1973 Alfa Romeo Spider on 2040-cars
Gervais, Oregon, United States
|This is a beautiful late 1973 Spider. It is in excellent condition. Drives like a dream. Transmission is smooth with no grinding in any gear. Handles great with plenty of power. It was completely repainted several years ago and still looks great. Upgrades include HEAD LIGHT COVERS, like new. Koni shocks on all four corners and.....WEBER CARBURETORS. 5 spoke alloy wheels. The seller is in need of a more user friendly car with power steering and an air bag, so she is looking for a 91 spider. That means someone is going to get one heck of a wonderful 1973 spider.
We are not asking for top dollar, book is $17,500. However the follow things should be addressed.
1) the top looks great but has three spots that will necessitate replacement of the top. Don't get me wrong, the top will keep the rain out but it has been patched. It looks fine but I need to point out that it is not perfect. A new top installed is around $1,200 for a stafast cloth.
2) there is some torque steer due to weak trailing arm bushings. New bushings will solve that problem. Cost is about $500.
3) the dash has a large crack in the center extending to one of the vents. This car has a cloth cover and looks just fine. A plastic glue on dash cap is available and can be put on by the new owner. It's a do it yourself thing. A new dash would cost around $1,800.
Those repairs would lower the value to $14,000. The reserve is less than $14,000 so bid with confidence, You are going to love this car.
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Thu, 28 Mar 2013 19:00:00 EST
For more than two years, Volkswagen has been making public statements about its willingness to buy Alfa Romeo and quadruple the Italian brand's sales, and for just as long, Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne has replied with some version of "Mr. Piëch, drop it." According to a report in Ward's Auto, all that jousting might be over: it claims that sources close to both Marchionne and Audi CEO Rupert Stadler admit that the two are in talks for Audi to buy not just Alfa Romeo, but a production plant in Italy. In fact, a final deal could possibly include partsmaker Magnetti Marelli.
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Against that backdrop, a report by German news weekly Stern quotes a Fiat spokesmen as saying it doesn't comment on rumors and an Audi rep has said flatly that "There is no substance in the news." If a sale is being arranged, the timing would seem to point to how eager Fiat is to raise cash to complete its major initiatives. Even though Alfa Romeo continues to delay its return to the US, it just showed off the production version of the 4C at the Geneva Motor Show (shown above) and said that preferred Fiat dealerships here would get them. Then there's Alfa's recently concluded deal with Mazda to develop a roadster based on the next generation MX-5 Miata - a deal that would seem to help both the Italian and Japanese brands.
The monetary issues are troublesome, though. Fiat is taking a beating in the European market and its weak-kneed balance sheet is delaying gotta-have-it products like the Jeep Cherokee. Fiat has been talking to banks about getting money to buy the rest of Chrysler and those financial institutions have also raised issues about debt and cash reserves, and the nasty game of chess Fiat is playing with the United Auto Workers (and now the court system about the portion of Chrysler it doesn't own) could end up blowing another hole in Marchionne's plans. It is possible that this could finally have convinced Fiat to at least see how serious Audi's parent company, Volkswagen, is about buying Alfa Romeo. Or it could be just another rumor.
Every year Evo stages its Car of the Year test, bringing the best performance cars in the world to one location for an epic shootout. This year the magazine pitted eight CotY finalists against each other on Route Napoleon in Southern France - Evo claims it's the "best road in the world" - and then proceeded to nitpick the smallest of faults on each car until the winner could be named. You see, this year's lineup of machines was just so good that only one car obviously wasn't CotY material from the get-go. Can you guess which one judging from the list below?
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Sergio Marchionne and his Fiat empire have a lot riding on the US return of the Alfa Romeo brand. The endeavor has been in progress for what feels like a lifetime - certainly for as long as Fiat has had the Chrysler brand under its Italian wing.
It's not surprising that Fiat CEO Marchionne needs a perfect first Alfa to mark a return to America. And here's where things get dicey. Nobody would argue with Marchionne's insistence that Alfa Romeo's be powered by Italian engines - as Marchionne himself is quoted to have said at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, "There are some things that are well done in Italy."
If not what he said, then, it's how he said it that has eyebrows raised. "I cannot come up with a schlock product, I just won't. I won't put an American engine into that car. With all due respect to my American friends, it needs to be a wop engine." Wait, what's that?