Lot 136 - 1988 Alfa Romeo 2000 Spider Veloce
|Odometer reading||35,268 miles|
|Estimate||£18,000 - £22,000|
|Result||Sold - £18,000|
- Exceptional right hand drive Alfa Romeo
- A low mileage example
- Five new Pirelli Cinturato tyres
A modern classic by Pininfarina, the simple yet elegant Spider bodywork that premiered on the 1966 Alfa Romeo Duetto would prove enduringly popular, lasting into the 1990’s.
The Pininfarina designed Alfa Romeo offered here was manufactured during 1988 and first registered in the UK on 10th August 1988. In today’s market, the words exceptional and stunning are far too frequently used, however, in this case, they understate the condition of this car. In fact, this fabulous Alfa Romeo simply has to be viewed to be fully appreciated; you cannot see and smell its newness without doing so.
The coachwork is presented in Alfa Romeo Rosso and is superb throughout, including the undersides which present as new. Externally, the car sits on alloy wheels, (including the spare), shod with five new and correct, Pirelli Cinturato tyres. The interior benefits from the inclusion of the leather option, electric windows and the addition of a Nardi steering wheel, (the original is included). The hood is also in very good order and includes the cover for use whilst touring with the hood in the down position. The odometer records 56,758 kms which equates to only just over 35,000 miles. The car’s MoT records begin in 1991 when the first MoT was due, verifying this mileage to be correct. In fact, only 7469kms (4641 miles) have been covered since that first MoT and is, no doubt, the reason why this Alfa Romeo is so exceptional. The vendor reports the car to be in excellent mechanical order. The engine starts easily from cold and the gearbox operates perfectly without any synchromesh issues resulting in the car driving as you would hope.
This fine motor car has recently been serviced and comes with a comprehensive history file, two sets of keys, V5C registration document, factory toolkit, factory owner’s manual, original sale literature and an MoT test certificate valid until 27th January 2022. A rare opportunity to acquire such a beautiful condition example of this Italian classic. To find an Alfa Romeo of this period, condition and miles is a rare thing indeed, so, if you are seeking one of the finest Alfa Romeo Spiders to enjoy this summer, you would be hard pressed to find a better example.
Interested parties should note that this vehicle that, after several enquiries, the vendor has stated; that the car comes with a new battery and that the original toolkit is included and 'as new' with its pliers still in their factory wax wrapping.
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