Lot 218 - 2000 Alfa Romeo Spider
|Odometer reading||32,500 miles|
|Estimate||£3,500 - £5,500|
|Result||Sold - £4,704|
Internally known as the Alfa Romeo 916, the Alfa Romeo GTV Spider was effectively the replacement for the then 30 year-old Giulia Spider and was designed by Enrico Fumia at Pininfarina. The Gran Turismo Veloce or GTV was planned to re-establish the sporty coupé tradition of Alfa Romeo for the 1990s and at its launch, many journalists commented that Alfa had improved overall build quality considerably and that it came very close to equalling its German rivals, impressive credentials when seated at such a beautiful car.
Revamped for the first time in 1998 (Phase 2) with main interior changes including new centre console, painted letters on skirt seals, changed controls and switches. On the exterior, main changes included chrome frame around the grille and color-coded side skirts and bumpers coupled with a slight power increase on the 2.0 TS to 153bhp.
This time-warp Spider presented in immaculate Rosso Red with full black leather sports upholstery, has the much acclaimed 2.0 twin spark engine, giving the best compliment of fiery Italian soundtrack with the electric roof down and solid reliability and costs. Having covered less than 33,000 warranted miles from new, with just two owners and a fully stamped service history including an important timing belt change, this motor car has enormous potential as a future classic. Original tool kit and hand books are present alongside unmarked Alfa Romeo alloy wheels coupled with very well kept bodywork and very good electric hood this can be justifiably described as 'a fantastic example'. This pretty Italian sports car is offered with V5 Registration document, MoT test certificate valid until June, 2015 (no advisories) and a valid road fund license, what a wonderful way to travel, with a little flair, this summer!
*Please note that the private registration plate is included with this Lot and an original stereo has been fitted
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