1987 Alfa Romeo Spider Series III Quadrifoglio 2.0 Injection

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Highlights

  • Sold with a fresh APK technical inspection
  • Major service recently completed in readiness for sale
  • Excellent exterior respray carried out four years ago and still in very fine condition
  • Beautifully preserved underside
  • Reportedly running and driving very well indeed

The Appeal

Produced over four iterations from 1966 to 1993 with its svelte Pininfarina styling, raucous twin-cam engines and of course a folding roof, the 105/115 Series Spider maintained a dedicated following amongst Alfisti the world over. They remain popular classics to this day and the Spider name has lived on through various subsequent iterations through the 916 GTV, 939 Brera and soon to be a new electric roadster recently announced by Alfa’s parent company Stellantis.
Here we have a very fine and well preserved Series III Quadrifoglio, dating from 1987. In US market specification, its 2.0-litre twin-cam engine has fuel injection and reportedly runs very well indeed, benefitting from a recent major service in preparation for its new owner. The car was resprayed four years ago to a very high standard and dry storage has ensured it remains in fantastic condition both topside and underneath. 
With a fresh APK, this Alfa Romeo is ready to be enjoyed.

The History and Paperwork

  • US specification
  • Left-hand drive
  • The previous owner since October 2013 was a friend of the vendor who sadly passed away last year
  • The vendor acquired the car from their friend’s widow
  • Has recently undergone a service  / mechanical overhaul 
  • Valid APK, renewed recently
  • Road registered in the Netherlands

The Interior

  • Original specification grey leather upholstery with red stitching to complement the red carpets
  • The seats present immensely well with only light wear and certainly no damage
  • We noticed a faint stain to the driver’s side inner seat squab bolster
  • No heavy wear to the carpet or controls
  • Well presented boot space
  • The vendor points out a small imperfection to the dashboard, but otherwise it is in very good order
  • The radio reportedly works well although the speakers are not of the greatest quality so the sound isn’t particularly good
  • We understand all the switches and Jaeger instruments to be in good working order
  • Equipped with a wind deflector

The Exterior 

  • Quadrifoglio body kit
  • Professionally resprayed around four years ago to a very high standard
  • No notable scratches or other blemishes
  • Very straight bodywork
  • All appears impeccable underneath
  • Fitted with a sump guard
  • Smart teledial alloy wheels with no obvious kerbing
  • The folding canvas roof is in good order, with a clear rear window and just a few marks here and there
  • The roof operates well and fastens correctly

The Mechanics 

  • 2.0-litre four-cylinder all-alloy twin-cam
  • Five-speed manual gearbox
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Said to be running and driving very well
  • The gearbox and clutch are in good condition during normal use, although the vendor finds synchromesh to be patchy on second and third when driving in a more spirited manner
  • The all-round disc brakes are said to be working really well 
Mechanical work carried out this year reportedly includes:


  • Steering box and alternator renovation
  • New battery
  • New steering relay
  • Fluids, filters and spark plug change

Summary

The perfect classic for the summer months, these 105/115 Series Spiders are fantastic fun to drive and this Series III is a truly charming example. Benefitting from recent maintenance, a really good respray and a fresh APK, it is ready to be enjoyed.

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1987
  • Make Alfa Romeo
  • Model Spider Quadrifoglio Verde
  • Colour Black
  • Odometer 40,896 Miles
  • Engine size 2000
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Delfgauw
  • Country Netherlands
Bidding history
21 bids
  • ia•••• €14,000 29/11/23
  • re•••• €13,750 29/11/23
  • ia•••• €13,500 29/11/23
  • re•••• €13,250 29/11/23
  • ia•••• €13,000 29/11/23
  • re•••• €12,750 29/11/23
  • ia•••• €12,500 29/11/23
  • re•••• €12,250 29/11/23
  • ia•••• €11,750 29/11/23
  • re•••• €11,500 29/11/23
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