Here is a rare opportunity to own one of the finest 1967 Roundtail Duetto’s : AR 664015 -the last model designed by the great Batista Pininfarina- from private collector. Only 6,325 original Duetto 1600 were made and most rusted away due to the hollow monocoque construction. A dry Arizona base was completely stripped, engine and electrics removed; rotisserie sandblasted and painted. For 5 years NOS parts were collected from all over the world. The goal was to keep everything correct-original, but to enhance the driving experience and dependability. Instead of 1600 cc, this car already had a 1,750 cc engine, which looks like a 1600 on the outside. Extra horse power was added with Spruell-cams. More reliability in traffic was obtained with electric fan with thermostat. I am 6 foot 2: the seat-rails for the adjustable seats were placed further back on new floors to increase leg space. The car comes with a rare, original Pininfarina hard-top and matching off-white tonneau to cover the soft-top when down. In addition to the original wheels and hubcaps, a set of correct Alfa-Cromodora wheels is currently fitted with wider tires. The rust-free car was kept in a garage and protected with Waxoil. The odometer shows 12,500 miles, which served to sort the car out and drive to shows, such as Alfa Century International AROC in 2010, Frederick, Md, where it got second place in class (91.4 points). The car was shown at the invitational Radnor Hunt Concourse. It comes very complete with a mint manual, original jack, tool-set and sales-brochure. Obsessive attention to detail was given and shown in these pics. Recent service /inspection.
Exterior/body/firewall: All rubber was replaced: only the small tri-angular vent-windows (not available) still have original rubber around them. Original doors- so excellent panel fit. The original off-white color (ivorio) for this car was kept, but modern BC/CC PPG paint, which is in excellent shape. Door handles: NOS. Correct original exterior mirrors. Glass: new windshield. Stainless steel bumpers are original, not replicas, NOS grille with enamel emblem-not plastic.
Engine drivetrain: Engine completely rebuilt with new pistons etc. and runs on unleaded premium gas; NOS vintage Weber carbs from Bologna, Italy; 5-speed gearbox rebuilt, new syncros; drive axle rebuilt. Rear-end: a more recent vintage Posi rear-end was rebuilt and fitted. Trailing arms, soft top-frame and many other parts were powder-coated. Interior: The seat vinyl is restored/original, but the foam cushions inside were replaced with new ones. Original near mint steering wheel. Door panels and dash replaced, new carpet, rubber mats, gaiter; new rear vinyl; all bright work is re-chromed, including top fasteners and gearlever. Dashboard replaced, gauges rebuilt by Palo Alto; Bezels re-chromed (not plastic). Lighter/ashtray: NOS from Italy. Column switch: new. New pedals. Seat-belts (a new safety feature at the time) with very rare Alfa buckles. Trunk: new rubber mat. Suspension/brakes: Koni’s/upgraded springs; all new poly bushes; new Bonaldi brake booster; rebuilt brake calipers/steering box/SS brake hose/new brake lines/cables/fuel-lines, etc. Electrical: Pertronix ignition; Alternator; Electric fuel-pump; brand new Bosch battery; an original NOS harness from a different Alfa was used to replace wire colors that were hard to find. All Dash/door switches replaced. All lights and lenses were replaced: correct Carello headlights. NOS Carello back-up light. Gas tank: replaced with new. Exhaust: new Ansa; original headers refurbished. Disclosure: electric foot switch for wiper not working, but washer and wipers are fully functional. Passenger buckle not mint. A few chips in paint. Located close to NJ shipping ports. Car is dependable and can be driven across US if needed. Please obtain your own insurance prior to shipping- even in closed transport: Mrs. Robinson does not trust faceless “broker-shippers” for the shipping of this great investment. Located close to PHL airport.
On May-04-18 at 04:18:41 PDT, seller added the following information:Brokers and international buyers are welcome, but be careful of shipping companies: their so-called insurance is often a scam.Car color is ivory- not black.On May-07-18 at 05:05:37 PDT, seller added the following information:Hi, I would like to point out that the 1750 engine with Webers puts out about 40% more horse-power than the 1300 cc Junior version. I was able to load up different set of 35 photos on the Hemmings classified website. Still working on video.On May-10-18 at 05:57:22 PDT, seller added the following information:Hi everyone, I received requests for pictures of the restoration-process, receipts and show-trophies from those who are still trying to rationalize their decision- posted these now on the Hemmings site. Real Alfa judges have done the work for you. Go with your passion: the car runs very sweet now and, on curved roads, it kept up yesterday with a new Ghibli-that is more fun for less money! Happy bidding!On May-10-18 at 12:17:48 PDT, seller added the following information:Hi again, more questions came about the picture of receipts on Hemmings. It is just a small sample: the stack is an inch high.I will post gearbox receipt, which ran about $4,000.-Don't make me add everything up: I will come to my senses.
|VIN (Vehicle Identification Number):||AR660415||Mileage:||12,500|
|Number of Cylinders:||4||Make:||Alfa Romeo|
|Transmission:||manual 5 speed||Model:||Spider|
|Warranty:||Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty||Engine:||4 cyl|
|Vehicle Title:||Clear||Drive Type:||RWD|
|Sub Model:||1600||For Sale By:||Private Seller|
|Exterior Color:||ivory||Drive Side:||Left-hand drive|