1991 Alfa Romeo Spider

As I write this, I'm looking out my window at a light accumulation of snow. While vacation in a warmer climate is but a few weeks away, a car like this Alfa Spider from our reader David has me yearning to get out of here even more. The Series 4 Spider is no stranger to CICFS, but yet again, here we have another great example of this affordable classic, in the desirable Rosso Red with the all important 5-speed manual gearbox.

1991 Alfa Romeo Spider


Cosmetically and mechanically excellent - fully sorted and professionally maintained by Alfa mechanic (Apex Vintage in Raleigh).

Drives beautifully, no issues. A blast to drive. Tight and responsive.
Shifts beautifully, no issues (NO 2nd gear synchro crunch).
A/C blows cold (with recent r134a conversion).
Original body panels and shiny "Rosso Red" paint.
No evidence of rust or prior collision damage.
Original factory applied "Cosmoline" rust preventer still present on undercarriage and engine.
Original interior in excellent condition.
Complete titles, registrations and service records since new (stacks of paperwork).
Original window sticker, Port of Newark inspection and dealer delivery paperwork.
All original manuals, books, keys, touch-up paint and jack/tools.
Original top boot cover.
Original Alfa Romeo AM/FM/Cassette stereo with front and rear speakers.
Alloy wheels. Excellent tires with majority of tread remaining.
5-speed manual transmission, power steering, power 4-wheel disc brakes, driver's side airbag, power windows, power mirrors, power antenna
Car cover included if desired.
This car can be confidently driven anywhere. Fly in, drive out.

Most recent services include (have all receipts):

2012: (receipts for $1400)
1. Comprehensive vehicle inspection by Alfa specialist mechanic
2. All new fluids including:
- synthetic motor oil (Mobile 1, 15W/50)
- synthetic transmission fluid (Redline 75W90NS)
- synthetic differential fluid (Redline 75W/90)
- brake flush and fluid
- clutch fluid
3. Modern r134a freon A/C conversion with new A/C receiver/dryer
4. New center link rod ends and full alignment
5. New motor mounts
6. New floor mats

2010: (receipt for $1000)
New copper radiator and hoses
New fluids

2008: (receipts for $1500)
New Robbins Sun-Fast cloth convertible top and rear window
New center muffler

This is a great car - a documented, low mileage, reliable, ready to drive and enjoy Alfa Spider.
Car is located in Chapel Hill, NC. $13,900

I've always wanted a Series 4 Alfa Romeo Spider and to be honest, if I was in the market for one, I probably wouldn't look much further than this car, except for the fact that my favorite color was the rare Vinaccia (wine) Red, a sort of burgundy metallic. I'd say the asking price for this Alfa is right in the sweet spot, given the mileage, condition and the work that's been done to it. Good luck to the seller and thanks for reading, David!