Austerity is a term thrown about liberally in this harsh economic climate. One segment of the consumer market that austerity seems to have ill effect, however, is the current new vehicle market. Not too long ago, luxuries such as power windows, air conditioning and power steering would have been reserved for higher end vehicles. Nowadays, you would be hard pressed to find any of these features lacking on the most affordable of vehicles. The Alfa Romeo Giulia 1300TI was the most basic of Giulias, with a single carb, 1.3 liter engine good for 77 horsepower mated to a 4-speed manual. This made it the only Giulia to not have a 5-speed gearbox, other than automatic models. Few of these 1300s were sold outside Italy, even though they were still an enjoyable drive. This 1300TI for sale in Denmark had a heart transplant to a 2.0 liter engine, which ups the fun quotient, even if it takes a bit away from originality.
Six years ago we imported this Giulia 1300 TI from the Netherlands. Its Danish owner has now decided to move on to another classic and we are delighted to offer this fine Giulia once again. It has been upgraded with a 2 liter engine and not least the corresponding 2 liter rear axle with the high ratio gearing and 25% limited slip differential. Color is the correct Blu Ollandese and the upholstry has been redone in tan leather. Body, mechanics and interior in excellent condition and the Giulia is a real joy to drive. Wheels are period and rare design Cromodora alloys. All in all a really competent package that will please any discerning alfista.
For $15,000 USD, this is a tad pricy for a US buyer looking for a clean Giulia and the originality factor is not here with this one. Still, even though this car is modified, it has been done tastefully. If it were $1,000 to $3,000 cheaper, it would certainly be tempting, as the dark blue color is sublime on this Alfa. I've always been a fan of the way the offset headlamps give this car an aggressive look. It has been my dream to own a classic Alfa one day, and a Giulia like this is certainly one of the top three models I'll be considering.