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1989 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce Convertible - California Car, Very Nice Shape on 2040-cars

Year:1989 Mileage:175500
Location:

Rockville, Minnesota, United States

Rockville, Minnesota, United States

My summer toy is up for sale - 1989 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce.  Very fun to drive, gets ton of "thumbs ups" everywhere you go!  I purchased this car a little over three years ago from its longtime owner in southern California and drove all the way home to Minnesota.  Since then, it has been properly stored every winter, and properly enjoyed every summer.  All maintenance faithfully performed and has never needed any mechanical repairs since being in my possession.   Interior in very nice shape with tan leather seats and black carpet that are both like brand new.  Door cards in great shape.  Some minor warping is present in the soft dash and console parts.  Body is straight and clean with no visible rust.  Underbody is also in very nice shape, as it has likely never seen any salt or snow.  New tires with only  a few thousand miles on them. Handles nicely with no annoying vibrations.  Tracks straight and true.  Remarkably free from annoying squeaks and rattles while driving.  Top is in great shape, thought the back window could use replacement.  This is the "veloce" model, so it is pretty well equipped with (working) power windows and (currently non-working) keyless entry, air conditioning (in need of a recharge), CD player, 5-speed manual transmission, and the aforementioned beautiful leather seats.  Mechanically, this car has always gotten me around with no hassle, and even drove in the famous Grand Old Day parade in Saint Paul last year.  The 2.0 liter Alfa engine still pulls well, though it does leak a very slight amount of oil by the spark plugs.  Runs well after it has been warmed up, does stumble a bit for first few minutes of operation.  Fuel injected, so it tarts easily and reliably.  5-speed transmission shifts smoothly and the cutch works well.  Brakes are strong, but will pull to the right on hard braking, I'm guessing that it may have some air in the line that should be bled out.  Consistently gets around 30 MPG and is perfectly happy cruising at 70 MPH on the freeway.   Does have it's share of quirks, as are to be expected in a 25 year old Italian car.  As previously mentioned, the keyless remote is no longer working, nor is the AC.  The speedometer does not function, and the tach is not accurate, though the odometer is.  The interior gauge and switch lights work intermittently.  All in all, while this is not a show car, it is a very reliable, fun, functional summer toy and is in rare condition here in the midwest.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions or if you would like to arrange for a drive.  I do drive the car frequently, and continue to do so - so mileage will increase slightly.  Happy to assist with shipping in any way I can, including arranging for transport.  Also happy to deliver at no charge to anywhere within central Minnesota or the twin cities.  Thanks and Happy Bidding!!! Zach

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