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Testimony of road worthiness:This is a very original, honest 1969 Alfa Romeo 1750 Veloce Spider “Boat-tail” (series 1). I flew up on a 1 way flight to pick up this jewel after having already paid for it months ahead. I drove this nearly 50 year old exotic 1843 miles home across (13) states and 3 days. She made the road journey without any issue bar one: When I first stopped for gas I noticed air low on the left rear tire. I added air and had to keep adding air due to a slow leak. The next morning at the hotel I tried to get the wheel off but simply couldn’t get any lug nut loose. I made the trip home by regular stops for air. An older tire tech at shop near my home got the wheel off. Apparently the left side wheel lug nuts turn clockwise to open; counter clockwise to bolt wheel on. The right side wheels on this car follow the conventional direction. I tipped the old tire tech for teaching me this. Alfa Romeo dominated the field of racing for decades since the company was founded in 1910. Vintage Race cars had center spinners; so to prevent left side wheels from falling off, the spinners tightened up in direction the left wheels turned. The leak was a faulty tire valve and not a nail.
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1969 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce 1750 "Boat tail"

This is a very original, honest 1969 Alfa Romeo 1750 Veloce Spider “Boat-tail” (series 1) I bought recently. I flew up on a 1 way flight to pick up this jewel after having already paid for it months ahead. I drove this nearly 50 year old exotic 1843 miles home across (13) states and 3 days. She made the road journey without any issue bar one: When I first stopped for gas I noticed air low on the left rear tire. I added air and had to keep adding air due to a slow leak. The next morning at the hotel I tried to get the wheel off but simply couldn’t get any lug nut loose. I made the trip home by regular stops for air. An older tire tech at shop near my home got the wheel off. Apparently the left side wheel lug nuts turn clockwise to open; counter clockwise to bolt wheel on. The right side wheels on this car follow the conventional direction. I tipped the old tire tech for teaching me this. Alfa Romeo dominated the field of racing for decades since the company was founded in 1910. Vintage Race cars had center spinners; so to prevent left side wheels from falling off, the spinners tightened up in direction the left wheels turned. The leak was a faulty tire valve and not a nail.
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My '91 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce I acquired in April'18 with 38,000 approx miles from Hendricks Mazda dealer in Buford Atlanta. Flew up on a 1 way ticket; had all fluids drained & refilled (eng. oil & filter, transmission & differential); drove her back 850 miles to Houston. Gutted the interior in June myself & reupholstered & refurbished interior with some tasteful personal touches. Upgraded brakes & suspension with Centerline performance Alfa parts. Had professional Paint correction & ding removal done as well. Car is a head turner at all car shows now.
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Awesome! Love the seat red pin striping and the Alfa Romeo logo! Sweet. ncng

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My '91 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce I acquired in April'18 with 38,000 approx miles from Hendricks Mazda dealer in Buford Atlanta. Flew up on a 1 way ticket; had all fluids drained & refilled (eng. oil & filter, transmission & differential); drove her back 850 miles to Houston. Gutted the interior in June myself & reupholstered & refurbished interior with some tasteful personal touches. Upgraded brakes & suspension with Centerline performance Alfa parts. Had professional Paint correction & ding removal done as well. Car is a head turner at all car shows now.
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post #5664 of 5761 (permalink) Old 12-13-2018, 07:58 PM
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That boat tail is gorgeous!
I'd love to have one. There is one for sale very near to me, but one Alfa keeps me poor enough so I'll have to make do with looking at pics of other people's
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Pics of my '91 Alfa Spider Veloce that I found in April'18 via Auto Trader at Hendricks Mazda in Buford, near Atlanta, Georgia. I bought the car a month ahead site unseen basis what appeared to be a well cared for Alfa & which came with a binder of service receipts from a previous owner. I wired the funds weeks ahead to seal the deal. Later I flew up on a 1 way; paid extra for all fluids be changed (engine oil & filter that I took with me, transmission oil; differential fluid; coolant flush, refill & bleed). Then drove her back 840 miles back to Houston stopping 1 night in Pascagoula, Miss. She made it back without a hiccup bar one: she kept blowing a 10 amp fuse randomly. No wonder the dealer gave me a zip lock bag full of about a dozen 10 amp blade fuses. All gauges went to zero was the indication as old technician who changed fluids told me this had a habit of happening and showed me where the 10 amp fuse needed to go. (under driver's left knee at drop down fuse block). After this happened twice I figured I would never make it home on a dozen fuses having already replaced 2 within 120 miles of Atlanta. So I bought more fuses but only found 1 last assortment. I decided to stick in a 15 amp fuse and she did not blow that fuse again the rest of the journey home. During the gutting of interior in June'18 I discovered the relay that dims the interior courtesy lights in foot well, both sides, was broken causing a short. I replaced this with a used relay from Larry's Alfa parts; went back to a 10 amp blade fuse. Never had the problem again. I had an Upholstery shop (Sublime Heights Seams & Sounds) refurbish the seats, door cards etc while I did the removal & refit at my home garage to be sure no parts got lost. It took 2 months for the shop redo the interior with some personal touches of my own. World Upholstery in California did the custom floor mats; again to my design. I had real tan leather and suede (alcantara) be used for seats, door panels. During the removal/refit I found the anti theft code to oem radio cassette on underside of the radio which works great. I popped in a cassette & plays nice. Since these pics I have replaced wooden gear knob & brake grip with mahogany wood custom knob & brake grip from C.G. Autowood. Car is a head turner and best of show at Fiat & ALfa car meets. Concurrently, upgraded brakes with Wilwood 4 pot performance calipers, new pads; braided s.s. brake hoses; new master cylinder & booster; suspension parts and exhaust upgrades (all from Centerline Alfa). Next upgrade is GTA 15 x 7 wheels from Maxilites to happen soon.
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Additionally Paint correction by a professional and ding lifting by another professional was done. The paint in Alfa Red is factory original. I had Upholstery shop add red piping to seats; suede or alcantara to seats to mimic oem design; suede or alcantara with stitching pattern to door cards to mimic oem heat pressed design on vinyl;Alfa logos embroidered to seat head rests rear side (to avoid oils from hair deteriorating the logo over time/besides looks sharper on a convertible from rear); red piping on custom floor mats to tie the outer color with interior. Nardi wooden strg wheel etc. Car is a total joy to drive.
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Thank you Sir. Never say Never. It took me 6 years to finally pull the trigger on a 69 Boat tail. And guess what?????!!!!!!!!! I bought 2 Boat tails the same day this October. Both site unseen. Now I have 3 Alfas in total. One Series 4. and 2 series 1. ALFA= Always Looking For Another.
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Thank you Sir. Appreciate your positive feedback and comments/compliments. The older Alfas are such beautiful cars. I have always liked the series 1 and series 4 in particular. I have been very fortunate to now have 1 series 4 and 2 series 1. Soon to post pics of my other series 1, Boat tail in silver.
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My recently acquired, after a recent complete nut & bolt restoration, '69 Alfa Romeo Spider "Silver Boat Tail" with no expense spared. Powered by a later 2 liter Twin overhead cam Alfa motor with dual 45 mm DCOE side Webers; performance suspension, brakes from Alfaholics, UK and much more including it's original 1779 cc (1750) motor on a pallet.
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