Lot 226 - 1972 Alfa Romeo 2000 Spider
|Odometer reading||75,000 miles|
|Estimate||£14,000 - £18,000|
- UK factory righthand drive car
- Good history
- Documented £25,000 restoration 1995 to 2000
The Alfa Romeo Spider was produced from 1966 to 1993 and is widely regarded as a design classic. It remained in production for almost three decades with only minor aesthetic and mechanical changes. The final Alfa Romeo Spider - and the last rear wheel drive vehicle produced before the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione debuted in May 2012- was produced in April 1993. The first presentation of the car, as a prototype, was at the Turin Motor Show in 1961, however, the continuing success of existing models and the economic challenges facing Italy at the time meant that the first pre-launch Spiders only began to emerge from the Pininfarina production line at the end of 1965. 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.
This lovely Italian classic is presented in striking yellow with a black interior, both of which are in good condition. It is a factory righthand drive car which underwent a £25,000 fully documented restoration between 1995 and 2000 and a further £5,000 has been spent recently on servicing. A new black hood was fitted in the last few months and some upgrades to note are the installation of a Kenlowe fan, sport cams, stereo, immobiliser, K&N air filters and inertia seatbelts for safety reasons. The present owner also had new carpets fitted and together with a substantial history file including a brochure, handbook and manuals, this lovely Spider is certainly one of the best available on the market today. Also to note that the car comes with an advisory free MoT test certificate which expires in November 2019. These are fun and lively sports cars on the road and with the hood down, the pedigree of this Italian model can be really appreciated.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.