It was a momentous occasion when the sun finally set on the Alfa Romeo Duetto Spider in 1994. Almost 30 years and four generations later, suspicions arose that the proposed front-drive replacement couldn't live up to the aura of joie de vie offered by the car that was originally introduced in 1966. Recently, on the Alfa Romeo forum Alfa BB a member was desperately seeking a 1994 CE Spider, so I thought given these are somewhat rare, it might be worth featuring another one, given the warm months here in the US are in full swing. This Verde Inglese example is for sale in Florida has a low 33,000 miles on the clock.
1994 was the last year for the Duetto based Alfa Spider. In celebration of the car’s sucess, Alfa made 190 special cars called CE’s or Commemorative Editions. The CE Alfa Spyder has special badgeing, a special edition number plate, and a beautiful wood console and wood door caps. They also feature the ultra cool 15” telephone dial style wheels Our car is #178 of the 190 built. It came to us from a collector who traded it on a very special Bentley. It is in excellent condition with only minimal evidence of use. The paint and leather have been well kept after. The mechanicals are perfect with a recent valve adjustment service. Everything is working properly including the air conditioning. The car has fresh Goodyear Eagle tires. The original owner’s books accompanies the car as does a notebook of historical documents including the original window sticker and service records. The mileage shows 33,678 miles. It would be very difficult to find another Commemorative Edition Spider, finding another one like ours would be like finding a needle in a haystack.
The asking price of almost $25,000 is all the money for a Series 4 Alfa Romeo Spider. Even if you could find one with delivery miles, it would still be a steep price to pay, given that you can find nearly similar non-CE edition Spiders with similar mileage for under $15,000. To buy this particular car at this price, one would either have to be very nostalgic or out of touch with the market.