• Early Spider with desirable "roundtail" body
• Strong, correct 1600cc engine featuring twin Webers
• Recently refreshed interior and new convertible top
CONDITION AND HISTORY
After 30 years with the same owner in Florida, this '67 Duetto relocated to the Northeast and has enjoyed extensive mechanical and cosmetic work in recent years. As a desirable 1600cc "roundtail" example, the car is an excellent opportunity with a straightforward path ahead for those that want to continue investing in this beautiful automobile.
Lovingly maintained for decades, the Duetto has had substantial work over the last five years. A refreshed fuel system and pump, brake system and master cylinder, Ansa exhaust, improved throttle linkage, and new engine mounts are all recent additions. The twin cam starts easily and runs well, making a great noise through the upgraded exhaust and well-tuned Weber carbs, while the five-speed features excellent, crunch-free synchros. All lights and gauges function and are in good shape along with an older Blaupunkt radio as well.
Inside, the cabin is nearly flawless and has been extensively reconditioned. Correct, low-back Duetto seats feature beautiful black vinyl, complemented by tidy door cards and new carpeting. Along with a refinished dashtop and the new convertible hood, the car's interior gives off the aura of a recent restoration done to a high standard. Clear gauges and a correct steering wheel are nice touches, while the trunk features excellent rubber mats and original Duetto manuals and tool roll. The current ashtray is from a slightly later model, though correct early Spider ones can be easily sourced and installed.
Overall, the car's body is straight and solid, but there are several areas that could be improved. Today, most Alfa owners choose to delete the protective strips on the beltline, and with this car it would be a wise investment in curb appeal. Additionally, there is some paint lifting on the rear deck, which could be sorted at the same time. Up front, an old repair to the front right fender will require a bit of attention, especially around the seam at the edge of the engine bay. There is also a small paint crack on the nose next to a shallow dent on the front grille. Underneath, the car has benefitted from new floors and shows evidence of regular rust-proofing and care. The front crossmember will need attention however, as its lower section has been corroded over the years (a common issue given its location directly beneath the radiator). Here at MCM we are fortunate to have a fantastic bodyshop next door that can fix all of these issues promptly and affordably. Please get in touch for a quote and further information.
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