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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-29-2006, 06:44 AM Thread Starter
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My first Alfa

Hello from sunny Athens, Greece.

Finally after yearning for a classic Alfa, I bought a 1973 Spider Veloce. It was recently imported to Greece from Germany, from its first and only owner, with 144.000 kms. It has neve been restored, just repainted 13 years ago.
So far I have not needed to have anything done to her appart from a new battery, so I just drive her along coastal roads near Athens. Its a joy. So much more pleasurable than the MX-5 it replaced.
Great to find more people enjoying these great cars. Keep it up.

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-29-2006, 06:49 AM
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congratulations and a very nice color too. hope you enjoy it as much as I do mine.
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Lovely and apparently unmolested. congrats!

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1983 Spider -- Dead: slowly parted-out on eBay
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I really envy you driving along those sunny Mediterranean coastal roads in the Alfa with the top down. My car is in storage for the winter and its about minus 10 degrees C here with snow forecast for this afternoon, so I can only imagine what that must be like. Looks like a great car, congratulations!

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More room

I agree the Alfa is better than the MX-5( Miata). Mainly I notice how much more room there is. Far more comfortable.

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Love it !!! The car looks great with the factory steel wheels and the proper European side marker lamps. What a great find!

Bill / 1977 Alfa Romeo 4C2000 / 2012 BMW S1000RR / 1975 BMW R90/6
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Congratulations! That is a nice looking Spider. Can you post more photos?

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Some more photos. The colour is Blu Pervinca Metalizzato.





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very, very, very SWEET. Congratulations!

Peter

Currently: '65 Giulia TI

Previously:
'76 Alfasud Ti/'75 GT Junior/'87 Alfa 33
'91 Alfa 75/'95 Alfa 164/'79 Alfa Spider '69 Euro 1750 GTV, '67 Duetto, '84 Spider Veloce
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Really nice car.Love the color.Hope to see you around.Congrats.
KALORIZIKH KALOTAXIDI.
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Kali Spera!
Beautiful car in a beautiful country! I am hoping to move there in a few years (maybe Sparti). Know of any jobs?
Just curious, what does a spider cost in Europe these days?
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Depends on the country and the model. Anything from 5.000 to 25.000 euro.
Here in Greece the average price for an S4 is around 16.000. There are quite a few S3`s, very few coda troncas and even fewer Duettos.
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It is'n easy to find a clean example here in Greece.The best way is to buy a decent car from Italy.A nice 1300 coda tronca cost about 7500-8500 Euros,plus 1500-2000 Euros for taxes and registation.But be carefull,taxes above 1300cc goes double and more.
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very nice, she's sure in good shape, what fun.

77 Spider-rust issues-but fun! SOLD
93 Spider-151k km-SOLD
94 Spider CE- 48k miles
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Very, very, very nice Jon, really nice Spideraki . Hope see you (and your lovely lady there) soon.

“Alfa Romeo is not merely a maker of automobiles : it truly is something more than a conventionally built car. It is a kind of affliction, an enthusiasm for a means of transport. It is a way of living, a very special way of perceiving the motor vehicle. What it is resists definition. Its elements are like those irrational character traits of the human spirit which cannot be explained in logical terms. They are sensations, passions, things that have much more to do with man’s heart than with his brain”.
Orazio Satta

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