1978 Alfa Romeo Spider Niki Lauda Special Edition on 2040-cars
Orrington, Maine, United States
Engine:2.0 Liter 4 cylinder Fuel Injected
For Sale By:Private Seller
Interior Color: Black
Make: Alfa Romeo
Number of Cylinders: 4
Trim: Special Edition
Drive Type: RWD
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Exterior Color: Red
Condition: Used: A vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections. ...
For Sale is My 1978 Alfa Spider Niki Lauda Special Edition.
An 87K Original Miles, Central California Car, this spider has no rust. It has been well cared for by two previous owners and detailed properly for sale by me.
I Purchased it from a Couple in their Late 60s and early 70s who had owned it on the Maine coast for Ten Years. It was always stored winters and driven only during our short summers here in Maine.
Running Condition is Very good to Excellent and it has been kept that way with Frequent Maintenance and Proper Spica Fuel Injection Tuneups and Filters. If you buy it and choose to drive it home it will make it anywhere without trouble, so buy with confidence that this Alfa Runs reliably and is ready to take home!
Condition of the Body is Outstanding. Virtually, the only speck of rust is at the bottom of the drivers side fender and hardly worth mentioning.
I have included pictures of the underside taken from a lift so that purchasers can see the condition of the floorpans, rocker panels and complete underbody.
With only one previous re paint this spider still looks impressive, though there are some water stains on the front and some fading from the California sun. The body is still nice and straight with only minor dings here or there.
The Original Seats, Door Panels, Dash and Gauges are in Great Condition, there is only one crack in the dash, the Gauge Faces are clear and the Chrome around them Shines like new. All Gauges Work Just Perfect. Carpets are the original Light Grey Blue Berber and while not perfect are still perfectly serviceable.
The Condition of the Convertible top is like new and the rear plastic window clear and beautiful.
When you open the hood, the Beauty of Alfa's all Aluminum Twin Cam engine Shows with the polished valve cover and clean presentation. The Car has Been Upgraded with an Electric Cooling Fan and Electronic Ignition which eliminates Ignition Points and the Maintenance which accompanies them.
There are no major oil leaks.
The Original Campagnola Alloy Rims are all in Nice Condition with a 5th in the trunk.
Tires are white lettered with plenty of tread and look good against the stripes and color of the car.
Speaking of the Stripes Unique to the Lauda Edition, most all are in pretty good shape save for the front portions. There is a body shop in Illinois which just completed the restoration of an identical car and has had a new set made. They are said to offer a kit for other cars and I have been meaning to contact them for a price.
The Brakes Up Front are completely new with Calipers, Rotors and Pads on Both Sides just Replaced.
It has a New Cat Back Factory Style Replacement Exhaust just put on.
The Car Runs Strong and Smooth and Accelerates as you would expect a Pedigreed Sports car to, which is the essence of an Alfa Spider!
The Handling of these cars is Tight and Fun.
Transmission is fine, though must be shifted slowly between first and second which is typical for any Alfa Transmission with some miles on it. In the Owners manual they suggest Shifting when cold at 20 Mph to facilitate easy gearchange and consistent with this, shifting gets easier as the trans fluid warms up.
The Trunk is in Great condition and the Original Tool kit is Present behind the carpeted flip down partition.
The Niki Lauda Special Edition Models do not come up for sale too frequently and this is an excellent opportunity for you to Buy it and own one. Don't Miss it! I am Running a Ten day Auction to give it plenty of visibility and will not be re running it six more times.
Please Keep in Mind that this is an Original, Unrestored Classic car, it is in Great Shape and well maintained but it is not perfect, you will not be disappointed when you buy it because you can see that it is Very Nice and my description is accurate.
I love the car but we have 2 dogs, a newborn and two other Convertibles with four seats that we use more frequently, a Saab Turbo and Subaru GL, so we are choosing to let the Niki go as it is not getting used enough.
Please call with any questions about the car, for more pictures or to make a legitimate offer. I reserve the right to end the Auction at any time for any reason.
You can Reach Me in Maine at 207-478-6918
Transportation of the car is the buyers sole responsibility but I will assist your shipper in coordinating pickup and loading of the car, or should you choose to fly in or take a bus I am happy to pick you up at the terminal.
Thank You and Good Luck!
Alfa Romeo Spider for Sale
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Thu, 28 Mar 2013 19:00:00 EST
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Fri, 08 Nov 2013 20:00:00 EST
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