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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-03-2016, 07:08 AM Thread Starter
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Junior 1300, 1750 Berlina, or a GTV 2000

Hi all, I am just starting my research into purchasing an older Alfa to start a restoration project. I am curious to know peoples thoughts on and choice between:

Junior 1300, 1750 Berlina, or a GTV 2000

Aesthetics vs power. Is there a general preference between the two amongst the die hards out there?

Thanks in advance for your help.
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Depends what you want to get out of the car. A 1300 engine sounds too small to me, especially if you are going to be doing motorway cruising. But I am sure 1300 owners will say otherwise. IMO the coupe is a far better looking car than the Berlina but a friend of mine with a 1750 Berlina says it drives better than his coupe. Also the 1750 Berlina has a nice interior, whereas the 2000 GTV interior isn't the nicest of the range. 1750 and 2000 are similar in performance, 2000 has a bit more low down torque. Some folks say the 1750 is the "best" engine but I haven't driven enough to say.

The simple answer is get the 1300 Junior if it is a step front as they are the most desirable of the three. If the 1300 Junior is a smooth nose, then it's less desirable and all have their pros and cons.
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Thanks Nigel, I don't like the step nose to be honest. I know most people do. The Junior seems like it has a nicer "***" The curves from a side profile seem nicer. I am thinking of going to Italy to buy one and have it shipped back to Canada. The only thing is there are a lot of Juniors available not so many 2000's
I think the 2000 was mostly an American production car if I am not mistaken.
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Thanks Nigel, I don't like the step nose to be honest.
Shhhh! Heresy! Personally I prefer the 1750 GTV for looks (but I may be biased...)

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The only thing is there are a lot of Juniors available not so many 2000's
I think the 2000 was mostly an American production car if I am not mistaken.
Juniors were more popular in Italy because of the taxation on larger volume engines so they made (and sold) a lot more 1300 Juniors than any other car in the 105 series. 2000 GTVs were popular in the UK, there's a lot over here. But the steering wheel is probably on the wrong side for you....
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