It should be criminal and a sacrilege to not drive and enjoy a car as it should be and the Alfa Romeo is no exception DRIVEN TO BE DIFFERENT! “Alfa's are so temperamental they even sometimes don’t want to leave the garage when it rains. One ought to consult the Alfa Bulletin Board (www.ALFABB.com) for the SEVEN laws of Italian (i.e. Alfa) car manufacture to know the whole story”. I could only find The Six Laws of Italian Sports Cars – see below.
This One Owner- Clean Carfax 1989 Alfa Romeo Spider Quadrifoglio is a two-seater, front engine, rear drive roadster with only 24,159 miles. Quadrifoglio means four-leaf clover. This 5- Speed Overdrive manual transmission is Alfa Red (one of only three colors the Quadrifoglio came in- The other two colors were silver and black). The interior is Slate Grey Italian Leather with a Black Duck Canvas Convertible Top. Deluxe Tool kit, Owners Manuals and original window label are among the items included in the sale. Mechanically identical to the standard Spider Veloce model, with a 2.0L (1,962 cc) DOHC 2 valves ( VVT) per cylinder 4 -cylinder engine made of Aluminum Alloy. The USA models retained the Bosch L-Jetronic FI. This marvelous sports car has a Limited Slip Differential , 4-wheel Power Disc brakes and Air Conditioning ( not working).
But, the Alfa Romeo Badge has some conflicting discussion about its origins. Look closely, you will see a serpent eating a man? A child? “The most interesting legend states that in Lake Gerundo, very near Milan, an enormous snake lived and terrorized the inhabitants of the city by attacking and eating the children and polluting the water with its venom. In a heroic effort, Ottone Visconti, the founder of the family, slayed the snake and adorned his coat of arms with its likeness as a symbol of triumph.
While this is a highly unlikely legend, not to mention a grim one, it serves to add to the aura around one of the world's most storied and historic brands. A little imagination never hurt anyone - unless, of course, you happened to be a child during the era of terror from the giant snake.” Wikipedia
Manufactured from 1966 to 1994, the Spider remained in production for almost 30 years. The Italian firm of Pininfarina designed and manufactured the body, as well as final assembly. This Third generation/ Series 3 Spider was introduced in 1982 and was the last project in which founder Battista Pinifarina was involved. The Spider was first launched at the 36th Geneva Motor Show in March 1966
The Series 3 Spider was previewed in North America for the 1982 model year with the introduction of 2.0 liter Bosch electric FI to replace the mechanical injection. In 1983, black rubber front and rear bumpers, a front bumper incorporating the grille, a small soft rubber spoiler added to the rear kammback. The Quadrafoglio was introduced in 1986, with cosmetic changes including sideskirts, mirrors, new front and rear spoilers, hard rubber trunk mounted spoilers with integral third stoplight, unique 15" alloys and optional removable hardtop. This one does not have a hardtop. Different interior trim included blood red carpets and gray leather seats with red stitching.
For the North American market, a model marketed the Graduate, which first appeared in 1985 in North America and until 1990, acknowledged the model's appearance in the 1967 film, THE GRADUATE, starring Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft.( An older woman seduces her daughters younger boyfriend). The Graduate was intended as a less expensive "entry-level" Alfa. While it had the same engine and transmission as the Quadrifoglio and Veloce, it lacked the alloy wheels and other features.
The car is being sold “as is”, runs beautifully except for a grind into 2nd gear. It appears it has been doing this since Day 1 and may be part of the character of this iconic sports car. Priced to sell quickly at $9999.oo Please call Suzanne for more info and photos 610-444-2222