1969 Alfa Romeo Spider Duetto

Specifications
Stock: AR69-604
Current condition: SHOW-DRIVER
Performance: 1779cc
Transmission: 5 speed transmission
Color exterior: Red
Color interior: Black
Wheels: Steel Wheels with hubcaps
Vin #: AR1480604
Description

Classic Showcase is pleased to offer this rare 1969 Alfa Romeo Duetto Spider in nicely preserved condition, which features an attractive Red over Black color combo, polished valve covers, and an all-original Black leather interior. Classic Showcase has scheduled a full service and detail to the Spider for Fall 2020.

History

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. The Spider was launched at the 36th Geneva Motor Show in March 1966, and together with the Giulia Sprint GT Veloce tested by the press at an event organised in Gardone Riviera. To choose a name for the spider Alfa Romeo announced a write-in competition, offering an example of the new car as a prize. Over 100 thousand ballots were sent in, the great majority from Italy; the winner was Guidobaldo Trionfi, a man from Brescia, who proposed the name "Duetto" (duet). However it could not be officially adopted due to trademark issues, and the car was named simply Alfa Romeo Spider 1600. The Spider's 1,570 cc twin cam engine had dual Weber two-barrel side-draft carburetors, and produced 109 PS DIN (80 kW; 108 hp; or 129 PS SAE). Sparsely fitted inside but including five speed manual transmission, disc brakes 15" wheels fitted with Pirelli Cinturato 155HR15 CA67 tires.