Lot 189 - 1977 Alfa Romeo Alfaholics Spider-R
|Odometer reading||1,500 miles|
|Result||Sold - £136,560|
- Full Alfaholics bare metal factory bespoke build
- Recent full engine rebuild by Alfaholics
- Incredible attention to detail and now road-focused
- Estimated cost over £300,000 plus donor car and over a three-year wait to build today
- Recent £56,000 spent on conversion upgrades to fast road and 2022/3 GTA-R specification
A superb bespoke open-top performance car, known as the world’s fastest Alfa Spider, and featuring new or refurbished parts throughout after a recent full engine and gearbox rebuild. Powered by an uprated and fuel-injected, MoTec ECU controlled Alfaholics 2.0 litre Twin Spark engine, producing 216bhp, coupled to a five-speed fast road specification strengthened gearbox with LSD sending power to the rear wheels. Restoration and upgrade work was completed by Alfaholics themselves, reference to this can be found not just online but on the Alfaholics website and with bills from our client. Using only the highest quality parts, this car is based upon the mechanicals of the GTA-R with the engine, brakes and suspension set-up and all bespoke built for an Alfaholics client.
Based upon an original right hand drive UK-sourced Alfa Romeo Spider S2, which was first registered in 1977, this stunning example is presented in Bianco Nuvola. Subject to a six-figure build, the Alfaholics clients initial focus was the car becoming not only the fastest S2 Spider but also an incredibly capable track focused machine. Stiffening the chassis and lowering the floors were two of the biggest challenges taken on by Alfaholics in the build process but the car was equipped with a T45 ultra-lightweight custom cage, all installed below the car’s waistline and tied into main tubing running the length of the floors inside the sill structures. The shell was fitted with lowered and ribbed floor pans, initially for racing seats but now enabling space for a taller driver.
Its 2.0 litre Twin Spark engine has received a nut and bolt engine rebuild featuring a big valve head with race valve gear, billet rifle-drilled cams, billet H-section con-rods and forged coated pistons and new liners. It is now fitted with a MoTec Alfaholics programmable throttle body fuel injection system and an aluminium, foam-filled 55 litre fuel tank. An Alfaholics race paddle clutch kit is fitted and was set-up on a rolling road. The high-quality GTA-R suspension package includes Alfaholics extreme lightweight suspension trailing arms, wishbones and race aluminium T-Bar, aluminium adjustable shock absorbers, adjustable camber arms with revised bushings and a six-pot brake kit for enhanced stopping power. The car also features a number of bespoke parts created by Alfaholics, including a bespoke GTA style grille and door grab handles, designed by Alfaholics from scratch and milled from billet aluminium before being polished to a high shine.
Since this build and under our vendors ownership, he has decided to soften what was an incredible track car to become the ultimate fast road example, this has included a raft of 2022/3 GTA-R Alfaholics parts more recently fitted. The gearbox originally a six-speed sequential track box is now a far more road usable five-speed example built and strengthened to fast road specification with a clutch designed for the road. The race spec seats were exchanged for a new Connolly leather retrimmed set of period bucket seats which we think suit the car better but still with three-point Corbeau belts on an inertia reel making it comfortable for road use but also secure for a car and passenger travelling at speed. The engine has also been fully rebuilt less than 1,500 miles ago and new Alfaholics GTA-R 2022/3 brakes and a full new 2022/3 Alfaholics electrical loom with MoTec ECU system has been fitted alongside new billet steering box, Alfaholics 10k racing propshaft and GTA-R road springs to name a few items. The bills within the history file show an incredible £56,000 plus maintenance and upgrade schedule which has been comprehensive over the past 24 months with a £12,000 interior, £13,000 gearbox and prop cost coupled to circa £32,000 on a MoTec loom and 2022 GTA-R parts and upgrades.
To complement the new seats for road use, the car was beautifully re-trimmed in quilted Connolly burgundy leather, the rear section is trimmed to match as are the doors which are topped with black leather that extends across all of the car’s interior including the dashboard, surrounding the car’s dashboard dials which is now made of a bespoke Carbon fibre unit and converted to Race Technology Digital Dash in order to make best of the MoTec system found in the car. The central tunnel was reworked to be more road friendly, now with a pocket to store a phone and a letterbox glovebox was added for maps, sunglasses etc. added to the dashboard. The car is accompanied by a description of the restoration from Alfaholics and all maintenance invoices from the restoration itself, a full annual service history since the rebuild, with documents for recent upgrades and original documentation from the donor car. Recent invoices include a 2021 by Analogue Automotive Ltd. engine oil and filter change, a coolant change and the replacement of the hydraulic fluids. Prior to this, the car was serviced annually while in dry storage and most recently by Alfaholics themselves as part of the upgrade works in 2022/23.
A VERY fast road version of Alfa Romeo’s beautiful Spider S2, the Alfaholics Spider-R features tried and tested mechanical upgrades, which are shared with the acclaimed GTA-R. There are numerous other recent and car specific Alfaholics factory upgrades, which make it a capable companion for spirited weekend drives, cruising the city streets, going for dinner with the wife or nipping to the South of France. This car presents in excellent cosmetic and mechanical order and is now ready for the next owner who would be saving over £200,000 and a three year wait for Alfaholics to build you a new one.
*Interested parties should note that the odometer reading is since the full engine rebuild.
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