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15 Comments on "This Alfa Romeo Spider Is A Wide Open Spirit"
having grown up with an 69′ Spider I can totally relate to the passion for these cars. (ours has a the 70′ engine with SPICA on it) I love the Nardi wheel on his, does anyone know which Nardi it is?
Great video – like usually, although this time I found the music distracting. I rather listened to exhaust and the engine. And the wheels are wrong – these ugly pieces belong to the latest series with the (also ugly) rear rubber spoiler.
But, Kurt, it was great seeing you shifting those gears, just the way this gearbox had to be treated.
Arne, the wheels are not for the latest series, but the third. And yes, that series does have the rubber spoiler. The series 4 is the latest of the rwd spiders.
Oh my. This is so beautifully shot and the owner expresses himself about the car in ways that really resonate with me. Love it or not, the design of the round tail spiders is just so beautifully complex and unusual to our modern eyes that it just begs to be stared at sitting still or on the move. I always wished I could fit lower in the cockpit to avoid the windstorm at speed. Miss mine, badly.
Nicolas, the writing on the steering wheel is the signature of Enrico Nardi, the founder of the steering wheel company named… Nardi. It’s on most if not every wheel of this brand.
Well, that’s surely of anti-climatic. Sigh.
Excellent car/video/story , Keith…
But, please, get rid of that god-awful, cockpit ruining after-market stereo..
I have a variety of some very nice sports cars, but I put the most milage every year on my Alfa Spider. I have so much fun driving that car and the enjoy seeing the excitement that it brings out in other people. Everyone should own an Alfa Spider at some point! Enjoy your motoring and keep that top down!
Really nice car, and great production values on the video. Although… If there is an interesting story behind the writing on the steering wheel, it would be nice to hear it.
That is a beauty! I’ve got a 71 that perhaps now needs cams. Thanks for the video and the inspiration!
Beautiful Duetto! Absolutely love that a video has been made on this car. Your color is also very nice. Love mine just as much, fantastic!!!
Good stuff Keith! I really miss my ’74 Alfa Spider. Except when I’m motoring down Hwy 1 to Malibu in my ’71 GTV… Beautiful Duetto, perfect color, shaved marker lights, NY plates and all!
Keith, beautiful car, but thumb your nose at authority and lose that ugly NY license plate!
See those auxiliary gauges, they are bloody useless in old Alfas!! God I love them. I think Alfa Romeo Spider is the most romantic car ever made. I really really miss mine.
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