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1990 Spider Graduate 2.0 Series 3.5

⦁ 56k miles | 5 speed | 4.10 limited slip
⦁ 2.0 Liter Series 4 engine Bosch Motronic Fuel Injection
⦁ Classic manual feature
s: Sport seats, roll-up windows, manual steering & factory AC delete.
⦁ Rosso Alfa | Beige & Black interior | Texalfa Sport seats
⦁ Final iteration of the Graduate Spider - lower weight (than Veloce or Quad. models) coupled with the improved S4 engine created a potent combination
⦁ Nod to Alfa history with Quadrifoglio racing emblems and vintage hub centers
⦁ Bosch Motronic Fuel Injection - improved vs. earlier Spica (up to’82) & L Jetronic (to ‘89). Higher compression, hemi-style domed pistons, better power delivery, improved VVT, electric dual fan aluminum radiator (no stolen cavallinos & improved cooling vs. pre- ‘90 models). First year for the onboard diagnostic system.
⦁ Extensively sorted with $14K+ service last 3k miles. Serviced to optimize performance including extensive ignition, fuel & cooling system overhauls. Typical Alfa issues addressed - trunk release handle/bracket (al. version) /cable, driveshaft donut, plenum intake hoses, etc. Full fluids change: coolant, brake, clutch, transmission, differential, engine & steering box.
⦁ Last year for the Graduate & classic Series 3 body, only year for the S3 body & S4 engine combination.
⦁ Unlike full S4 models – there is no power steering, no airbags, no AC,
no body or interior “updates” – it’s the last of the line of the pure Alfa Spider
A bit more “raw” than most Spiders with a noticeable performance difference. A more enjoyable drive than any S1, S2, S3 or S4 Spider I’ve driven with a much stronger power band. Produced in late ‘89 for the U.S. ‘90 model year before the switch to the full S4 model and prior to the excesses piled upon the S4.

Sport exhaust - throatier & lighter than stock
Rare Vintage stainless-steel Alfa hubcaps on original wheels (shown)+ set of rare original sport wheel covers with custom painted 3D logos
Modern Pioneer stereo (detachable face) with digital inputs, CD player & Sirius - original Pininfarina hideaway plate (included) will need modification to fit over the new unit.
⦁ Original canvas top
⦁ Power mirrors and brakes
Owner’s manual, year-specific Service manual, Alfa Atlas, tools & original window sticker!
⦁ New Rosso Alfa touch up bottle & Alfa Romeo license plate cover (car shows)
⦁ Sporting the original dealer sticker on back plate
⦁ Original unused Pirelli spare with nubs still on the tire – never loses air!
Two (2) sets of original keys, including original Alfa dealer keychain
⦁ More rewarding & practical than many high value Alfas, this relatively unknown edition provides a very high smiles per hour factor, hard to replicate regardless of cost. Be the envy of other Spider owners as you roar past them! Compares very well with others that have recently sold at the $25k+ level. Priced conservatively given both the overall condition, extensive sorting and uniqueness. Will cost much more to get an average car to this level. An opportunity to obtain a unique example well below total investment. Car is located in Chicago, will consider driving it to you.

$20k obo No auction buyers premium, No dealer sales tax,

100 + Photos on flickr

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Nice Spider. Other than removing the quad stickers, I would do nothing but drive it.
 

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Yes, I like all three versions - whatever fits the mood. Black wheels (factory color) without the trims look a bit outlaw, with the trims make it look chunkier and vintage, and the sport wheel covers give it the Quadrifoglio phone dial look without the heavy rims. Takes minutes to change the look.
 

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Nope, this had no AC from the factory. Original invoice accompanies the car. Graduates were generally not equipped with AC, but some were built/optioned with it. It weighs less than cars so equipped and does not have power loss due to the AC. Not to mention one less thing to go wrong on a vintage car. Never been in one that the AC worked effectively anyway. Every pony and pound counts in small cars and this is a rare bird.
 
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