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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 02-23-2005, 02:28 PM Thread Starter
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Autodelta GTA 1300 Junior

Hi there,

I recently joined the forum since I finally acquired GT Junior. But my love to Bertone goes far far back, when I was growing up with my dad's photo album with pictures from 1970's when he was a racing driver.

For his final two seasons he owed original Autodelta GTA 1300 Junior. Since he studied engines and technology he maintained the car himself and visited Autodelta factory couple of times.

I finally scanned those photos month ago and want to share it with all of you GTA enthusiasts!

Enjoy the pics!
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Cool engine bay and interior pictures!
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And now, two of my dads favorite pictures!

First picure shows his GTA that he bought prior to the one on the photos above.
This one had carbs instead of Spica injection. Immediately after dad bought it, he got a chance to get hold of the one with injection, so this one was sold even before season beginn.

Second picture is my dad now, next to my GT Junior, 30 years afterwards! The picture is made on exactly the same spot as the first one!!!

Dad was younger......but his machinery was definitely much cooler than mine!!!
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post #5 of 37 (permalink) Old 02-23-2005, 03:08 PM Thread Starter
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And the worse thing sold it in 1977 for some pinac....the car, and 3 set of wheels and other parts. He even had to pay the guy in Italy for advertising, so after that he got almost nothing.

But we still have one wheel, exhaust and couple of head gaskets...

To sad!!!!
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GTA pics

Thanks for posting the pics of your dad's car. They are great. I am in the process of building a replica GTJ/GTAm and it is always nice to see pictures of the cars when they were racing back then.

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Those are some great vintage car photos. I really like the Alfa and the Fiat 600. The motor shown in pic 7 is a Fiat twin cam, not likely in any of the cars in the photos.

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Great pictures! Nice to have a photographic record of those times. I especially love the "racing sneakers" in picture #2.


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Beyond cool! Thanks for those great pictures. Any word on where the GTA Jr. is today?

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post #10 of 37 (permalink) Old 02-24-2005, 05:51 AM Thread Starter
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GTA Jnr.

Hi there,

John - everything on the car was original, except of that wing at the front as you probably saw

84 Spider - pic Nr.2 my favorite picture as well....those were the times...i have some more pics from that lot. when i come home tonight i am going to post them

Greg - pic nr.7 shows GTA 1300 Jnr engine with small head and Spica injection from the car on the other photos, assemlbed by Autodelta itself

Italcarguy - that is the question we ask ourselves as well. no, unfortunately no idea at all where the car ended up. dad has maintained some documents, but nothing where we can see VIN numbers. now we will try to ask previous two owners, since we have their contact and thay may have some documents

Previous owners claim that Picchi drove that particular car at some stage at the beginning of 1970'. In the book "Allegerita" there is a very similar car (same color and also has right side-indicator in darker color that the left one), but it is really just a pure assumption and it is very hard to tell!

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Wow, that head looks a lot like a Fiat twin cam head. Looking at the picture closely I can see that it's not but the similarity is remarkable.
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Sad story about the sale... but then cars like that back then were just treated as old racing cars weren't they.... with the benefit of hindsight... just imagine the car collection you would have!!!!!

Nice to see it was a proper 16v Cosworth head engine.... nice piece of kit... about 170bhp weren't they? would draw blood to get one of those heads now!!

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great pictures! i love old pictures!

'how the devil do they do that with a live rear axle?'
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Thanks a bunch... I have a few new backgrounds for my computer
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Impressive vintage stuff! Way to nice...if you have more, please post them!

Resto project, lotsa pics:
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