Monday, 14 May 2018

Alfa Romeo Spider

Alfa Romeo Spider

Few marques can compare with the cool romance of Alfa Romeo.  And few models do it more justice than the 'Spider'.  Pour Pininfarina into the mix - and superlatives are a tad inadequate!  The sculpted 'boat-tail' rear of the Spider could only have originated in Turin - home to the Pininfarina design house.

The 'Duetto' Spider referenced the twin-cam spec of the Alfa's engine ... as well as its snug two-seater cockpit.  Technically, the Spider excelled on every level.

Celebrity status was assured when the Spider co-starred with Dustin Hoffman ... in the 1967 film, The Graduate.  It had made its d├ębut a year before, at the Geneva show.  On its release - while undeniably expensive - the Spider's combination of refinement and practicality still made it good value for money.  So, Alfa's Spider weaved an intricate web ... one into which many motorists were all too willing to fly!

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