1981 Alfa Romeo 2000 Spider Veloce              Email enquiry
Chassis no: AR115382473144
  • Matching numbers 'coda tronca' example
  • Single ownership for over 35 years
  • Fresh from a technical renovation
  • Presented 'as ordered' in the colorcombo of Bronzo metallico over a beige interior
  • One of less than 2000 'Spider-Targa's' built
The Alfa Romeo Spider 
A true modern classic, styled by Pininfarina, the simple yet elegant Alfa Romeo Spider bodywork premiered on the 1966 'Duetto' would prove very popular. The end of the original spider's production cycle would be in the late 1990's, indicating the success story the Spider modelline was for the Alfa Romeo brand. Under the skin, the Duetto's mechanicals were essentially those of the 105-Series Giulia saloon. The model achieved worldwide public recognition after starring alongside Dustin Hoffman in the film, The Graduate (1967) but was produced for only two years before being superseded by the 1750 Spyder Veloce in 1967.
A year later, Alfa Romeo took the opportunity to offer a more affordable version of the Spider powered by the 1.3-litre Giulietta engine. The 1.3 offered a natural superior fuel economy over the 1.6 and 1750 and more importantly, occupied a more favorable taxation category (most important in the home market; Italy). In 1971 the Spider was restyled, receiving a squared-off so-called 'Kamm' tail, a move that marked the introduction of the 2.0-litre '2000' model. These later second series cars are known as 'coda tronca', the earlier first series cars being fitted with a more rounded tail; the 'coda tonda'.
This 1981 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce
The car presented here is such 'coda tronca' example. Chassis number AR115382473144 was originally delivered on the 30th of June 1981 in the wonderfully tasty color of Bronzo metallico and is just two owners from new. The last owner bought the car when he was just 19 years old, and kept hold of it ever since. After years of using it very sparingly, he decided it was time to let another enthusiast enjoy it the way it was originally designed to.
Some 20 odd years ago the car was resprayed which is remarkable considering the current state the paintwork is in. The paintwork naturally shows some light paint chips on some areas and the like, but after almost a quarter of a century that's nothing to be ashamed of. 
Mechanically, the car is in absolutely splendid condition throughout. The previous owner has executed a full technical overhaul of the car under which the following aspects have been addressed; full brake system rebuild and upgrade, full engine-out rebuilt with new mounting rubbers, full suspension rebuilt with new springs and shocks and last but not least 4 brand-spanking new ATS Classic wheels and Michelin footwear. Needless to say the car is as 'on-the-button' as one can be. The previous owner has always stored the car indoors, hence the body of the car shows no signs of any rust whatsoever. Furthermore, the car is rocking it's original 'Porsche-style' targa rooftop with corresponding two-piece roof sections (note: less than 2000 cars worldwide have been fitted with such roof!). 
The car also comes with it's original headlight covers and a tonneau to put into use when driving with the targa roof completely removed. 
Since the technical overhaul, the car has been used sparingly and stands completely ready to serve a new owner with plenty of enjoyable driving pleasure during the summer season.
Price: €22,950,-