This 1974 Alfa Romeo 2000 Spider Veloce is a second-gen car that has one of the purest styles of this drop-top icon. So it's impressive when such a value price can deliver beautiful Italian style, desirable features (like two roofs,) and an unbeatable driving experience.
This Series II was an evolution from the original that kept the now-iconic slope-nosed beauty but now with a more refined theme. So we like how the ivory color makes this feel more like a European sophisticate, and .....
that plays well into the Series II car's strengths. It has premium features like the intricate alloy wheels. And we love both roofs for the way they are distinct yet harmonizing. The blue folding soft top is something we just don't see, but it has a nice look as it goes with the pastel of the ivory paint. And the hardtop stands out in tan so that people can really recognize this rarely-seen feature. We also love the details like the split front bumper that leaves room for the classic Alfa chrome grille, and the way the flat rear shows off a simple but elegant Italian style that some feel got a bit overcomplicated in later years. But what's the most impressive part of the car is the way that it all has a driver-ready quality. That means it looks nice inside and out, but as you look through all the details, nothing ever seems to get so overly done that it makes you think twice about driving it. After all, a design by Pininfarina is supposed to be art in motion.
Another great trait about an Italian convertible is how quickly they love to be open to the world. So the hardtop is light and comes off quickly, and you can fold back the soft top with just one arm to show off this distinctive inside. The full black interior looks good against the exterior ivory, and it's quite clean and vintage inside. So Alfa fans will love to point out the details, like the classic Blaupunkt stereo that's there for a display, and the way this was so driver-focused that the door panels for each side are slightly different to give your clutch leg more travel. And speaking of driver-focused, you'll love the experience of the contoured bucket seat, wood-rimmed steering wheel, and uniquely placed shifter. Plus, these earlier cars had a terrific gauge setup with your large Jaeger speedo and tach in individual pods in front of you, and the essential auxiliary readouts are high on the dash in the center.
What really makes people fall in love with an Alfa is the driving experience. The amazing twin-cam motor was upgraded to 2.0-liter for the second series. And in the decade of care under the current consignor, he even added a new cylinder head gasket and rebuilt Weber carburetors. So it remains a strong-running classic that you take full control through the five-speed manual transmission. As you hit the road, you begin to feel the legendary harmony of the motor, gearbox, sports suspension, and you are all part of this dynamic instrument that can see the holes in traffic and find the open road. Add in four-wheel power disc brakes and grippy Pirelli tires, and this one is turn-key ready for excitement.
The sale comes complete with the owner's manual and maintenance records. This is the ideal mix of a legendary Pininfarina design, great features, good care, and an affordable price. It's the kind of total package that won't stay around for long. Call today!!!