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1973 Alfa Romeo 2000 Spyder

Two-Owner California Car From New. Driven and Enjoyed Daily.

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VIN AR*3041694*
Exterior Color Ivory
Interior Color Black
Mileage 4319 Miles
Engine 2000cc DOHC Inline 4 Cyl
Transmission 5 Speed
Status Sold
Stock FJ1521

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1973 Alfa Romeo 2000 Spyder
s/n AR*3041694*
Ivory with Black Interior

An obvious continuation of Alfa`s Giulietta-Giulia-Duetto series spyders, the 1973 2000 Spyder, while technically more advanced, retains the charm of the earlier cars which are now collectors items commanding prices into the $50,000 realm. The 1973 year model cars were fitted with the more attractive stainless bumpers, and are pre-CAT/smog exempt in California. It is for good reason that these cars too are fast becoming sought after classics.

This example is a rare find in that it is a two-owner car accompanied by records from new. Sold new by Brown Motors, Inc in San Rafael, CA on October 1st, 1973, and routinely serviced by Brown Motors through 42,000 miles, then by B. Metras Company to its current mileage, this is truly a well cared for car.

In 1977 the motor was completely rebuilt. In 1986 the left front corner was damaged below the headlight. The damage was minor, and repairs were made by Barsottis in Rafael, totaling $1,792. In 1989 the clutch was replaced and radiator re-cored. In 1977 and 1990 the cylinder head was replaced. Countless other major and minor services were performed at regular intervals based on time and mileage. The stack of receipts stands 4 inches high!

Today the car is in excellent running order. The motor sounds good and pulls strong with minimal smoke, if any. The Spica fuel injection is well tuned and problem free. The suspension feels reasonably tight, and the brakes work well. Second gear syncro, a common weak point on Alfas, is excellent when warm and good when cold.

Cosmetically, it is as nice as you could expect of a 33 year old unrestored car. It has been repainted in its original ivory color. The repaint was a reasonably high quality job, appropriate for its value. Even up close, the paint looks great and the color hides any dirt or flaws. The stainless bumpers have some minor dings, and hazing about them, but are complete and basically straight. The stainless bumpers are much more aesthetically pleasing than the rubber bumpers that the later cars suffered from. The windshield has some minor pitting, but no stars or cracks. A beautiful new canvas top was fitted not long ago, which has a near perfect rear window.

The interior is representative of a very well cared for car. The dash, console, and door panel upholstery is excellent. The front seats have probably been redone, and are also excellent, but the rear seats are showing some age and are separating at the seams. The rubber mats have been replaced many years ago, but are again showing only minor wear.

The engine bay, trunk, and underside are mechanically tidy, but not detailed. There is no obvious rust anywhere in the body or chassis- a tribute to its lifelong California residence.

With the car comes the Service Coupon book, a water damaged sedan manual, and a massive stack of receipts for work completed since new, the spare tire, jack and lug wrench, and a small box of spares which will surely be helpful for the new owner.

 


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