Giallo Pagoda: ’74 Alfa Romeo Spider 2000
These pre-rubber bumper Alfas are a bargain. We call them Kamn-tails because they have a “bobbed” rear deck and not the “disco” tapered tail of the Duettos and early Spiders. But they are an attractive car with lots of bling fore and aft. The power comes from a 2 liter, double overhead cam 4 breathing through twin Webers (in this case). The 5-speed transmission is a delight to use if the 2nd gear synchro hasn’t blown up as many do. This one is fine and we suggest you keep it that way by double clutching most of the time particularly when it is cold. The car was originally purchased by a California man who picked the car up in Stockholm. The color is called Giallo Pagoda and that is one we have never heard of. The interior looks good as does the top. The seller is a Mint friend who operates a shop that specializes in all things Italian. Peter has priced this right we think. He is asking $9800. That is far less money than a nice TR6 of the same year. And although the TR6 makes a nice burbling sound, it isn’t as cool as an Alfa at 5,000 rpms. Click here for Peter’s website and contact information.