1989 Alfa Romeo Spider
DETAILED INFORMATION: This fun-in-the-sun droptop Italian convertible is the essence of a classic roadster. With body lines by famed Italian design house Pinnafarina, his little red sports car is a beauty to the eyes. Originally purchased by me in 2010, his car has seen a partial restoration and a whole host of improvements. Here is a summary of the restoration that has been completed thus far: THE RESTORATION – FINISHED IMPROVEMENTS: 1. Cooling system renewed – radiator pulled/sealed/pressure-tested/painted, ew mounting gaskets, ew thermostat, oses replaced, ose clamps cleaned and/or replaced, ystem flushed, ew coolant added, ystem purged of air, ew radiator cap 2. Engine – new spark plugs, arious hoses replaced due to excessive wear, ngine compartment cleaned/degreased, il changed, ew oil filter 3. Air intake – installed a new K&N permanent air filter 4. Transmission – new clutch master cylinder, ew clutch slave cylinder 5. Brakes – adjusted parking brake, nspected/cleaned all brake components front and rear, urchased new rear brake rotors for future use (will include these with the car) 6. Electrical – checked and tightened all electrical grounding terminals, nstalled custom LED running lights and dash mounted switch, nstalled new high/low Halogen headlamps, eworked/rewired rear spoiler brake lights and license plate lighting for correct operation, nstalled new Kenwood head unit, ew “aux” port for plug connection to iPod or MP3 player, ew 4” door speakers, ew 6-1/2” rear speakers, ew 10” Alpine subwoofer, nd new dedicated Kenwood amplifier for driving the sub 7. Exterior trim – purchased and installed new badging/emblems for center front bumper and rear trunk lid, eplaced driver’s side door latch with new unit, e-chromed headlight trim rings on both sides, nstalled new gaskets for headlight trim rings, eplaced rear spoiler bulb light cover, djusted fuel hatch pull wire and refinished gas cap 8. Interior trim – completely refurbished both driver’s side and passenger side doors (new door panels, ew vinyl upholstery, eworked power window system for correct operation, epaired broken plastic components, dded custom-made door trim pieces, ew door lugs), emoved all interior pieces except dash for inspection/cleaning, dded new “Suppressor” heat and acoustical control mat along floor boards/transmission tunnel/back seat, e-dyed and installed all carpet pieces including trunk carpet, nstalled new plastic trim cover at trunk hatch/gas hatch control levers, nstalled new vinyl cover for parking brake level, ew custom embroidered plush floor mats with Alfa Romeo logo, ew custom panel surround for center console gear shift boot, ew custom speaker enclosure for rear shelf with matching red carpet, ew custom black vinyl storage compartment attached to speaker enclosure, emoved and reformed glove compartment door for tighter seal, ew custom leather shift knob with Alfa logo, efurbished OEM steering wheel and wrap, eplaced convertible top leather pull handles 9. Battery – installed new yellow Optima battery and mounting brackets for secure operation in original OEM battery location OTHER THINGS YOU GET WITH THE CAR: 1. Full-size, EM alloy wheel for spare tire 2. Factory hardtop with aluminum storage frame on wheeled castors 3. Original owner’s manual, aintenance program booklet, indow sticker and other miscellaneous paperwork 4. All spare parts and trim pieces retained during the restoration process 5. Cloth car cover for storage of vehicle 6. Custom leather key chain with Alfa Romeo logo THINGS REMAINING FOR FUTURE RESTORATION: 1. Suspension – remove/inspect/repair any worn suspension system components 2. Speedometer – currently not functioning; the odometer, peedometer cables and sender unit are working correctly, o the issue has been narrowed to a likely electrical connection fault at the back of the control pod 3. Seat belts – the current seat belts are functional but the release action and lack of a smooth release from the winding mechanism can be irritating at times; the condition seems to come and go at random, o new driver’s side and passenger side seat belts might be a needed future improvement 4. Air Conditioning – the A/C compressor has not been charged with refrigerant, o the operation of the system is unknown PURCHASING THIS VEHICLE If you would like to arrange a time to take a closer look at the car and possibly a test drive, lease send me a text message (972-998-4646) or e-mail. I will contact serious buyers to coordinate a viewing. Prospective buyers should bring a copy of their driver’s license and proof of insurance if a test drive is desired. I have put a significant of money and labor into this vehicle over the last 5 years, o this is not a “buy it and flip it scenario”. Please respect the restoration process and only contact me if you are truly interested and can afford to purchase this car.