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Excellent condition, red, good interior, runs strong, dual webers, power brakes, low kilometers (speedo/odo in km/h), no grinding in transmission between any gears, good clutch, good rubber, NO RUST, NO BODY DAMAGE, good trim, wood wheel. Missing Alfa Romeo script badge on trunk, original dash has been covered by a plastic topper to cover cracks. Plastic cover deformed a bit in front from sunlight. This car is a blast to drive! Wouldn't sell but just got married and can't afford all my toys anymore.

Located in Western Colorado
Priced to sell at $12,900.

Also selling a 1966 Duetto that needs work. I'll make another post about it.
 

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She must be one fine woman if your cutting out two rountails!
 

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ads no good w/o pics :(
 

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pictures

Took a bunch of pictures today. Sorry about the delay. Here are a few, more to any interested parties. Just send me a pm. Thanks for looking, and I'll have pictures of the duetto next week.

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Link to all pictures on photobucket

Hi there,

I've created a photobucket account for my spider. Here's the link:

http://s189.photobucket.com/albums/z35/1969AlfaRomeo/

You might have to copy and paste it into your browser. All of the pictures I took are uploaded to this site and if anyone needs to see more I'll upload them to the same location. If anyone wants more detail they can probably enhance them up to 2x magnification without any detail being lost because I had to shrink them to half size in order to upload.

Happy viewing!

Also, I'd appreciate anyone's opinion on my asking price. If $14,500 is a good price for a '71 cam tail should I be asking more for my car? It's just as nice as the '71 recently listed if not nicer - and its a round tail.
 

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That is one nice looking car IMO.
 

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I'm pretty sure the goop on the rocker is old undercoat. The rockers look good and since there isn't any rust in normal rust spots I don't think it's hiding any nasty secrets. Also, here is my info on the car for those interested:


-VIN# is AR*1412656
-I've had it a year. Purchased on ebay last year for $12,300.
-Paint is incredible so I would guess it's not 38 years old. Some chips here and there though, so not brand new either. Original color had to be red, there's no evidence anywhere of other colors. (I have since seen whitish spots on the hood hinges. I'm thinking this is probably primer from a repaint)
-Looks like all original body. Nothing looks like it was replaced. Just in great shape.
-Looks like no bodywork. Nose and tail are super nice. I'm sure this car hasn't been wrecked.
-Interior is definitely new, but is correct. Something I would have done myself. Wheel and gearshift looks like original equipment.
-Original 1750 and runs like a top. I don't think it's had any work done, just low kilometers. Clock reads 61,437. IT RUNS AWESOME!!!
-Picked it up in California. VIN tag is in German. Gauges all in Italian.
-Don't know how long the previous owner had it before selling. He was an Alfa guy though and didn't want to get rid of it very bad. (naturally)
-Jack points look great, floors are great, rockers are great. There's no rust on this car. One of the previous owners sprayed undercoat all over the underneath though and it looks stupid (incorrect). The spare tire well and inside of the entire car show there's no rust or rust repair.
 

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Hey all interested,

I'm going to take the "shmutz" off the rocker panels tomorrow so we can all find out what's going on there. When I'm finished we should have a nice look at the metal underneath. After we get a look I'll spray over it with primer or a *light* coat of undercoat to keep any surface rust at bay. At any rate, the mystery will will be solved, so stay tuned.
 

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I'm not knocking you or your car but if you remove that troweled on coating near the jack point - I guarantee you'll be uncovering rustworm damage.
 

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Alfista,
No offense taken. I think that anyone on the board that's seriously interested in this car isn't going to buy it until that crap comes off anyway. Once its off and the rockers are clearly visible it will either sell to one of you guys or go on ebay, but I'll keep working to make sure there aren't any surprises.
 

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Hey all, didn't work on the Alfa today, but will do it tomorrow and have pictures up by tomorrow evening I hope. The Land Rover national rally is in Montrose, Colorado this year which is only an hour away and I spent the majority of the day showing a Rover buddy a local trail so he could lead for the rest of the 'hardcore' Rovers tomorrow. I just couldn't resist a trip up Billings Canyon with another Defender 90!
 

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Posted pics of the metal underneath the goop on the rocker at this link:

http://s189.photobucket.com/albums/z35/1969AlfaRomeo/

Also included are pictures of the parcel area and inside fenders. I only removed the crap from the passenger side, which is the side pictured above in ossodiseppia's reply. It took me five hours to get what appeared to be caulk covered in undercoat off of the rocker. If one of you guys wants to buy it I'll do the other side for you ASAP. Otherwise I'm taking a break. It looks like one of the previous owners did rust repair and didn't clean up any welds but instead covered them up with crap. I cleaned the welds up a little for him, but they could still use a little work. Anyway, if those interested before are no longer please let me know so I can put it up for auction. Thanks!
 

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Jacob -
Love your car, hope it does well at auction.
Sorry to see such a pathetic litany of questions - ebay is filled with this kind of stuff. World is filled with all kinds, I suppose.
Seems like that last one reads suspiciously like some of the scam stuff - don't let him offer to pay with a money order or use an escrow

The question I have is for the rest of the board here to answer, and that is the one pertaining to the "frenching" of the lights? can anyone provide more detail on that detail?




Ebay Question & Answer
Q: My name is Roman Mistiuk, currently a student at the Academy of Art University majoring in car design. I have previously rendered 'portraits' of cars similar to yours. I would like to offer doing rendering of your vehicle. Let me know if you are interested. We can make terms then. Feel free to check out my website www.romalisa.com to view examples. Thanks for your time, will look forward to hearing from you. Regards, Roman Mistiuk www.romalisa.com Aug-27-07
A: Roman, Beautiful work. Although I am not interested in commissioning you the new owner of the car may very well be. I will post your question to let those interested in the car know who you are and what service you offer. Thank you for your interest - and again, your work is very beautiful. -Jake
Q: Who was the designer of this model ? Aug-27-07
A: Pininfarina designed the round tail spider as well as many other Alfa Romeo and Ferrari models. Some of the Alfa models he designed were the Pescara, the 1900 Sprint Coup, the Giulietta Spider, the Dardo, and the latest models of Spider and GTV. Pininfarina also designed the most beautiful Ferrari, such as the 250 GT, the Dino models, the 365 GTB, the Testarossa, the F-40, the F-50, the 360 Modena, and many others.
Q: Hi there, Very nice. Do you have the missing badges ie trunk and farina badges for the sides? does the car come with any history? Why are the lights not 'frenched' behind the light covers as per normal Euro version spiders? Cheers R Aug-25-07
A: Unfortunately I do not have the missing Farina 'f's or trunk badges, which are the script style, not the block letters, and would look really nice. The headlights are as they were when I bought the car, and as you say are not recessed as they should be. I just never got around to correcting it. The only paper trail that I have for the car is the previous owner's registration and California license plate. He didn't give me any other history on the car. I did contact the Alfa Romeo Historical Archive three weeks ago and request their records on the vehicle. I'm still waiting to hear back, and if they give me the information while the auction is still open I'll be sure to include it on the auction site. Thanks for the interest and good questions!
Q: Hallo. I see that you only sell to US/Canada. I am from Norway(Europe), but I will use a Norwegian company located south of NY to pay you and arrange the pick up. Is it ok if I bid? Jan Aug-24-07
A: Jan, That sounds ok, but its a lot of work on your part. If you want to put that much effort into getting the car then happy bidding and good luck!
 

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Fibonacci,
The Norwegian guy seems legit. I've been in contact with him via email and he's assured me that if he wins he'll send a human being to me with U.S. currency and a trailer. Also he keeps asking for more pictures and information.
The headlight guy is referring to the way the Duetto and Euro model Spiders had flush mounted headlights. The headlight bucket on these models was somehow mounted behind the holes that the U.S. spec 68+ Spiders' headlights mounted in front of. I know, I had to read that three times for it to make sense and I wrote it. The end result was a headlight that was recessed, and I just didn't take the time or energy to learn what to do to fix it. If anyone else can explain it better I'd love to learn too!
 
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