Pininfarina Spider: 2000 Alfa Romeo Twin Spark – Sold?

May 2021 | Classifinds, Sports Car Saturday

June 25, 2021 Update – We just confirmed the listing for this “Classifind” expired, so with no replacement found we’re assuming this ride “Sold?” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call Rudy directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

June 11, 2021 update – The private seller just lowered their asking price by $2,500 to $22,500.

When it comes to the range of automobiles you can import legally, the list of forbidden fruit grows with each passing year. Federal requirements allow vehicles over 25 years old to enter the U.S. without too much hassle, but that doesn’t explain how this 2000 Alfa Romeo Twin Spark Spider here on Craigslist in Haverhill, Massachusetts ended up stateside. There’s no easy way to compare the asking price of $25,000 against other examples, but if you hop onto any overseas classifieds pages or auction sites, you’ll see this price is far outpacing the current price of entry – including the more powerful 24V V6 models. If you are serious about buying this rarely seen Alfa Romeo, you can start the conversation by either calling or texting Edwin at (978) 902-0918.  When you do, please remember to mention you saw his convertible featured here on GuysWithRides.com.

While most enthusiasts are quite familiar with the classic Graduate Spider at this point, the Europe-only Twin Spark Spider is less widely known, but not because it wasn’t a capable performer. In fact, most road test editors will tell you the front-wheel-drive Spider is lively, responsive, and equally compelling whether equipped with the 2.0 liter Twin Spark or the 3.0 liter V6. The latter was more of a brute while the Twin Spark was still a willing accomplice despite being down on power in comparison. While the V6 offers up the sort of induction howl we’ve become accustomed to on six-cylinder Alfas, the mighty Twin Spark also earned praise for punching above its weight and making some nice noises of its own.

The seller doesn’t offer up much in the way of information about the Alfa’s history or mechanical servicing, but the good news is most road test editors agree that these were generally low-maintenance machines. That’s not to say you should ever take an Alfa Romeo’s reliability for granted, but unlike a Milano or 164, you may find fewer hurdles to clear with a 916 Spider. The bodywork could be a headache, as that nose panel is quite vulnerable both to parallel parking damage or five miles-an-hour bumper taps in traffic – and it’s not like spare bumper covers grow on trees when it comes to a European-market car like this. In general, the modern-day Spider didn’t suffer from rust issues as much as its predecessor, but that doesn’t mean this one should spend a day outside in a typical New England winter. It’s a rare one for sure with plenty of fans overseas, but I’d ask to see the paperwork certifying it should be here before any money changed hands. Good luck with the purchase if you snag this rare Twin Spark roadster.

Here’s the seller’s description:

“I am selling an ultra rare super nice imported from Italy 2000 Alfa Romeo 2.0 T-Spark Convertible Spyder designed by the Famous Designer Pininfarina that is performing in great mechanical conditions. If you are interested and would like to schedule a visit to view and test drive the 2000 Alfa Romeo 2.0 T-Spark Convertible Spyder send me a message . I wish you a great Spring Season! Thank you.

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