1971 ALFA-ROMEO SPIDER VELOCE
Registration Number: FHH 82K
Chassis Number: AR*2460638
Widely regarded as a design classic, the Spider remained in production for almost three decades, with only minor aesthetic and mechanical changes. The final Alfa Romeo Spider was the last rear wheel drive Alfa Romeo of that era. The Series II cars, built from 1970 until the early 1980s, moved from the elegant boat-tail to the more efficient Kamm version, whilst retaining the stylish chrome bumpers. The new Spider also gained a new two-litre engine, whose 132bhp and 134lb/ft of torque finally gave the car the power it always deserved. With a five-speed manual gearbox and a kerb weight of just over a ton, the Spider’s performance was sparkling; 0-60 in 8.5 seconds on the way to a top speed of 120mph!
First registered in the UK in 1980, this very attractive Spider was in family ownership for over 35 years before changing hands a couple of years ago.
Our vendor, a local enthusiast, acquired the car to use for foreign holidays, hence choosing a LHD example. When acquired the paintwork was a little tired in places, with a few minor scratches and dings, and so the bodywork was refinished in dark Blu Olandese (Dutch Blue) as per original.
Judging by the souvenir stickers on the car’s windscreen, it appears to be well travelled in previous ownership, although the recorded mileage is quite sensible at around 90,000 kilometres.
More recently the Spider’s Dellorto carburettors have been overhauled, the valves have been adjusted, spark plugs and leads have been replaced, and two new brake calipers fitted to the rear. As a result the owner confirms the car drives as nicely as it looks. The interior is original and in opinion in well-preserved condition. A set of period 1970s alloy wheels complete the look perfectly.
Offered with a UK V5C, previous UK MoT and receipts in current ownership, this Spider is an extremely stylish companion for the summer months.