While the Alfa Romeo 1900 had proven to be quite popular during the 1950s, the 1958 launch of the Alfa Romeo 2000 would debut with much anticipation. First shown at the 1957 Turin Motor Show, the Alfa Romeo 2000 would launch in both Berlina Sedan and Spider Convertible form. The 1958 Alfa Romeo 2000 Spider would offer 115hp with an enlarged version of the Alfa Romeo 1900s four-cylinder 1,975cc engine. While the Berlina models would use a single downdraft Solex carburetor, the Spider boasted two Solex sidedraft carburetors. Also during this time, the Sedan models would move to a gearbox operated via a column-mounted shifter. The Spider version, however, would continue with a floor-mounted shifter until 1961. Well known coachbuilder, Touring, would design and manufacture the Spider, of which approximately 3,443 examples were built due to their high price tag. In 1962, the six-cylinder Alfa Romeo 2600 would replace the Alfa Romeo 2000 Spider.
The 1958 Alfa Romeo 2000 Spider classic represented the best of then current Italian styling. Obviously products of racing experience, with their twin-cam engines, large brakes, well-developed suspension and quick steering, it is easy to understand why so many collectors and enthusiasts look for classic Alfa Romeo 2000 Spider models for their garages. Interestingly, however, the weight of the Alfa Romeo 2000 Spider prevented the classic from offering the power-to-weight ratio needed for the unparalleled performance that the Alfa Romeo brand had become known for. Nevertheless, the 1958 Alfa Romeo 2000 Spider (and other model-years) is a great investment for the Alfa Romeo or European classic car enthusiast. When buying a 1958 Alfa Romeo 2000 Spider, be sure to have any potential purchase inspected by an Alfa Romeo specialist. Similarly, it is always in your best interest to ask the seller for any documentation they may have regarding ownership history, maintenance, restoration or repairs. These items can help you determine how well the car has been treated over the years.
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