Almost 50: 1991 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce Series 4 – SOLD!
Despite being immortalized on the silver screen and countless other cameos as the stereotypical Italian sports car, the Alfa Romeo Spider remains slightly invisible to the RADwood crowd. Even with its classic styling and Italian heritage, it’s remained a bit of a sleeper on the collector car market – is it time for that to change? This 1991 Series 4 Spider Veloce listed on Craigslist in Cherry Hill, New Jersey has under 50,000 miles on the clock and the seller claims it’s fresh out of a full mechanical restoration. According to the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool, a Spider Veloce in “Good” condition is worth $14,200, so the seller’s asking price of $12,900 seems fair.
The Alfa Romeo Spider may slip beneath the collective radar of enthusiasts due to being such a long-tenured model. This is a car that first showed up in the mid-1960s, and while the form changed over time, it was impossible not to recognize the car from The Graduate and Wayne’s World from a mile away. Of course, the early Duettos are long out of reach price-wise for a rust-free example, and later Series 3 cars are widely available but also saddled with the all-too-common safety bumpers that ravaged many designs in the malaise era of the 1980s. The Series 4 looks far more modern by comparison, but at the expense of weight, as the car grew increasingly heavier as it got older, while power output remained fairly conservative at 120 horsepower.
The listing is on the optimistic side of things, with the seller indicating he’s tackled a fair amount of work that should make the Alfa a turnkey summer drive for its next owner. However, as Hagerty points out, these are not your brother’s Miata: they require a fair bit more love and attention, even if the price of a decent one is firmly in cheap roadster territory. This is still a vintage Italian car, after all, and maintenance records should be robust if considering a purchase. The seller has replaced the following: motor mounts, shocks, trailing arm bushings, driveshaft, plugs, fluids, and more, which is certainly a respectable list of updates. Still, an in-person inspection to assess for rust and determine what else is needed mechanically is advised. Good luck with the purchase!
Here’s the seller’s description:
“1991 alfa Romeo spider veloce 49800 miles 5 speed In original condition and completely restored mechanically , motor mounts , 4 shocks , trailing harm bushing , shaft , plugs, all fluids and more it was all just done The car runs really good and it’s ready for the summer . Excellent auto check 85 score . For more information contact marco.“
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