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$4,395. 1978 Spider, 123K, 120K maintenance service done. Local original Colorado car bought from Ralph Schomp Denver dealership. Turn key ready, does not need immediate work, no problems, everything works, passed stringent Boulder emissions test, choke not connected because it does not need it- always starts cold with clean 50W Valvoline Special Racing oil, currently classic car registered($100/5yrs.). Garage stored. I am the third owner and bought the car in 2004 and drove the car for about 4Kmi since then. Last Summer I started preparing the car for new paint. I have the original factory parts that were removed or upgraded and service records. Here is a partial list of the work done to this car and I will keep adding to it: engine and transmission rebuilt at 88K by Don Knopp in Denver, headers, new top, roll bar, master brake and clutch cylinders, fuel pumps,Toyo tires, door panels.

Work done in the last 4kmi.: replaced fuel injection with Weber carbs. jetted for high altitude-9:1 air/fuel ratio, big valve virgin head( still within the 5K break-in interval), euro cams, replaced duel points with Plex electronic ignition, life time stainless steel Stebro wide three chamber tuned exhaust, grey leather seats with three point seat belts( not installed but included), all new hoses and belts, Carrello head light covers with Sylvania super bright head lamps, five BWA wheels( five original factory wheel set included), removed heavy rubber bumpers and replaced them with 1974 stainless steel bumpers/grill, complete brake replacement with new drilled/slotted rotors/pads/steel brake lines, rear emergency brake shoes, front bearings and tie rods, wheel alignment, brand new Interstate battery/with current warranty, door check straps, trunk and glove box locks, oil sump guard, front end cover, car cover. Since I retired I don't drive it much and only drove it during the summer to work and to festivals/fairs in Colorado. I am the only person that has driven my car in the past eleven years. I did not follow through with the repaint so I reduced the price to $4,395.
Last week I put the car on a lift to take under carriage pics.--looks good no floor/wheel well rust through( small hole in spare tire well). I did find a small lower oil pan gasket leak, some static play in the carrier bearing and slightly loose emergency brake mount bolts, none of those prevent daily driving. I will make sure all indicator lights work and the high/low headlight functions.

I am including extra parts that I think might be needed within the next 100K maintenance schedule: brake booster, trailing arms with new bushings, lower oil pan gasket, rear view mirror/map light, shift boot, '74 Alfa logo floor mats, emergency brake assembly, brake equalizer valve, starter motor bypass relay, rear axel straps, black box flasher unit, hazard flasher switch and maybe other parts as I clean out the parts shed. I have replaced routine maintenance parts with performance parts and that is an improvement over the factory model.

This car is ready to drive as is except for routine maintenance such as oil/fluid /filters changes, light bulbs, check tire pressure, keep battery charged, tighten bolts, clothe wipe clean--I have Crystal Glow but have never used it and I have polished the car a few times-I like the gray/black hue. Car is located in Nederland, CO. I have been starting the car every week all winter while garaged. The roads are starting to clear after the winter snows and can be test driven on dry days/roads. I could vacuum the carpets and fuss with the interior and make it look real pretty but it is more fun to drive it.

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Call me for shop talk, Mark, 303-258-7905. Email: [email protected] SOLD SOLD SOLD 4/13/2015.
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