The Alfa Romeo Junior 1300/1600 was the work of Zagato using the chassis from the Spider and the five-speed gearbox from the Giulietta. The Junior Zagato Coupe was an attractive automobile that had a sloping front and Kamm tail. It was lighter and more aerodynamic that the standard cars, and powered by a four-cylinder. Top speed was in the neighborhood of 118 mph and was capable of 26 mpg fuel economy.
The Junior Zagato debuted at the Turin Motor Show in November of 1969. Zagato's design was clean and fresh, with an emphasis on good visibility. The advanced 'wedge-shaped' styling foreshadowed many later 1970's models, and was even virtually copied by Honda for its CRX in the early 1990s. Unlike most Zagato-bodied Alfa Romeos, the Juniors were steel rather than aluminum, and came in both a long and short tailed version. by Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2011
The Alfa Romeo Junior Z - 1300cc and thus Type 105.93 and engine type 00530 - was a limited production 2-seater coupe styled by Ercole Spada and built by Carrozzeria Zagato of Milan. Its steel body, with aluminum hood and door skins, was not specific....[continue reading]