Alfa Romeo Spider
The iconic Alfa Romeo Spider was a roadster produced by the Italian manufacturer Alfa Romeo from 1966 to 1993. With its classic design, only minor changes were made over its long production run, and to commemorate this, 190 Spiders were badged as 1994 Commemorative Editions for the North American market. Based on an Giulia 105 series chassis, the moniker "Duetto" was chosen for the Alfa Romeo Spider following a write-in competition in Italy. It was the Italian firm of Pininfarina who designed the body of the Spider and was responsible for its monocoque construction, incorporating crumple zones in the front and rear. Powering the Alfa Romeo Spider was a 1570cc variant of the Italian manufacturer's twin camshaft four cylinder engine, producing 109 hp. Coming fitted with a five speed transmission, disc brakes and independent front suspension, the price tag on launch in Italy was 2,195,000 lire.
In 1967, the Alfa Romeo Spider was replaced by the 1750 Spider Veloce. This iteration was fitted with a larger 1779cc engine capable of producing 118 hp, making use of either two twin carburettors in Europe or Spica mechanical fuel injection for the North American market. Changes were also made to the suspension, brakes, electrics, wheels and tyres, but all changes were minor with the car looking effectively the same. The only visible differences being the repositioned rear-view mirror and different badging on the tail. During the production run, the front repeater lights were moved ahead of the wheelarches, which marked the end of the car being officially called the 1750 Spider Veloce.
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