The first two-seater Alfa Romeo “Duetto” debuted onto the big screen in 1967 during the famous film “The Graduate” and its beauty stole the scene to Mrs. Robinson! Incoming in a restyled, third-generation “Quadrifoglio verde” version, this clever 2.0 Spider sports just under 61,000 km, a delightful Grigio Metallizzato paintwork over grey leather/red upholstery interiors and was reportedly produced in only 2692 units!
The series III “Aerodinamica” made its first appearance in 1983, when it received the further styling revision which caused the introduction of the symbolic black rubber front and rear bumpers; in 1986 Alfa finally unveiled the Green Fourleaf Clover model, with furtherly enhanced aesthetic features, such as a removable hardtop and its 15” alloy wheels.
As offered in the two exclusive shades of red and silver (and black for the US market), this car is mechanically identical to the standard Spider Veloce model but its engine bay hosts a 2.0-litre, DOHC, 2-valves, inline-four, producing 128 hp and 178 Nm of torque. As presented here, this Spider comes equipped with electrically-powered front windows and recent Blaupunkt autoradio.
Moving around this grey Alfa, the paint is shiny and smooth, with no cracking or fading along the body, but a few very small chips along the front bumpers. The original rubber strips and seals are also preserved, like the rubber at the front spoiler, while the seller reports that the rear spoiler is currently showing a minor crack on the top right corner and lacking its original “Quadrifoglio Verde” badge, as shown in the photo gallery.
The original alloy wheels are in generally good condition and come equipped with Minerva All season Master tyres, 195/60R15 for both front and rear, which are reported in like-new state. The seller reports the folding top operates well, with no issues. Also, the plastic window on the back appears to fold, without showing damage or cracking in the process.
The interiors are trimmed with grey leather, red stitching, upholstery and carpets, which are in very good condition, as pictured in the gallery: door panels and instruments look like new with no crack or tear. The trunk also looks clean and nicely detailed.
The single monopod gauge cluster, with electronic gauges, is reported to be working perfectly and the centre console and the dash panels appear to be in good shape.
The six-digit mechanical odometer strikes a mileage of 60,900km.
Mechanically, this car has a very light, 1.996cc, inline-four which is said to be starting, driving and sounding the way a mid-eighties Alfa should. The seller reports the car has always been parked indoors in climate controlled premises and that there is no reported sign of rust along the underside of the car, as notable from the gallery.
The purchase of this sought-after and well preserved Spider will include ownership titles and an original key, along with its marvellous period-correct plates and a pure Quadrifoglio Verde spirit!