ORIGINAL 46K MILES!!
West Coast Classics are proud to present an absolutely exceptional and stunning example of this 1988 Alfa Romeo Spider Quadrifoglio Convertible with only 46K original miles! Purchased by original and only owner in West Hartford, Connecticut in 1988 and the car moved with the owner to southern California in 2001.
Always serviced at 'Alfa Romeo' specialist mechanics since new, including in most recent years at the renown 'Omega Autosports' of Culver City, California. Always garaged in it's original factory car cover with no rust whatsoever; this particular example must be seen to be believed and driven to be truly appreciated! No history of any accidents and obviously only driven by one very meticulous and mature drivers since new; this car has been babied all the way!
The original factory 'Silver' color paint is in exceptional condition with only very minor imperfections noticeable upon very close inspection; in particular there is a couple of very light scratches on the passenger side door and front fender (see photos below). The car has a very good black soft top with no rips or tears although the rear window is showing it's age somewhat and is slightly discolored and the car has it's original factory matching black tonneau cover. The car has it's original and rare factory option matching silver hardtop. The gray leather seats with red stitching are also in very great original condition and the interior is quite stunning throughout with no cracks in the dashboard and with red carpeting and a matching red 'Momo' Italian steering wheel! The car has an after market CD player.
This exceptionally well maintained and serviced example drives exactly like it should and you will surely look long and hard to find a finer example of this increasingly desirable and collectible garage kept and rust and accident free Alfa Romeo Spider Quadrifoglio with only 46K original miles in this very striking color combination!
The Alfa Romeo Spider Quadrifoglio was introduced in 1985 and was joined by the Veloce and Graduate. The Graduate, named in honor of the movie The Graduate where an Alfa Romeo had a starring role, was the entry level vehicle. It featured vinyl seats, steel wheels, and other 'entry-level' amenities. The Veloce edition featured leather seats, cloth top, power windows, and power external rear view mirrors. The wheels were constructed from alloy. The Quadrifoglio was the top-of-the-line Spider at the time, featuring specially designed leather seats, alloy wheels, air conditioning, redesigned front spoiler, side skirts, canvas top and detachable hard top.
The Alfa Romeo Spider (105/115 series) is a roadster produced by the Italian manufacturer Alfa Romeo from 1966 to 1993. Widely regarded as a design classic, it remained in production for almost three decades with only minor aesthetic and mechanical changes. The three first series were assembled by Pininfarina in Grugliasco and the fourth series in San Giorgio Canavese. The last Spider was produced in April 1993, it was also the last rear wheel drive Alfa Romeo produced before Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione was introduced.
The Quadrifoglio Verde (Green Fourleaf Clover) model was introduced in 1986, with many aesthetic tweaks, including sideskirts, mirrors, new front and rear spoilers, hard rubber trunk mounted spoilers with integral 3rd stoplight and optional removable hardtop. It was otherwise mechanically identical to the standard Spider Veloce model, with a 1962 cc double overhead cam, four-cylinder engine (twin two-barrel carburetors in Europe; North American models retained the Bosch L-Jetronic fuel injection introduced for the 1982 model year except that the VVT mechanism was now L-Jet activated) and five-speed manual transmission.
The Alfa Romeo Spider Quadrifoglio was one of three editions in the '86 model year of the very well established 105/115 series spider. While it's styling is just a third or even fourth revision of the duetto, the elements of the "ground effect" spoilers, the 15-inch "phone dial" wheels, remarkably well designed hardtop, as well as air-conditioning, power-windows,and leather seating injected a contemporary look and feel to an otherwise twenty year old design. Pininfarina's extraordinary design combined with relatively low production numbers have made the car somewhat of a commodity as few are ever for sale and cost comparably more than a Milano Verde.
The series 3 spider came with a 2 liter DOHC engine with electronic Bosch fuel injection or twin Webber carburators as an option in Europe. In the United States emissions devices gave the Quadrifoglio a significant 10 hp drop. However, thanks to variable camshaft timing the engine is still lively, especially since the car weighs little over 2500 lbs. (1000 killos). On both country roads as well as highways, power is more than enough to drive fast. The gearbox has long throws but is very percise, remember your input goes directly to your gearbox and not some elastic band linkage found in "modern" cars. 0-100kmh (0-60mph) is approximately 9 seconds and top speed (top closed) is a real 200kmh (120 mph).
In 1986, the base-level Spider, the Graduate cost just under $14,000. The Quadrifoglio set the buyer back $20,500, which was a considerable price difference at the time. All Spider models shared basic mechanical components such as the 120 cubic-inch engine, and five-speed manual gearbox. Disc brakes could be found on all four corners. In all respects, the Spider models at this time were identical except for the amenities which distinguished each. Here is a useful link for Alfa enthusiasts to visit:
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