Lot 321 - 1989 Alfa Romeo Spider 2000
|Odometer reading||63,889 km|
|Estimate||£12,000 - £16,000|
|Result||Sold - £17,920|
- Only 39,800 miles from new
- In very good condition throughout
- Comes with original tools and two keys
A modern classic by Pininfarina, the simple yet elegant Spider bodywork premiered on the 1966 Alfa Romeo Duetto would prove enduringly popular, lasting into the 1990’s. The Spider’s mechanicals were essentially those of a Giulia saloon, comprising independent front suspension, coil spring suspended live rear axle and four wheel servo assisted disc brakes while the engine was from the Sprint GTV’s 1.6 litre four cylinder with double overhead camshafts. The Duetto was produced for just two years before being superseded by the 1.8 litre ‘1750’ Spider Veloce, the latter lasting until the advent of the 132bhp 2000 model in 1970. Wind tunnel testing resulted in the 2000 and final 1750 models sporting a drag reducing Kamm tail while other improvements included bigger brakes and a limited slip differential. Outstanding speed, acceleration and handling were all characteristics of this class-leading model, which nevertheless possessed a quite remarkable docility, even at high speeds.
This exceptionally lovely 1989 Alfa Romeo Spider 2000 has only covered 39,800 miles from new of which only 7,200 miles have been covered in the last fifteen years. It was converted to right hand drive by Bell & Colvill Ltd based in Surrey when new and supplied to Mr L K Saville of Sheffield and has been very well maintained. The red paintwork is in excellent condition throughout and it is worth noting how good the shut lines are around the doors, bonnet and boot. Fitted with black leather with red stitching interior, this Spider is supplied with a UK V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in April 2021, two sets of keys, a complete toolkit and a large file containing an owner’s manual, old MoT’s, invoices and copies of articles - one from Harpers & Queen with the late Sir Stirling Moss raving about this model. These are great little sports cars, admired by many and always fun to drive on either country roads or motorways, especially with the hood down.
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