'One of the few surviving true sports cars. Zestful performance and handling matched by excellent brakes. Comfortable and practical interior. A living classic.' Autocar on the Alfa Romeo Spider 2000 Veloce. A modern classic by Pininfarina, the simple-yet-elegant Spider bodywork premiered on the 1966 Alfa Romeo Duetto would prove enduringly popular, lasting on into the 1990s. The Spider's mechanicals were essentially those of the Giulia saloon, comprising independent front suspension, coil-suspended live rear axle and four-wheel servo-assisted disc brakes, while the engine was the Sprint GTV's 1.6-litre, double-overhead-camshaft four. The Duetto was produced for just two years before being superseded by the 1.8-litre '1750' Spider Veloce, the latter lasting until the advent of the 132bhp 2000 model in 1970. Wind tunnel testing resulted in the 2000 and final 1750 models sporting a drag-reducing Kamm tail, while other improvements included bigger brakes and a limited-slip differential. Outstanding speed, acceleration and handling were all characteristics of this class-leading model, which nevertheless possessed a quite remarkable docility, even at high speeds. Autocar's test 2000 Spider raced to 60mph in 9.8 seconds and recorded a best one-way speed of 119mph. Average fuel consumption for the test was approximately 25 miles per gallon. This left-hand drive 2000 Spider comes with Alfa Romeo Automobilismo Storico correspondence stating that it was manufactured for the United States market and sold new in that country on 6th June 1979. The original colour scheme was Pozzuoli Yellow with black interior trim. The Alfa has had the same British owner (Mrs C Williams) since at least March 1982 (mentioned on the French logbook when the car was registered in France). Offered as a restoration project and sold strictly as viewed, the car also comes with HM Customs & Excise importation documents and its original service book. We are advised that the engine is running but needs attention.