1987 Alfa Romeo DuettoQuadrifoglio Verde
Year of manufacture1987
Car typeConvertible / Roadster
Chassis numberZAR115380 * 02484997
Engine numberAR00515 * 023009
• Only 80,800 original km
• Quadrifoglio Verde version
• Alfa red with grey leather interior with red stitching
• First registered in 1987 in Rome
• Preserved and not restored
• Matching number and Matching Color
• Only 2598 examples produced
In 1966 Alfa Romeo presented the first model of what would become one of the most famous and long-lived, known as the 'Duetto'. It was produced in four different series, but for 28 years it won the hearts of all enthusiasts. A public competition was held to choose the name of the new car. The name Duetto won, but the name was only used for the first 190 examples, due to homonymy with a well-known snack of the time, which obtained exclusive use of the name. Despite this, the name remained so ingrained in the language of enthusiasts that all subsequent versions of this model were improperly identified as Duetto.
The third series of the Alfa Romeo Duetto Spider was called the Aerodinamica and was produced from 1983 onwards. The bodywork underwent a substantial retouching of the lines. The bumpers became more enveloping, the "truncated tail", a characteristic inherited from the second series, the rear lights were also modified and made larger and a black spoiler in synthetic material was applied. In 1986, a new restyling version of the 2000 carburettor car called ‘Quadrifoglio Verde’ was launched on the market, even though the power was unchanged and the engine was the classic 128 HP AR00515. Changes to the bodywork, such as the front and rear bumpers that incorporated marked aerodynamic bands, a common design with the side skirts, and new 15-inch alloy wheels made it immediately distinguishable. Inside, this bolder-looking version featured more enveloping, lead-grey seats with red stitching, as well as red carpeting on the floor. On the outside, the soft rubber appendages already present on the tail were retained; the rear-view mirrors were also the new 'chandeliers', in black plastic. The 'Quadrifoglio Verde' was produced from 1986 to 1989 in 2,692 examples in just two colours: Rosso Alfa (red) and metallic grey. On models destined for the US market, the Quadrifoglio Verde was equipped with electronic fuel injection and was also available in other colours such as pastel black. The Spider Quadrifoglio Verde represents the ultimate expression of the Spider in the 1980s, with many details that anticipate the future Fourth Series.
The magnificent example we are offering at auction was first registered in 1987 and has kept the same number plate ever since. The car is powered by a 2,000 cc engine with 128hp and a 5-speed manual gearbox and is presented in its elegant Alfa Red colour (original AR 530) and its fine grey leather interior with Red stitching. The bodywork has undergone a veil of paint (original) on the outside, while the interior is perfectly preserved, the steering wheel has been replaced with one of greater value (its original steering wheel is supplied with the car). The engine has never been restored and has only performed all scheduled maintenance and runs smooth as a clock. The car has travelled only 80,800 km in 34 years and is equipped with its original plates (1987) and all its original documentation (booklets use and maintenance etc. ...). It is enrolled in the historical register of the ASI. The car will be auctioned at Milano AutoClassica 2021 in incredible condition.