Ready, set, go: ’67 Alfa Romeo Duetto Spider
It seems like every Alfa Spider between 1966 and 1993 is referred to as The Graduate car driven by Ben Braddock played by Dusty Hoffman. But this one is a real Duetto and may be a distant relative of the car in the movie. It allegedly came from the same dealership in San Francisco that the movie car came from. The name Duetto was given to the new Pininfarina designed Spider through a write-in contest. By late ’67 probably as a 1968, they were called 1750 Spider Veloces. Many Alfisti (Alfa lovers) refer to these elegant Series 1 cars as Boattails. Today’s featured Alfa is ours exclusively. It has recently been rescued from long term storage and the seller hasn’t touched it cosmetically. Really. It hasn’t even been washed. It is a thoroughly documented 3 owner car with 56,000 original miles. A real black plate California car that was brought to Connecticut 10 years ago. The seller has run it through our go-to-shop, Auto Turismo Sport and it is in great mechanical condition. It has the original engine and 5-speed transmission. We think that you should consider purchasing a car before it gets dolled up by the seller. You get an opportunity to see the true condition of the car. This car has cosmetic needs. If you buy this one, you’ll need replacement rubber mats for the interior (they didn’t come with carpets), new sun visors and a thorough cleaning. The rear window of the top is actually pretty good and but needs that 3-step Meguiars plastic window cleaner treatment. The front and rear bumpers and grille need to be chromed/polished with but they look dent free. The paint isn’t original and looks a bit lifeless but you should be able to resurrect it with a compound or maybe a wet sand. Then a few touch-ups should be all you need. You’ll need rubber door gaskets and trunk rubber too. Paint the wheels and replace a wheel cover and your all set. A green one fully restored at the Monterey auctions brought $123k before buyers premium. You can start fresh with this one for $29,900. Click here for a detailed picture gallery. Contact Mark Starr at (914) 217-4817.