Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Hello Lia, welcome to the BB
The archives have the final word on production date of your car - 28 December 1959 it is
OK, you have a long wheel base Interim / Transition Spider, the model designation should be 10103 (or 10104 if it is one of the USA Spec tipo cars). Technically it's a 101 model with LWB & quarter light windows, however during the Interim period Alfa still ran the old 750 designations of 1495*XXXXX (in your case 1495*08587), but by the very end of '59 they were running the 00102 engines, the 750 type 1315 motor was phased out some time around the middle of '59 to be replaced by a short lived 101 type engine which was still designated 1315 but numbered from 01001 to 010509 - easily identifiable as a 101 type as it has a block mounted fuel pump.
The change from SWB to LWB is given in the Parts Manual as chassis 1495*08001, but we know that it happened some 500 cars earlier circa 1495*07500
I have a Feb '60 1495*08930 and a 15 July '60 1493*10990, both of which are LWB Interim/Transition cars still using the old 750 chassis numbering systems, but both are 10103 Spider Normale's.
3 more posts and you can attach pictures - car + chassis number engine & engine number plus the Data plate will help in identifying what you have, this is from my '60 Normale
Last edited by AlfistiSA; 07-31-2019 at 11:46 AM.