Lot 246 - 1977 Alfa Romeo 2000 Spider
|Odometer reading||29,464 miles|
|Estimate||£18,000 - £23,000|
|Result||Sold - £21,280|
- Recently recommissioned
- Excellent condition
There are many ways to introduce an Alfa Romeo Spider; oblique references to the academy award-winning film ‘The Graduate’ with Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft, its superb engine, its roots tracing back to 1910 and in continuous production, in one form or another since then or the significant element it has contributed to the world’s motor racing history from the Mille Miglia to modern Touring Cars. During 1970, the Giulia 105 series Spider was updated with many improvements from its predecessor including such upgrades as a new drag reducing Kamm tail, bigger brakes and a limited slip differential. All Spider models were offered with, as standard, five-speed gearboxes, disc brakes all around and twin cam engines with four engine options; the 1.3, 1.6, 1.8 and as offered here, the top of the range 2.0 litre model.
This Alfa Romeo was originally delivered to South Africa and has recently been imported into the United Kingdom. Following its arrival, a comprehensive recommissioning of the car has been undertaken. Works undertaken have included new brakes, servo, shock absorbers, exhaust pipe and radiator. This mechanical work is complemented by a new set of Michelin tyres. The work has been completed by a knowledgeable enthusiast who tells us that this car is a joy to drive. This right hand drive 5 speed example presents well in dark blue with a black interior and a black mohair roof. We are also told that this rust free example maintains good oil pressure. Offered to auction with a V5c registration document and a new MoT test certificate this Alfa Romeo will surely put a smile on any drivers face.
Interested parties should note that the indicators on this car do not work, however the vendor has agreed to fix these and deliver the car to the new owner within 100 miles of Ascot.
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