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1985 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce / 5-speed manual red convertible

84596 MILEAGE
Convertible BODY TYPE
2.0 L ENGINE
Manual TRANSMISSION
Gasoline FUEL

1985 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce Description:

Asking: $9k, no trades.
condition: excellent
cylinders: 4 cylinders
drive: 2wd
fuel: gas
odometer: 84596
paint color: red
size: compact
title status: clean (Colorado title)
transmission: manual
type: coupe
This is my little red car. The Spider is in amazing shape for a car that is 30+ years old. She sports a red exterior and black interior and is reluctantly being offered to a potential new owner who has a thing for classic Italian cars, and wants to get into that world without spending a fortune.
The 1985 Alfa Spider marks the final year before Alfa was forced to reach into the Fiat parts bin. It’s pure Alfa Romeo goodness, and has been amazingly reliable considering the bad rap that Alfa sometimes gets. I’ve had this Spider Veloce since 2013, and it has been a joy to drive around. Everyone wants to talk to you when you have this car. Everyone seems to either have owned one or had a friend who owned one. There is something very special about them and they're getting rarer and rarer to see.
To be clear, she is not a speed demon nor does she handle like a modern sports car. She does fine up to around 80MPH. I’ve taken her as far as Pigeon Point Lighthouse and never had any problems. When I purchased her, I replaced anything I could find wrong, including a new radiator, fuel line, idler arm, and have since done normal routine maintenance (changing oil and filter is a breeze) and the odd fix here and there. That isn’t to say that she’s not quirky. She’s over 30 years old, so sometimes her power window switches stick a bit, and you have to be aware of the synchros in 2nd, and there are some seals that probably could use replacing at some point. But that’s what gives her personality. She’s a beautiful, passionate, and confident Italian.
As far as modern conveniences, there are power windows and mirrors, but that’s about all. Top and steering are manual, so you’ll build muscles driving her. Which will make you look even better with the top down.
Technical stuff:
Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce, model year 1985, version for North America U.S.
Designed by Pininfarina
2-door convertible body type
RWD (rear-wheel drive), manual 5-speed gearbox
Petrol (gasoline) engine with displacement: 1962 cm3 / 119.8 cui, advertised power: 85.5 kW / 115 hp / 116 PS ( SAE net ), Torque net: 162 Nm / 119 lb-ft
Characteristic dimensions: outside length: 4288 mm / 168.8 in, wheelbase: 2250 mm / 88.6 in
Reference weights: base curb weight: 1156 kg / 2548 lbs, gross weight GVWR: 1390 kg / 3064 lbs
Top speed: 184 km/h (114 mph) (theoretical);
Accelerations: 0 - 60 mph 10 s; 0- 100 km/h 10.6 s (simulation ©automobile-catalog.com); 1/4 mile drag time (402 m) 17.4 s (simulation ©automobile-catalog.com)
Fuel consumption and mileage: 21/27 mpg (U.S.), 11.2/8.7 l/100km, 25.1/32.3 mpg (imp.), 8.9/11.5 km/l EPA ratings average estimated by a-c: 9.2 l/100km / 30.6 mpg (imp.) / 25.5 mpg (U.S.) / 10.8 km/l
More info: http://www.automobile-catalog.com/auta_details1.php
PS - the power and acceleration listed above were when she was new. She has slowed down with age, but grown wiser, as we all do.
I’ve installed a Pioneer head unit and new speakers that sound good.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: SMOKER OR PETS?
A: Neither.
Q: IF YOU LOVE IT SO MUCH, WHY ARE YOU SELLING?
A: Because I have a new FERRARI on the way!
Q: ANY KNOWN ISSUES?
A: AC unit is removed and trunk latch needs to be repaired.
Q: HOW ARE THE TIRES?
A: Good, plenty of tread left. I have a photo.
Q: CAN YOU SHIP TO ME IN KANSAS?
A: No. Local pickup only in the City of Los Angeles.
Q: DO YOU TAKE CREDIT CARDS, BITCOIN, OR TRADE?
A: No. Cash or cashier's check only.
Q: CARFAX?
A: Feel free to run it, just ask me for the VIN.
About Me
I moved to LA about three years ago from Palo Alto by way of Colorado. I enjoy all things tech, gaming, my guitars, and the open road.

Features:

Item location:Los Angeles, California, United States
VIN:ZARBA5418F1021824
Year:1985
Mileage:84596
Make:Alfa Romeo
Model:Spider
Type:Convertible
Trim:Veloce
Color:Red
Interior color:Black
Engine:2.0 L
Cylinders:4
Fuel:Gasoline
Transmission:Manual
Drive type:FWD
Vehicle Title:Clean