Lot 165 – Alfa Romeo Spider “Duetto” 1600cc 1966
Estimated Value : £38,000 – £45,000
This glorious and painfully pretty 1966 Alfa Romeo Spider “Duetto” 1600 was purchased by its one owner from the Alfa Romeo main dealers one mile from his house in Paris. They are still there, as is he and they have serviced it from new. So this car is not only exceedingly rare but is a “One owner with history car” not many can boast that!
Coming to us direct from Paris, the car will have its French papers but we will not have had time to put it through the UK registration process. If this is required then we will do this for a UK buyer after purchase, if not required we can arrange transport (at buyers cost) using the original papers.
While the car has remained in use, the distance covered each year has become minimal as time went on, the car staying in a collection out of the weather for the winter months and more. The body work has been refreshed in its time and looks good today, being very solid in the boot floor and front inner wing areas and the paint work is very presentable with a deep shine. The soft top hood is in very good condition with only very slight discolouring to the rear window.
The interior is original and in very good condition complete with its rubber floor mats and period radio in the dash. It still has the stickers on the windscreen telling you how to run the engine in from new and tyre pressures for different makes of tyres!
Mechanically the vendor tells us that everything is very good, the engine gives good oil pressure and once warmed through, a nice even tick over. Gearbox is smooth in operation and the clutch functions correctly. General mechanics including brakes and electrics are good.
We are expecting this little gem to be in the UK by the end of the third week of April so we will update this listing then with further details. Please contact us to register your interest in this piece of automotive art.