Alfa Romeo Spider Graduate Series 3.5 Rare edition & well serviced! NO RESERVE!

Price: - Item location: Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Make: Alfa Romeo
  • Model: Spider
  • SubModel: Graduate Spider Series 3.5
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: Graduate
  • Year: 1990
  • Mileage: 56300
  • VIN: ZARBA12C8L6001486
  • Color: Alfa Rosso
  • Engine size: 2.O L Twin Cam
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Power options: Power mirrors
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Beige
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Options: Convertible, CD Player
  • Vehicle Title: Clean
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!

1990 Alfa Romeo Spider Graduate

1990 Alfa Romeo Spider Graduate 2.O Liter Series 3.5

The final iteration of the unencumbered Graduate version is recognized by enthusiasts as theculmination of Spider evolution. A unique single year model that combines the classic Series 3 body with the Series 4 engine yielding enhanced performance over the prior Series 3 cars. This well serviced example ($14k+ in last 3k miles) features a show worthy engine compartment featuring the introduction of the higher compression Bosch Motronic fuel injection system (hemi-style domed pistons yielding a better powerband), dual electric fan aluminum radiator (an Alfa first), onboard diagnostic system, improved VVT and improved engine management are among the changes from the Series 3 cars ('82-'89). This Graduate retains desirable classic features; manual steering, wind-up windows, no ac unit, lightweight Sport seats - all things that reduce weight and improve performance. Vintage custom touches and a lightweight sport exhaust remind you this is no ordinary Spider. Please read information and links to additional photos below.

  • 2.0 Liter Twin Cam Series 4 aluminum inline 4 cylinder | Bosch Motronic Fuel Injection
  • 56k miles
  • 5 Speed | limited slip differential | 4 wheel disc brakes
  • Rosso Alfa | Beige & Black interior | Texalfa Sport seats
  • Graduate Spider – this lightweight Graduate lacks the excesses of other models coupled to the Series 4 engine, creating a more performance-oriented edition.
  • Nod to Alfa Romeo's heritage Quadrifoglio emblems & rare vintage Alfa logo stainless steel hub centers
  • Classic interior devoid of most power options with desirable color combination
  • Sport exhaust - more throaty & lighter than stock
  • Classic roll-up windows - no electrical issues & a joy to operate
  • Manual steering - highly responsive feedback
  • Texalfa Sport seats - lightweight version with manual controls
  • Onboard diagnostic system - Series 4 feature introduced in this model
  • Power mirrors
  • Modern Pioneer stereo- detachable face, digital inputs, CD player, Sirius
  • Wheels: Rare original sport wheel covers + vintage hub centers & stainless steel trim rings
  • Service: $14k+last 3k miles, $7.5k recent extensive tune-up:cooling / fuel / ignition systems overhauls, paint correction, complete fluids change (engine | trans | differential | clutch | brakes | steering box | coolant), common Alfa issues have been addressed: driveshaft donut, trunk release mechanism, plenum hoses, etc.

PHOTOS100+ more images here:

    Copy & paste link or select "open link in new window": Photos of wheels with & without trim rings as well as with sport wheel covers are included along with additional receipts, original window sticker, + much more! Click "justification" icon in Flickr to view all images at once.

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  • Bosch Motronic Fuel Injection - improved vs. Spica (up to '82) & Bosch L Jetronic (up to '89). "Hemi -style" domed pistons, higher compression, better power delivery, improved engine management, onboard diagnostic system & electric dual fan aluminum radiator (no stolen cavallinos & improved cooling vs. pre-'90 models).
  • A bit more "pop" from the twin cam than earlier Spiders More sporting than your typical Alfa Spider, with a more linear power band and a stronger torque curve. The reduced weight and responsive Bosch Motronic fuel injected engine create a potent combination. Produced for the U.S. '90 model year before the switch to the full S4 model and prior to the excesses piled upon the S4.
  • The last of the line of the pure Alfa Romeo Spider. Last year for the Graduate model & classic Series 3 body, only year for the classic S3 body & S4 engine combination. Last model to retain all the classic manual operated features.

Additional Items
  • Owner’s & Service manuals, Alfa Atlas, tools & original window sticker!
  • Two (2) sets of original keys, including original Alfa Romeo dealer key chain
  • Touch up paint bottle & Alfa Romeo license plate cover (great for car shows)
  • Sporting the original dealer stickeron tail
  • Original unused Pirelli spare
  • Vintage stainless steel Alfa hubcaps on original wheels
  • Stainless steel trim rings (install in minutes)
  • Rare original sport wheel covers with- custom painted logos thattransforms the car in minutes
  • While I am confident this is one of the better Spiders you’ll come across, it's not perfect. A recent paint correction addressed paint flaws, rock chips & scratches. A few tiny dings would be short work for a pdr specialist. The top shows well despite several repairs. The driver’s seat has a couple repairable seam breaks and small tears.It has won awards and garnered tons of attention at shows despite the minor flaws. A great alternative if you desire a more robust driving experience than your average Alfa Spider, Porsche 356, 912, 914, BMW 2002, MGA, MGB, Miata, Austin Healy 100 | 3000, Triumph TR3, TR4, TR6, Spitfire and many other classic sports cars. Be the envy of big dollar Duetto Spider owner's as you roar past them! Compares VERY favorably to recent sales of S3 & S4 Spiders that have sold in the $20-25K range. An opportunity to obtain a very unique Spider well below total investment!

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