Hardtop Included: 1986 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce – SOLD!

Nov 2021 | Craigslist ClassiFINDS, Sports Car Saturday

November 12, 2021 Update – We confirmed the seller of this “Classifind” deleted their listing, so we’re now able to call this one “SOLD!” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call us directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

Sometimes, we have to put aside the seller’s chosen lingo or otherwise flowery language and focus solely on the quality of the product at hand. That’s what we have to do with this clean 1986 Alfa Romeo Spider Quadrifoglio Verde, originally listed in November 2021 on Craigslist in on Long Island with the numerous cosmetic upgrades that came with this package still intact, including the desirable hardtop, for $14,500. Comparing this price against the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms this private seller has his Spider priced quite fairly, with a “Good” condition model valued at $16,400, and an “Excellent” example pegged at $23,400.

The Alfa Spider suffers from one fatal flaw, and that’s familiarity. When it comes to the later production models, there’s never really a sense of urgency associated with rushing out to buy one, as it seems like there’s always another Spider ready to go up for sale. It’s not unlike the Mercedes SL class of the same era, which proved to be an immensely popular model but also means they’re rarely in short supply. Now, there are a few ways to make your Alfa Spider a standout: one, buy an early boattail example for a large sum of cash; or two, look for one that wears the Quadrifoglio Verde trim, a cosmetic enhancement package that includes red carpets, a hardtop, front and rear spoilers, side skirts, and the flat-face 15-inch wheels you see here. Horsepower remained unchanged at 115, but the looks were sharpened up dramatically.

While realizing not everyone is swayed by mere aesthetics, I do like this version of the Spider the best, as it gives the classic “Graduate” shape a little bit of 80s flair, not to mention a visual reinforcement of its Italian DNA. Those blood-red carpets are what you’d expect to find in a Lamborghini of the same vintage, and the smooth alloy wheels are lifted straight from the Busso V6-equipped Milano Verde sedan. Plus, it’s hard to go wrong with side skirts no matter which car they’re installed on, but Alfa Romeo really did a nice job of integrating these onto the Spider. The seller doesn’t provide any worthwhile details on the car’s mechanical history, but he claims it’s fully serviced and a joy to drive, even with 90,000 miles on the clock. Good luck with the purchase if you take a chance on this Alfa Romeo Spider Quadrifoglio Verde.

Here’s the seller’s description:

“Quadrifoglio Verde, luxury and sporting experience of engineering packaged within this convertible, or hardtop. Garage pampered and professionally maintained all its lifetime. Experience the nostalgia of the ’80s with this manually shifting transmission, convertible, new folding Top, or the classic Hardtop. This is an awesome example of fine craftsmanship which shows in the excellent finish on the exterior as well as the interior with its high-quality Italian leather. Mechanically it’s fully serviced and drives amazing, giving you the joy and satisfaction of a memorable experience..

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1 Comment
  1. Hardtop Included: 1986 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce – SOLD!

    I always enjoyed Alfa Romeos I was working at a NorCal Alfa dealership and I received a call from a LA movie production company asking me if I wanted to purchase a Alfa Romeo Spyder Veloce with only 277 miles on it. I said sure what was it used for and what condition was it in they said perfect it was only driven by Michelle Pfeiffer.. the price was very fair I said yes and the car was the next morning and it was perfect.


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