The Italian manufacturer has a history of producing small cars. Including the Giulia 1300, 1300TI, and the 1300 Super. Between 1964 and 1972, the Giulietta Alfa Romeo joined the market. Also called Giulia 1300, the Italian brand manufactured over a quarter of a million.
Introducing the Giulia 1300
These three versions of the Giulia came in a four-door design and a version of a twin-cam 1290 cc engine. The cars featured a five-speed transmission and front disc brakes. The 1300 model was a compact and economical car, produced from 1964 to 1970. Also, this was the only Giulia without a a five-speed gearbox. Although it featured a 1290 cc single-carbureator engine.
Let’s have a closer look.
The Giulia 1300 Ti
The manufacturer produced the 1300 Ti from 1965 until 1972. This Giulietta Alfa Romeo featured a 1290 cc 105 series engine. This model included five speeds and a three-spoke steering wheel, made of bakelite.
Other features like the suspension and updates to the tires and wheels were also added at that time. Additional changes were made in 1970 on the left hand drive models, including the additional of a center handbrake, top hinged pedals, larger handles on the outside of the car and dual circuit brakes.
The Giulia 1600 S and the Super 1300
The 1600 S was a lower end model (Tipo 105.85) that came out in 1968 and was between the 1300 and 1300 Ti and the Super in terms of performance. The 1600 S would eventually be replaced by the 1300 Super in 1970, which was a 1300 Ti with two double-choke carburetors and the GT 1300 Junior Coupe engine. Two years later this model would evolve into the Giulia Super 1.3 and Super 1.6.
The Giulia Super 1.3 and 1.6
The Super 1300 Tipo 115.09 and the Super Tipo 105.26 were released again in 1972, this time called the Super 1.3 and 1.6, respectively. The main difference was the engine size, upped to 1570 cc in the re-released models, and the cars’ final drive ratio.
The Alfa Romeo Giulia is quite the iconic model for the company and in 2012 was reintroduced as a “compact executive car,” which replaces the previous 159. It is also be the first Alfa sold in the United States since the 8C Competizione stopped being sold in 1995.
Indeed, iconic models. Like the Fiat 500, for sure.