The Giulia Spider was immensely popular and a staple of Alfa Romeo production in the late 1950s and early 1960s, but the Duetto Spider introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in 1966 ably took its place. The Pininfarina body, the very last project associated with founder Battista Pininfarina, was sleek and gorgeous, and both performance and reliability were assured thanks to the proven mechanical pieces carried over from the Giulia. The title “Duetto” was chosen as the winner in a contest to name the car, and refers to the car's two camshafts, two carburetors and two seats. It was a formula that worked and helped the Duetto Spider become one of the most popular sports cars of all time. Built all the way until the mid-1990s, the Alfa Spider underwent remarkably few changes and has endeared itself to generations of enthusiasts. While examples from all eras are similar, the early cars with round tails, covered headlights and a pair of Weber carburetors are regarded as the purest, most attractive examples.
This 1967 Alfa Romeo Duetto Spider is a lovely, honest and beautiful example that has been a Southern California car since new. It is finished in red and has a black interior, black cloth convertible top, original Alfa Romeo floor mats and steel wheels with chrome hubcaps. The 125hp 1,570 cc twin-cam engine is equipped with Weber carburetors. A correct, straight and lovely car, it has been maintained and freshened when needed but never fully restored because it has never been necessary. Major work under the stewardship of its long-time enthusiast owner includes a full engine rebuild in 1978 and new paint, top, dash and seats in the late 1990s. The rest of the car’s history is fully outlined in receipts and other documents that go back to the early 1970s. Practically every relevant piece of paper is there, showing that this has always been a solid car that got what it needed when it needed it. A straight and tidy California black plate car, it has never been neglected and as such is all the more desirable and ready for its next sympathetic and enthusiastic owner.