Beautiful 1974 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce 2000. Rare Blue/Burgundy Combo 100+pics
- Location: Foothill Ranch, California, United States
- Make: Alfa Romeo
- Model: Spider
- Type: Convertible
- Year: 1974
- Mileage: 67,770
- VIN: AR3045928
- Color: Blue
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Interior color: Burgundy
- Vehicle Title: Clear
- Options: CD Player, Convertible
1974 Alfa Romeo Spider description
Beautiful Blue 1974 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce2000.
Fast appreciating Kamm Tail Mk2/SeriesI, with ClassicStainless Steel bumpers.
Lightest, and most powerful Spider ever built for the US market.
Original California Car, now Smog exempt!
Stunning and Original, Rare OEM Specification Dark Blue(AR 323), withcontrasting, BurgundyUpholstery, and Black carpets.
Classic Panasport Racing(Minilite Clones) 15 x 7 Silver/Polished Light Alloy wheels with 205/55 ZR15 Bridgstone Potenza tires.
Magnaflow SS exhaust system, with custom Magnaflow SS tip.
Classic Carrello Headlamp Covers.
Powerful HELLA H4 Halogen Headlamp Conversion, correctly done, with Relays.
Factory Correct Owner’s manual.
I have owned this beautiful Alfa 16+ years.
When I bought it on May 19th 2000, from its previous fastidious owner, it had 63,020 indicated miles.
I have added around 4,000.
When not driven onbeautiful California days,it is in my locked California Garage as per my Insurance Company's instructions.
CurrentInsurance ReplacementValuation is now $25,000.
My History with this car, and the work I have done on it is extensively documented on the ALFABulletin Board Forum(AlfaBB).
I am Keyspider, and I encourage you to join, and/or look me up and read my threads. In particular "My Blue Spider" and "1974 Spider Interior Restoration", where you will find more details and photos than I can post here.
Reason for sale.... I have another '74 Spider that is demanding my attention and I need the garage space!
FYI, don't ask what the reserve is... It is fair, and you will see when it is reached!
Car is for sale locally, so I reserve the right to end this listing at any time.
The car looks great in person, and the paint glows in the sunlight. The color is quite rare, and with the new burgundyinterior, it really stands out from the "Red with Black" normale.
I recently drove into a Newport Beach Hotel to meet someone, and the Valet asked me to "Leave it up Front", with theFerrari'sandBentley's! They then gathered around complementing and asking questions.Everywhere I drive it I get complementary comments, looks, honks, and thumbs up's.
It drives very well. The clutch and gearbox are a delight, and the unassisted steering lightens quickly as speed increases, but has feel. The Engine is smooth, and Powerful in its upgraded condition, and delightfully "Alfa" sounding.Engine idles smoothly, and will pull on full throttle from 1000rpm in 5th to illegal speeds.. I got a ticket to prove it years back.No pinging, or complaining. Oil pressure shows 20+ psi hot, at idle, and 50+psi at speed. It has never overheated on me, even in 100deg temps, and is easy to drive in heavy traffic.The Magnaflow exhaust is vibrant on hardacceleration, but mellows out on cruise. The car has no problem driving in, or keeping up with traffic. 70mph on the Freeway is smooth, and easy in 3rd, 4th, or 5th gear. Brakes are firm, and strong, but easy to modulate. Handling and ride are great, with grip and minimal roll.
Friendswho have driven or been driven in it have said it is in "Rude Health", and have been impressed
History, Condition, Modifications and Upgrades.
From the paperwork I have, previous owner bought the car in 1995, with 59,500 miles.
I believe it was fully restored in the early 90’s.
Paint is single stage DuPont CentariLacquer, so it has the original vibe and not "Plastic Looking".
The paint is about 25 years old now, and whilst the vast majority of it is smooth and nice, it has some chips, scratches, and minor issues, which, where needed, have been touched up with matching paint.
It is a driver's car, not a show car, but I have shown it and felt proud.
No rust issues that I can see.Floors were repaired during the original resto, and look to be done to a high standard. The rockers look original with OEM spot welds visible.
Dash has a dash cap fitted and then, a dash mat on top.
Experts have stated, that given the age of the restoration, any issues would have reappeared by now.
Underside of the car is clean and very, very tidy.
Engine and Drivetrain:
2 litre Twin Cam SPICAmechanicallyinjected.
Upgraded Cams. 105480320051, these have 11.1mm lift according to the spec.
Upgraded High Compression 10.1 Motronic pistons.
Crane Fireball XR3000 Contactless Ignition system, replacing points($250).
I estimate thatthecar is producing about 150hp now, which is 30+ more than stock.
Clutch is strong and smooth.
Transmission is a 5 speed.AbsolutelyNO 2nd gear issues,regardlesshow fast you shift.
Receipts provided for major systems within the last 8,000 miles include:
Rebuilttransmission, including bearings and Syncro’s by Omega Motorsports($1100).
Rebuilt SPICA injection Pump, drive belt, Thermostatic Actuator, switches, etc, supplied and fitted by APC($2100+).
Brake Booster, Brake Master Cylinder, Vac Hose, etc, supplied and fitted by APC($765).
Headgasket Replacement by APC($530).
Complete Interior was removed, as carpet was substandard and seat stitching was failing.
Upholstery, Door trims, carpet, and soundproofing were removed, and discarded.
Floors were cleaned, and inspected. Any surface rust was treated, then seam sealed, primed, painted, above and below.
FATMAT applied to floors. then ½” jute sound deadening with aluminized heat protection.
Alfaholics(UK) black carpet kit.Burgundystitching detail added to carpet trim and dash pad mat.
Interior retrimmed with period correct high quality correct Burgundytrim kit from Alfaholics.
New door trims, and new or restored hardware.
New high quality Pioneer DEH-66BT Radio/CD/Bluetooth/Phone/USB/RDS Headunit with remote fitted.
New 6x9 High powered speakers fitted in custom kick panels.
Sounds great and can link to your Iphone or Android, as well as stream and play from USB stick.
Carpet was matched for the trunk, with high quality Mercedes German made carpet.
Custom leather shift and parking brake gaiters with burgundy stitching.
Spark plugs, Plug Wires. Engine oil and filter. Spica Oil Filter, Air filters x2. Front and rear fuel filters.
CRANE Firball XR3000 Optical Ignition System($200+)
Transmission oil changed, Rear axle oil changed. Joints regreased where needed.
Brake system gone through, replacedflexiblehoses with Centerline Alfa SS Braided hoses. System flushed and filled withSyntheticDOT4 fluid. This will provide a firmer pedal and longer life.
Fuel tank removed, flushed, sealed and painted. Rubber fuel lines replaced.
Clutch Slave cylinder, and flex hose replaced, and the common pivot failure point was repaired.
New custom heat shield, and heat protection on fuel tank, and lines.
New battery.Both Engine mounts replaced.Cooling system flushed and new coolant.
Carello Headlamp covers replaced with new($250).Front bumper bridge removed for a cleaner look.Oil PanGuardadded.
15 X 7 Panasport Racing Alloy wheel set with 205/55 ZR 15 Bridgestone Potenza Tires(About $2000 now).
Spare tire is new, and never used, and comes on the original but restored Magnesium Turbina wheel.
I will include a set of 4 OEM Turbina's if you want them.
Exhaust system was custom built at Magnaflow, and this actual car was chosen, and used for the prototyping of Alfa SS complete systems. The car was later returned to them for dyno testing, and fitting of a production system. This system is sold for about $700.
Windshield washer system replaced with electric system, with push button on center console.
Fan and fan shroud replaced.
Upgraded front and rear sway bars, are Skankle Race items.
Front is AL4724, and Rear is AL4728, and both are fitted with polyurethane bushes.
There is a slight oil leak from rear of the engine, not unusual, and I think she is just marking her territory!
As stated the paint is 25 years old, and whilst it looks great from 5', they are chips, scratches, minor dings, and blemishes. They were difficult to photograph, without becoming myopic. I feel it is a driver, and so was less important to me. The paint color was professionally matched and each chip, or scratch, etc, was touched up. I suggest you view the car so you can see yourself.
Windshield is good, but does have a few small chips and some light wiper marks, that I am told will polish out.
Side glasses are good and manual windows are quick and smooth, as the regulators are newer.
Top is older, rear window is pretty clear, but has small split behind driver.
I have either driven the car open, or with the S4 Hardtop, which will be listedseparately. If you are the winning Bidder, and want the Hard Top/Hardtop Stand, I willnegotiatea "Package Deal". See my other items for the top or:
To finish, I have enjoyed and loved, and cherished this car, But, I have another '74 Spider I am restoring, and I could do with the space.
So, it is time for someone else to enjoy it!
This Alfa is sold as is, where is.
Winning bidder is to pay a $1000 Deposit, via Paypal, within 48 hours of close of Auction.
Balance is to be paid to the Owner, in cash, Banker Draft, or wire transfer before the title/vehicle is released.
Would be please to work with the winner on shipping, delivery, or pickup, if not local.
Pictures are of theactualcar, taken in the last 2 weeks, so as to give an honest view of the car's condition.
I am not a mechanic, so advise you to look at the pictures carefully, and ask any questions BEFORE you bid.
Happy to answer questions, and/or take additional pictures, or talk over the phone.
I do encourageyou to view the car in person, and/or arrange inspection at yourexpense.
No warranty offered orimplied.
100+ recently taken Hi Res pictures follow. Enjoy!