1979 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce - 22 month professional restoration completed by Alfa Performance Center in Newport Beach, CA, all original California car, third owner, 120,000 original miles, rebuilt engine, transmission, differential and suspension, all electrical works, absolutely no rust, no accidents. This car has been updated with stainless steel early bumpers (U.S. original rubber bumpers are available and in perfect condition), new 514 Alfa Romeo red paint, black interior. This car is perfect in every way, everything works. If you're looking for the perfect finished car that drives beautifully, this is itů No expense was spared in restoring this car...over $42K in receipts.
Price: $37,000 Firm
Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce 2000, manufactured or sold in 1979,
2-door convertible body type
RWD (rear-wheel drive), manual 5-speed gearbox
petrol (gasoline) engine with displacement: 1962 cm3 / 119.8 cui, advertised power: 94 kW / 126 hp / 128 PS ( DIN ), torque: 186 Nm / 137 lb-ft
characteristic dimensions: outside length: 4120 mm / 162.2 in, wheelbase: 2250 mm / 88.6 in
how fast is this car ? top speed: 192 km/h (119 mph) (declared by factory);
accelerations: 0- 60 mph 8.5 s, 0- 100 km/h 9s
The 1979 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce is powered by a dual overhead cam four-cylinder aluminum engine offering 111 horsepower. The engine is mated to a five-speed manual gearbox and disc brakes are installed at all four corners.
The price of the Spider Veloce rose by $2,000 over the prior year. This was perhaps the biggest change for 1979. Standard equipment included an electronic tachometer, trip odometer, lighter, two-speed heater, hydraulic clutch, chrome exhaust, windshield washer, hand throttle, tilt steering wheel, and reclining bucket seats.
The Alfa Spider set itself apart from competitors with engineering precision unmatched by other cars of similar size and price. It was stylish, too, but the lines were ahead of their time. When it was new, the Spider managed to receive the nickname Osso di Seppia in its home country of Italy. English translation: cuttlefish.
The Spider's initial design was the last work overseen by Pininfarina founder Batista 'Pinin' Farina, and it was a well proportioned shape with a tapering tail to balance its long, sloping nose with covered headlights. How this shape struck period journalists as fishy is difficult to understand, as automotive historians and journalists now regard it as pure and delicate, the finest of the Spider series.