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1974 Alfa Romeo Spider

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You either understand Alfa-Romeos or you don't. Cars like this 1974 Spider don't make a lot of sense to our rational minds, but slide behind the wheel and it whispers seductively in fluent Italian and suddenly you find yourself running it through the gears just for the sheer joy of the sound and the feel of a machine acting as your dance partner. It also helps that it's good looking. Sportier than an MG and undeniably Italian, this Alfa is the entry-level two-seater for the guy who knows the real thing when he sees it. Everyone has built a two-seat roadster, it seems, but few can do it better than the Italians. It starts with great bodywork, and the Spider, which endured for decades virtually unchanged, shows off a lot of flair in a compact package. Panel fit is quite good given the era and the hand-built nature of the car, and the shape works just fine without the body add-ons that would come a few years later. Simple, elegant, and extremely sporty, it shows off the little things that the Italians do so well. Note the neat little flush-fitting door handles, the exhaust pipe that's almost (but not quite!) centered under the chrome rear bumper, and, of course, that Alfa grille standing proud up front. The special Italian touch extends to the interior, where even this bargain-priced roadster gets handsome black buckets that wear fresh seat covers. A wood-rimmed wheel adds to the interior's ambience, and while it looks pretty weird, the shifter is intuitive and easy to use without any strangeness at all. Beautiful Jaeger instruments in a pair of hoods jutting out of the dash show off the simplicity that has long been a hallmark of Italian automotive design, with the secondary instruments slightly canted towards the driver. The ventilation system is typical Italian, with controls that are hard to decipher, but that's really all part of the charm. The trunk is actually well-shaped and spacious enough to hold luggage for two, and a new black convertible top has recently been fitted so it seals up tightly in case of inclement weather. The rorty 2-liter engine sings to life with gusto and loves to rev, and with a glorious sound from the new muffler out back, you'll be looking for reasons to drop a gear or two and pin the throttle. Bright silver aluminum cam covers are a traditional Alfa look, and the new Weber side-draft carburetor has instant throttle response (don't worry, the original parts are included). Upgraded ignition parts, a new head gasket, and a fresh water pump mean it's ready to enjoy immediately. The 5-speed manual gearbox snicks through the gears and the suspension has a great combination of control and supple body movements, so the car is all-day comfortable. Four-wheel discs live behind stylish Ronal alloys carrying 185/70/14 Michelin radials. Fun and stylish, this bargain-priced exotic is a great entry-level Italian. With plenty of parts, easy maintenance, and performance that will always make you smile, this is an excellent choice for a fair-weather toy. Call today! This vehicle is located in our Charlotte showroom. For more information, please call (704) 598-2130 or toll free (866) 542-8392.

Reference Number 225744

as of 5/9/2013

Overview
Car 1974 Alfa Romeo Spider
VIN AR3045828 
Mileage 75,461 miles 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Manual Shift 
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