1983 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce Running Project
Price: - Item location: Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Alfa Romeo
- Model: Spider
- Type: Convertible
- Trim: Veloce
- Year: 1983
- Mileage: 209,897
- VIN: ZARBA5414D1017198
- Color: Red
- Engine size: 2.0 Liter All Aluminum Inline 4 Cylinder
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: Rear
- Interior color: Brown
- Options: Convertible
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1983 Alfa Romeo SpiderDue to recent health issues, 'm going to have face reality and put my sweet running and driving Series 3 (S3) 1983 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce up for sale. I've owned this Spider now for about 4-1/2 years. It has been garaged for the past 3-1/2 years. Clear New Mexico Title in my name.
Currently this car is partially apart to service the radiator, eater core, nd to fix some light rust through in the front floors. I was also in the process of lightening the car, s it's the cheapest way to increase performance. Prior to lightening, weighed the car on certified scales with a 1/2 tank of fuel for a reading of 2,460 pounds. S3 Spider are among the heaviest of all Spiders, ome 200 pounds heavier than S2 Spiders. As of now, have removed about 135 or so pounds of dead weight. Over the years I have done a lot of work on this Spider and will include a number of parts, ncluding an extra gearbox, heet metal and other items pulled from a 1974 Spider parts car that I once had.
-This car is showing 209,897 miles.
-This Spider has the original 2.0 liter double overhead cam all aluminum engine. The engine was rebuilt sometime in the past although I do not have any paperwork to show what was done. There is no oil burning, or black smoke from a rich fuel mixture. Additionally, here are no unusual noises. All and all, t is a great running engine.
-Removed and replaced all vacuum lines on the Bosch Jetronic fuel injection. This Bosch Jetronic FI is a very reliable system not to mention that it is very easy to work on.
-Removed and replaced the OEM air intake plenum/manifold rubber hoses with new ones.
-Removed the very restrictive OEM exhaust manifold and replaced it with the 2 piece factory cast iron headers off of the 1974 Spider parts car. The engine now revs so much easier than with the original 1 piece exhaust manifolds. The cast iron headers were then treated with Calyx manifold coating for a great silver/gray finish.
-Removed the OEM exhaust system, ncluding the catalytic convertor, nd replaced it with the stock 1974 exhaust. There is slight leak at the forward expansion chamber. The rear section has an ANSA single tip fee-flow muffler. New exhaust hangers and bolts were installed at the same time.
-Removed the single wire oxygen sensor and modified the '74 exhaust system for a new 3-wire heated O2 sensor. The car now runs cleaner now, lus the engine warms up faster than with the original single-wire O2 sensor.
-Installed a new air filter.
-Replaced the short plastic intake hose that goes across the top of the engine.
-Removed the complete rear suspension, eplacing the T-bar/trunnion with the one off of the 1974 parts car as it had better bushings. Replaced the T-bar bushing at the differential with a new poly bushing. Removed the U.S. spec springs and replaced them with the 1974 springs which lowered the car to the original design height, r about an inch. The rear end now no longer clunks on turns, hich was caused by the axle moving sideways due to the bad OEM T-bar bushings.
-Removed the front springs and replaced them with the lower '74 Spider springs.
-Removed the complete A/C system as it was never hooked up after the engine rebuild. The car is now about 58 pounds lighter. I will include the A/C system with the sale.
-Removed the sump guard saving 11 pounds. I will include it with the sale.
-Removed the heavy factory electric flag mirrors and replaced the driver's side with a new lighter Vitaloni "California" aerodynamic mirror as used by Ferrari F1 cars (312) in the early Seventies, nd later on Ferrari road cars. Very period correct!
-Removed slow electric window lifts and replaced them with manual regulators.
-Removed the grungy OEM beige carpeting saving about 16 pounds. I've also scraped off all of the heavy rubberized coating on the floors which was hiding some light surface rust. Who knows how many pounds were saved by doing this.
-Removed and replaced the old motor mounts for new ones.
-Repaired the exterior doors handles which were not working when I purchased the car.
-Removed the original Cromodora "Daytona Star" wheels which the previous owner painted black, nd replaced them with light weight Cromodora "Turbina" wheels, hich have the 1960s Italian show car look. Both the Turbinas and Daytona Star wheels are made of super light magnesium, ach weighing about 16 pounds.
-Replaced the rubber fuel filler hose. Additionally, replaced all rubber fuel/vacuum lines located in the trunk area.
-The previous owner had the two Bosch flywheel sensors, he fuel pump and fuel filter changed with new ones. I've installed some new fuel lines under the car, lthough there is 2 more that still need to be done.
-The previous owner also installed a set of new Pirelli P4 tires.
-Seats were re-upholstered with beige vinyl some time in the past. They are in excellent condition.
-Rubbed out the Alfa Red paint. It still could use some rubbing and polishing, ut looks so much better than when I first got the car.
THIS ALFA WILL NEED THE FOLLOWING:
-Rust repair in the front floors. Although I believe that this Spider has been in New Mexico its entire life, t one point the rubber floor plugs came undone allowing water to get under the carpeting causing the rust through. The rust really isn't that bad and can be fixed with a $100 floor panel from Wolf Steel out of Canada. Since the entire floor panel doesn't have to be used, he rest can be used to fix the rust through on the passenger's side front floor.
-The driver's side rocker panel does have some filler on it, o there probably is some rust lurking in there. The passenger's side rocker panel appears to be in much better condition.
-There is some rust-through in the spare tire well. I am including a rust-free spare tire well out of the part car.
-The gearbox has the typical Alfa 2nd gear crunch. If you double-clutch while up shifting from 1st to second, nd when down shifting from 2nd to 1st you won'd hear any gear crunch. Some of the bearing are noisy and the gearbox does leak fluid. Included will be the gearbox out of the '74 parts Spider which should bolt right on. The '74 gearbox has about 85,654 miles on it, o I would advise that it be opened up and inspected. The driveshaft rubber giubo should be replaced at the same time, long with a driveshaft rebuild as a precaution, nd of course, t wouldn't hurt to replace the trans rubber mount.
-A couple of the fuel lines under the car going up to the fuel pump and filter should be replaced. I noticed a leak last time I drove it, nd temporarily installed some SAE fuel lines which are slightly larger in diameter than the correct metric hoses.
-The rear main seal leaks, o on uphill grades, he clutch sometimes slips.
-The engine being all aluminum does leak some oil, o it should be re-sealed.
-Because of the rear main oil seal leak, he clutch should also eventually be replaced.
-Both the radiator and heater core will need to be refurbished. A new heater control valve is also needed.
-The factory top was replaced sometime in the past with a vinyl top. There is a slight tear on the clear vinyl near the edge going into the black vinyl. This probably can be temporarily repaired with tent repair tape. I am also including an extra top frame.
-A new battery will be needed. I'm including a core battery with the sale.
THE SALE INCLUDES:
-Shop and owner's manual.
-An almost perfect black instrument panel.
-New Old Stock (NOS ) black console.
-Black console side panels.
-Black kick panels.
-Many extra parts off of the 1974 Alfa Spider parts car.
-Some sheet metal off of the parts car including a spare tire well pan, artial front nose cone, n extra hood, nd the front headlight surround sheet metal which is slightly different on the '74 Spider, llowing you to install Carello headlight covers.
-Hardware to mount the Carello headlight covers.
-All parts removed to save weight including the complete A/C system, he mirrors, tc.
-The original Cromodora Daytona star wheels.
-A rare "Pininfarina" radio block-off/radio delete panel. There is no radio or speakers that go with this car. Not having a radio or speakers saved about 24 pounds.
-New manual window regulators and winder handles to replace the OEM electric lifts, hich are quite slow, nd need some coaxing to go up fully.
-Plastic inner door caps. The OEM ones were cracked and I sourced out some really nice ones.
-New plywood to fab up some new door cards.
-New radiator hoses, nd the mold heater hose.
-A new idle "O" ring. The idle jumped up to 1,500 RPM after I installed the new O2 sensor, o it will need to be adjusted down about 500 RPM.
-New alternator/water pump belt.
-A stack of receipts showing purchases along with some from a previous owner.
-Probably a bunch of stuff that I have forgotten about.
This car is located in The City of Santa Fe, ew Mexico. It has a clear New Mexico Title in my name. Currently, his vehicle will need to be towed.
--Winning bidder is to pay Deposit via PayPal in the amount of $500 within 48 hours of auction end. Balance in cash (U.S. Dollars) due at time of vehicle pick up. If winning bidder is to have the vehicle shipped, alance of payment must be made prior vehicle being released for shipping with a Cashier's Check (certified from US or Canadian bank). PayPal accepted for Buy It Now only.
Be sure to check out my other cars for sale; a 1975 Oldsmobile Omega coupe, nd a 1973 Ford Ranchero.