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1969 Alfa Romeo 1750 Duetto Spider Veloce
Coachwork by Pininfarina
Registration no. RCD 904G
Chassis no. ARO1676055348

A modern classic by Pininfarina, the simple yet elegant open Spider bodywork that premiered on the 1966 Duetto would prove enduringly popular, lasting into the 1990s. The Spider's mechanical underpinnings were essentially the same as those of the Giulia saloon, comprising independent front suspension, coil-suspended live rear axle, and four-wheel servo-assisted disc brakes, while the engine was the Giulia Sprint GTV's 1.6-litre, double-overhead-camshaft four. The Duetto was made for just two years before being superseded in 1967 by the 1.8-litre '1750' Spider Veloce, whose nomenclature recalled that of a famous Alfa Romeo of pre-war days. Produced until 1970, the 1750 retained the Duetto's 'round tail' coachwork at first, later examples gaining the sawn-off Kamm-type tail that would characterise the successor 2000 model.

Autosport's inimitable road-tester, the late John Bolster, enthused over the 1750 Spider Veloce when he first got his hands on one in 1969, finding it "difficult to put into words the sheer charm of this open sports Alfa Romeo. Its appearance matches its performance and its small size is an immense advantage in modern traffic. It is the kind of car that even an experienced test driver will take out for the sheer fun of handling it. Unlike its illustrious ancestors, it achieves a very high standard of comfort and refinement, and it is just as easy to drive as the most unexciting family hack."

A rare right-hand drive model being supplied as a late 1750 engine car, highly desirable over the 1300 and 1600cc cars. This sought after 1750 Spider Veloce was sold new in April 1969 finished in white and has been painstakingly restored in its original livery, the work being carried out during 2017/2018. It addition to the cosmetic refurbishment, the car was also overhauled mechanically, including an engine rebuild. A most attractive and coveted post-war Alfa Romeo, this beautiful 1750 Spider Veloce is offered with sundry restoration invoices and a V5C Registration Certificate.

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