Bertone coupes were always known for their classically beautiful design and excellent handling. The Junior versions, which had smaller engines and were entry-priced and decontented, were popular in Europe but rarely seen in the U.S. This 1972 GT Junior was purchased as a roller 20 years ago and immediately upgraded to a Weber-carbureted 2 liter. Since then, it has been slowly upgraded to improve the handling and reliability.
After throwing a rod a few years ago at Summit Point, Frank got a used engine for the block and the pans and had a high end engine buildermake the current engine; the old block is now a trophy stand.
Modifications have been made for drivability and reliability with occasional track day performance enhancements without sacrificing daily driving comfort. This is not a concours car, but recent paint, upholstery, and dash make this a car you can be proud to take to a “Cars and Coffee.” Mileage shows as 57,203 but it is not actual mileage. All of the gauges work properly.
The newly upholstered rear seat back, good windshield, new vent window rubber, and the original steering wheel in pristine condition are included in the sale.
Modifications & improvements include:
Replaced engine with a 2 liter version, rebuilt by high-end engine rebuilder
Mostly stock with “48 cams”, performance springs, balanced, shot peened rods, and special Total Seal rings
Always runs on 20/50 Amsoil
2k miles on rebuild.
Approximately 3k miles ago the car got a rebuilt transmission with lightened gears, new bearings and syncros
New clutch kit added
Rear end was refreshed 4k miles ago with new seals and wheel bearings and LS shimmed to 75 ft/lbs.
Has two sets of BWA 6x14 rims with Dunlap Star Spec tires, one set of which are new
All brake components have been replaced in the last 7k miles
Has SS brake hoses and Carbotec pads for shorter stops and no fade
Fluid replaced yearly
Stock radiator was recored for better heat transfer
Extra cooling openings added under bumper
Electric fan installed with thermostatic control, switches override control or can disable
Marelliplex ignition with added module heat sink to eliminate heat failures
Has dual electric fuel pumps with cockpit control switches
Fuel pressure switch and automatic shut off switch for no oil pressure (accident fire safety) were added
Tilton aluminum flywheel
Shankel tubular headers
Exhaust bung for O2 sensor to tune intake
Mechanical oil pressure gage
Ward & Dean front springs
Balanced corner weights
Leather steering wheel (original in good condition is available)
Poly suspension bushings
Gear reduction starter, remote starter switch in engine bay (helps with value adjustment and carburetor tuning)
Engine baffles to protect brakes and keep radiator heat from intake
Battery in trunk with shut off switch under hood with handle in cabin
Oil filter has bracket to prevent loosening
Hidden anti-theft switch
Relays, heavier wire, and H4 bulbs added to headlight circuit
Redundant cables for hood and trunk
Detachable shoulder belts for 5 point track harness
This little yellow bullet is located near Baltimore, Maryland. You can fly in to BWI airport and it is ready to drive you wherever home may be. You’ll have a most enjoyable trip ahead!
A $500 deposit should be paid by PayPal within 48 hours of the auction’s end. Remainder is due within one week. Title can be mailed as soon as payment clears, or held with delivery of the car. Car should be picked up within two weeks of the auction’s end unless arrangements are made in advance.
Thank you for your interest in this awesome Alfa!