1975 Alfa Romeo Spider
Car for sale in Atlanta, Georgia 30318
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1975 Alfa Romeo Spider $6,000
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Up for sale is my 1975 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce. Odometer currently reads 14,573, though has undoubtedly rolled over, so mileage is more likely 114,573. Original SPICA engine has been swapped for a Series 3 Spider power plant with Bosch L-jet electronic fuel injection and electronically controlled variable intake timing. Mileage on the engine is unknown. Transmission is assumed to be original to the chassis and does exhibit the typical 2nd gear synchro issues, although a patient shift or double clutching always does the trick.
Body is straight with no signs of hits or major repair. Patches of rust are present around drain holes in driver side floor pan, and in a few small locations under the vehicle, although nothing major (see pictures). Signs of older fiberglass repair at spare tire well; not the prettiest, but has held up well with no signs of degradation. Paint is an older respray in a deep metallic red, a few shades deeper than the original, which can still be seen in the trunk and engine bay. While not an amazing paint job, it looks decent from a distance once shined up. No visible surface rust, only minor bubbling at rocker (see pictures). Older top is in good condition with clear window, and the interior, on the whole, presents well. Older aftermarket tape deck is present but no speakers are installed. I have some original Alfa Romeo branded speaker grilles to go with the car...just something I never got around to.
In addition to the above mentioned weak synchro, the current issues with the vehicle are that it currently leaves a nice oil deposit after sitting for a while, and the power brakes are currently nonoperational. Regarding the former, I suspect the transmission is the culprit rather that the engine, given the location of the oil deposits. As a result, I make sure to top off the transmission occasionally and be mindful of how it feels and shifts. On the latter issue, the brake booster is still in place, but I've removed the vacuum hose between it and the manifold and capped both off. I began to suspect the diaphragm had deteriorated when the power-assist became intermittent and applying the brakes resulted in a rough idle. It was intended to be a temporary solution, but to be honest, I just got used to driving it without the power assist...it still stops just fine.
Aside from those issues, the car has a lot going for it. While by no means a show car, it's something that can be enjoyed today, and with a little work here and there, could be made into something really nice. The engine runs well and has never left me stranded. Has new plugs and wires, as well as a fresh valve cover gasket and half-moon seals. I've also added the correct air box and filter for this engine; it just had a cheap aftermarket cone filter when I acquired the car. Apart from an intermittent passenger side high beam, all lights and electrics are functional. All the gauges work, even the low fuel light within the fuel gauge. While the odometer has exceeded its mechanical limits, it is fully functional, as is the trip feature. Tires on the car are matched, around two years old and with only about 10,000 miles on them. I've replaced the rear rotors and pads within the past 2 years, along with the rear limit straps and associated hardware. Wheels are from a later Series 3 Spider, though the spare wheel is the original "Turbina" style. Original toolbag (minus original tools), jack, and owner's manual all come with the car. If you're in the Atlanta area, you could easily drive it home. Georgia title is clean and clear, and the car carries a current Georgia registration. Mileage will continue to increase as the vehicle is still driven...although not as much as I would like. This is the main reason I'm considering the sale; I just don't have the time to properly enjoy it lately, and I hate for a car like this to sit idle. Come and give it a new home!
Please, have a look through the pictures and if interested, feel free to email or call to arrange a time to view the vehicle. Furthermore, if you have any additional questions or a specific picture you'd like to see, let me know and I'll do my best to provide what you need!
1975 Alfa Romeo Spider Specifications
Classic Car ID100884479
Trim Body Style
Custom Exterior ColorN/A
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