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Alfa Romeo Spider (1966–93)

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Alfa Romeo Spider (105/115). 1966–93 (prod. 124,104). 2-door convertible, 2-door Targa. F/R, 1290, 1570, 1779, 1962 cm³ (I4 DOHC). Arguably Alfa Romeo’s most famous postwar model, Spider was based on Giulia, but with pretty Farina sports’ body. Body made by Pininfarina. Duetto (the name was not used officially—it was simply the 1600 Spider) with 1·6 to 1967, replaced by 1750 Spider Veloce that year; Junior with 1·3 from 1968. Round tail (ossio di seppia—not meant complimentarily) to 1970 (Series 2), when it was replaced by cut-off coda tronca; 2000 Spider Veloce in 1971; very rare Targa-style convertible in 1974. Series 3 from 1982, with modernized styling; changes one last time for Series 4 in 1990. Legendary later, helped in no small part by its appearance in The Graduate with Dustin Hoffman; but not applauded enthusiastically in 1966, with the design considered a departure from its predecessor. Type designation 105 originally, updated to 115 in 1972 as nuova Giulia.

Manufacturing locations: Grugliasco, Torino, Italy; San Giorgio Canavese, Torino, Italy

Marque: Alfa Romeo | Model: Alfa Romeo Spider | Predecessor: Alfa Romeo Giulietta (1955–63) | Successor: Alfa Romeo Spider (916)

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