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Saturday Showcase: The Alfa Romeo Junior/GTA Coupes in 1/64, plus the strange history of the Matchbox Giulia Sprint GTA

Going Alfa Romeo today.  The 105/115 Series Coupes are as pretty as any car ever, and there are some fantastic replicas in 1/64.  So for today’s Saturday Showcase, I am looking at mine, from Hot Wheels to Kyosho to Tomica Limited Vintage to Matchbox.

And speaking of Matchbox, the Giulia Sprint has a crazy, and frustrating history.  I walk though that as well.  Enjoy:

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2 thoughts on “Saturday Showcase: The Alfa Romeo Junior/GTA Coupes in 1/64, plus the strange history of the Matchbox Giulia Sprint GTA Leave a comment

  1. I REALLY REALLY REALLY wish Matchbox does the new Giulia Quadrifoglio. It is only for them to do and not Hot Wheels.

  2. I am a bit surprised that Alfa would have an issue with the pearl white paint, but did NOT take issue with the tri-spoke wheels or the gawd-awful chrome interiors. As for other colors other than red or white, Matchbox could have called the GTA either a Giulia Sprint GT or a GTV. The differences on a 1/64 model would be pretty much undetectable, and the range of colors would open up considerably. We own a real ’66 Giulia Sprint GT, and it pained me to see the MBX model issued with a chrome interior. When the premium model was released with a black interior, I had a nice collector-moment sigh of relief.

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