Lot 269 - 1991 Alfa Romeo Spider S4
|Odometer reading||60,900 km|
|Estimate||£14,000 - £17,000|
|Result||Sold - £15,282|
The Spider designation for the open top sports cars originates from the word, speeder, and a two-person open horse carriage. The Alfa Romeo 105/115 Series Spider was produced from 1966 to 1993, remaining in production for almost three decades with only minor aesthetic and mechanical changes. Widely regarded as a design classic, this fourth series version of production came with further mechanical and cosmetic changes. Mechanical changes saw the introduction of the Bosch Motronic electronic fuel injection with an electric fan and cosmetically, losing its front under bumper spoiler and the rear boot spoiler picking up 164-style rear lights stretching across the width of the car together with colour coordinated plastic bumpers.
This achingly pretty Alfa Romeo Spider Series 4 is finished in Rosso with tan interior and comes with a black hood. This low mileage example was dry-stored from the early 2000's and as a result has none of the usual problems associated with the marque. Since acquiring the car, the present owner has set about an extensive program of improvements including re-trimming the interior, gearbox overhaul including synchro replacement, new clutch, overhaul of the suspension and braking system, engine mounts replaced and full engine service resulting in a car that sounds and drives as sweet as it looks. A great Italian classic which are always fun on country roads and good for long tours also.
Interested parties should note that a small problem with the flywheel has occurred which will be rectified by the vendor at no cost to the buyer.
Previous lotLot 268 - 1997 Porsche 911 / 993 Carrera 2 S
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