Lot 251 - 1975 Alfa Romeo 2000 Spider Veloce Series II
|Odometer reading||93,500 miles|
|Estimate||£8,000 - £10,000|
|Result||Sold - £12,432|
The Spider nameplate originates from the English word 'speeder', a two person open horse-carriage. The Alfa Romeo Spider 105/115 series was produced from 1966 to 1993 remaining in production for almost three decades with only minor aesthetic and mechanical changes with the first three series assembled by designer Pininfarina.
Originally offered as a 1750cc, 1971 saw the Spider Veloce get a new larger powerplant, a 1962cc, 132bhp unit and consequently the name was changed from 1750 Spider Veloce to 2000 Spider Veloce.
The 1300 and 2000 cars were modified in 1974 and 1975 respectively to include two small seats behind the front seats becoming a 2+2. Also, between 1974 and 1976, the early-style stainless-steel bumpers were discontinued and replaced with black, rubber-clad units to meet increasingly stringent North American crash requirements.
Just 16,320 2000 Spider Veloce's were made and very few can be found in such condition as this roadster offered here. Finished in blue with biscuit leather trim presented in very good order, this lovely example has been owned and cared for. We have the bills to prove an astonishing amount of money has been spent in order to maintain it to this high standard.
Owned now by an experienced ex-Ferrari and Aston Martin racing mechanic, much attention has been taken to ensure that the engine doesn't miss a beat. In 2010, it was taken to Milan and back for the centenary celebration before an engine recondition in 2011 performed by the current vendor. A comprehensive history since 1996 can be found with bills relating to a gearbox recondition by Lombards at 76,000 miles, new shock absorbers and brakes along with over £24,000 worth of other accompanying bills rendering the history file well worth a read.
An MoT test certificate valid until June 2015 and V5 registration certificate accompany the extensive history file and given the investment in this car, why not take advantage of the previous owner's hard work and dedication and invest in a truly wonderful piece of Italian motoring.
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