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The first presentation of an Alfa Romeo Spider prototype was in 1961 at the Turin Motor Show. By March 1966 the Spider was actually launched and this was at the 36th Geneva Motor Show. The 1570cc engine was used from 1966-67 but by late 1967 the 1750 Veloce Spider powered by a 1779cc engine was in production.
In 1970 the Series II Spider was launched and the first significant changes to the exterior styling were introduced on the 1750 Veloce. The original elongated round tail changed to a more conventional cut off tail, called the Kamm Tail. The luggage space was improved and subtle changes such as a slightly different grill, new door handles and a more raked windscreen were added.
In 1971 the Spider Veloce engine had increased power with a 1962cc, 123 hp engine. At this point the name was also changed from the 1750 Veloce to the 2000 Veloce.
This beautiful example has only covered 52,000 miles from new. The cars comes with a superb history which includes the original service book and invoices and receipts for all work since 1983. Significant work includes an engine and gearbox rebuild in 1985 and body restoration works carried out in 1994 with photographic evidence. Invoices are present for all recent up keep and MOT certificates date back to 1991 at 48,000 miles. The Alfa has been beautifully kept and has been garaged, detailed and meticulously maintained even though it has only covered 4,000 miles in the past 20 years.
The condition is delightful with a beautiful, clean detailed interior, boot and engine bay. The paint and bodywork are very smart with lovely bright chrome to match. The car presents superbly and is very sharp. The Alfa is an excellent driver with a top class engine holding good oil pressure. This is a fabulous example that has been maintained and kept to the highest standards.