1967 | Alfa Romeo 1600 Spider Duetto
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Make Alfa Romeo Model Spider Model name 1600 Spider Duetto Series Tipo 105 - Serie 1a Year of manufacture 1967 Condition category Restored Body style Convertible Body detail Roadster Power (kw/hp) 80/109 Cubic capacity (ccm) 1,570 Cylinders 4 Doors 2 Steering Right (RHD) Transmission Manual Drive Rear Fuel Petrol Exterior colour Red Interior colour Black Interior material Leather
This Alfa Romeo 1600 Spider (105.05) was built to RHD specification on the 31st July 1967 and delivered on the 31st August 1967 to Johannesburg, South Africa in Rosso with Skai Nero interior trim. FND 551F arrived into the UK from South Africa in 2013 in exceptional structural condition, clearly having led a very sheltered life. The car was requiring light restoration and re-commissioning work, but was a strong, sound original car.After arrival into the UK the Alfa was stripped back and restored to an exceptional standard with a first class, glass finish re-paint. The underside was highly detailed, as was the engine bay and the engine unit checked, detailed and now presents in first class order. The gearbox was rebuilt, thousands of pounds worth of new parts were purchased from Alfaholics including their uprated suspension and the car fully re-commissioned as required. The interior was fully re-trimmed, a brand-new mohair hood fitted and the car re-chromed.
FND 551F has covered very little mileage since completion. Its first UK owner who commissioned the restoration would often take the Alfa on runs to the East Coast from South Yorkshire but the car spent more time being cleaned and detailed in the garage. We sold the car for the first time during the summer of 2019 to a local lady who has enjoyed ownership. Since purchasing the car it has been Ceramic coated, serviced with our own service garage in Malton and a new set of wheels and tyres fitted. Since 2019 the Alfa has covered around 800 faultless miles.
As expected with a high quality example like this, it drives superbly with its fresh rebuilt mechanicals and the engine is in superb, strong condition. The gear changes are perfect, the car is tight and handles superbly. This Alfa presents beautifully, the paintwork is outstanding, the bodywork and panel fit are excellent, chrome, wheels and tyres are excellent and the interior pristine. The engine bay is of show standard quality, as is the boot compartment and the underneath truly first class. This is a top class, beautifully presented car and is perfect for any collection, or general classic car use and long-distance touring.
Condition & Registration
Registered Ready to drive Vehicle-ID: 237323
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