This next car isn’t the most desirable Alfa Romeo or those still alive, but it is a proper Alfra Romero and not some crummy rebadged Fiat. The Series 3 version of the Spider Veloce was launched in 1983 and survived with minor changes through the 1989 model year when it was replaced with an uglier version known as the series 4. Anyway, today’s example seems like a decent way to get into pretty Italian classic for cheap. Find this 1984 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce offered for $6,500 in Los Angeles, CA via craigslist.
The Alfa Romeo Giulia we posted the other day got me thinking that I should post more of the real OG Giulia. I don’t have anything against late model cars — they smell good, and are mostly reliable…but there is something about a classic that tugs at the heart strings. Plus this classic Giulia will continue to appreciate while the new Giulia will continue to depreciate, and if you have a problem with a classic you can usually fix it yourself on the weekend, a multimeter, and a crescent wrench…the same can’t be said for a brand new Giulia. But could you drive this classic Giulia every day? Maybe? But it might be a better weekender and get a Fiat 500 Abarth for a daily driver. Win win. Find this 1964 Alfa Romeo Giulia TI offered for $18,500 in SF Bay Area, CA via craigslist.
It is St Patrick’s Day, so I thought I’d see if we could get one of the late model Alfa Romeo Giulia Quattroformaggio…wait…that’s not right…Quadrifoglio models offered for something in the DT price range — after all, they have 4-doors and are made in Italy, so they should depreciate like a used COVID nose swab. But no such luck, the QuattroFormuluotto…errr…4-leaf-clover versions are still in the $40k range because they were expensive when new and have a 500 horsepower twin-turbo V6. The base model Giulia with the 280 horsepower turbo-4 on the other hand…that’s doable on a budget comparable to a new Honda Accord. Find this 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia bidding for $12,749 reserve-not-met with $25,500 buy-it-now located in Orlando, FL.
The Alfa Romeo Spider had a number of updates over its thirty year production run but the basic formula stayed the same over that time (1966-1994). The late series 3 spiders are not one of the more desirable versions with their rubber bumpers, porky curb weight, and smog-throttled engines, but this next example looks cool in black-on-black-on-black. Find this 1987 Alfa Romeo Spider offered for $4,400 in Miami, FL via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.
This next car comes as a tip from Erik202 who writes: I previously owned a series 3 version spider and I think outside of Duettos these S4 cars are the best looking generation. I don’t know if these cars are ever going to be worth anything but in the meantime they must be in the running for best value going, at least when it comes to fun for the money. Find this 1991 Alfa Romeo Spider S4 offered for $4888…now $4600 in Marin, CA via alfabb.com forums and craigslist.
Happy Columbus Day to all Italian-Americans out on the web, a day where we celebrate that crazy Genoese sailor who tried to find his way to the East (he probably wanted some JDM parts before you could overnight them from Japan…) by sailing West. It is also Canadian Thanksgiving (say what!?) but we’ll save our Turkey & Poutine Cacciatore jokes for the next feature. Sorey a boot that. Anyway, this Italian machine will need to get a ride on the next Niña, Pinta, or Santa Maria to head West across the Atlantic because it is located in The Netherlands, but Find this 1995 Alfa Romeo 164 Diesel offered for $3,499 buy-it-now or make-offer located in Ried, Netherlands via eBay.
I know what you are thinking. Another Fiberfab Aztec? Are you DT guys huffing paint again? But…they are so fabulously retro-futuristic that my head just about explodes each time another one comes in the tips email inbox. Maybe I should turn that off. Who am I kidding. I can’t deny that the future was better in the past and neither can you, so just stop. The only question you should ask is — why does this Aztec have a giant Mercedes-Benz emblem on the front? Find this 1981 Fiberfab Aztec 7 offered for $6,800 in San Antonio, TX via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
This next car comes as a tip from Erik202 who writes: Without looking at this car in person it’s hard to say but my feeling is the seller is overly enthusiastic about it’s condition. That being said, there doesnt seem to be any rust and the interior looks to be in great shape minus one shift […]
Today’s next car isn’t something that’ll win some fancy prize at the next Amelia Island Concours D’Corpulence, or get you the front valet spot at some Michelin starred restaurant…but it could get you the front valet spot at your local Salsa Dancing spot (is dancing allowed during COVID19 crisis?) or spark a conversation with random […]
The Alfa Romeo Spider built from 1995-2006 was a replacement for the aging Alfa Spider Giulia (1966-1993). The Pininfarina designed exterior was a radical step forward in looks, but regrettably the car moved onto a transverse longitudinal front drive set up shaped with the contemporary GTV. The tipo 916 Spider was never sold new in […]