The Classic Sale At Silverstone Festival 25th - 27th August 2023

The Classic Sale at Silverstone Festival 2023 Cars 154 Registration: KLL 799N Chassis No.: AK2472189 Estimate: £20,000 - £25,000 Specialist: Charles Smalley Telephone No: 07421 007866 Lot 652 1975 Alfa Romeo 2000 Spider Veloce (105.27) A modern classic by Pininfarina, the simple-yet-elegant ‘Kamm tail’ Spider bodywork, which premiered on the 1970 Spider Veloce Series 2, would prove enduringly popular, lasting into the 1990s. The Spider’s mechanics were essentially those of the Giulia with independent front suspension, a coil-suspended live rear axle, and four-wheel servo-assisted disc brakes, whilst the engine was the Giulia Sprint GTV’s 1.6-litre, double-overhead-camshaft four. The twin-Dell Orto equipped 2-litre Spider Veloce (105.27) arrived in 1971. Wind tunnel testing resulted in the 2000’s signature drag-reducing Wunibald Kamm-designed ‘Coda Tronca’ tail, while improvements over the earlier Duetto models included bigger brakes and a limited-slip differential. Other changes were not so easily spotted. The windscreen was more inclined, leading to additional modifications and adorning the front was a new heart-shaped grille and revised bumpers. Several other detail changes were made before production changed to the Series 3 in 1982. Outstanding speed, acceleration and handling were all characteristics of this class-leading model, which nevertheless possessed a remarkable docility, even at high speeds. According to its Certificate of Origin, this original right-hand drive 2000 Veloce was originally supplied on 20th May 1975 and onwards to its first owner on 4th June 1975. It’s been the subject of a recent extensive restoration and now presents superbly in a gleaming coat of Alfa Rosso over a classic black interior and is supplied with an extremely rare factory hardtop. The extensive rebuild was not purely cosmetic, but far more in-depth, ensuring that this example now stands head and shoulders above the average. Works included a full body refurbishment and an engine and gearbox rebuild incorporating new carburettors, electric fuel pump and electronic ignition at which point it was fully set up on a rolling-road. Further restoration included a total suspension and brake overhaul, a new fuel tank, and a full retrim including door cards, seats, carpet and hood, all set off by a glorious set of Alfaholic GTA-style alloys. With renowned Alfa Romeo specialists Alfaholics and Classic Alfa amongst others, having had a hand in the restoration, this outstanding Spider is ready to be enjoyed once again and with just 150 miles covered since completion, a period of ‘running-in’ is highly recommended to achieve the very best from this ever popular 1970s convertible. Accompanied by a large history file including restoration invoices and a ‘Certificato Di Origine’, your early inspection of this Alfa Romeo is highly recommended and encouraged to fully appreciate the opportunity available. With only 150 miles since a comprehensive restoration with input from Alfaholics and Classic Alfa amongst others, this 2-litre Spider looks almost ‘showroom fresh’. 1970s open-top motoring does not come much better than this. More Details Lot 652 Bid On Lot 652