Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato 1300 1800488
Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato 1300 1800488
Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato 1300 1800488
Type: Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato 1300
Serial Number: 1800488
Year of construction: November 2, 1970
Comments: Blue / Tan

Date Owner Location Remarks

November 2, 1970

Date of completion

November 27, 1970

Ms. Giuseppa R.

Messina, Italy

First owner

1984  

Messina, Italy

Located at garage "Officina 2000"
February 23, 1985 Carrosserie Andreatta Rexa Geneva, Switzerland  
  Garage Sport Corseaux-Vevy, Switzerland  
September 6, 1996   Germany Classic car dealer
March 8, 1997 - July 2012 Jack Habits The Netherlands  
July 2012 - ?

Vic Cerami

NY, USA  
 ? - March 2016    AZ, USA  
March 2016

Autosport Designs Inc.

NY, USA

Offers the car for sale at US$ 55.000
http://www.autosportdesigns.com/inventory/stock/913/alfa-romeo-junior-zagato-1300-1970

1970 ALFA ROMEO JUNIOR ZAGATO 1300
Zagato Blu with Tan leather interior and Black carpets, Restored, 1750cc Engine fitted (Original 1300cc comes with car) liter 4-cylinder, 5-speed manual, Extensive history.

The Zagato Coupe was manufactured on the Giulia platform-chassis that was shortened by 10cm. It featured a Zagato body, which, in addition to offering a beautiful shape, also made the car lighter. It is considered by Ercole Spada, Zagato’s chief designer to be one of his best designs. These Zagato Coupes are rarely seen in this superb condition, they are exceptionally fun to drive, strong and agile.

This particular Zagato’s history can be found on the following Zagato web link…

http://www.zagato-cars.com/contents/en-us/d130_Alfa_Romeo_Junior_Zagato_1300_1800488.html

It was acquired from The Netherlands by Mr. V. Cerami a New York resident in 2012. At the time original engine was not working and was replaced with a 1750cc motor, the original matching numbers 1300cc motor is included with the car.

Mr. Cerami has the Alfa completely repainted and trimmed, sorted the Zag and used it for a short time before selling it to its last custodian, a well-known Arizona collector/collection. In this collection, it has been serviced when and where needed to be ready for use at a moment’s notice and remains in superb condition throughout.

This is truly an exceptional opportunity to acquire what must be among the finest Junior Zagatos available.

Simultaneously, the car was offered for sale on Ebay

 

Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato 1300 1800488
Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato 1300 1800488
About to be released from its lock-up in Geneva

Chassis# 488 out of a total of 1,108 produced

Born on November 2, 1970, Milano, Italy, baptized on November 27, 1970 in Messina, Sicily, Italy

According to the factory records, 1800448 was completed on November 2, 1970 at the Terrazano di Rho factory of Zagato, in the Milano Area. On November 27, 1970 it was delivered to Ms. Giuseppa R. (privacy protection) in Messina, Sicily, Italy. The car was delivered in "Zagato Blu" livery (Resonal 328) with tan colored elasticpel seats, black carpets and beige headliner. Real seventies! All is confirmed by the factory records.

Next thing known is that, probably in 1984, the car had ended up in a garage in Messina, called "Officina 2000". This is confirmed by the export document that came with the car; it shows this and the next owner. It is unknown if there are any owners in-between the first owner, Ms. R. and this garage. Taking the complete rust-free condition of the car into consideration, it could be a plausible explanation that the car has seen very little use and was probably used as a second or maybe even third car. The tachometer reads some 42,000 KM (ca. 26,000 Miles) is believed to be true but there is no hard evidence for that.

On February 23, 1985 the car was exported to Switzerland, again to a garage, Carrosserie Andreatta Rexa in Geneve. This is confirmed by the afore mentioned export document.Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato 1300 1800488
The car as it had just arrived in Amsterdam

The verbal story that came with the car says that at this "body shop", the car was stripped to be re-painted; again not uncommon for a, by that time, 15 year old car that spent those years in a hot, sunny, climate like Sicily. Rust was no issue but probably the quality of the paint had let go. The car was indeed repainted, using minimal amounts of filler, I checked with one of those super magnets! The car was put together again for ca. 65 - 70% when, again according to the story, the owner ran out of money to have the job completed. The parts that were not yet mounted at that stage were "shoved" in a cardboard box which was put in the trunk of the car. This leads me to believe that this body shop had bought and imported the car on this owner's behalf. Partially mounted, the car was put in a corner of the workshop where it spent some 10 years sitting idle. Over this 10 year period, it got glue leaked on it, slightly dented and the expensive and hard-to-get- grill completely disappeared (probably sold) and other miscellaneous other parts disappeared out of the cardboard box.

After this period, the car ended up in the hands of yet another classic car dealer, again in Switzerland. This time it was "Garage Sport" in Corseaux-Vevy. It is unknown when he got it exactly but he sold it to a German dealer, Stefan S. (privacy protection) on September 6, 1996 who in turn delivered it to me on March 8, 1997.

Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato 1300 1800488
The interior looked a lot rougher than it actually was.

Due to the long time it stood idle in Geneve, the engine had seized and although it can now be turned over by hand, it will probably show a high oil-consumption once it is running since I expect the piston-rings to have suffered from the surface rust in the cylinders. When I bought the car from the German dealer, I had the choice of 2. This one and a red one which had only moderate bodywork but was fully licensed in Germany which basically means that it is supposed to be a safe car to drive. The red one had had a heart-transplant and was now sporting a 2 liter engine. The original 1300 engine was still lying around and we concluded the deal as follows: The blue 1300 with the 1300 engine from the red one separately and delivery to my than home in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Once the car the was in the parking-house belonging to the apartment building where I lived at that time, I started to take inventory of the parts that I would need. I was told that a complete grill would probably cost around the DM 750,00 (US$ 400.00) in good, used, condition. Boy, was this a rude awakening.... I started to roam the country for Zagato parts to complete the car, at the same time I started out on the mechanical side of the car, overhauling the suspension and brake department.

I quickly found out that trying to buy a Junior Zagato is a lot easier than buying parts for it. Being already heavily challenged financially by the purchase of the car, I had to make the decision that if I wanted to complete this car, I had better buy whatever parts I could find and see if I could swap some of my finds with people who were "sitting" on the parts that I needed. At the same time I was rapidly expanding my "hunting grounds" to entire Europe.

Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato 1300 1800488

Whenever time allowed, I was working on the car and around June the car was back on its wheels, meaning that I managed to put the suspension back together again. At that time, we had also bought a new old house with a garage to accommodate all our classics. Buying this house was really a two-side sword since on one side it would allow me to work on my cars more easily but on the other side also required major re-decoration (on the edge of renovation) and consequently a lot of time would go into that. We also have to change the garage a little since in theory we could fit 5 cars into it but in practice there is a rather large pole standing in the way so now we can only fit one car! This will be solved one day.. I hope...

Than there was the advent of Internet at my home. Running a couple of quick searches on "Zagato" brings out a lot of information about that word but who the h*ck is that "Evil Priest Zagato"? It looks to be a comic strip character!

More sophisticated searches on "Junior Zagato" or even "Junior Z" only brings out only a couple of sites and a couple of mentionings of some kind of Hawaiian guy! This was at the beginning of 1998 and I thought it would be nice to have a home-page but how does that work? I set out on that quest with as result what you see here. I quickly found out that there basically was no site dedicated to this car so my little Zagato page developed into the "Amsterdam Zagato Exchange" which should become a center for JZ owners to meet, swap parts, exchange experiences, put up their cars on the owner pages etc.

Since I need my daily drive, a 1968 Alfa Romeo 1750 Berlina, but do not want to park it outside, that is the car that occupies the only spot in the garage that is accessible at the moment. As a consequence, the Zagato is still in Amsterdam (ca. 30 miles from here) so I am dying to have the garage finished so I can finalize work on the car. It still needs the engine to be swapped and general finishing.

Many years have past and we are now in 2011...

A total lack of time has prevented me from working on this JZ at all...

This is what it looked like in 2011:

Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato 1300 1800488
Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato 1300 1800488
Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato 1300 1800488
Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato 1300 1800488
Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato 1300 1800488
Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato 1300 1800488
Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato 1300 1800488
Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato 1300 1800488

Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato 1300 1800488
Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato 1300 1800488
About to be shipped to the USA
Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato 1300 1800488

Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato 1300 1800488
Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato 1300 1800488
About to be trucked to the port of Amsterdam
Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato 1300 1800488

Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato 1300 1800488
Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato 1300 1800488
Arrival in the port of New York, USA
Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato 1300 1800488

Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato 1300 1800488
Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato 1300 1800488
Arrival on Long island, NY, USA
Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato 1300 1800488

Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato 1300 1800488

Together with Vic Cerami, Long Island, NY, USA
Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato 1300 1800488

Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato 1300 1800488
Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato 1300 1800488
As offered for sale by Autosport Designs INC, Long Island, NY, USA in March 2016
Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato 1300 1800488

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1971 Alfa Romeo Junior Z 1300 Zagato Owners Manual in GERMAN

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1971 Alfa Romeo Junior Z 1300 Zagato Owners Manual in GERMAN

1971 Alfa Romeo Junior Z 1300 Zagato Owner's Manual in German language (Deutsch).

Vintage April 1971 owners manual for the Alfa Romeo 1300 Junior Zagato.

The official title in German: Alfa Romeo Junior Z Betriebsanleitung und Wartung

It measures some 6 x 8 inches or 15 x 20 cm and counts 44 pages.

Language: German / Deutsch

Print reference: N. 1714 4/71 - 2000, printed by Arti Grafiche F.lli Brugora, Segrate Italy.

Alfa Romeo were pretty late with producing a proper owners manual for the important German export-market.

Finally in April 1971 they issued this version, which appears to be the one and only version in German.

If my information is correct, the manuals were printed in one batch only and the bulk was sent to Alfa Romeo Germany to be distributed amongst the owners of cars that were already in circulation.

More than excellent condition for a paper document of its age.

A MUST-HAVE for owners of cars that were originally delivered in Germany!

Only 1 available.

We offer FREE shipping to ANY destination in the world on this item but given its value and rarity, we advise you to take the optional insurance (available at check-out) on it.

1971 Alfa Romeo Junior Z 1300 Zagato Owners Manual in GERMAN

Original Shift Stick for Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato 1300 105 93 13 601 00

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Original Shift Stick for Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato 1300 105 93 13 601 00

Here we have an original shift stick for an Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato 1300.

As with many JZ-specific parts, it is a rare as hen's teeth and this one came from a car that was stripped before being fed to the crusher... many years ago...

It consists of all three parts, the actual stick, the silent block and the boss with which it connects to the gearbox.

The boss has all the correct markings (amongst others the part number: 105.93.13.601.00).

The trick with the boss is that it has to have the correct angle to make it protrude from the center console at the right angle. Being an original, this one has the correct angle of course.

Only 1 available of course.

We offer FREE shipping to ANY destination in the world on this item but given its value and rarity, we advise you to take the optional insurance (available at check-out) on it.

Original Shift Stick for Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato 1300 105 93 13 601 00

New-Old-Stock Pair of Dellorto DHLA 40 carburetors

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New-Old-Stock Pair of Dellorto DHLA 40 carburetors

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(But you can always try...)

Here we have a restorer's dream!

This is a brand new, never used, matched pair of Dellorto DHLA40 carbs.

This is a New-Old-Stock set that had never been out of the box.

This set was ordered in the 1970's by a, now long defunct, Alfa Romeo parts dealer, were shelved and never saw the light of day again until very recently.

This set comes in its original Dellorto box with original Dellorto Tape and original Dellorto label.

The original plastic bags had to be opened for the first time in over 40 years in order to be able to take the photographs.

The set was produced for Alfa Romeo"s 1300 series cars i.e. the Spider 1300 Junior and the Coupe GT 1300 Junior. These were later also used on the Junior Zagato 1300 and Giulia 1300 Super.

As these carburettors have no suffix but are "plain" DHLA40's and have the black plastic jet covers, we guestimate the production to be early 1975 thus making them "pre-emission production".

These can not be compared to restored or refreshed carburettors as everything on them is exactly as they left the factory over 40 years ago.

They have been dry-stored all these years so there are absolutely no traces of rust or oxidization whatsoever.

The photographs are of the actual set that is up for sale here.

The aluminum tags carry number 5208 (for the rear carb) and 5209 (for the front carb).

Chronologically speaking, this was only the 4th set-up of carburetors that Dellorto ever produced for Alfa Romeo!

Although jetted for 1300 engines, we can supply all the parts to set them up according to your requirements.

The current set-up is:

  • Choke: 28 mm
  • Auxiliary Venturi: 7848.1
  • Main jet: 110
  • Idle jet: 48
  • Pump Jet: 33
  • Choke jet: 70
  • Main Emulsion Tube: 5
  • Choke Emulsion Tube: 1
  • Air Corrector: 200
  • Idle Emulsion Tube: 1
  • Needle Valve: 150
  • Float: 3

Only 1 set available at this moment but ready to ship.

Please note that this set is not cheap but comes exactly as in the pictures complete with original bags, box etc.

Price on application only by EMAIL.

New-Old-Stock Pair of Dellorto DHLA 40 carburetors

Vintage 1950s 1960s Zagato lapel pin

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Vintage 1950s 1960s Zagato lapel pin

Here we have a genuine and vintage 1950's / 1960's Zagato logo lapel pin made by OMEA.

As visible in the photos, it does have some loss to the white cloisonné.

The overall height of the rear tab is roughly 19.5 mm (0.75 inch) with the logo measuring some 14 mm (0.55 inch) in width and 11 mm (0.43 inch) in height.

The rear of the tab has been marked by the manufacturer, OMEA of Milano Italy, including their logo and even their address: V. Albani 20.

A rare find that simply oozes patina and character!

Only 1 available.

We offer FREE shipping to ANY destination in the world on this item but given its value and rarity, we advise you to take the optional insurance (available at check-out) on it.

Vintage 1950s 1960s Zagato lapel pin

Zagato by Gianfranco Fagiuoli and Guido Gerosa 1969

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Zagato by Gianfranco Fagiuoli and Guido Gerosa 1969

Zagato by Gianfranco Fagiuoli / Guido Gerosa 1969.

Vintage 1969 book about the history of the Zagato Carrozerria, issued by Automobile Club D'Italia / L'Editrice dell'automobile.

Complete with dust jacket (small tear at the top of the back, see photos) and in very good condition.

Language: Italian

VERY SCARCE!

Only 1 available.

We offer FREE shipping to ANY destination in the world on this item but given its value and rarity, we advise you to take the optional insurance (available at check-out) on it.

Zagato by Gianfranco Fagiuoli and Guido Gerosa 1969

Zagato by Michele Marchiano Automobilia 1984

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Zagato by Michele Marchiano Automobilia 1984

Zagato by Michele Marchiano Automobilia 1984.

Vintage 1984 book about the history of the Zagato company from its earliest beginnings in 1919 up to 1984.

Issued by Automobilia.

Excellent condition for its age.

Language: English / Italian.

109 pages, hard cover, ca. 26 x 26 cm or 10 x 10 inches.

VERY SCARCE!

Only 1 available.

We offer FREE shipping to ANY destination in the world on this item but given its value and rarity, we advise you to take the optional insurance (available at check-out) on it.

Zagato by Michele Marchiano Automobilia 1984