A modern classic designed by Pininfarina, the curvaceous yet simply elegant bodywork of the 1967 Alfa Romeo Spider Duetto was first debuted in 1966 with rather critical reception. Under the hood, the Duettos mechanics were essentially those of the 105-Series Giulia, which included independent front suspension, a coil-suspended live rear axle and four-wheel disc brakes. A 1.6L version of Alfas classic double overhead twin-cam engine would power the Duetto. Sparsely outfitted inside, the 1967 Alfa Romeo Spider Duetto would sell for approximately $3,950 in the United States, which was comparable to the Jaguar E-Type and MGB models of the era. The original Duetto would be produced from 1966 to 1967 and would be replaced by the 1750 Spider Veloce, which featured a 1,779cc engine and 118hp. A new Spider 1300 Junior, with a 1,290cc engine and 89hp, would be introduced in 1968. The Alfa Romeo Spider Duetto would gain international recognition with the 1967 movie The Graduate, where Dustin Hoffman drives the car.
Many Alfa Romeo collectors and classic car enthusiasts believe that the 1967 Alfa Romeo Spider Duetto (and other model-years) is one of the most beautiful Alfa Romeo classics available in the market. As such, these models command excellent values in good condition. With approximately 6,325 models produced, parts are also fairly available and allow the Duetto to be a good candidate for restoration. Rust, however, is an issue with most Alfa Romeo classics from this era including the Duetto. If youre thinking about buying one of these beautiful classics, be sure to have any potential purchase thoroughly inspected. The rocker panels and windshield areas are most susceptible to rust. Similarly, be sure to have a full understanding of the overall condition of the classic including mechanics, body condition and originality. Youll also want to ensure you double check the engine and chassis number against Alfa Romeo records for authenticity. Not sure where to start? Let The Beverly Hills Car Clubs team of classic car professionals share their knowledge and experience with you. Designed with you in mind, youll find a wealth of excellent resources throughout this website including various Buyers Tips and Guides.
The Beverly Hills Car Club is always adding new inventory to their growing collection of European and American classic cars. Be sure to view their online inventory to view the 1967 Alfa Romeo Spider Duetto models currently in their showroom. Should you have any questions or would like to see a particular car in person, do not hesitate to contact them today. Dont see what youre looking for? Call their offices today to discuss your particular interests. They look forward to hearing from you soon.
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