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This 1971 Alfa Romeo 1750 Spider is unique in that the combination of the first year newly designed Kamm-Tail, (its was actually 1970, but none of the '70s were marketed in the US) combined with the high torque and fast acceleration of the 1750 cc engine, make this the next Alfa to take a big jump in value. All the restoration was overseen by an Alfisti that has decades of experience on restoring a wide range of Alfas. This particular one experienced a complete new interior, using NOS or top quality aftermarket parts. The exterior had a new paint job using the original color formulation (Grigio Metallizzato 737) with a clear top coat. This Spider has some modification that can easily be eliminated to return this car to its original formulation. I know some Alfistis will think it sacriligious to desecrate a restored Alfa of any model. I was one of those guys, but after restoring Alfas to the way they originally were, I had the need to make modifications that I believed would enhance the performance, safety and enjoyment of the car without the losing the ability to bring it back, if I so chose to do so. The additions of the air dam, spoiler, fog lamps and relays, head light covers, roll bar, and period correct Blaupunkt Frankfurt US radio are not major modifications. Age, dexterity and lack of nimbleness has arrived, time to move it on to someone that will cherish it as I have. Price......$16,900 Maybe a little less for ABB people.


VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): AR1486585
Year: 1971
Make: Alfa Romeo
Model: Spider
Sub Model: 1750 Spider
Body Type: Convertible
Exterior Color: Silver (Grigio Metallizzato 737)
Interior Color: Black
Mileage: 999,999 (900 since restoration) Speedometer reads 78534
Engine: 1.8L 1779CC 109Cu. In. l4 GAS DOHC Spica injection
Number of Cylinders: 4
Transmission: Manual 5 speed
Drive Type: RWD
Fuel Type: Gasoline
For Sale By: Private Seller
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Vehicle Title: Clear

Not show, but top line driver:
Milli Miglia wheels and new tires
Complete interior restoration:
Small amount of rust was removed and repaired
Installed air dam & spoiler and fog lamps
Installed roll bar:
complete History available

More photos & video available: See below

History on 1971 Alfa Romeo 1750 Spider​

This Spider was purchased from an Alfa enthusiast living in St. Petersburg, FL. The car was original owned by a doctor that put the car in a repair shop. The repair shop said that the doc brought his car in regularly for service and it was well maintained. He developed an engine problem so the engine was rebuilt around 2005 and around 4,000 miles ago. The doctor never came back for the car, so the repair shop ended up taking title and sold the car to the previous owner in St. Pete. The previous owner did the $2,400 paint restoration (Grigio Metallizzato 737) with clear top coat. The following items were replaced with new parts by the previous owner. NOS parts were purchased if available.

• Brake master cylinder

• Shocks and springs

• Radio with CD and speakers

• Canvas top

• Tires

• European Carello front light covers

• Fuel injection pump

• Reupholstered seats

• Suspension bushings

New original color paint with clear coat

The cars speedometer says 78534. I have no means of verifying that since the car is registered as antique and the mileage is exempt, and the registration shows it to be 999999. In the 8 years that I have owned it, it has been driven no more than 700 miles. The engine and the body have been verified by Alfa Romeo to be matching. The Spica fuel injection delivers perfectly. The transmission shifts smoothly in all gears. The ride is smooth and steering is effortless.

The car has never been in an accident. It has Mille Miglia wheels. They were put on as an option when the car was purchased new. These are aluminum alloy wheels I am told, and they appear to be because they have darkened in color to give a more pewter or silver gray appearance and weigh <12 lbs.

There was an issue with the floor boards rusting. This apparently was an issue after it had been sitting at the repair shop waiting for the Doc to return and pay for the rebuild. Alfa owners know how the windows and doors can leak. The boards were repaired by welding new floor boards to the body. The following is a list of all the items that were repaired in this restoration. This is not a show car, but I believe it would win in competition at local shows. I have installed an air dam and a rear spoiler. They definitely enhance cornering at higher speeds. I know that a number of Alfistis will object to taking the originality out of the car. These are things that can be removed and return the Spider to original condition, with minor effort and expense. I read that the dam and spoiler would improve the down force and provide a noticeably response on taking curves at higher speeds. I had the parts and had to see for myself. It sure does. I also installed a roll bar for safety when taking those curves.

Replacement parts added to restoration. I cannot think of anything else this Alfa needs to have done to it.

• Blaupunkt Frankfurt U.S. Radio

• New dash and console

• Newer windshield and new seal

• New wipers (stainless)

• New gauges and bezels

• Rewired to code

• New switches on console

• New boots on shifter

• New original shift knob

• New carpeting

• New sound and heat proofing on floor boards

• Repaired weak areas in floor boards

• New mirrors and gaskets

• New outer door handles and gaskets

• Newer tail lights and side markers

• Newer bumpers

• New insignias and name plates

• New snaps on boot cover

• New head light trim for Carello Covers.

• New transmission mount

• New motor mounts

• New clutch master cylinder

• New valve cover gasket

• New paint in engine compartment

• New hoses and hose clamps

• New intake clamps

• New speedometer cable

• New heat hose and vacuum assist hose

• New fluids (Red Line where designated)

• New brake fluid

• New antifreeze

• New thermostat and gasket

• New fuel filter

• New cigarette lighter

• New bulbs where needed

• New gas overflow/vent reservoir hold down strap

• New door seals

• New window seals including wing windows

• New convertible top clamps

• New drain hoses inside body channels

• New exhaust system (all three components)

• New exhaust manifolds

• New heater/defroster control plate

• New points and distributor cap

Additional items added:

Carello Fog Lamps and relay circuitry
Relays for head lights, parking and fog lighting
Owner’s Manual and Mechanic Manual with Parts Reference
Roll Bar
Rear spoiler and Front air dam
Tool Kit
All documentation and receipts will be supplied.



Spider is available for viewing and pre-purchase inspection... please view/inspect before bidding. There is no sale based on contingents. Being sold As Is, and Where is, with no warranty. Buyer is responsible for all shipping costs and shipping arrangements. I will keep the Alfa in my garage no more than 14 days after the purchase, so please pick up before this time expires. $1,000.00 due via Paypal or Postal Money Order within 24 hours and the balance is to be paid in 5 working days via wire transfer, cash or cash equivalent. Call for Jim at 870-499-7707 for more details and arrangements for pick up or shipping. I will help with the shipping end as much as I can. You can also reach me via email at [email protected] if you need to make other arrangements.

You can view more photos at:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/a5xr1vw16zujcqx/AADCw-3TFNHHsaIsxXmiF8b2a?dl=0
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This 1971 Alfa Romeo 1750 Spider is unique in that the combination of the first year newly designed Kamm-Tail,
It was the second year. I used to own a 1970 1750 Kamm tail that was imported into the USA from Canada.
 

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I new that..... My grandfather was a Frenchman and he too smuggled stuff from Canada to the US.
Your comment has been acted on. See if the new wording is better. Why don't you buy this one and then you will have one again. In fact, why not buy the 79-80 Euro I have for sale to go with your 79 Spider US?

Which brings up another question you might help with, Ed. I wrote a letter to Alfa in Italy and told them I had an Alfa that was built in 79 and sold in 80. I asked them if it was a 79 or 80 and they would only say "there is no difference". Question, when does the clock tick over and the new model year begins?
 

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Why don't you buy this one
If I were starting over with Spiders I would probably buy a '71.

I reduced my Alfa fleet from 4 to 2 a few years ago and that is it. We have a 2 car garage and the Japanese cars live outside. I once talked about buying a Ferrari and my wife said "you would have to sell your GTV6". End of story.
 
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