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This 1974 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce 2000 is the last year which offered the original chrome bumpers, before U.S. safety regulations required the large unsightly rubber bumpers. It also has the original Spica fuel injection system which works flawlessly. Since I have owned it I have had both the engine and transmission rebuilt (Besic Motorsports, Lombard, IL), as well as a new paint job (Compact Cars, Chicago, IL). There are many other new parts, such as alternator, master brake cylinder, fuel tank, etc. Rear suspension was also taken care of. I also obtained the difficult to find oil/gas separator for the emissions system, which in all other Alfas of this age have deteriorated long ago. I just installed a new cloth Robbins top (9/19/14) purchased from International Auto and installed by a local shop. I only left the interior untouched which is in decent original condition. I would challenge you to find model of this year (S2) in better condition. When I purchased the vehicle, it was in excellent original condition and I simply made it better.

I have all receipts for the work. I should note that the engine was given a 1750 camshaft for added power. Further, when the transmission was rebuilt, the gears were carefully drilled out to lighten the gears, which contributes to ease of shifting and longevity of the gearbox. It is super fast and Besic is reknown for making Alfas have a continuous pull through the power band. It does not leak or burn any oil which, as you should know, says a lot for an Alfa of this age. I know that the asking price is strong; it merely reflects a reasonable discount from the amount of money I have invested.

Paint: 9.9 out of 10; no paint job is perfect except when it steps out of the factory;
Tires / Wheels: 10 out of 10; has the Ferrari designed Cromodora wheels, comes with original Campagnolo wheels;
Motor: 10 out of 10; can’t ask for anything better, Mike Besic tuned this one to be fast!
Transmission 10 out of 10; again, can’t ask for anything better;
Brakes: 9 out of 10.
Interior: 7 out of 10; I left the interior original; added Restoration carpet (100% wool); I even have the original cigarette lighter that came with the car;
Radio: did not come with the original, if there was one; added a 2 Din radio so that I would not have to cut any portion of the brace; added 2 excellent Alpine speakers in the lower footwells; you can really hear the stereo well at full speed with the top down.
Rear differential 10 out of 10; pulled, cleaned and repainted, with new gasket and fluid.

For 50 photos, go to: 1974 Alfa Romeo Spider - Photos

Asking $20,500. Call (312) 857-4033
(Jim T., Chicago, IL)
 

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Fine car, beautiful. Is the paint color oe? Mike sure does know his stuff, completed a couple of jobs for me in the past. He's located in Glen Ellyn, not Lombard, in case anyone inquires about his services. I wonder if we have ever crossed paths before?

Best of luck with the sale.
 

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I just added video with audio. The video will be redone next week, but this is a good opportunity to see it start from cold as well as hear it go through the gears.

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Beautiful car. I only hope mine turns out as nice. Oil pan guard an add on as I understand and may cause more harm than good
 

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Everyone who has one hopes you get your asking price; everyone who wants one hopes you don't. Good luck with the sale!
 
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