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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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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.
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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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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