Lot 49 (The Pavilion Gardens, 31st October 2012)
Sold for £4,838
(including buyers premium)
Registration No: B601AAT
Chassis No: ZARBA5413E1019946
Mot Expiry: Oct 2013
In 1967, the original Spider (Duetto) was replaced by the 1750 (1779cc) Spider Veloce. Though the new version's looks were relatively unchanged, useful upgrades were made to the suspension, brakes, electrics, wheels and tyres. The Series 2 Spider arrived in 1970. The rounded tail was replaced with a distinctive `Kamm' design and a year later engine capacity was increased to 1962cc, prompting the name to be changed to 2000 Spider Veloce. With 131bhp on tap, this version was capable of over 120mph. The Series 3 variant broke cover in 1982 with electronic fuel injection replacing the SPICA mechanical variety. 1983 heralded a major styling revamp that included rubber tipped bumpers and a rubber rear spoiler. The interior featured a new centre console and revised facia.
This 1984 right-hand drive Series 3 Spider is resplendent in White bodywork complemented by a Black hood, Black leather upholstery and Blue carpeting. It was recently recommissioned after a long period of dry storage, work that included a brake overhaul, full service and new MOT. The vendor now considers `B601 AAT' to have "excellent" bodywork, paintwork and engine, and "very good" interior trim and five-speed manual gearbox. The odometer currently displays an unwarranted 43,218 miles and the MOT of this smartly-presented Alfa is valid until October 2013.