The Alfa Romeo Spider (105/115 series) is a two-seater, front engine, rear drive roadster manufactured and marketed by Alfa Romeo from 1966 to 1994 in four distinct series, each with modifications ranging from modest to extensive.
As successor to the Giulia Spider, the Spider remained in production for almost three decades. The first three series were assembled by Pininfarina in Grugliasco and the fourth series in San Giorgio Canavese. The last Spider was manufactured in April 1993 — the last rear wheel drive Alfa Romeo before the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione of 2007.
Here's the ultimate version of one of the most beautiful sports cars ever made. So the appeal is not just that this 1991 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce has supple Italian leather, cold A/C, and all the right docs, but also it's because you can get this loaded classic for such an affordable price.
We don't have to bother making references to The Graduate. After all, that legendary movie brought our attention to the now-iconic slop-nosed beauty of the Alfa Spider. But this one is a different kind of classic. For starters, while the design is timeless, you want a later model like this. The Series IV cars gave you full body-colored bumpers and an updated rear for a more modern look. And speaking of contemporary, the factory-correct Red has the right gloss and shine to give this vintage machine the appeal of an iPhone. And as you look over the details – the fitting of the body panels, clear glass, clean factory 15-inch alloys, etc. – you understand that this one has spent its life being cared for correctly. In fact, while the speedometer is in kilometers, a quick calculation lets you know it has averaged less than 1,200 miles annually.
While the black folding top fit snugly and looks terrific against the Red paint, it gets even better when you take it down. After all, few people are better at fashion than Italians, and so you want to share it with the world. For example, the leather bucket seats look great and will continue to wear-in nicely for years to come. The tan and black are well coordinated as they work in harmony on the door panels, carpeting, and dash. Another great advantage of the Series IV cars is that it comes loaded with features like power windows and power locks. Plus, this one was upgraded with pieces like the wood veneering and AM/FM/CD stereo. But your favorite feature will be the cold-blowing air conditioning. That allows you to enjoy top-down fun in this Alfa deep into the summer season.
What really make people fall in love with an Alfa is the driving experience. The original 2.0-liter fuel-injected motor looks tidy in the engine bay. More importantly, it fires up eagerly with the kind of hum that only a vintage Italian can deliver. In fact, this one has an extra hint of growl thanks to a header package on the newer exhaust. The twin cam powerplant is legendary for eagerly pulling from a standstill. You take full control through the five-speed manual transmission. And at this time, you begin to feel the legendary harmony as the motor, gearbox, sports suspension, and you are all part of this dynamic instrument that can see the holes in traffic and finds the open road. Add in power steering, four-wheel disc brakes, and newer Pirelli tires, and this one is turn-key ready for excitement.