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BF Exclusive: 1975 Alfa Romeo 2000 Spider Veloce

There is an indefinable something that makes classic Italian sports cars attractive. They don’t possess the brute horsepower to threaten genuine muscle cars, but they are a total package that combines good looks with a rewarding and engaging driving experience. This 1975 Alfa Romeo 2000 Spider Veloce is a perfect example of the breed, and recent work has returned it to an excellent state of mechanical health. It has cosmetic needs but should represent a rewarding restoration project. It is listed here on Barn Finds Classifieds in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and you can message the seller below. Handing the owner $5,850 will secure someone one of the most iconic sports cars to emerge from an Italian factory.

Alfa Romeo introduced the Spider in 1966, and it remained in production with largely evolutionary changes until 1994. One of the most notable updates occurred with the Series 2 in 1970 when the sloping rear deck disappeared in favor of a Kamm tail that increased trunk space and provided a more aggressive profile. The original elegant bumpers vanished during the 1970s, with new units designed to meet more stringent safety requirements changing the car’s appearance noticeably. Our feature car rolled off the line in 1975 and wears these upgrades. The seller mentions retro-fitting earlier bumpers as part of the cosmetic refresh, which is a change I would happily endorse. The existing red paint shows its age, and a repaint will undoubtedly lift the appearance to a higher level. A previous owner planned a color change to Black or Charcoal and combined with the interior trim shade, it would make this classic pop. It has some rust issues, which is unsurprising in an Alfa of this vintage. The good news is that it isn’t structural, and with readily available and affordable parts, addressing them shouldn’t be a problem. The Black soft-top is new, the glass looks excellent, and the car rolls on its original and distinctive 14″ Campanatura alloy wheels.

The Alfa Spider offered an impressive driving experience, considering its modest engine capacity. Its 1,962cc DOHC four-cylinder powerplant features SPICA fuel injection, allowing it to produce 129hp. The power feeds to the wheels via a five-speed manual transmission. As previously stated, its performance is unlikely to trouble most muscle cars, but its ability to cover the ¼ mile in 16.4 seconds is impressive. To place that figure into perspective, the Spider would easily show the ’75 Pontiac Trans Am or Chevrolet Camaro a clean set of heals, while the Corvette would struggle unless equipped with its most potent L82 V8. That makes the Alfa a genuine giant killer. For potential buyers, this classic comes with plenty of good news. The seller handed it to professional mechanics during the past twelve months, and they waved their magic wand over the car. They resealed the motor, rebuilt the fuel injection and brake hydraulics, and replaced the driveshaft center bearing and spark plugs. With that work complete, the car is in a good mechanical state and needs nothing beyond the cosmetic refresh before returning to its rightful place on our roads.

I previously mentioned the potential for an exterior paint color change and how it would perfectly complement the interior trim. This photo helps visualize the potential available in that approach. The seats wear new covers in Oxblood leather, with matching upholstery on the door trims. With the exterior finished in Black or Charcoal, the impact would be stunning. There’s little doubt it would turn heads and receive favorable comments. The upholstery looks excellent, while the dash, plastic, and beautiful timber wheel are virtually perfect. I’m pretty sure that this interior would present exceptionally well with a deep clean. A Motorola radio/cassette player and matching speakers provide entertainment on the move, but there are no other visible changes.

It is undeniable that cars like this 1975 Alfa 2000 Spider Veloce won’t appeal to everyone. If you prefer a vehicle with loads of power that is a “point-and-squirt” proposition, it won’t be the car for you. However, if a vehicle that rewards spirited and committed driver input sounds like a recipe for fun, it is hard to look beyond a classic Italian sports car. Enthusiastically pointing this Alfa at a twisting ribbon of bitumen will provide an unparalleled motoring experience guaranteed to put a mile-wide smile on your face. It has cosmetic needs, but returning its presentation to a high standard should net a vehicle with a potential value beyond $20,000 in the current market. Considering the sale price, that leaves plenty of room to move on this project before the new owner could question its financial viability. That makes it worth a closer look.

Asking Price: $5,850
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Mileage: 80200
Title Status: Clean

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Comments

  1. bobhess bobhess Member

    As the service manager of the first Alpha dealer in OKC in the early ’80s I can say these are as pure a driver’s car as anything on the road then and today. The new bumpers ruined the sleek looks, but as stated, a switch back to the originals would do wonders for it. As for a color change… why?

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    • Rick

      The Spider would easily show the ’75 Pontiac Trans Am or Chevrolet Camaro a clean set of h-e-e-l-s.

      And, time h-e-a-l-s a wound.

    • Rick

      You were the a-l-p-h-a male in the A-l-f-a service department. ;)

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      • bobhess bobhess Member

        Maybe, but my daily driver was a Porsche.

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  2. bill tebbutt

    Had one. Beautiful. Wish I had it back all these years later. Not “fast”, but in its element on the twisties.

    cheers,
    BT

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  3. Michael

    Forget about the paint, lose the bumpers and drive the piss out of it which is what these were made for. Nice deal if spica is in order.

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  4. Dave

    Had a ’71 back in the day and it was a blast to drive.

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  5. angliagt angliagt Member

    A friend of mine owned a small car lot with a black one of these.
    He let me take it out for a drive.There was a sharp corner that I could
    take without lifting in my TR6.I tried to take it the same way with the Alfa,
    & it started to come around (oversteered) on me.I thought I did a great
    job of saving it,but I don’t think the driver in front of me was impressed.

  6. Haynes

    Too many spiders in my garage…would be awesome to have some kind of snake

  7. Claudio

    As a montreal born youngster, i saw many of these driving for a very short period
    And then saw them sitting in many lots , parkings, service stations just rotting away !
    Never heard much good on them on this end of the planet much like fiats !

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