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General Information

Year
1978
Make
Alfa Romeo
Model
Spider
Color
Red
History
This car was leased from a dealership in San Diego when new. At the end of that lease it was put up for auction, and was picked up by another car dealer who lived in Vegas. He kept it as his personal car. He painted it red, and put the Quad package on it. He drove the car until the clutch started slipping, and parked it in his garage. After 15 years he decided it was time to sell the car, and posted it on Craig's List in 2013. That is when I bought the car.
1978 Alfa Romeo Spider (Red)

Modifications

Drivetrain
With the engine out I was able to paint the engine bay. The engine has been completely rebuilt, replacing pistons and cylinders with Motronic 10/1 compression. Bearings, and gaskets. The head went to the Mach. shop, and had over sized valves, stiffer valve springs installed. Replaced both timing chains. 11.5mm intake cam, and 10.5mm exaust cam. Dellorto 40s carbs.
New clutch P plate, and T bearing. Re built drive shaft.
Interior
The top of the dash was badly cracked so I capped it. There were some electrical issues, Replaced the ignition switch, and the head light , and turn signal switch assembly. Interior is completely re done.
Exterior
87 Quad package added by previous owner.
I Repainted it, and put a new tan cloth top on, and added the Carrillo head light covers.
Audio
Installed new Blu tooth radio/ disc player. Pioneer speakers front and rear.
Suspension
New KYB shocks front and rear. New limit straps on rear axle. Replaced tie rod ends, and adjusted steering gear. The off to Schwab for wheel alinement
Wheel and Tire
The car came with a really nice set of pirelli tires, but after sitting in one place for 15 years they had fat spots, and had to be replaced. New Rota wheels, w/ Bridgstone tires.

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