- Desirable "Coda longa" version
- In superb condition
- Becoming a rare model
- No reserve
After leaving the factory on 30 June 1967, this Spider Duetto was sold new on 13 September 1967 in Newark, United States. Noticed by an Italian collector because of its remarkable original condition, the car was brought back to Italy, where it received in 2013 a complete restoration in its beautiful original ivory livery. More than a hundred photos show the quality of the frame up restoration, including mechanical repairs. The file contains a statement from a specialist estimating the work carried out at 20,000. After the restoration, the car received the certificate of the Automotoclub Storico Italiano (ASI) and the registration of the car in the Registro Italiano Alfa Romeo (RIAR). Since then, the car has hardly been used, in good weather only, and comes in a really beautiful condition.
This is the most desirable version of "Osso di sepia" ("cuttlefish bone") or "Coda longa" ("long tail") version, as opposed to truncated versions that followed. In addition to being more elegant and of a finer line, the "Coda longa" are rarer since production was limited to just 6325 units of the 1600 Spider. This masterful designed car by Pininfarina was also featured in the famous film "The Graduate" with Dustin Hoffman.