1979 Alfa Romeo Spider, 68k miles, street modified

1979 Alfa Romeo Spider

Technical specifications of Alfa Romeo Spider 1979

Price: -
Condition: Used
Item location: Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States
Make: Alfa Romeo
Model: Spider
Type: Convertible
Trim: 2-door convertible
Year: 1979
Mileage: 68,267
VIN: AR1154100008320
Color: Metallic slate grey
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: Rear-wheel drive
Interior color: Wine
Options: Cassette Player, Convertible
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

Street modified (SCCA rules) 1979 Alfa Romeo Spider (twin-cam inline-four 1962 cc engine with Spica fuel injection), ith 68k total miles. Significant engine mods (done in 1987 at about 45k miles) include Autodelta camshafts (11mm valve lift, iming IO/IC/EO/EC of 35/-75/-75/-35 degrees and 252 degrees of lift at 0.050", stimated +20 HP), uropean headers (+6 HP), hankle high performance Quadraflow air induction system (+7 HP), nd the head was milled 0.010" to increase the compression ratio. The second set of points (originally installed for emissions controlled) has been removed. The car also has a Shankle "sure-start" mechanical actuator from Shankle replacing the original thermostatic actuator. (The Autodelta camshafts do not sacrifice low-RPM power, ut I did adjust the idle up to about 1000 RPM to eliminate hunting.)

Drive train: The engine is in great shape and very strong. The European headers and Quadraflow intake has made it a bit louder than stock. There is some oil seepage from both the oil pan and the rear differential (typical of aluminum engines of that period). Steering still tight.

Body: New paint in 2013. There are some minor hail dents (about a half dozen each on the trunk and engine hood) that you can see in the pictures if you look closely. I bought the car in 1985 (I am the second owner) and covered it daily through 1987 and it has been garaged daily since then (so no rust). Overall, he body is in very good shape.

Interior: Ok. The dash is still in good shape (no cracks) and the windshield visors are tight. I did a hack job installing a new radio decades ago and that needs to be redone. Some of the dash trim has broken (like around the heater controls). All gauges work fine. There is some discoloration on the carpet from sun damage and some discoloration and minor nicks on the door panels. The outside passenger door handle works intermittently. The lock on the Shankle sure start no longer holds so it needs to be manually held during starting.

Suspension: The suspension is worn and creaks. It should be rebuilt (Centerline part BJ125 ($564) for front and BJ129 ($232) for rear). Performance springs (Centerline part PS410 ($132) for front and PS412 ($112) for rear) and Koni shocks (Centerline part SA155 ($122) for front SA178 ($122) for rear) would be super nice also.

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