Along Came a Spider: 1986 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce Series 3 – SOLD!
We often come across red over black Alfa Romeo Spiders we rarely give a second glance to. However, any time we discover a rare color combination such as this Midnight Blue over tan leather 1986 Spider Veloce Series 3 on Craigslist in Cohasset, Massachusetts, we had to feature it. Reported to be a “Southern Car” with only 41,000 original miles and benefitting from a recent sorting, the current caretaker has it listed for $11,500. Checking the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms the asking price is $200 above the current #3 “Good” estimate of $11,300.
Alfa Romeo produced the two-seat, front-engine, rear-drive Spider sports car for nearly thirty years from 1966 to 1994 in four distinct series. The Spider featured here is a Series 3 example produced in the middle of the production from 1989 through 1994.
Power for all North American Spiders came from a 2.0 liter double overhead cam inline-four featuring Bosch L-Jetronic fuel injection producing 126 brake horsepower at 5,400 RPM and 131 foot-pounds of torque at 4,000 RPM. Power from this engine transferred to the rear wheels via a five-speed manual transmission with a distinctive shifter that appears to protrude from the middle of the dashboard.
Here’s a rare commercial from the early 1990s from the U.S. for the Series 3 Spider line:
Not only do we love the color combination, based on the seller’s description it appears this Alfa has been thoroughly sorted recently. As your in-person visit and/or a professional pre-purchase inspection (“PPI”) confirm that with no other hidden problems, you’ll be able to enjoy the rest of this summer care free. Good luck with the purchase!
Here’s the seller’s description:
“1986 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce 41k 2 owner just completed extensive refurbishment on rust free southern car new paint ,chrome, emblems ,tires and wheels, new battery , tune up , new springs and konis ,new power window switches and regulator ,new leather seats clear MA title books,jack and spare ready for summer driving very rare midnight blue met color“
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