1969 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce 1750

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Year
1969
Make
Alfa Romeo
Model
Spider Veloce
Stock
2737
Vin
AR1480
Miles
50,926
Engine Size
4 Cyl
Transmission Type
5 Speed Manual
Drivetrain
RWD

THIS 1969 ALFA ROMEO SPIDER VELOCE 1750 IS LOCATED IN: GRAHAM, WA 98338

The Alfa Romeo Spider (105/115 series) is a two-seater, front engine, rear drive roadster manufactured and marketed by Alfa Romeo from 1966 to 1994 in four distinct generations, or Series, each with modifications ranging from modest to extensive.

Series 1 (1966–1969)

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 organised 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 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. The price on launch in Italy was 2,195,000 lire. In the US the car sold for $3,950 (compared to $3,991 for a Lotus Elan and $2,607 for an MGB). In the UK the car's price was close to a Jaguar E-Type.

In January 1968, in Vietri sul Mare (Salerno), Alfa Romeo introduced the press to its 1750 line of cars, which included the new 1750 Berlina saloon, the Giulia Sprint-based 1750 GT Veloce coupé, and the 1600 Spider-based 1750 Spider Veloce, which replaced the original Spider 1600. All were powered by the same engine, a new 1,779 cc, 118 PS DIN (87 kW; 116 hp; or 132 PS SAE) version of the Alfa Romeo twin cam engine.[19][20] Top speed rose to 190 km/h (118 mph). The car did not bear any Spider badging, just a "1750" script below the rear Alfa Romeo badge. During the production run, the front repeater lights were moved ahead of the wheel arches.

While in Europe the 1750 was fitted with two twin horizontal carburettors, starting with model year 1969 models for the North American market had SPICA (Società Pompe Iniezione Cassani & Affini, a subsidiary of Alfa Romeo) mechanical fuel injection. According to Alfa Romeo engine output and performance were unchanged from the carburetted version. Modifications were also made to the suspension, brakes, electrics, 14" wheels and 165HR14 Pirelli Cinturato CA67 tyres, though the car looked effectively the same. Visible differences were limited to the rear-view mirror repositioned to the door, and badging on the tail, which read "Alfa Romeo" and "iniezione" (injection).

• CLEAN TITLE; THIS ALFA ROMEO HAS 50,926 MILES
• RED EXTERIOR WITH WHITE VINYL UPHOLSTERY; BLACK CONVERTIBLE TOP; COLOR-MATCHED HARDTOP
• INLINE-4 ENGINE, FIVE-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION
• ELECTRONIC IGNITION SYSTEM, EXHAUST HEADER, DUAL WEBER CARBURETORS, KONI SHOCKS, NEW SPRINGS
• 1993 SPIDER ELECTRICAL SYSTEM CONVERSION WITH A HIGH-OUTPUT 73-AMP ALTERNATOR AND AN UPGRADED CHARGING POWER CABLE WAS FITTED ALONG WITH A CRANE 3000 IGNITION AND AN MSD BLASTER IGNITION COIL
• RECENT BRAKE WORK, ENGINE TUNE-UP, FLUID CHANGES
• A FLUID SERVICE WAS PERFORMED ALONG WITH A VALVE ADJUSTMENT, AND THE CARBURETORS WERE REBUILT IN 2019 AND DISASSEMBLED AND CLEANED IN 2020
• PORTED AND POLISHED CYLINDER HEAD
• THE SUSPENSION WAS REBUILT AND UPGRADED WITH ADJUSTABLE FRONT UPPER CONTROL ARMS, PERFORMANCE SPRINGS, KONI SHOCKS, AND REPLACEMENT BUSHINGS INCLUDING URETHANE BUSHINGS FOR THE REAR CONTROL ARMS
• 14" STEEL WHEELS
• INTERIOR EQUIPMENT INCLUDES AN AM/FM/CASSETTE STEREO, LAP BELTS, AND SUN VISORS
• A WRAPPED THREE-SPOKE STEERING WHEEL FRAMES JAEGER INSTRUMENTATION INCLUDING AN 8K-RPM TACHOMETER AND A 140-MPH SPEEDOMETER
• WELL MAINTAINED, GARAGE KEPT
• RUNS AND DRIVES

Engine

Engine Type
Engine Size
4 Cyl
Fuel Specification

Body

Body Color
Red
Body Style
Convertible
Doors
2
Paint Type

Basic

Year
1969
Make
Alfa Romeo
Model
Spider Veloce
Miles
50,926

Interior

Interior Color
WHITE
Secondary Interior Color
Seating Type
Seat Material
Shifter Type
Center Console
No

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