Lot 9 (The Pavilion Gardens, 31st October 2012)
Sold for £2,700
(including buyers premium)
Registration No: L281DAG
Chassis No: ZAR11500008015145
Mot Expiry: Nov 2013
Following lengthy delays, the eagerly awaited Alfa Spider was launched at the 1966 Geneva Salon. It is said to have been the last project with which `Pinin' Farina was personally associated and, just one year later, was immortalised by the Dustin Hoffman film `The Graduate'. The Series 4 version was launched in 1990 and employed the same basic bodystyle, mechanicals and chassis of the original version, but with improved styling over the 1980s models; including colour coded bumpers and a more luxurious interior. The redesign and manufacture were entrusted to Pininfarina and, while all examples left the factory in LHD form, many (including this car) were imported to the UK and professionally converted to RHD.
`L281 DAG' has for some years been a popular member of the UK's largest classic car hire fleet, during which time it is said to have been treated to regular "no expense spared" standards of maintenance. Recent work has included the replacement of the fuel tank and pump, starter motor and electric window regulators. The vendor currently regards the Alfa's mechanicals as being in "excellent" order, the Tan-coloured interior "good" and the Silver-painted exterior as also "good", though he admits there are a few "parking dings that would benefit from attention". The Spider comes with a fresh MOT.
PLEASE NOTE: This vehicle has an MOT until November 2013.