Almost made it: ’67 Alfa Romeo Spider
We should be suspicious of cars that are described by the seller as “runs like a top.” That can’t be good. We mean comparing a car to a spinning child’s toy that sometimes flies off the table puzzles us. By the way, so do phrases like “take it for a spin”. We thought this Alfa looked really nice in the photos. Well someone added an unusual, very British-looking tonneau that is very un-Italian. We were about to give it a glowing Mint-like paragraph or two and then we got a better look at the engine compartment. It actually had a lot of original parts and that was good but what was bad was the overspray of red paint everywhere particularly on the wiring harness. That speaks volumes to us. It says let’s get this painted as quickly and cheaply as possible and get rid of it. Now we may be wrong. So apologies to the seller but for $23,850 bucks we expect better. But let’s say we are wrong. We love these early Spiders and it has the original 1600cc engine. The interior looks nice too. So go look at it if you are in the market but bring someone knowledgeable with you if this is your first Alfa. BTW, it isn’t a Graduate either. Alfa used that name for a very late-model stripped down Spider. Click here to contact the seller (don’t tell them what we said).