Roadworthy, Daily Driver.

  • Location: Baldwin, New York, United States
  • Make: Alfa Romeo
  • Model: Spider
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: Veloce
  • Year: 1979
  • Mileage: 10,003
  • VIN: AR115410006511
  • Color: Brown
  • Engine size: All Aluminum D.O.H.C. Inline 4 Cylinder
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Options: Convertible, Leather Seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clear

1979 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce Description

This is a 3rd SERIES Spider with large rubber bumpers that many purists find less desirable than the stainless steel bumpers of the earlier cars. The U.S. cars were all fitted with safety equipment that added some protection for the occupants in case of accident, some unwelcome, but one was quite worthwhile . As a result of U.S. Federally Mandated Safety Standards Initiated in August 1976, all U.S. Spiders were equipped with a substantial metal brace/cage that surrounded the fuel tank and reinforced the chassis in order to prevent the fuel tank from being crushed from a rear end impact, that in conjunction with the massive bumpers provided a robust buffer to the force of a potential impact.Needless to say that was a good thing if the car was ever rear ended, as it would be less likely to burst into flames like the Ford Pinto, which had precipitated the regulations.All though this series may lack the graceful line that the earlier bumpers imparted, it does retain the beautiful dished Wooden Steering Wheel by Personal, double binnacle instrument cluster and incredible tooled stainless astray lid and other bright chrome/stainless accents, which later cars dispensed with in favor of cheap looking plastic instrument enclosure and far less exotic console and Vinyl rimmed steering wheel.All things considered this series vehicle is well suited to the real world and thus a roadworthy Daily Driver that affords the passengers a modicum of safety while still maintaining the vintage character that was Alfa Romeo.
This vehicle is offered locally and it may be sold locally therefor this listing may end prematurely.

New Parts, recent improvements and service, as follows.
New Fuel TankNew Delivery Fuel PumpNew Fuel Level FloatNew Fuel Pump In Tank With New StrainerNew Fuel Injection Pump BeltNew Fuel Injection Pump Oil FilterNew Transmission MountNew Motor Mount Driver SideRebuilt Brake BoosterNew Brake Master CylinderNew Drive Shaft Flex Coupling
New Center Support Bearing
New Drive Shaft Universal JointNew Fan BeltNew Exhaust from Cat. BackLeather Seats in Good Condition as are Door Panels.3 Point Seat Belts from a Alfa 164
New TiresNew Heater Valve and Blower Motor
Sump GuardDealer Installed Chin Spoiler from 1979 was repainted Semi Gloss Black after recent repair of CrackNew BatteryNew Lucas P700 Halogen HeadlampsKoni Classic RED Hydraulic Shocks {used}
ALL FRESH FLUIDS -Engine-Trans-Differential- Cooling System- Hydraulics.
All Filters Premium Grade, Fuel, Oil and Air
Bosch JF4 Distributor from a 1969 Alfa Romeo 1750 Euro Spec, GT, with Bosch Blue Coil Internal 3.0 Ohm resistor, No Flat Spots
New Spark Plugs, Wires. Points. Condenser, Cap and Distributor Rotor. Timing Set with Strobe Light @ idle and 5000 RPM. Timing Chain Adjusted.Compression Test ALL Cylinders 150 Psi.Outstanding Oil Pressure over 30 psi at 750 RPM @ 212 degrees and pegs gauge when cold at start up. 20/50 Shell Clean Formula conventional oil. No additives.
Convertible top is LIKE NEW.
All Glass Is GoodAll exterior Lamps WorkALL GAUGES WORKAll Work Done on This Car is Less than 8 Months Old and Performed by ALFA AUTO CLINIC In Baldwin Long Island.This car is Registered and Insured and may be Test Driven by appointment.This car may be inspected on a lift by appointment.