Forbidden Fruit: 1996 Alfa Romeo Spider 2.0 TS Lusso
The Type 916 Alfa Romeo Spider was a replacement for the ancient Type 105 Spider (1966-1993) that was released for the 1995 model year. It lost the old school longitudinal-engine rear-drive setup in favor of a more contemporary transverse-engine front-drive setup which made purists fume…but the styling (by Enrico Fumia) was gorgeous and it won all kinds of “car of the year” awards when new. We didn’t get them in the States, but you can find a few grey market examples offered for reasonable prices. Find this 1996 Alfa Romeo Spider 2.0 TS Lusso offered for $13,999 in Lake Forest, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
From the seller:
1996 alfa romeo spider
cylinders: 4 cylinders
paint color: red
title status: clean
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Alfa Spider 2.0 TS LUSSO
Alfa red w/black leather
Of course w/books and records
Timing belt and water-pump was replaced 800 miles ago
Model year: 1996
Mileage: 73.465 Miles / 119.300 KM
2 owner car
AZEV Alloy Wheels
This Spider is being sold: AS IS. No warranties are implied or given.
This car has been imported under the 25 year EPA and DOT exemption rule.
There is a 25 year old exemption for “classic vehicles”. If a vehicle is 25 years or older from the date of manufacture (month and year) it can legally be imported into the U.S. without having to meet DOT standards (21 years to be exempt from EPA standards).
The car can be registered legally anywhere in the US, but not in California. You would need an emission test from a Lab and the cost would be about 10K.
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Hey, that link misspelled Willowby. Oh, will obey. Cute.
But anyway, seems like selling it on Craig’s list in the only state you can’t register it is odd.
I had the same thought! Also these look odd in pictures, then I saw one in real life and it looks odd. The slope on the trunk is just not quite right.
The photos, so elettrizzante! Now that’s Italian!