The Alfa Romeo Duetto is one of the most iconic sportscars of the 1960’s This model was introduced at the 36th Geneva Motor Show and came with a 1576cc twin-cam engine producing 92bhp. After a public vote, Alfa Romeo chose the name "Duetto", meaning duet. However, it was reconsidered due to copyright reasons and they eventually named it the Spider.
It was designed by the well-known Italian design firm and coachbuilder Pininfarina and is one of the last designs penned by founder Battista Pininfarina. He 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 as well as other models. It was featured in the 1967 Dustin Hoffman film called The Graduate and has gained a well-known following since.
According to correspondence from Archivo Storico Alfa Romeo, this example was originally Black with red “Skai” interior and was sold on the 15th of September 1967 to Alfa Romeo Johannesburg
It is a numbers correct Right-hand drive 1600cc Duetto, one of only 382 Right hand drive examples, comes with the desirable factory hardtop roof and has been in current ownership since 2006,
In July 2021, repairs to the gearbox were completed (bearings, oil seals, synchro ring & selector adjustment) and spark plugs replaced. It has recently had a service and the condenser was replaced.
The Alfa Romeo Duetto Spider is one of the most beautiful classic sportscars and provides a spirited driving experience clothed in a beautiful timeless design
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