1968 ALFA ROMEO 1750 SPIDER VELOCE
The one to have. Ultimate round tail, tipo 10558 factory RHD model (only 600 made), ready for immediate enjoyment.
History of this car
We’re still researching the full history of this car, but we do know it was supplied new to South Africa. The round tail spider model, Battista Pininfarina’s last design was never exported to the South African market in CKD form, unlike other Giulia 105 series models.
In South Africa our car lived we believe in Pretoria, being exported some years ago to Eire, finally arriving in the UK during 2014, since when it has had the one owner.
Our car has been well restored and mechanically upgraded including the fitment of a tuned 2 litre motor with fast road camshafts, MSD electronic ignition, performance air filter and more.
Of the few 1750 round tail spiders on UK roads, this must be one of the fastest, and the car is a blast to drive.
This is a dry, solid car that presents strongly. The sides are straight and ripple free with good panel fitment throughout and our car wears an older full repaint in Rosso which today has a great shine. The chassis appears very sound.
The glass, including the Carello headlight covers, are good with some minor imperfections. The hood is an older replacement, which remains serviceable but not perfect.
This is the quickest round tail spider we’ve had. The upgraded engine is fantastic in the car, and thanks to the electronic ignition, operates without issue. The gearbox is superb with no synchro problems, the brakes are powerful and the suspension well set up. All the mechanicals were apparently rebuilt at the time of the restoration, although there is no paperwork to back this up. Not much more to say, this is a real fun spider and we’ve completed over 500 test miles, using it daily.
The wheels are new Alfaholics GTA style alloys (the original steel wheels accompany the car), newly shod all round.
Our car had a receipted service in July 2017 and has just had it’s plugs, oil and filter changed prior to sale.
Whilst not requiring one, our car has a new MOT, expiring August 2019.
Presented in tidy condition with retrimmed seats and carpets in black and replacement door cards. The dash top has been recovered and overall this is a nice place to sit and enjoy the latest heat wave!
Very clean with retrimmed boot carpet, spare wheel and jack in place.
This is a very clean example of the most sought after round tail cars in prime mechanical health and in the best colour. With similar RHD cars being offered at up to £75k, this one is real value at the price suggested.