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1967 Alfa Romeo Spider 1750 Duetto

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£30,740

  • Mileage~10,897
  • TransmissionManual
  • Engine1750cc
  • LocationWhitstable

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1967 Alfa Romeo Spider 1750 Duetto

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Introduction

Dom Ginn
Professional Consigner

With its low slung, sleek body, rounded front and tail - the ‘Duetto’ was born.

The original Alfa Romeo Spider was launched in 1966 as a two-seater, front engine, rear-wheel drive roadster designed by the famous Pininfarina. It was a follow on from its predecessor, the Giulietta Spider. The car made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show. The new Spider had a price tag similar to the E-type Jaguar in the UK. It was fitted with the revvy 1,570cc twin cam engine, which had twin Weber carburettors, helping the Spider produce an acceptable 108 bhp. With its elegant styling and brilliant handling, the Spider became instantly popular worldwide.

Now it is your chance to see what the fuss was about in 1966 and become the owner of this stunning, restored Duetto. It has been with its owner, Nicholas, for the past five years and was restored seven years ago at a cost of over £32,000.

This auction listing was written from information supplied by Dom after meeting Nicholas the owner, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.

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Meet the owner

Ever since watching The Graduate film, I have wanted to own this Italian classic.

Nicholas is the owner of this stunning 1967 Alfa Romeo Spider Duetto. The Alfa came to the UK from South Africa in 1990. It changed hands a couple of times before getting parked up after a head gasket failure and, a short time later, brake failure in 1998. This is when the owner had had enough and parked it up, where it sat undisturbed until 2014. Realising he would never do anything with it, the owner sold the car to Alfa Romeo specialists VeloceSport. They were then commissioned to carry out a complete restoration to bring the Alfa to a show condition standard. This was carried out over the next 12 months, where it was then enjoyed for two years before selling it to Nicholas, where he continued to care for this much loved Alfa.

Nicholas and his wife have enjoyed many days out in the nippy sports car. Unfortunately, Nicholas' wife had a car accident a couple of years ago in a different car, which has knocked her confidence a little and understandably feels she would prefer to be in something a bit more substantial than a '60s sports car.

Please feel free to ask Nicholas any questions in the comments below.

Nicholas
Vehicle Owner

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Exterior

Nicknamed the ‘cuttlefish bone’, the slender, sleek body was designed by Pininfarina design studios, creating an Italian icon.

Wheels and Tyres

The steel wheels are finished in silver with original style Alfa Romeo hubcaps, which are in excellent condition.

Matching Kumho tyres on each corner are in nearly as new condition.

Please see the image gallery to take a closer look at the wheels.

Bodywork

The bodywork on the Alfa has benefitted from a full restoration, and as mentioned by VeloceSport approximately seven years ago. The door gaps look to align as they should, along with the bonnet and boot lid.

The roof is in good order and fits nice and tight when up. There are no apparent scratches to the plastic rear window, and it has no signs of clouding.

Please take the time to look through the hi-resolution images we have taken for a more detailed look at the exterior.

Paint

Going back to bare metal, the Alfa was then repainted back in its original Ivory colour. The paintwork looks excellent all over the car, with no noticeable chips or scratches to point out other than a couple of stone chips that are present on the front end, which is to be expected after seven years.

Again, please take the time to look through the hi-resolution images we have taken for a more detailed look at the exterior, for you to make your own mind up on the condition.

Glass and Trim

The windows on the car are in superb condition with no marks to mention. The chrome trim looks to have been replaced at the time of the restoration as they are also in excellent order, with no tarnishing and have a mirror like finish.

The lights are good too with no chips or cracks to the lenses both on the front and rear. The headlights have a cover over them, keeping the smooth lines of the body in check. These are also in good condition with no scratches to the surfaces.

Just like the window trims, the bumpers have the same bright finish with no tarnishing.

Please see our detailed gallery showing the whole exterior.

Interior

1967 is calling, and jumping inside the Alfa takes you straight back - original features throughout, this is a nice place to be!

Seats and Carpets

The seats have been retrimmed in an original style material that is in excellent condition and shows little wear. Likewise, the door cards have been trimmed to match and are in the same condition, and the chrome trim is in good order.

The carpets have been replaced, and these have little or no signs of any wear to them; protected with a set of embroidered mats has ensured they stay in this condition. The boot area is clean and tidy and fitted with a rubber mat to protect the painted floor.

Please see the interior gallery section for more detailed images.

Dashboard

Trimmed to match the seats, the dash top is in good condition with no issues to mention. The fascia is painted Ivory to match the body. The Alfa Romeo instruments are in excellent condition and working as they should, with the odometer reading ~10,897 miles.

Please see the interior gallery for more hi-resolution images.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

The original two-spoke steering wheel is in good condition with just some light age related marks on the rim. The gearknob is the same material as the wheel and is in good order.

Please see the interior gallery for more detailed images.

Mechanics

In the late 60s, the Alfa’s engine was replaced from the original 1600cc to the more sporty 1750cc twin cam.

Engine and Gearbox

At the time of the restoration, the engine was given a once over along with rebuilding the carburettors. The car has been well maintained since then, and any issues addressed that have arisen. There was also a new exhaust and clutch fitted at the same time. The Alfa moves through the gears with ease, as can be seen in our On the Road Video.

Suspension and Brakes

The suspension was rebuilt and replaced with new during the restoration, so it is still in excellent order with no issues to point out. The car is reported to handle fantastically with a smooth ride and very precise.

Nicholas reports the brakes to be working as they should, pulling the car to a halt with no juddering through the pedal and in a straight line.

The Drive

A curb weight of ~990kg makes it a light, nimble car to drive, but the extra power, thanks to the larger 1750cc engine, makes it even more fun!

Nicholas loves it and says, “It’s a driver's car offering plenty of feel through the wheel and power there when you need it”.

Electrics and Other

Inside the Alfa is relatively minimal, but do you really need anything more? We think not!

Sitting there looking at the chrome dial instruments with their needles pointing where you can see them - it's enough just to make you want to get out and drive.

History and Paperwork

With a restoration bill at over ~£32,000 is one sign that things were done right on this Italian classic.

In the way of paperwork, there is not a great deal as it spent half its life in South Africa. However, there is some background history on the car and several invoices for work carried out in the UK. The main invoice is for the restoration, coming in at £32,090. Since then, there have been other parts purchased and work carried out in 2016/17, which are all listed in the paperwork section.

This is one Alfa Romeo that has been given everything needed and has been genuinely cared for in the five years that Nicholas has owned it. So now it is your turn to continue the love for this Italian icon.

We’ve done all include seller checks, including photo ID, and V5 and also actioned an HPi check on the vehicle.

We've summarised our view on the car based on information gained from the seller in the listing above, however, and as you can see, we go to great lengths to photograph and video the car in hi-resolution detail - this has been done for you to make your own assessment from the comfort of your sofa. So please sit back, have a cuppa and take your time to review everything on this listing in order to make your own assessment on the vehicle's condition. Viewings are also welcomed with all our listings, so please get in touch with us to arrange a suitable time - we just need to speak to you first and receive a valid photo ID before confirming.

If there's anything you're unsure about, no matter how small, then please first ask the owner in the comments area below before placing your bid/s, as bids can't be retracted and form a binding contract if you win the car - just like a traditional auction house.

Service History
Date Type Mileage
16.03.2020 MOT 10,761
23.05.2017 MOT 9,956
16.09.2015 MOT 9,443
Key Details
  • ModelSpider
  • TransmissionManual
  • Man. Date1967
  • UK Reg. Date22.01.1990
  • CC1750
  • Mileage~10,897
  • ColourIvory
  • Interior ColourBlack
  • Chassis #AR710298
  • Engine #AR00548L0949
  • RestoredYes
  • HPi ClearYes
  • Former Keepers4 Previous UK keepers
  • LHD or RHDRHD
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • Owned5 Years
  • Key FeatureOutstanding cCondition







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Kulraj Salh
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Update – The reserve has now been removed by the seller Nick. This car will be selling to the highest bidder this evening. Good luck if you’re involved in the bidding. Best, Kulraj – Trade Classics

robbiew999
Member
robbiew999

Hi Nick, Please can you confirm what work has been done on the car since you acquired it, in particular servicing/other maintenance? thanks, Rob

barraldo1
Member
barraldo1

Hello Nicholas
Can you advise if thou have AR Certificato de Origine for your car
Can you kindly confirm if your car is matching numbers please
Hear soon

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