1974 Alfa Romeo Series 2 2000 Spider Veloce

Highlights

  • Older restoration with recent 2024 fettling 
  • Engine rebuilt 15,000 miles ago in 2019 
  • Many recent Ian Ellis Classic Alfa parts 
  • Freshly serviced and carburettors tuned 
  • Enthusiast marque collector and Club member keeper 
  • Registerd as Historic Vehicle with long MOT to April 2025 
  • Desirable UK market RHD 2L Veloce in great condition 

The Appeal 

Britain has the MGB, Italy has the Spider. Both are stylish and iconic, but that is where the similarities end. To the British car’s enduring simplicity, the Italian responds with typically clever Alfa-esque engineering. The result is a characterful and entertaining two seater drop top. 
Alfa Romeo’s new Junior has revisited the idea of the classic ‘conda tronco’ truncated tail. It was an idea that started here, with the revised Series 2 ‘Kamm Tail’ Spider. Designed to address criticism of the original ‘boat tail’ cars, the Series 2 ushered in an iconic style that endured for decades. The Veloce was the most powerful Series 2 variant, equipped with a 1,962cc version of Alfa Romeo’s classic ‘Nord’ twin cam which delivers 130bhp through twin carburettors. 
This is a very rare original UK market RHD example. It is an older restoration - refinished in stand-out yellow - with recent 2024 professional bodywork fettling supervised by the enthusiast current keeper. Other recent work since November 2023 includes the fitment of various tasty Classic Alfa parts and a full service and carburettor tune up. 
Although registered as a Historic Vehicle - so tax and MOT exempt - it is a reflection of the current keeper’s fastidious standards that it comes to market with the reassurance of a long, advisory-free MOT to April 2025. 
This is a beautiful, stylish example of one of classic motoring’s most characterful and rewarding convertibles. 

The History and Paperwork

  • First registered in the UK on 1st May 1974
  • Appears to be an original UK RHD car 
  • Only nine registered keepers from new 
  • We are told the previous keeper owned the car for 10 years 
  • The keeper before that owned it for 25 years and undertook a full restoration in 1999
  • Previously painted classic Bianco white
  • Repainted and registered as yellow in 1999
  • Always dry garaged stored according to seller 
  • Good history file back to 2014 with extensive records
  • Photographs show extensive recent invoices for parts and work by specialists 
  • Engine rebuilt in 2019 at 70,000 miles including unleaded conversion 
  • £1,992 bodywork repairs in June 2024 
  • £391 service and carburettor tune up in May 2024
  • Current keeper is a Club member of 15 years with three other Alfa Romeos 
  • Registered as a Historic Vehicle making it MOT, tax and ULEZ exempt 
  • Current MOT runs to 25th April 2025 with 84,800 miles showing on test and no advisories
  • Currently showing 85,359 miles 
  • Matching chassis & engine numbers
  • Alfa Romeo Historic certificate is also with the cars history file
Summary of maintenance since 2014: 
2014
  • U-Joint Propshaft
  • New Hood
  • Flywheel and clutch
  • Full Service 
2015: 
  • New N/S sill
  • Heater Matrix
  • Full Service 
2016: 
  • New spark plugs
  • Replacement radiator 
  • Full Service 
2017: 
  • Battery
  • Rear brake pads
  • Full Service 
2018: 
  • Offside rear caliper
  • New rear discs and pads
  • Full Service 
2019: 
  • Full engine rebuild with unleaded head conversion 
  • New alternator
  • Engine & gearbox mounts
  • Full Service 
2020: 
  • Oil service
2021: 
  • Oil and spark plug service 
2022: 
  • Pinion oil oeal 
2023: 
  • New battery
  • New leads 
2024: 
  • Full service 
  • New plugs, leads, points, condenser and distributor cap 
  • Radiator flush and coolant replacement 
  • Oil, filter and brake fluid replaced
  • Gearbox and differential oil renewed 
  • Timing TDC
  • Carburettor tune-up and balancing 
  • Brake servo installed to improve performance 
Parts supplied since November 2023 by Ian Ellis: 
  • Period steel wheels
  • FISPA air box set up with support mounting brackets
  • Hellbore steering wheel 
  • Series 3 Quadrifoglio seats 
  • New rubbers and seals
  • Leather gear gaiter 
  • Dual relays to improve headlight performance 

The Condition

  • Older comprehensive restoration repainted in stand-out yellow 
  • Paintwork recently refreshed in June 2024 to rectify minor imperfections 
  • Paintwork presents very well with only minor stone chips and marks visible 
  • Bodywork in very good condition with clean, flush panel fit
  • Recent Dynax Hydrate 80 rust prevention and Lanoguard undersealing 
  • No structural issues visible in photographs or reported on current MOT 
  • Black roof fitted in 2014 and remains in good order with deep colour and clear screen
  • Recently fitted classic steel wheels with quality Vredestein tyres fitted all round 
  • Well kept interior in largely factory standard condition with comfort upgrades
  • Fitted with more comfortable Series 3 Quadrifoglio seats using original frames and runners
  • This enables a future buyer to return the car easily to original if required
  • Supplied with Nardi style wheel and adaptor kit 
  • Carpets in good condition with recent rubber protective mats fitted
  • Classic period radio fitted
  • Cabin trim is generally well kept with some minor deterioration to note in photographs
  • Minor cracks to dash top which can be checked in photographs 
  • We are told that all the dials work correctly 

The Mechanics 

  • Sweet-revving 130bhp 1,962cc Alfa Romeo ‘Nord’ twin cam engine 
  • Engine rebuilt in 2014 15,000 miles ago and converted to unleaded head
  • 5spd manual gearbox 
  • Extensive maintenance since 2014 which is detailed above and worth inspecting 
  • Fitted with uprated Bilstein shock absorbers suitable for UK roads
  • Reported to have good clutch and gear change 
  • Recent service in May 2024 including tune up and balancing of carburettors
  • We are told that the water temperature remains constant 
  • Vendor also reports that the car starts first time and runs well with good oil pressure 
  • Seller is an experienced and enthusiastic Alfa Romeo collector who knows these cars well 
  • No reported running or driving issues
  • No mechanical or running gear advisories on current MOT 

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Auction Details
  • Year 1974
  • Make Alfa Romeo
  • Model 2000
  • Colour Yellow
  • Mileage 85,358 Miles
  • Engine size 1962
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Chatham Maritime
  • County Kent
  • Country United Kingdom
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Bidding history
6 Bids
  • Hamishc•••• £6,500 19/07/24
  • lancia.•••• £6,000 19/07/24
  • hugh-bo•••• £4,500 15/07/24
  • john-mc•••• £3,500 15/07/24
  • Alfa1st £3,000 15/07/24
  • Jeremy•••• £2,000 15/07/24

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