RAD Renaisance: 1991 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce – $11,000 OBO

Sep 2020 | Classifinds, Sports Car Saturday

September 20th Update – The caretaker of the past four years of this 1991 Alfa Romeo just created a fresh Craigslist ad using the same pictures and price.

Originally launched in 1966, Alfa Romeo’s Spider Veloce remained a timeless design that spanned the better part of three decades in four distinct generations.  1991 saw the U.S. launch of the Series 4 such as this white over light tan leather example just listed last night here on Craigslist in Islip, New York.  The current caretaker of the past four years currently has an asking price of $11,000 or best offer.   Comparing this price against the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms this private seller has his Alfa priced between the #3 “Good” appraisal of $14,200 and the #4 “Fair” estimate of $8,300  If you are serious about buying this Spider, you can start the conversation by either calling Maciej at (631) 612-8658.  When you do, please remember to mention you saw his coupe featured here on GuysWithRides.com

Here’s the Hagerty Insurance take on the Series 4 version of these cars:

The 1950s vintage Alfa Romeo Giulietta and Giulia series of coupes and convertibles seemed like they could conceivably go on forever. Even as late as 1965, Road & Track was still singing the praises of the 1600cc Giulia Spider Veloce. Nevertheless, for the 1966 model year, Alfa began selling its replacement, named the “Duetto,” via a contest that Alfa ran with the Italian public. It was the last project in which Batista Pininfarina was personally involved. And while widely viewed as classic design today, it was met with some controversy when new. Power was initially from the familiar Alfa 1600cc twin-cam engine that powered the last Giulias. Emission laws affected Alfa particularly hard and 1968 was a lost year in the U.S. The car returned for 1969 with a 1750cc engine and SPICA mechanical fuel injection. 1970 was another lost year and 1971 saw the car return with its lovely boat tail chopped off. The so-called Kamm-tail spider continued on basically unchanged (save for bigger bumpers and a 250cc boost in displacement) until 1982 when electronic injection was introduced and in 1983 styling was freshened slightly. Interior changes were about it until 1991 when the final (and quite successful) cleanup of the design took place prior to its discontinuation in 1994. All Spiders are brisk performers with sub-10 second 0-60 times and stellar convertible tops. Parts are readily available and while they are more complex and don’t tolerate “fools with tools” as readily as an MGB, they are more rewarding to drive. Rust was a major issue in all cars prior to the final series of 1991-95 cars.”

Here’s a MotorWeek review of the 1991 Series 4 Spider Veloce we came across posted on YouTube:

Based on the current caretaker’s description, this appears to be a nicely maintained Spider Veloce.  Other than what the seller describes as a slight oil pan leak and the inside of the convertible top showing signs of wear, there has been quite a bit addressed mechanically to ensure this Spider remains a great driver quality sports car.  Good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s description:

“Hi everyone.
After becoming a owner of this Spider 4 years ago time came to sell it .
If You are from Europe and interested in this car I have no problem sending it over seas . I had done it several times and have affordable carrier

91 spider .
105000 miles on it . I put only 4k since purchasing it 4 years ago .
Car is very good mechanical and visual condition .
Since I purchased it as a running project lots of work was done .
Full service . Valve cover gasket , valve adjustment , plugs wires , intake hose all the vacuum hoses and braided vent hoses .
It has H4 headlights ,
Seat inserts were replaced with hi quality suede . New floor mats .
New slave cylinder last year , center driveshaft bearing , pinion seal and transmission rubber upper boot.
Front calipers rebuild last year and new pads all around.
Michelin tires with barely any miles on it .
New throw out bearing 2k ago.
Front cowl drain hoses and heater motor as well .
Before I got the car previous owner change the springs and shocks .
Ball joints were replaced about a year ago.
Car has Aluminium Hood

There is a little oil leak from the oil pan , nothing major
and clutch sometimes like to squick while taking off .
Top on the internal part is not to beautiful

Car is rust Free . Most of its life garage kept.
Ready for enjoyment

Price $11.000 or best offer .

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