Alfa Romeo Spider 2000 Veloce Left Hand Drive – 1974 Series 2 Kamm tail
The Alfa Romeo Spider (105/115 series) is a roadster produced by the Italian manufacturer Alfa Romeo from 1966 to 1993. The successor to the Giulia Spider, it remained in production for almost three decades with only minor aesthetic and mechanical changes. The first three series were assembled by Pininfarina in Grugliasco, Italy. The original 1966 Spider shape was the result of a number of Pininfarina design studies. The Series 1 was known as the Duetto or Boat tail owing to its rounded tail. In 1970 the rear end was redesigned to a more conventional cut-off tail to give more luggage space and known as the Kamm tail.
Centro Documentazione Alfa Romeo Automobilismo Storico confirm that this car was manufactured on 8th July 1974 and supplied to Alfa Romeo USA , Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. The car was then imported from California in 1990. The car has we believe had 4 previous owners since 1990 with the 3rd owner (12 years) storing the car from 2004 to 2013. There are 6 historic MOT certificates covering the period June 8 1996 (17,404 miles) to August 12 2003 at 30,102 miles all in the Bedford area of England. The car currently reads 30,200 miles. Alfa Romeo historic collection in Milan have also confirmed the vehicle chassis and engine numbers. The 2000 litre engine is mated to a 5 speed manual gearbox which drives the rear wheels with disc brakes all round.
Tandb classics acquired the vehicle in August 2013 and have undertaken a comprehensive and painstaking restoration of the vehicle.
External Bodywork and stripped out interior:-
+ Car stripped back to the bare metal, rusted panels cut out and new panels supplied by Classic Alfa welded in their place.
+ Car primed and painted with Rosso Italia 514 red in 2 pack cellulose paint by a professional body shop. See pictures of the car preparation and painting under our Current Projects page.
+ 3 metres of PeaceMAT XS a performance panel dampening & sound deadening material made from flexible butyl & brushed aluminium was laid over the floor and inside the doors.
+ 10mm self adhesive rubber sound deadening fitted on top.
+ Underside including wheel-arches has been treated with waxoyl underseal.
+ New windscreen with new rubber seal
+ New chrome wiper blades and wiper arms
+ New headlights with H4 Bulbs and new perspex Carello headlight covers
+ New rear lights fitted
+ Existing USA spec bumpers modified to European Spec
+ New door mirrors fitted.
+ Existing Cromodoro alloys stripped and powder coated and new centre caps pressed into place.
+ New Kumho tyres fitted all round.
+ Dashboard removed and recovered in leather by a professional trimmer.
+ Brand new soft-top supplied by Classic Alfa fitted to the existing frame with new header rail, front seal and tensioners.
+ Existing leather seats were simply reconditioned with Glyptone cleaner and conditioner and the existing carpet cleaned and refitted.
+ New door cards fitted to the inside of the doors.
+ Steering wheel refurbished and relacquered professionally.
+ New rear view mirror incorporating interior light.
+ New bonnet and boot release cables
Engine Brakes and Suspension
+ Braking system completely overhauled with new master cylinder, all calipers reconditioned with new pistons and new seals.
+ Engine has had a complete service with the Twin Webber carburettors stripped and cleaned on new rubber mounts.
Engine mounts renewed.
+ New exhaust manifold gasket onto a new complete exhaust system.
+ Clutch master and slave cylinders replaced.
+ All oils, fluids and filters replaced.
+ Pertronix electronic ignition now fitted with new Marelli distributor cap and HT leads.
+ New high performance starter and Exide battery fitted.
+ New speedometer and tachometer cables.
+ Cold compression tests on all 4 cylinders confirmed good compression at 150 psi or slightly better.
+ All front suspension and steering joints renewed.
The car has been re-registered as a historic vehicle and now sits on black and silver number plates. A period radio cassette has been fitted but not connected and there are x4 new Pioneer speakers.
This elegant classic has very low mileage for its age (believed genuine) and drives as it should. Being the Veloce model it benefits from full leather interior which now bears a lovely patina. A timeless and highly desirable car which turns heads everywhere she goes.
The car is supplied with a fresh MOT and carries a spare wheel and jack. V5C present. £22,500 ovno
- Milage: 30,200 mi
- Condition: Used
- Exterior Color: Red
- Interior Color: Black
- Transmission: Manual
- Engine size: 2 Litres
- Status: Trade
- Country: UK
- Region: Scotland
- Fuel Type: Petrol
- Previous Owners: 5
- Doors: 2
- Metallic Paint: No