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1966 Alfa Romeo 1600 Duetto Spider | 380K HKD



The glamorous Alfa Romeo Duetto, which starred in "The Graduate" alongside Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft, was very much an automotive star of the 1960s, yet has proved a long-lived classic. It was the last design personally executed by the famous Battista PininFarina and its name was the result of a competition run by the manufacturer at the time of its launch in 1966. Styling cues include the so-called 'cuttlefish-bone' profile with a rounded nose and tail, and the Alfa Romeo shield dividing the front bumper. Produced for only one year, the Duetto was closely related to the Giulia range. Powered by a twin-cam four cylinder of 1570cc it offered good performance and an attractive 'Spyder' body.


This really is a superb example of an early Spider Duetto that drives effortlessly, oozes style and would be a pleasure to own.

Year: 1966

Body: 2 Doors Convertible

Exterior: White

Interior: Black

Driver's Sider: RHD

Transmission: Manual

Indicated Mileage: 392 Miles (Indicated) Additional 99,999 has been driven

Location: Hong Kong

Registration: Hong Kong Registered with 0 previous owners shown on VRD


THIS MOTOR CAR

Same owner since 1979! This is a "driver's" example of the Iconic 'Graduate' - era Spider. Another rare originally Hong Kong delivered 1966 Alfa Romeo represented by Classic Insider, the original *Battista Pininfarina's final design, round-tail, 'cuttlefish' Spider Duetto. First Registered in Hong Kong in November 1966 with 0 previous owners since 1980 and just 2 owners from new. This locally delivered car is in an overall acceptable condition. It is presented in white with black interior and black canvas top. Complete with vintage Campagnolo magnesium alloy wheels from the 70s. An excellent Spider with brisk performance for the sunny days.


This example is ready to enter a new stable. Available for viewing by appointment for serious interest only.


HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Design by Pininfarina and oozes style

  • Amazingly light and fun to drive with sensational balance and handling

  • A very rare original Hong Kong delivered car and keep by same owner since 1979

Classic Insider condition score: 70 points out of 100


CONDITION REPORT:


Original. 20 year old restoration. Overall in acceptable condition as a driver's car. The paint is tired and shows cracks, imperfections and patina. Brightwork is in need of re-chrome. The upgraded alloy wheels are made of magnesium and showing the usual signs of deterioration. The Interior was also restored a while ago, many vinyl covering was upgraded to leather, which is a nice touch. Soft canvas was replaced sometime ago, works fine but mechanism has rust. There are signs of wear and tear everywhere but they are not unsightly and can be considered "period correct" patina. Mechanically sorted, just MOT'ed and have almost one year of road tax.

Available Exclusively at Classic Insider. For more info, please contact:

Kenneth Wong

Telephone Or Whatsapp: +852 9013 2536

SERVICE HISTORY:


A History File was kept by the keeper


*Available history and maintenance file upon request*

*Vintage photograph of the car during a Car Magazine Photoshoot




BACKGROUND & DESCRIPTIONS


Widely regarded as a design classic, the Alfa Romeo Spider (105/115 series) was produced by the Italian manufacturer from 1966 to 1993. With production spanning three decades and only incurring minor aesthetic and mechanical changes in that period, the car forever immortalised by Dustin Hoffman in The Graduate stands as a true credit to those first cars assembled by Pininfarina.


'A true sports car of impeccable manners and considerable performance.' – Motor Sport on the Alfa Romeo Duetto, 1967.


A modern classic by Pininfarina, the simple yet elegant Spider bodywork that premiered on the 1966 Duetto would prove enduringly popular after a rather critical initial reception, lasting well into the 1990s. Under the skin, the Duetto's mechanicals were essentially those of the 105-Series Giulia saloon, with independent front suspension, coil-suspended live rear axle and four-wheel disc brakes. The power unit was the 1.6-liter version of Alfa Romeo's classic double-overhead-camshaft four as installed in the Giulia Sprint GTV. Performance fully matched the Duetto's stunning looks, with 60mph reachable in around 11 seconds and a top speed of 116mph.


Testing a Duetto in 1967, Motor magazine noted that import duties had inflated the price somewhat, commenting: 'Nevertheless, the individuality of the car, the sheer fun of driving it and the fact that it does certain things better than other sports cars will probably tempt some people into paying the extra.' The model achieved worldwide public recognition after starring alongside Dustin Hoffman in the film, The Graduate, but was produced for only two years before being superseded by the 1.8-liter '1750' Spider Veloce in 1967.


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