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Alfa Romeo Duetto 1966 - 1969 FAQ --

1300 Spider Junior 
The interior and instruments

Generally speaking the 1300 Junior shared most of the changes of the 1750 Spider Veloce inside the cabin. One important exception was the steering wheel: unlike the new wood-rim wheel in the 1750, the Junior had a plastic-rimmed wheel similar in design to that of the old Duetto’s, but with only two metal spokes; each of these had a black horn push set into it.

Other minor differences were the old-style smaller ashtray (but with no cigar lighter fitted), black rather than chrome dipping rear-view mirror surround and redesigned seats with no tilt knob. This Junior has Jaeger instruments. Pls note, no low oil pressure warning light. 

A limited number of the Juniors came with Veglia dials from factory. You will notice the round flat chromed centre of the needle. They works the same way as the Jaaeger guges.  The GT/Coupé used the Veglia dials more frequently. But the Riscald/Heating warning light was different on the speedo. The Gt did not have the Charging light like the Duetto at the same position.

The only major difference on the dashboard between a Junior and a 1750 was the rev counter, which was redlined at 5750rpm (rather than 6300rpm OR 5600rpm?) – although on certain publicity shots the 6300rpm redline rev counter is shown in the Junior. There was also no low-pressure oil-warning lamp between the main dials.

More interior and anther details of the 1300 Junior.

The ashtray was different too. There was no lighter on the 1300 Jr. Actually, there was no ashtray from factory neither. This is an optinal tray.

The 1300 Junior had the pocket for parking tickets too.

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