Lot 210 - 1985 Alfa Romeo 2000 Spider
|Odometer reading||128,000 miles|
|Estimate||£14,000 - £17,000|
|Result||Sold - £10,080|
- Original UK registered right hand drive example
- Restoration completed in 2016
- Rebuilt gearbox by Bob Dove racing
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. All S3 2000 Alfa Romeo’s were produced left hand drive however a select few dealers such as Lombarda and Bell & Colvill used Ellisons of Hull to convert these prior to sale from new, with all UK S3 therefore missing a passenger’s side glovebox. The Pininfarina designed Alfa Romeo offered here was manufactured during 1985 and first registered in the UK on 6th August 1985 in right hand drive guise. Our vendor purchased the car in 2016 as a stalled project and set to work by fitting new outer sills and having the car fully repainted in Alfa Romeo Rosso. Whilst trying to keep as much originality as possible, the seats needed reconditioning and the car was also treated to a Quadrifoglio Verde front spoiler; a preferred option and deemed an improvement on the Series Three Aerodynamica chin spoiler. The vendor reports that mechanically the car is in great shape with recent replacement engine mounts and a rebuilt gearbox by Bob Dove racing in 2020. The suspension was also overhauled recently with all bushes and springs being replaced and it also boasts Koni shock absorbers all round, a new servo, starter and radiator.
Our vendor has driven the car all over the UK, including trips to Scotland stating ‘It's a great car for circumnavigating lochs and tracking coastlines and is very comfortable and capable over long distances’. The service history, a thick A4 ring binder going back to the mid 80’s, includes many receipts from Alfa Romeo specialists. The folder also contains previous log books and the vast majority of previous MOT's and the Certificato Di Origine from the Alfa Museum which shows the date of manufacture as 12th April 1985. With a current MoT valid until September 2022, this is a lovely package combining a capable driving experience with solid provenance and viewing is recommended.
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