1972 Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider Series 2
3 decades in production and 4 distinct generations, the incredible Alfa Romeo Spider is just as deserving of being named the ‘ultimate Roadster’ as the Mazda MX5. And with its Italian styling, does it make it a prettier, more stylish car?
The fact the Alfa Romeo Spider was in production for that length of time with only cosmetic changes on each new release means that even a late edition Series 4 can propel you straight back to where it all began.
The year 1967, the film The Graduate and the actor a young Dustin Hoffman whose character drove a Series 1 Alfa Romeo ‘Duetto’ Spider.
The Alfa Romeo Spider is a two-seater, front-engine, rear-wheel-drive roadster. The first three series were assembled and designed by the legendry Pininfarina in Grugliasco who were responsible for the design, manufacturing of the body, as well as final assembly.
Bridge Classic Cars are pleased to make available our beautifully maintained 1972 Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider Series 2 with the 2-litre twin-cam engine.
The current owner purchased the car shortly after the full and thorough restoration was complete, purchasing from the restorer himself.
Our spritely little roadster made its television debut on a featured episode on Series 4, Episode 5 of Discovery Channel favourite, Wheeler Dealers.
Around the time of filming the car was owned by a member of the production crew before before being sold on.
The car was then re-restored by an Alfa Romeo specialist.
Having spoken to the restorer ourselves, we have a detailed account as to what extent he went to when carrying out the restoration. Being a family of Alfa ‘fanatics’, with vast experience in the marque itself, no stone was left unturned on this project. The engine had been previously restored so other than a thorough service this remained untouched. However, it was removed from the car as well as everything else and the full-body was sandblasted and taken back to bare metal. Having spent most of its life on the Italian roads the body was in a much better state than what would be expected from a UK car. With the Italian factory specification, this car was more appealing to the restorer than any other.
The underside received just as much attention as the exterior and was sealed, treated with Raptor prior to paint. The restorer makes reference to a high-quality lacquer that was used which highlighted the already beautiful paintwork even further.
All parts were sourced from world-renowned Alfa specialists; including Alfaholics and ClassicAlfa and a detailed list of parts purchased has been beautifully presented for the next and future owners. Receipts for parts well in excess of £10,000 along with general maintenance and servicing bills to accompany them.
The restoration work was completed in 2017, at which time the current owner took on ownership of the car.
It has now been brought to market simply due to a lack of use. Hannah felt that the car needs to belong to someone who has the time to enjoy it.
Beautifully restored in 2017 by Alfa specialists, here in the UK
Designed by the legendry Pininfarina
Originally registered in Italy, built to Italian specification
Receipts and bills well in excess of £10,000
TV appearance in 2006 on Discovery Chanel, Wheeler Dealers