1972 Alfa Romeo Giulia Super 1.3


  • The classic Giulia is considered one of Europe’s best handling 60s saloon cars and good examples are sought after
  • Older restoration to a very high standard retains condition and quality thanks to subsequent careful, limited use 
  • Highly capable Super 1.3 with twin, double-choke carburettors delivering peppy performance to match the superb handling
  • Very presentable, factory-correct colour combination of Verde Pino over tan cloth interior
  • Low mileage car with full set of handbooks including stamped service book from 1972 to 2020
  • Part of a large enthusiast-owned collection and carefully maintained by seller’s in-house mechanic
  • Has always lived in a dry climate and condition reflects that

The Appeal

The boxy Alfa 105 Giulia kept its cards close to its chest.  Outwardly it looked like many other three box saloons of the time, even if Alfa’s otherwise restrained designers couldn’t resist a few deft detail touches.  But as buyers and reviewers quickly discovered, it was the unassuming saloon car that was light, nimble and quick, which made it as entertaining as any sports car. 

The Super 1.3 like this car was a rebadged 1300Ti available between 1972 to 1974 with two twin-choke carburettors delivering a healthy 87bhp. 

This low mileage Giulia is an older restoration that has been carefully looked after and little used since.  It has enjoyed a dry climate life, most recently with a well known Spanish collector who has had it maintained by his own in-house mechanic.  There is a nice history file too.  Practical, entertaining and rare to find in this condition, this one looks perfect for classic car rallies or just to show and admire.  

The History and Paperwork

  • Paperwork indicates it was first registered on 2nd November 1972
  • Valid ITV
  • Located in Barcelona and seller offers storage whilst collection is arranged
  • Original service book with many stamps and factory handbook with plastic wallet
  • Sold new in Italy then imported to Spain in 2005 following restoration
  • Classified as a historic vehicle in Spain
  • Maintained by seller’s own mechanic as part of a large classic car collection

Service stamps indicate ongoing maintenance, most recently including:

  • 2007 at 88,000kms
  • 2010 at 92,000kms
  • 2013 at 93,923kms
  • 2020 at 98,000kms

 The Interior

  • Tan cloth interior appears to be in original and generally very good condition
  • Some modifications from standard including Brantz tripmaster as a previous owner used this car for classic rallies
  • Aftermarket Sony CD player fitted
  • Various additional switches apparent including two to the left of the steering column
  • Complete interior with all switches undamaged
  • Good wood veneers throughout
  • Door cards in very good condition with complete, undamaged fittings
  • Headlining appears original and is deteriorating and marked in places
  • Full four seater with attractive individual rear seats in excellent condition
  • Rubber mats and original factory padded vinyl centre console covering
  • Vinyl boot floor with factory tool kit and full size matching spare 

The upright shape of the Giulia enables a large glasshouse that delivers a light and panoramic experience for occupants.  The interior is a spacious place to be with room for four across the big, spongey armchairs.  It is all simply and efficiently laid out but with a smattering of Alfa sparkle like the wood veneers and centrally located auxiliary dials to add charm.

The interior of this low mileage car is in remarkable timewarp condition, the capacious seats in particular holding their colour and condition.  If they were re-covered during the restoration work around 20 years ago then they have held up very well, only a handful of light marks detracting, in particular on the driver’s seat.  

The matching vinyl door cards are in similar condition, displaying none of the warping or waving that may be expected of a car from this era and with a complete set of undamaged fittings.  

The dashboard follows the theme, being uncracked and with good veneer.  There are some auxiliary fittings such as the Brantz tripmaster - this car has been used for classic car rallies - and a trio of additional switches to the left and right of the steering column.  None detract and if necessarily look like they could be easily removed.

The padded and pleated factory-correct vinyl covering for the centre console is in good condition.  Rubber mats are fitted in the photographs so it is not possible to fully evaluate the floor covering but it seems reasonable to assume that it reflects the condition of the rest of the interior.  The gear shift gaiter is split and the accelerator pedal has worn through at the base.  

The headlining is not as good as the rest of the interior, showing signs of discolouration and marks throughout its length.  It is also coming away around the rear screen.  Likely this would be an easy and inexpensive repair that would significantly improve the cabin’s ambience.

 The Exterior

  • Beautiful factory correct Verde Pino paintwork, factory colour code 216
  • Older restoration believed prior to 2005 and completed in Italy to a very high standard
  • Complete chrome work and badging and in good, apparently original condition
  • Very solid underside with covering of underseal and no visible issues
  • 14inch factory steel wheels with chrome centre caps
  • Additional driving lights add to the distinctive multi-lamped facade of these characterful cars
  • Very original and standard car

The three-box styling of the Giulia is classic Italian, a format that continued little changed right through into the 1990s.  It is a conservative design but one neatly accentuated by some clever Alfa design touches like the styling around the rear lights and that slant-nosed, quad lamp visage.  Despite first appearances it is a very aerodynamic shape, which has the added advantage of enabling this light car to capitalise on all the power available to its driver.

We understand that this car was comprehensively restored in Italy before it was imported to Spain.  It has been painted in Verde Pino, factory colour code 216 as verified by factory  stickers on the car’s body.  We did not have sight of any paperwork to support this but it has clearly been done to a high standard and, thanks to careful owners, a dry climate and limited use, has held up exceptionally well. The signs of deterioration are very minor, not rust related and likely easily rectified if the buyer wishes.

There are various small chips around the car including on the passenger side front wheel arch near the sill and what appears to be one on the rubbing strip on the front door on the same side.  There are some small chips on the rear edge of the sill here too.  On the driver’s side there is a fairly long section of poor paint on the inside edge of the arch.  The photographs of the driver’s side wing mirror suggest that there is poor paint finish in this area.

The car sits on its factory-supplied 14inch steel wheels which are generally in good condition, only some light kerbing to the front driver’s side wheel being visible.  Auxiliary lamps enhance the purposeful front end of this stylishly understated car. 

The Mechanics 

  • 1300cc Type 105 Alfa Romeo alloy twin cam 4cyl engine developing 88bhp
  • Five-speed manual gearbox 
  • Original service book with stamped service history up to 98,000kms in 2020
  • Low mileage car that we are told is started daily and fastidiously maintained by the seller’s own in-house mechanic 
  • Part of a large collection of classics owned by a well known enthusiast

The beautiful twin-cam Type 105 motor beneath the unassuming bonnet of this 1972 Super 1.3 is one of the key draws of these sprightly classic saloons.  Light, powerful, free-revving and with a distinctive soundtrack, they delivered superb performance despite modest capacity.

Alfa continuously named and renamed the various Giulia models.  The Super 1.3, built between 1972 and 1974, was essentially a rebadged 1300Ti.  That meant it got a twin choke, twin carburettor specification of the smaller output 1300cc motor allied to a five-speed manual gearbox.  The 87bhp output from such a small engine was remarkable for the time and, thanks to the car’s low weight, enabled the sort of performance that perturbed much more powerful cars.  It is no surprise that Giulia’s are a staple of the historic racing scene. 

The history file with this car shows an original factory service book that has been stamped from the car’s registration in November 1972 all the way up to 2020 and 98,000 kms.  It has covered only 2,500kms in the intervening period.  We understand that the car is part of a large classic car collection and is maintained by the owner’s in-house mechanic. He states that the car is started and run daily.


The conservatively styled Giulia is the car that hides a big secret: light, nimble and quick it drives like a sports car yet has space for friends and family and all their luggage.  Many different model variations were available, of which the short lived Super 1.3 offers a beguiling blend of sweet-revving performance and simplicity. 

The low mileage of this 1972 Super 1.3 is supported by its original factory service book.  It has been restored to a very high standard and carefully kept that way by its enthusiast owner.  Nimble, engaging and with an addictive soundtrack, these four-seater Alfa sports cars are perfect for classic car road trips or rallies or weekend blasts with family and friends.

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1972
  • Make Alfa Romeo
  • Model Giulia Super 1.3
  • Colour Green
  • Odometer 522 Kilometres
  • Engine size 1300
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Barcelona
  • Location International
  • Country Spain
Bidding history
7 bids from 4 bidders
  • Amant €4,200 05/06/23
  • daniele•••• €4,000 05/06/23
  • Amant €3,500 04/06/23
  • daniele•••• €2,000 04/06/23
  • [email protected]•••• €1,000 04/06/23
  • andris-•••• €600 04/06/23
  • Amant €500 04/06/23

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