Lot 163 - 1977 Alfa Romeo 2000 Spider Veloce
|Odometer reading||94,947 miles|
|Estimate||£19,000 - £25,000|
|Result||Sold - £24,640|
- One family owner last 30 years
- Restored 14,000 miles ago
- Fully maintained to high standard
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 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. During 1970, the Giulia 105 Series Spider was updated in numerous areas. Most significantly, was the revision at the rear. Gone was its round-tail look and, in its place, was the aerodynamically more efficient, Wunibald Kamm design. Other changes were not so easily spotted. The windscreen was more inclined leading to additional modifications. Adorning the front was a new heart shaped grille and revised bumpers. 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. Several other detail changes were made before production changed to the Series III model in 1982.
This very nice 1977 Alfa Romeo 2000 Spider Veloce (Kammtail) has been in the same family ownership for the last 30 years. It was restored in 1992 by marque specialists, Benalfa Performance Cars, at a cost of just over £11,000. Since the restoration, the car has been dry-stored and fully maintained and serviced by Benalfa and T.O. Bassett & Son of Lamberhurst at a further cost of £14,500. Since 1993, the MoT certificate indicates that the car has only covered 14,000 miles. Finished in red with black hood and black interior, this 2000 Spider is supplied with a roll over bar, a UK V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in June 2022, the original owner’s manual and service coupon book together with a large history file with all the invoices from the restoration in 1992 and further invoices from the continuous maintenance that has been carried out. The car is also being offered with the personal number plate 700 UPX. It is rare to find an Alfa Romeo Spider of this quality on the market today, especially one that looks this good and drives well.
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