Waiting for the sun: 1969 Alfa Romeo 1750 Spider

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This 1969 Alfa Romeo Spider (aka “boattail” or “Osso di Seppia”) is the former project of a restoration shop but the owner of the shop says that they have so much work to do with other clients’ cars and there is no time left for this car.

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The seller says that some work has been already done on this car: most of the metal work is completed along with new chrome and zinc plating of the bolt and nuts. There are also many boxes full of little spares. He also says that many rubber parts have been sourced, along with numerous hours spent on refurbishing and painting most of the metal and plastic parts. There is also a NOS 2-piece Ansa exhaust.

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Two engines come with the car: a refurbished 2000 c.c. engine whch has most of the external parts coming from a 1750 plus another semi-frozen 2000 c.c. Well, that’s a very interesting project which is basically in the middle of the trip so the asking price is quite interesting. Find it for sale at $7,750 here in Irwindale, CA.

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3 Responses to Waiting for the sun: 1969 Alfa Romeo 1750 Spider

  1. Gordini says:

    Seems like a big project and that floor is ugly, lots of patching done with more to do. I wonder what the condition of the rockers is. Better to pay twice this price for a “driver” that you can enjoy right away.

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  2. Bill Bennett says:

    I was fortunate enough to own a 1969 Alfa Romeo mechanical fuel injected Spyder. It was the most fun can I have ever had and was thinking how much fun it would be to acquire one in need of an engine,. My thought being that I could install one of the LS motors, probably a 5.3L motor with the cathedral port heads rated at 345 bhp, which I have in stock, It could be a straightforward swap with only some beefing-up of the drive line to handle the extra power. This would put a whole new spin on the numerous Miata iterations on the market today. If anyone knows of a donor car for this purpose, please let me know.

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  3. Classicvirus says:

    It only depends from your goal: concours 1750 spider now ride around $40,000 so, although I agree with you that there’s a lot to do on this car, I think that at this starting price and with all those chrome and painted parts done and, don’t forget it, a couple of engines (one yet rebuilt), this car is still worth the game.

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