1968 ALFA-ROMEO 1750 'DUETTO' SPIDER VELOCE Registration Nu...






Registration Number: PFJ 416G
Chassis Number: AR1470099 
Recorded Mileage: 27,700 miles 

In the succinct words of non-other than Steve McQueen,“It is a very forgiving car. Very pretty too.” A simple yet accurate description of Alfa-Romeo’s new sports car, the new Spider neatly summing up Alfa-Romeo’s maxims of driving and visual pleasure.

'Round Tail' successor to the Giulia Spider, the Alfa Romeo 1600 Spider (105.03), was launched in 1966. Commonly referred to as the ‘Duetto’ following a competition to decide the new model name, due to various trademark issues the car was referred to simply as the ‘Spider’. 

The range-topping 1750 Spider Veloce joined the lineup from 1967, carrying through until 1969 when all models were replaced with the new Series II Kamm Tail design. Film fans will recall a very young Dustin Hoffman driving a ‘Duetto’ in the Hollywood blockbuster ‘The Graduate’, it was no surprise as a result every young man at the time aspired to own one.

One of only 601 examples produced to Right Hand Drive specification, this desirable 1750cc model was manufactured in Italy in March 1968, destined for the emerging South African market, arriving in Johannesburg in September of the same year. The Duetto was subject to comprehensive restoration in recent times, and now presents beautifully on 14” Momo wheels with new tyres. The engine and gearbox have been rebuilt and as such according to our vendor the drives beautifully. 

Since being imported into the UK the Duetto has been granted an age-related registration, and is offered with a copy of its previous South African title, Alfa-Romeo museum dating letter and Certificate of Origin.

Auction Date: 17th Jun 2023 at 2pm

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17th Jun 2023 2pm (Lots 1 to 39)