Thursday, 5 September 2013

The Alfa Romeo Giulia timeline

The Alfa Romeo Giulia is one of the most iconic, affordable and enjoyable classic cars ever. Legendary shape, generous boot, 5 seats, frisky engine, great driving position and pure breed Alfa Romeo DNA make it a great car to own and to enjoy.
But how easy is it to recognise the year of a car that was produced from 1962 to 1978?
A little timeline should help understanding the evolution with the introduction of every model.

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1962

Giulia "TI" - Tipo 105.14 - the "Turismo Internazionale" was the first version introduced. 1570cc, 92 bhp, single double barrel carburettor, 4 drum brakes, steering wheel mounted 5 speed gearbox, under-dash handbrake, bench front seat, net paper holder on the back of front seat, trapeze-shaped instrument group, two-tone two rakes steering wheel, 2 points front seat belts.  Four front lights, chrome trimmed front indicators, chrome trim on the hood and rostrums on chrome bumpers.

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1963

"TI Super" - Tipo 105.16 - Upgrade to 112 bhp, 2 double barrel carbs, lowered ride, transmission and hand brake on central tunnel, single front seats, round instruments, compulsory front seat belts, no arm rests, no heater, fixed deflectors, rear windows in plexiglas and the introduction of the legendary steering wheel with three aluminium spokes and wooden rim. Central front lights turned into vents, model logo on the front of the hood, cloverleaf on trunk and front wings, lightweight Elektron rims, lighter body, removal of the rostrums. Since 1963 all the Giulia will fit full disc brakes.

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1964

Giulia "1300" - Tipo 105.06 - 1290cc, single double barrel carb, tunnel mounted 4 speed transmission, "TI" steering wheel, simpler dashboard, short front armrests. Two front lights, simpler grill Alfa Romeo emblem, no rostrums, rectangular indicators, logo in relief on wheel hubs, no reverse light and 4 disc brakes. Introduction of tunnel mounted transmission on the TI.

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1965

The Giulia "Super" - Tipo 105.26 - 98bhp, two double barrel carbs, three spokes aluminium steering wheel with black rim, new dials, wooden trimmed dashboard, upgrades in internal finishes, italic font in model logo, chrome trim under doors, gold trim on b-pillars, split emblem, taller rostrums, frameless bigger tail lights.

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1966

Giulia "1300 TI" - Tipo 105.39 - 82 bhp, 5 speed gearbox, rostrums, non-reflecting plastic dashboard, three spokes black trimmed steering wheel, new seats.

The 1600 TI abandoned completely the steering wheel mounted gear lever and received new dashboard, new dials, new seats, rear central armrest, steel bumpers, new "L" chrome trim under tail lights.

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1967

"Super" - black front grille, simpler emblem, simpler front indicators, two speed wipers, new three spokes aluminium black rimmed steering wheel, key lock on passenger door, vertical vents under windshield. Optional metallic paint and "Texalfa" hide.

"1300 TI" - black front grille, vertical vents under windshield, two speed wipers, "super" dials, two tone horn, steering lock, key lock on passenger door.

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1969

"Super" - New clutch, new synchro, no safety lock on reverse, upgraded seats, oil and water gauges on central dashboard, new rostrums, "Biscione" logo on B pillars. 
"1300 TI" - better soundproofing panels, flat hubcaps, bigger rostrums, boot inspection light, redesigned external handles. 
"1600 S" - Tipo 105.85. 95 bhp, 1 double barrel carb, same feats as 1300TI except for double front lights.

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1970


"1300 Super" - Tipo 115.09. 89bhp, 2 double barrel carbs, redesigned handles, adjustable light beams, "hung" pedals, 1300 style steering wheel, "super" specs on the interiors but no radio and armrests, hand brake on central tunnel, three dashboard switches, hand throttle, trunk service light. "Super" - Upgraded braking system, "hung" pedals, handbrake indicator light, adjustable light beams, fusebox relocated under the dashboard, switches on the tunnel, starter on steering column, new horn button, snap on central rear view mirror. "1300 TI" - snap on central rear view mirror, "hung" pedals.

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1972


"Super" - 4 front lights, wooden rim and hub on steering wheel, rubber carpets, bigger tail lights, 1.3 or 1.6 logo, matching window frames, logo on new, smaller hubcaps, 1.6 engine available on request.

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1974

"Nuova Super" - flat hood, plastic front grille, four equal front lights, bigger emblem, indicators framed in the front bumper, rubber rostrums, new front seats with head rests, redesigned instruments, starter on the right of the steering column, redesigned instruments, new dashboard, 1.6 engine available on request.

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1976

"Nuova Super Diesel" - Tipo 115.40, Engine Diesel Perkins 108U, thicker sound proofing panels, stronger battery, deeper steering wheel, 165 sr14 tyres.

Many thanks to Ruoteclassiche.

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