15k: Alfa Male: 1959 Alfa Romeo 2000 Spider V8-4spd Swap

Oct 20, 2013: The Alfa Romeo 2000 Spider was a gorgeous drop-top two seater from Italy, styled by Carlo Felice Bianchi “Cici” Anderloni and built from 1958 to 1961.  Most examples trade in the $40k price range when it pristine condition and are powered by one of Alfa’s small and sweet inline-4 cylinder engines.  Today’s feature has double the cylinders, but half the price and will have the Alfisti screaming bloody murder…it’s awesome.  Find this 1959 Alfa Romeo 2000 Spider with Chevy V8 and 4-spd for sale in Santa Cruz, CA for $15,000 via craigslist.  Tip from Kaibeezy. 

Update April 28, 2013: This 1959 Alfa Romeo Spider with V8 is still for sale, now without pictures but with a simple statement from the seller “Can be seen on website Daily
Turismo.” Any seller who references DT in his advertisement is okay in our book. Thanks to AW for pointing this out in the comments!

This Alfa has an engine from a Chevy Impala (no indication of year, could be anything from 1957 1958-1996) and a 4-spd gearbox in fair condition.  Unfortunately the seller does not include a single photo of the engine swap and the one photo of the vehicle shows a simple body in primer with the admonition from the owner for prospective buyers to “check out pictures, prices on-line before
answering.”  Sorry, but with a single photo and limited description you will get many folks who will inquire about the specifics.  The seller continues with one of those classic statement “only serious buyers, please, this car needs a caring owner and long term home
or it won’t be sold!” Lightweight ad notwithstanding, this Alfa does have considerable potential with a decent coat of paint and unknown mechanical reconditioning.

Since the owner provided no other pictures, we will share this vintage Alfa Romeo ad from Hoffman Motors from an expired ebay advertisement.

See a better V8 powered classic Alfa? email us here: tips@dailyturismo.com