The Spider was launched at the 36th Geneva Motor Show in March 1966, and together with the Giulia Sprint GT Veloce tested by the press at an event organized in Gardone Riviera. To choose a name for the spider Alfa Romeo announced a write-in competition, offering an example of the new car as a prize. Over 100 thousand ballots were sent in, the great majority from Italy; the winner was Guidobaldo Trionfi, a man from Brescia, who proposed the name “Duetto” (duet). However it could not be officially adopted due to trademark issues, and the car was named simply Alfa Romeo Spider 1600. The Spider’s 1,570 cc twin cam engine had dual Weber two-barrel side-draft carburetors, and produced 109 PS DIN (80 kW; 108 hp; or 129 PS SAE). Sparsely fitted inside but including five speed manual transmission, disc brakes 15” wheels fitted with Pirelli Cinturato 155HR15 CA67 tyres. This vehicle was completely restored a number of years ago. It is not on eNatis and getting the vehicle registered will be the responsibility of the new owner.
|Auction||The Wayne Plit Collection|
|Day of Auction||N/A|
|Model||Spider Duetto 1600|
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