1971 Alfa Romeo 1750 Spider Veloce
- Chassis: AR1486419
- 81k Miles Shown, TMU
- 1,779cc Inline-Four
- Five-Speed Manual Transmission
- Refinished in Red
- Black Vinyl Upholstery
- Black Soft Top
- 14" Steel Wheels w/Hubcaps
- Jaeger Instrumentation
- Lap Belts
- Partial Service Records
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This 1971 Alfa Romeo Spider was sold new by European Car, Inc. of Wichita, Kansas, and is said to have remained in the area prior to the seller’s acquisition in 2016, after which it was offered on BaT in September 2021 on behalf of the seller. The car is powered by a 1,779cc inline-four paired with a five-speed manual transmission, and it is finished in red over black vinyl upholstery. Equipment includes a black soft top with a matching boot, 14″ steel wheels, a chrome driver-side mirror, a center console, and lap belts. Work performed under current ownership included rebuilding the cylinder head, removing and resealing the engine, brake work, suspension bushing and damper replacement, and a transmission overhaul. This Spider Veloce is offered with partial service records and a “rebuilt salvage” Kansas title in the seller’s name.
The Pininfarina-designed body left the factory finished in Rosso (514) and was reportedly repainted under previous ownership. Features include a replacement vinyl soft top with a plastic rear window, recessed headlights, side coves, and a Kamm tail. Rust repairs in the floors and rocker panels and the replacement of the outer sills and front jacking points were conducted under previous ownership, and evidence of a previous front-end collision is noted. A dimple in the passenger door and paint flaws can be seen in the photo gallery below.
Silver-finished 14″ steel wheels wear polished Alfa Romeo hubcaps and are mounted with 195/75 Cooper Trendsetter SE steel-belted radial tires. Stopping power is provided by four-wheel disc brakes. Service under current ownership reportedly included replacement of the brake master cylinder, servo, and hoses along with the dampers, the driveshaft center bearing and U-joints, a left rear axle bearing and seal, and the bushings for the front lower A-arms, sway bar, and struts.
The cabin features bucket seats trimmed in black vinyl with a matching dashboard, door panels, and rubber floor coverings. Amenities include vent windows, lap belts, a center console with a covered ashtray, and package space behind the seats. The heater core was reportedly removed, cleaned, and pressure-tested, and the replacement heater valve requires adjustment. Rust is present in the spare wheel well.
A black-rimmed three-spoke steering wheel frames a pair of pods that house Jaeger instrumentation including a 140-mph speedometer and a tachometer, while fuel level, oil pressure, and coolant temperature gauges are situated at the top of the center stack. The five-digit mechanical odometer shows 81k miles, approximately 5k of which were added under current ownership. True mileage is unknown.
The 1,779cc inline-four is equipped with Spica fuel injection and was rated at 116 horsepower when new. Work performed under current ownership is said to have included a cylinder head overhaul, replacement of the radiator, water pump, motor mounts, starter, and Spica fuel injection pump, the installation of a geared starter, a five-blade fan, and a Bosch fuel pump, fuel tank cleaning, and an engine-out resealing of the front and rear main seals and sump gaskets, at which time the crank main bearings were replaced. The replacement Spica fuel injection pump leaks oil, and the factory injection pump is included in the sale.
Power is sent to the rear wheels through a five-speed manual transmission which is said to have been rebuilt with replacement synchronizers, seals, and o-rings in preparation for the sale. Additional photos of the underside are provided in the gallery below.
The Kansas title is branded “Rebuilt Salvage” and “Antique.”
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