Alfa Romeo 1750 Spider Veloce "Roundback"

1967 - recently restored - one of the best - R 799 950

Alfa Romeo 1750 Spider Veloce "Roundback"

1967 - recently restored - one of the best - R 799 950

Highlights of this example:

  • Sold by us in 2020 and taken to a higher standard by its current owner
  • Bare metal body resto in 2020
  • Engine and gearbox rebuild in 2020
  • One of the most sorted high quality examples

The first Alfa Romeo spiders were released in 1966, introduced at the 36th Geneva Motor Show and came with a 1576cc twin-cam engine that produced 92bhp. After a public vote and one hundred thousand ballots, Alfa Romeo chose the name "Duetto", meaning duet.

It was designed by the well-known Italian design firm and coachbuilder Pinninfarina, famous for designing many vehicles for brands such as Ferrari, Lancia, Peugeot and Alfa Romeo themselves.

They had taken inspiration from their previous design studies and concept cars such as the Superflow and Superflow II concepts. The chassis was based on Alfa Romeo’s Giulia 105-series that was adapted for the Spider. It was featured in the 1967 Dustin Hoffman film called The Graduate and has gained a well-known following since.

The series of Alfa Romeo’s 1750 models followed in 1967 and are almost visually identical to the earlier “Duetto” models. It had the new 1779cc engine with twin carburetors and was paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The “boat tail” nickname was given to the spider to differentiate it to the later “Kamm tail” Series 2. It was also given the nickname “Osso di Deppia” which is Italian for cuttlefish bone.

This Example:

This example was previously sold by Crossley & Webb in 2020 prior to which it had an extensive restoration with the body stripped to bare metal and floor panels replaced. An engine rebuild was also completed in 2020 by respected Alfa Romeo specialist Auto Azzurri which included the following:

  • New pistons
  • New rings
  • New sleeves
  • Crank recut
  • Gearbox rebuilt

Following the purchase of this Alfa Romeo Spider 1750 Veloce in 2020, the current owner took this car to another level with the following work completed:

  1. New rear tail lights
  2. New headlamps & acrylic covers
  3. New fuel tank sending unit and new fuel gauge
  4. New dash switches
  5. Dash removed, refurbished and covered in leather
  6. New sun visors
  7. New soft top roof KMH Germany with Sonnenland fabric
  8. Soft frame complete restoration and repaint, new rubber seals
  9. New carpet set KMH high quality velour & rubber Alfa floor mats
  10. New full indoor car cover
  11. Interior floor, fire wall and boot area covered in Dynerliner and where neccessary Dynamat
  12. Steering system dismantled and fully restored- new bushes, steering box complete rebuild
  13. Suspension complete overhaul. New springs and Koni Shocks
  14. Engine tuning and full servicing incl diff oil change. Last service Sept 2022
  15. Disk brakes overhaul- new disk pads
  16. New Tyres incl spare
  17. Wheels shot blasted and powder coated incl spare
  18. New gear reduction starter fitted and new larger battery
  19. All parts from Alfaholics UK unless otherwise stated

The chassis and engine numbers are in the correct sequence for a 1967 Left hand drive 1750 Spider according to the Fusi report attached plus a certificate was requested from Alfa Romeo Storico which outlines that this was an early German delivered car

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The 1750 "Boat tail" Spider is one of the most beautiful classic sportscars and with the 1750 Twin cam engine and five speed gearbox providing a spirited driving experience.

Examples that have been through such a thorough snagging programme over the past two years are extremely rare and it makes this example one of the best sorted Round back Spiders,

Contact Gareth or David for more details: Tel: (021) 462 3558 or send us an enquiry via the contact form below

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