1986 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce - ¬£3,995

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This is a 1986 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce LHD manual finished in red with a black and red cloth interior. The clock shows 134,000 miles.

Through a production run from 1966 until 1994, the evergreen Alfa Spider defined open air sporty motoring for decades. Steady development kept the Spider current through cycles of US emissions and safety requirements and Alfa Romeo found better ways to meet those demands as the years went on. A major advance was the arrival of Bosch electronic fuel injection in 1982, which allowed a measure of performance to return while meeting ever more stringent regulations.

A modern classic by Pininfarina, the simple-yet-elegant Spider bodywork premiered on the 1966 Duetto would prove enduringly popular, lasting on into the 1990s. The Spider's mechanics were essentially those of the Giulia saloon, comprising independent front suspension, coil-suspended live rear axle and four-wheel servo-assisted disc brakes, while the engine was the Sprint GTV's 1.6-litre, double-overhead-camshaft four. The Duetto was produced for just two years before being superseded by the 1.8-litre '1750' Spider Veloce, the latter lasting until the advent of the 132bhp 2000 model in 1970. Wind tunnel testing resulted in the 2000, and final 1750 models, sporting a drag-reducing Kamm tail, while other improvements included bigger brakes and a limited-slip differential. Outstanding speed, acceleration and handling were all characteristics of this class-leading model, which nevertheless possessed a quite remarkable docility, even at high speeds.

This car starts and drives but isn't currently UK registered and will require recommissioning and restoration.

The exterior presents well aside from some missing paint on the front bumper and some patina that you would expect for a car of this age and mileage. The soft top, whilst being slightly stained, works well and is in decent condition. The car benefits from electric windows and a Kenwood stereo system with CD changer in the boot.

The history file contains the State of California Certificate of Title, indicating that the car was imported from the US to the UK in 2018. This car has a NOVA number and import taxes have been paid... The car is ready for UK registration.