Thu, 28th Jul 2016 13:15

Donington Park

  Lot 6

1997 Alfa Romeo Spider 2.0

Sold for £2,812

(including buyers premium)

Lot details
Registration No: P919JJU
Chassis No: ZAR91600006034687
Mot Expiry: May 2017

- Desirable 2.0 Twin-Spark engined Spider with fabulous Pininfarina style

- Just 105,000 recorded miles with a timing belt change in 2015

- Wonderful colour combination with rare Momo leather and chrome seat hoops

Vendor Condition Ratings:

Bodywork: 'Good to Excellent'
Engine: 'Excellent'
Electrical Equipment: 'No Known Problems'
Paintwork: 'Good'
Gearbox: 'Excellent'
Interior Trim: 'Excellent'

The 916 Series Alfa Romeo GTV and Spider models have always been highly regarded due to their fine front wheel drive handling, with the 2.0 variant far better balanced than its larger 3.0 V6 engined stablemate. The 16 valve 2.0 engine was unique at the time in that it had two spark-plugs per cylinder, hence the designation Twin Spark. The first spark plug fired and then a fraction of a second later the second plug fired to ignite any unburnt fuel. Fantastic efficiency and a load of low down torque for easy driving, plus an even power band into the high revs when the need to press on arose.

This Phase 1 example has covered a recorded 105,000 miles and is finished in a wonderful colour combination of silver paintwork with red Momo leather seats. Also of note are the chrome hoops behind the seats. Reportedly having a well stamped service book and accompanying instruction manuals, the history file also contains some expired MOT certificates, and invoices to state that the timing belt, variator, water pump, and related parts were changed in 2015. The vendor describes the car as having "good-to-perfect" bodywork and paintwork, with the engine and gearbox as being in "excellent" condition. A superb Pininfarina design and full of Italian flair.

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