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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-15-2019, 04:29 PM Thread Starter
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1977 Spider - not running

FOR SALE - 1977 Spider with 67,xxx miles. Original owner. Non-running.

THE GOOD - I've known this car since my father bought it new in 1977 from Chris Nikel in Oklahoma. It even has the original Chris Nikel license plate surround. The body is in very good condition, having been resprayed once in about 1990. It has two incidents worth reporting, the first being when I let the car roll away from being parked. It crossed two lanes of traffic and came to rest against a power pole. The only casualties from that event were the rear bumper trim being severed and damage to my own teenage ego. I couldn't find bumper trim then, and that's how things still stand. The other incident involved the car being backed into and the driver's door taking a dent. The door was replaced, not repaired, but since then the door must be opened with the key in the lock.

THE FAIR - The interior is okay. The passenger's seat is quite good, but the driver's has torn seams. The driver's side interior door panel is perpetually loose. The top is okay from the outside, but more ratty on the inside. The dash has a crack leading forward from the vents. Carpets should be replaced.

THE BAD - It hasn't been started in over a decade. I believe I was fiddling with the cold start mechanism when I got distracted, and here we are. For years before that, the starter would grind before finally catching. I never diagnosed that. The paint, which is otherwise good, has some white overspray on the right rear from a sloppily executed home improvement project. This shouldn't be anything a careful detail can't remedy. The gas tank will need to be drained and cleaned.

This car will be sold as is, where is, northwest of Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Iíve known this car since it was new, but donít want to do what is needed to do right by it. Bottom line is that it is low mileage, but has been sitting for sometime.

Let's say $3000.

Bring a trailer.
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Rust? Floorboards, spare tire well, damage to front valence?

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Past Alfas...
59 102 Touring (first Alfa $500 running)
65 Sprint GT (2nd Alfa, $500 daily driver)
102 Sprint (never did anything with it, but wish I had)
74 Berlina (first new car - now certainly rusted into oblivion)
61 Giulietta Spider G-Prod Race Car (where is it now?)
84 Spider Veloce (rarely drove it, so sold it)
86 Quadrifoglio (Dull car - no more 115s for me)
1971 Montreal "The Full Monty". Fair winds and following seas

Current Alfas
59 102 Touring Roadster - restoration complete, enough Alfa for any rational man. Or irrational, for that matter
Oops. Add to the "present" list, 10204 01488, 2000 Touring Roadster project

And past...
Two 1946 Stampe SV4C (c/n 294 "Rocinante" - wife's favorite airplane. RIP), and c/n 235 "La Bon Temps Femme" (gone to a new home, but never forgotten)
Zlin 50LA (+9 -6 gees, titanium spar, 1200 lbs, 260HP rumored to now be in Brazil)
1946 Luscombe 8A
Starduster Too (recently spotted at the Nevada City, CA airport - over 20 years and an entire continent separating it from our stewardship in Binghamton, NY)
1955 Cessna 170B (wife taught me to fly tailwheel in this)

And present...
64 Mooney M20E ("Rambo". My faithful steed for over 40 years) Over 55 years old, and just returned from a trip to Argentina in him
Newest in the fleet
1967 Piper Super Cub on Wipline amphibious floats (a true "all terrain vehicle")
2010 Triumph Thunderbird


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The only rust I see is surface rust at the rear spare tire wheel well drain. Front valance is fine, if full of cobwebs.
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-15-2019, 07:28 PM
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Chris,

Just sent you a personal message. I see you have posted only 6 times, so you may not be able to send or receive PMs. You can contact me via email at autotech at flash dot net.

Don P
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Past Alfas...
59 102 Touring (first Alfa $500 running)
65 Sprint GT (2nd Alfa, $500 daily driver)
102 Sprint (never did anything with it, but wish I had)
74 Berlina (first new car - now certainly rusted into oblivion)
61 Giulietta Spider G-Prod Race Car (where is it now?)
84 Spider Veloce (rarely drove it, so sold it)
86 Quadrifoglio (Dull car - no more 115s for me)
1971 Montreal "The Full Monty". Fair winds and following seas

Current Alfas
59 102 Touring Roadster - restoration complete, enough Alfa for any rational man. Or irrational, for that matter
Oops. Add to the "present" list, 10204 01488, 2000 Touring Roadster project

And past...
Two 1946 Stampe SV4C (c/n 294 "Rocinante" - wife's favorite airplane. RIP), and c/n 235 "La Bon Temps Femme" (gone to a new home, but never forgotten)
Zlin 50LA (+9 -6 gees, titanium spar, 1200 lbs, 260HP rumored to now be in Brazil)
1946 Luscombe 8A
Starduster Too (recently spotted at the Nevada City, CA airport - over 20 years and an entire continent separating it from our stewardship in Binghamton, NY)
1955 Cessna 170B (wife taught me to fly tailwheel in this)

And present...
64 Mooney M20E ("Rambo". My faithful steed for over 40 years) Over 55 years old, and just returned from a trip to Argentina in him
Newest in the fleet
1967 Piper Super Cub on Wipline amphibious floats (a true "all terrain vehicle")
2010 Triumph Thunderbird


You can snap roll an Alfa only one time...
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For anyone else watching, he’s right. I never post here and can’t do PMs.

His email system is a fine way to communicate.
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Sorry some of these are upside down.

This shows the worst of the overspray.
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That overspray photographs worse than it appears, I think.
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