Black & Tan: 1978 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce – Sold!
April 2nd Update: This Black over Tan Alfa no longer has a listing posted, so we’re assuming its been sold.
February 22nd Update: Preparing for our Sports Car Saturday features this week, we came across a second fresh post for this European Spec Alfa we first featured last November, however, their asking price remains steady at $12,500 while the location has since moved from Montclair, New Jersey to Mattituck, Long Island. We’re not sure of the reason for the location change but it may be good to learn why when you contact the seller. If you’re serious about purchasing this Alfa, you can start the conversation by calling Bob at (201) 838-3662 to start the conversation. We’ve updated the links below. Good luck with the purchase!
December 21st Update: Well, This is a first. Normally when we come across an updated posting, the seller reduces their price. This 1978 Alfa Spider we first featured on November 23 as a fresh posting in which the seller increased their asking price $3,000 to $12,500. We’re not sure what the motivation for him doing that is, but it does appear to be a nice example. We’ve updated the links below. Good luck with the purchase!
Most Alfa Spider Veloce’s we happen upon tend to be red with black interiors, so this black over tan 1978 example once listed on Craigslist in Montclair, New Jersey is a refreshing change. The current caretaker now wants $12,500 for his Spider Veloce, which relies on the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool as a guide confirms the current caretaker has his example priced $100 less than the #2 “Excellent” estimate of $12,600.
Four model years after launching its original Series 1 Spider Veloce, for 1970 Alfa Romeo launched the Series II by revising the original car’s distinctive elongated round tail with a more conventional for the period Kamm tail to improve luggage space. Numerous other small changes took place both inside and out, such as a slightly different grille, new door handles, a more raked windscreen, top-hinged pedals, and improved interior trim. Series II cars also came with a larger 1,962 cc, inline four-cylinder engine, so Alfa Romeo called these editions the 2000 Spider Veloce.
We like this Alfa not only for the uncommon color scheme, but also for the fact this is low mileage, rust-free European-spec example equipped with the prettier chrome bumpers. We’re also sure the ANSA exhaust provides a nice growl as you wind through the gears with the top down. Also desirable is a hardtop that allows you to enjoy the car on unsalted roads when the outside temperatures aren’t great for top-down motoring. If your in-person inspection confirms the seller’s description, you’ll soon have a pretty Spider Veloce that will stand out from all of the typical red examples. Good luck with the purchase!
Here’s the seller’s description:
“I have a very nice, original low-milage (31,000 miles) Alfa Spider 105.
Rare mid-70’s European spec car with chrome split bumpers, Alfa grill and headlight covers.
• Hard top
• ANSA Exhaust system
• Nice Leather interior
• New fuel pumps (2)
• POR15 treated fuel tank
• 2 new fuel filters
• Original paint
• Rust free car – Underside is immaculate
• 2.0L Twincam engine – just broken in!
Starts easily with SPICA fuel injection that gives 29 MPG.
Comes with a cover and a clean NJ title.
Cash in Upper Montclair NJ.“
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