Lot 177 - 1967 Alfa Romeo Duetto 1600 Round Tail Spider
|Odometer reading||6,854 miles|
|Estimate||£28,000 - £34,000|
|Result||Sold - £33,600|
- Rare right hand drive example
- Recent complete mechanical overhaul
The ancestry of the Alfa Romeo Duetto started with the Pininfarina designed Spider Speciale Aerodinamica shown at the 1961 Turin Motor Show. Concept to production took a little longer in those days, so the Duetto only came into fruition in 1966. Initially it was not well received and quickly earned the nickname 'Osso di Seppoa' (cuttlefish). The name 'Duetto' came about from a competition held by Alfa Romeo to distinguish the car from its Giulia 105 series stable mates, the Coupé and Berlina, and was accepted for its reference to the two seat layout.
This matching numbers car, manufactured on 1st August 1967, is a stunning example presented in white with its original vinyl black interior and has a black hood. Over the last two years, this Alfa Romeo underwent a complete mechanical overhaul at a cost of about £7,000 by an Alfa Romeo specialist in Loanhead, Midlothian for which receipts can be seen on file. These particular Series One models of this iconic Italian sports car are by far the most desirable and attractive of the Spiders built, with its fantastic open top motoring, sloping lines and lively performance.
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