The 2019 Carfax report does not show any accidents or other damage, though a mileage inconsistency is listed in 2017. Introduced in 1966 to a world rife with sports car choices, the Spider was always a bit of a misfit. Never pretentious, never ostentatious, and, somehow, always in style. Hairlines recede but, unfortunately, don't grow back with the cubic inch revival. Achieving worldwide acclaimed celebrity to the 'Spider', the 1967 film 'The Graduate' which starred Dustin Hoffman, brought unbelievable attention to the Alfa Romeo line.
These cars must be maintained properly for them to perform well. The 1,962cc twin-cam four features North American-market-specific Bosch L-Jetronic fuel injection and sends its factory-rated 115 horsepower to the rear wheels through a 5-speed manual transmission. The last Spider was manufactured in April 1993 — the last rear wheel drive Alfa Romeo before the of 2007. The excellent transmission routed power to the rear axle, where Alfa used more aluminum in the differential casing. Despite the exceptionally long production run that the Spider enjoyed, Alfa never made any thorough revisions to the basic design. The oversized sump was responsible for the engine's 7-quart oil capacity. General Comments: If you want a Spider, but are afraid of reliability, buy a well maintained Bosch-injected car 1982 or later.
Unlike any other Giulia derivative, it was upgraded and continued to sell through four decades, into the 1990s. Some product and company names mentioned on this site may be trademarks of their respective owners. Thanks for bidding and good luck. Archived from on 27 June 2007. The commercial copying, redistribution, use or publication by you of any such matters or any part of this site is strictly prohibited. Very fun to drive with the top down.
Lack of power is compensated by excellent handling. Few reasonably-priced sports cars bettered the Alfa Spider, yet the car was never a particularly popular seller. I have covered it with a dash cap, which is a less-than-ideal but extremely affordable solution. For French market a numbered edition was marketed as the Beauté. Very warm inside, and the hardtop is absolutely stunning.
Also, the front under-bumper spoiler and rear trunk-lid spoiler were taken off the Spider, and 164-style rear lights that stretched across the width of the vehicle. General Comments: I never knew what a fun to drive car was until I bought Alfie. Mechanically, this Alfa Quadrifoglio is a performer. The dash has cracked from sun exposure. Different interior trim included blood red carpets and gray leather seats with red stitching.
The Spider received a further styling revision in 1983, with introduction of black rubber front and rear bumpers, a front bumper incorporating the grille, a small soft rubber added to the rear kammback, and various other minor mechanical and aesthetic modifications. The most significant in the Spider's design history was the second, the open-top , shown at the. From top to bottom, the engine was a triumph of form and purpose. Production of the original Spider ended in 1993. Graduate, Veloce, and Quadrifoglio trims were offered to American buyers until 1990. Different interior trim included blood red carpets and gray leather seats with red stitching. In 2012, studied the possibility with of jointly developing a new Spider for 2015 based on the platform, ultimately a modern interpretation of the was manufactured instead.
The automotive landscape reflected these changes; it bore the scars of crippled performance and compromised style, and the fruits of enhanced efficiency and increased safety. The top-of-the-line Spider Quadrifoglio possessed an interior similar to that found in the Veloce, but with blood red carpets and gray leather seats with contrasting red stitching. You do not acquire ownership rights to any content, document or other materials viewed through the site. The Junior didn't have the same features as the 1750, including the brake servo, hubcaps, opening quarterlight or plastic headlight fairings. The Alfa Spider set itself apart from competitors with engineering precision unmatched by other cars of similar size and price. It featured vinyl seats, steel wheels, and other 'entry-level' amenities.
The 1600 Spider was the last project in which founder was involved. As successor to the , the Spider remained in production for almost three decades. The engine is somewhat outdated. In 1972 a visually identical Spider to the 1300, the 1600 Junior was launched. Each of these 190 carried a small numbered dashboard plaque identifying its place in series.