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Puleeeze...

Through the force and will of his dynamic personality, he will save his family from financial ruin by selling the family heirloom on craigslist for an incredible amount of money using nothing but sheer will and BS.
 

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Puleeeze...

Through the force and will of his dynamic personality, he will save his family from financial ruin by selling the family heirloom on craigslist for an incredible amount of money using nothing but sheer will and BS.
Hey, I resemble that remark! I'm BS, and I have *nothing* to do with the sale of this car!

;)

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Hand Built

I like the part about this being the last year they were hand built, I guess afterwords they were built by Fiat fairies or perhaps injection moulded.
 

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I love Alfa's and some do have a $$ value but I would like a second set of eyes
to look at the following ad on craigslist and please let me knwo what I am missing

http://providence.craigslist.org/car/379633260.html
There truly are Spiders that go for an extraordinary price (even more than what is being asked for this one), but those are concours competitive cars. In those cases, it is justified for those cars could not be reproduced even for the extraordinary asking price and it is quite a commitment, in time and money, to maintain a car at a high concours level throughout the years. The car advertised on craigslist is not one of them, as is very evident from the pictures. The car offered could be best described as an "unmolested driver", which is nice, but way under the asking price.

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There truly are Spiders that go for an extraordinary price (even more than what is being asked for this one), but those are concours competitive cars. In those cases, it is justified for those cars could not be reproduced even for the extraordinary asking price and it is quite a commitment, in time and money, to maintain a car at a high concours level throughout the years. The car advertised on craigslist is not one of them, as is very evident from the pictures. The car offered could be best described as an "unmolested driver", which is nice, but way under the asking price.

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I'm sorry but 22k for spyder there is no way in hell i would pay over 12K for a concours "80's" spyder if this was a 70's gt OK but a spyder most common alfa ..lets be serious.now
we are all alfa lovers here but we have to be realistic, that kind of money will get you a porsche same vintage or vespaholics alfa now we're talking cars
vespaholic has a nice alfa...
 

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I'm sorry but 22k for spyder there is no way in hell i would pay over 12K for a concours "80's" spyder if this was a 70's gt OK but a spyder most common alfa ..lets be serious.now
we are all alfa lovers here but we have to be realistic, that kind of money will get you a porsche same vintage or vespaholics alfa now we're talking cars
vespaholic has a nice alfa...
Well, it's pretty simple - just find one owner of a national concours competitive 80's Spider who is willing to sell it for $22k or less, or OTOH find someone who has bought a national concours competitive car for $22k or less within the last two years...

BTW, owners of concours competitive cars are pretty meticulous and pay attention to detail. For example, they would never confuse the spelling of an Alfa "Spider" with "spyder". ;)

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for starters
quote from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spyder:

Alternatively, a native Italian who has had no English influence in the pronunciation would pronounce "spyder" or "spider" as speeder. Thus a car labeled by an Italian car manufacturer as "Spyder" or "Spider" is intended to be simply a "speeder" or a sports car

second they have been 80's SPYDERS here on this site concours worthy for mid teens
I been around these cars and the SPYDER unless is a true duetto or early 70's
(1750) the 80's vintage,in this country, is not that rare.
 

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My hat's off to him if he can get it. If he's successful, maybe I'll have him sell my car.
 

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for starters
quote from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spyder:

Alternatively, a native Italian who has had no English influence in the pronunciation would pronounce "spyder" or "spider" as speeder. Thus a car labeled by an Italian car manufacturer as "Spyder" or "Spider" is intended to be simply a "speeder" or a sports car

second they have been 80's SPYDERS here on this site concours worthy for mid teens
I been around these cars and the SPYDER unless is a true duetto or early 70's
(1750) the 80's vintage,in this country, is not that rare.
If you want to quote Wikipedia and believe that "Spyder" is the correct reference, that's your business...

If you have found concours competitive '80s Spiders on this BB for mid-teens, then just indicate one (just one) that has placed at a well-respected Concours, such as the national meet that took place this Aug 1 -5 in Detroit.

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If you want to quote Wikipedia and believe that "Spyder" is the correct reference, that's your business...

If you have found concours competitive '80s Spiders on this BB for mid-teens, then just indicate one (just one) that has placed at a well-respected Concours, such as the national meet that took place this Aug 1 -5 in Detroit.

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'Spyder' might ba 'a' correct spelling, but I don't think it's how Alfa spelled it. All of my manuals say 'Spider'.

Any pre-war Alfas referred to as 'Spyder'?

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I saw a 63 thunderbird in this guy's yard once and went to talk to him because I have one too. I asked him if he wanted to sell it; he did not even blink and said $35K " Thats what they go for," he said. At the time mine was worth about $1200 and his was no better than mine. This guy is a snow salesman or thinks a TZ2 and a Spider got to be the same kind of Alfa.

On the spider/spyder thing I read that Ferrari used Spyder for his '49 166. The name was miss translated, Spider which was a fast open Old Western two person wagon. It was corrected in time, as we all became more sophisticated.

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only in the 40's that's funny Maserati just presented the Gran Sport SPYDER
I lived along time in Italy as a bodyman, and it is not uncommon to see the spelling spyder on cars /parts, now how this became an issue is beyond me.
all I said was that the particular car is not worth 22k and a concourse 80's vintage worth that kind of dough is questionable.
as tom gtv6 mentioned not all alfa's were created equal.
I am ending here before someone might not like how i spelled gran sport or something

VIVA LO SPYDER
 

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francz67,

Perhaps my post came on bit too strong, but rest assured that there is no animosity on my part, nor is there a desire to argue, much less a desire that would lead you to stop posting. We all simply share our experiences and opinions here. That's what makes the BB a great place to converse.

We are in full agreement that this particular car is way, way, overpriced. I do think that we don't agree on what a concours quality car is worth. There's nothing wrong with that. After all, in order for a car to establish it's worth there has to be a buyer. About the "spyder/spider" dialogue, it's not an issue for me. I do know that many marques have labeled their examples "Spyder". I was just pointing out that Alfa Romeo never referred to its '80s vintage cars as anything but "Spiders". I don't quote Wikipedia simply because, as has been mentioned many times before, it is not accepted as a credible source, since anyone on the internet can simply write whatever they feel is accurate.

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We are in full agreement that this particular car is way, way, overpriced. I do think that we don't agree on what a concours quality car is worth. There's nothing wrong with that. After all, in order for a car to establish it's worth there has to be a buyer.
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The key point being 'a' buyer.

99% of us could think a car is over priced, but all a seller needs to do is find a single buyer who's willing to pay his price. Whether we agree or not doesn't matter, that's what that car was worth, at that time, to somebody.

I'm with Geezer in that respect, if the seller can get it, all the power to him. Although I would hope that a buyer with that kind of money would hold out for a perfect car..

Btw, all of my cars are for sale. If you have to ask the price, you can't afford them! ;)

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What do you expect from R.I. We know where this guy's head is.
 
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