1987 Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio Veloce Spider, 46k Miles, Three Owners, Both Tops, A/C, Gorgeous!

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This is a 46,000 mile, three owner all original Quadrifoglio spider.  These top-of-the-line spiders are increasingly hard to find in very nice original condition.  This Spider has documented history from new and has been well maintained.  It is rust and accident free- just the way to buy them.  We love the silver Quadrifoglio’s with the gray leather and contrasting red carpeting.  And this example doesn’t disappoint!

The overall condition of the car is very good in every way.  The cosmetics and mechanical condition all support the mileage as one would expect from a fully documented original motorcar.  Read about the documented history of the car below and please carefully inspect the 100 photos in the gallery.   This Quad comes complete with the original factory hardtop, original keys, owners manual, warranty book, car cover and a pile of service and registration receipts.

It is rare to see all original and unmolested Alfa spiders.  This example is in very good condition.  It wears all its original metallic silver paint (Doppio Stato) from the factory.  There are no signs anywhere of any paintwork on the car.  There are a few minor scratches but overall it is in very good condition and beautifully preserved.  It also has its original matching Quadrifoglio Pininfarina Hardtop, a special design for this top-of-the-line model that had a $22,500 MSRP!

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The sporty interior is all original and looks very nice.  The original gray leather seats are beautiful and are in the nicest condition of any Alfa we’ve seen.  The leather is still very soft and supple with no rips, tears or loose stitching.  The original carpeting is in very nice condition both in the passenger area, the storage area behind the seats and in the trunk.  We love the bright red carpeting!  It looks stunning in the otherwise conservative silver and gray color scheme.  The dash pad has no cracks, a common problem for abused or neglected Alfas.  The leather wrapped steering wheel is in very nice condition with only the top seam showing some minor splitting.

The soft top is likely the original from new.  It is the correct black canvas top and is in remarkabley nice condition.  The rear window plastic is in good condition and has not yellowed or cracked.  According to the previous owner, he had never removed the hardtop since at least 1998, or perhaps earlier.  It will likely require a few minutes to stretch closed if used!

The horn and full compliment of instruments and gauges all work with the tachometer appearing to understate the revs.  The original Alfa stereo and cassette player is not powered up and we believe the power antenna also is non-operational.  The air conditioning is also non-operational.  As winter is here we are not repairing this item.  The Pirelli P6000 Sport Veloce radials are just a few years old and in like-new condition.  The larger but lighter weight 15 inch Quadrifoglio wheels are unique for this model and look wonderful.

The brakes and handling of the car are superb.  There are no squeaks and rattles.  It is very tight and supple.  The engine revs freely and sounds excellent upon acceleration or at idle.  There are only very minor leaks that do not need tending to.

History of this Alfa Spider-

This Quad was bought new on October 10, 1987 by Ed and Earnestine Mosby from Matteson, Illinois from Suburban Auto imports.  By April 1992 the Quad was sold to Dirk Hollobaugh from Des Moines, Illinois.  Dirk was a collector of sports cars and enjoyed the Quad.  By August 1998 Dirk sold the Alfa to Steve Hardy who he knew from ice hockey.  Steve Hardy was also from Des Moines, Illinois and the Alfa then had 42,000 total miles.  Being the last registered owner in 2014 Mr. Hardy enjoyed the car for 16 years and accumulated a total of 4,000 miles over that time.  Mr. Hardy had the Alfa serviced at Beckley Imports from 1999 until 2005 and then at Westside Auto Pros through 2014.

The service invoices are relatively complete, dating back to at least 1992.  The mileage is well documented.  In 1999 the Alfa had 42,100 miles.  In 2008 the drive belts were all replaced with 45,500 miles.  The fuel pumps were replaced in 2012 with 45,800 miles.  Many of the gaskets, the ignition coil, pressure regulator and charcoal canister were replaced in 2013 with 45,950 miles.  In August 2014 the Quad had a major service including replacing the following: front wheel seals, the in-tank fuel pump, full major tune-up, injection hoses, clutch slave cylinder and hose, front brake rotors, calipers  and pads, and the air intake hoses.

We have priced this Quad very well.  The following is the NADA Guide value specifically for the 1987 Quadrifoglio spiders (with A/C and the hardtop):

  • Low Retail:         $13,340
  • Average Retail:  $19,090
  • High Retail:        $21,965

This a wonderful opportunity to buy a rust and accident free, all original Quadrifoglio spider.  The Alfa is located at our Paradise Valley, AZ location, ZIP 85283.  For more details please call Harry Clark at +1.602.245.7200 or email us at harry@classicpromenade.com.

1987 Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio Veloce Spider, 46k Miles, Three Owners, Both Tops, A/C, Gorgeous!



1987 Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio Veloce Spider, 46k Miles, Three Owners, Both Tops, A/C, Gorgeous!
1987 Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio Veloce Spider, 46k Miles, Three Owners, Both Tops, A/C, Gorgeous!



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