Lot 246 - 1979 Alfa Romeo 2000 Spider Veloce
|Odometer reading||76,000 miles|
|Estimate||£13,000 - £17,000|
|Result||Sold - £17,920|
During 1970, the Giulia 105 series Spider was updated in numerous areas. Most significantly, was the revision at the rear of the car. Gone was its roundtail 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. Several other detail changes were made before production changed to the Series III model in 1982.
This example offered today was originally supplied to the US and was subsequently imported to the UK in 1990 where it was professionally converted to right hand drive by Alfa Romeo specialists, Bell and Colvill. Since then, the Veloce has been maintained regardless of cost. In 2015 it was treated to a new electronic ignition, replacement drivers side sills, and three-point seat belts. The suspension and brakes were both overhauled in 2019 with all parts being replaced or reconditioned where necessary. Acquired by the current vendor over two decades ago, the Alfa has been driven occasionally during his tenure completing circa 10,000 miles since being purchased.
Presented in Pininfarina Bianco with contrasting black trim, this Alfa Romeo 2000 Spider Veloce looks very handsome and sits upon a set of Campagnolo alloy wheels shod with a set of correct style tyres. The interior is all in good order whilst the hood is presented very well. The Alfa will be driven to the sale (circa 150 miles) and comes complete with a sizeable history file, including the current UK V5 registration document, old MoT test records, various sundry invoices, and a MoT test certificate valid until February 2023. Looking handsome, this well-presented example is ready to be used and enjoyed immediately.
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