Posts Tagged ‘115’

You Cannot Lose – 1988 Alfa Romeo Spider Graduate

June 13, 2016

With a recent flurry of articles on this fine site espousing the virtues of Alfa Romeo Spiders, it’s worth showing what happens when the dream doesn’t turn out so well for the owner. Sure, these are fairly solid cars if you assume an attentive owner who will keep on top of preventive maintenance and track & address suspicious noises as needed, but for many, these cars are their first toe in the water of Italian sports cars. And perhaps, as in the case of our feature car, it might also be their last. Check out this 1988 Alfa Romeo Spider Graduate for sale for $750 in Oakland, CA.

1988 Alfa Romeo Spider Graduate left front



Heat Wave Weekend – 1982, 1979, and 1977 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce

June 3, 2016

Something about the prospect of a very hot weekend on the western seaboard brings to mind the idea of a convertible in which to enjoy all that sun. And what’s better than spending a hot weekend like that in a car with vinyl seats, no roof, and no air conditioning, plus a noticeable lack of insulation from the engine’s heat? Kidding aside, what’s particularly nice about a convertible on very hot days is going out for an evening drive with the top down – you can enjoy the breeze and the engine sounds without having to layer up, and without the sun burning you up. So in honor of the heat wave, here are a handful of Alfa Spiders. Let’s start with this 1982 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce for sale for $4500 in Rosamond, CA.

1982 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce 2 left front


How Long Will It Last – 1973 Alfa Romeo GTV 2000

May 9, 2016

If you’ve ever yearned for the days of live radio contests, where you had to dial your local radio station for the privilege of answering a question that might get you that day’s set of Miami Sound Machine tickets, the closest modern analog to that might be when you see a desirable car at a lower-than-market price in the online classifieds. Unfortunately, the online listings don’t always include a phone number, so you’ll have to rely on your aggressive emailing skills instead – or look at the map the seller kindly provided and exercise your modern cyberstalking skills. In any event, it’s worth looking at the listing for this 1973 Alfa Romeo GTV 2000 for sale for $4000 in Arvada, CO.

1973 Alfa Romeo GTV left front