<b>2009 ALFA ROMEO 8C COMPETIZIONE SPIDER</b><br />  VIN: ZARJA281690050320

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Lot 64
2009 ALFA ROMEO 8C COMPETIZIONE SPIDER

Sold for US$ 296,500 inc. premium

Quail Motorcar Auction

14 Aug 2020, 11:00 PDT

Los Angeles

2009 ALFA ROMEO 8C COMPETIZIONE SPIDER
VIN: ZARJA281690050320

4,691cc DOHC V8 Engine
Electronic Fuel Injection
444bhp at 7,000rpm
6-Speed Semi-Automatic Transmission
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Carbon Ceramic Brakes

*One of just 35 US-market 8C Spiders produced, of which only a few were Pearl White
*Just a few owners and about 3,600 miles from new
*Desirable Spider version in striking livery
*Complete with factory accessories and owner's manuals


Previewing at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, California by appointment. Please contact [email protected] for scheduling.


THE ALFA ROMEO 8C COMPETIZIONE

First seen in 'concept car' form at the Frankfurt Auto Show in 2003, the Alfa Romeo 8C revived a famous name from the Italian company's illustrious past when it entered production in 2006. The original 8C (eight-cylinder) Alfa engine had been designed in 1931 by the legendary Vittorio Jano and was used to power Alfa Romeo's most prestigious road models, as well as its sports-racing and Grand Prix cars, until the decade's end. Styled by Wolfgang Egger, the modern-day 8C was received with universal acclaim, its gorgeous looks recalling those of Carrozzeria Touring's aerodynamic Alfa sports-racers of the late 1930s, while from the side there was more than a hint of Zagato's original Giulia TZ.

Within a couple of weeks, orders had been received for well over 1,000 cars, despite the hefty price tag. Alfa though, stuck by the decision to build only 500 examples of the 8C coupé but later changed its collective mind and made a further 500 roadsters. In 2010 the 8C Competizione was chosen to feature on the Goodwood Festival of Speed's main 'sculpture' display alongside an Alfa Romeo P2 Grand Prix car.

The genesis of the 8C Competizione graphically illustrates the close links between Italy's premier marques: Alfa Romeo, Ferrari and Maserati, all of whom are owned by FIAT. Designed at Alfa Centro Stile in Arese, the 8C used a development of the Maserati Quattroporte double-wishbone suspension (albeit on a shorter-wheelbase chassis) and is powered by a Ferrari-built V8 engine, with final assembly taking place at the Maserati factory in Modena. An enlarged version of that found in the Maserati Quattroporte and GranTurismo, the 4.7-litre V8 produces 450bhp at 7,000rpm and drives via a six-speed, semi-automatic, paddle shift gearbox, which is located immediately ahead of the rear axle in the interests of mass centralization. The Pirelli P Zero tires were specially developed for the 20" alloy wheels. As is the norm with 21st Century supercars, the 8C Competizione also features switchable performance modes.

The main chassis and its engine/gearbox/suspension sub-frames are steel, with carbon fiber used for the passenger cell and external body panels. Carbon fiber and aluminum both feature in the stylish interior, which is equipped with lightweight, leather-trimmed seats by Poltrona Frau of Turin. Alfa Red or black were the standard exterior colors and there were also various options, some at extra cost.

No one buys an Alfa Romeo, and certainly not one as special as the 8C Competizione, without being interested in its performance potential. Alfa claimed a 0-100km/h (0-62mph) time of 4.2 seconds and a top speed of around 290km/h (181mph) despite the fact that an 8C had reached 186mph during testing. It is hard to imagine that any of the fortunate 500 customers was at all dissatisfied.


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Of the limited 500 8C Competizione's made for the Worldwide market, just 90 were destined and equipped for the US market – believed to have been allotted as 55 Coupes and 35 Spiders - and this very car is one of those rare Spiders. Furthermore, this car was factory-delivered in Pearl White, which makes it even more rare. Completed at the Alfa Romeo Works in 2009, the new 8C Competizione Spider was soon after shipped off to the US, where Ferrari of Beverly Hills, CA sold the new car to its first owner. The car has remained in the mild Southern California climate until recently, while in the hands of just a few, diligent owners. The elegant Pearl White on black livery suits the 8C very well, and the interior is neatly accented by white stitching matched on the door panels. The console and dash combine carbon fiber and brushed aluminum trim, and the leather-wrapped steering wheel features aluminum spokes and paddle shifters. Light touch-up work was performed on the rear quarter panel of the car, and it has been treated to a clear bra wrap. It is evident by its superb condition inside and out, that the 8C has been properly cared-for as a collector's car since new and that service and maintenance have been diligently performed by Alfa/Ferrari specialists.

With about 3,600 miles and just a few owners from new, this 8C presents beautifully throughout, with its paint and interior in outstanding condition. The car is offered with a clean Carfax report, owner's manuals, spare keys, radio and key code cards and tire inflator. Here is a rare chance to buy one of the 35 US-marked 8C Competizione Spiders produced, of which only a few were finished in Pearl White.








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<b>2009 ALFA ROMEO 8C COMPETIZIONE SPIDER</b><br />  VIN: ZARJA281690050320
<b>2009 ALFA ROMEO 8C COMPETIZIONE SPIDER</b><br />  VIN: ZARJA281690050320
<b>2009 ALFA ROMEO 8C COMPETIZIONE SPIDER</b><br />  VIN: ZARJA281690050320
<b>2009 ALFA ROMEO 8C COMPETIZIONE SPIDER</b><br />  VIN: ZARJA281690050320
<b>2009 ALFA ROMEO 8C COMPETIZIONE SPIDER</b><br />  VIN: ZARJA281690050320
<b>2009 ALFA ROMEO 8C COMPETIZIONE SPIDER</b><br />  VIN: ZARJA281690050320
<b>2009 ALFA ROMEO 8C COMPETIZIONE SPIDER</b><br />  VIN: ZARJA281690050320
<b>2009 ALFA ROMEO 8C COMPETIZIONE SPIDER</b><br />  VIN: ZARJA281690050320
<b>2009 ALFA ROMEO 8C COMPETIZIONE SPIDER</b><br />  VIN: ZARJA281690050320
<b>2009 ALFA ROMEO 8C COMPETIZIONE SPIDER</b><br />  VIN: ZARJA281690050320
<b>2009 ALFA ROMEO 8C COMPETIZIONE SPIDER</b><br />  VIN: ZARJA281690050320
<b>2009 ALFA ROMEO 8C COMPETIZIONE SPIDER</b><br />  VIN: ZARJA281690050320
<b>2009 ALFA ROMEO 8C COMPETIZIONE SPIDER</b><br />  VIN: ZARJA281690050320
<b>2009 ALFA ROMEO 8C COMPETIZIONE SPIDER</b><br />  VIN: ZARJA281690050320
<b>2009 ALFA ROMEO 8C COMPETIZIONE SPIDER</b><br />  VIN: ZARJA281690050320
<b>2009 ALFA ROMEO 8C COMPETIZIONE SPIDER</b><br />  VIN: ZARJA281690050320
<b>2009 ALFA ROMEO 8C COMPETIZIONE SPIDER</b><br />  VIN: ZARJA281690050320
<b>2009 ALFA ROMEO 8C COMPETIZIONE SPIDER</b><br />  VIN: ZARJA281690050320
<b>2009 ALFA ROMEO 8C COMPETIZIONE SPIDER</b><br />  VIN: ZARJA281690050320
<b>2009 ALFA ROMEO 8C COMPETIZIONE SPIDER</b><br />  VIN: ZARJA281690050320
<b>2009 ALFA ROMEO 8C COMPETIZIONE SPIDER</b><br />  VIN: ZARJA281690050320
<b>2009 ALFA ROMEO 8C COMPETIZIONE SPIDER</b><br />  VIN: ZARJA281690050320
<b>2009 ALFA ROMEO 8C COMPETIZIONE SPIDER</b><br />  VIN: ZARJA281690050320
<b>2009 ALFA ROMEO 8C COMPETIZIONE SPIDER</b><br />  VIN: ZARJA281690050320
<b>2009 ALFA ROMEO 8C COMPETIZIONE SPIDER</b><br />  VIN: ZARJA281690050320
<b>2009 ALFA ROMEO 8C COMPETIZIONE SPIDER</b><br />  VIN: ZARJA281690050320
<b>2009 ALFA ROMEO 8C COMPETIZIONE SPIDER</b><br />  VIN: ZARJA281690050320
<b>2009 ALFA ROMEO 8C COMPETIZIONE SPIDER</b><br />  VIN: ZARJA281690050320
<b>2009 ALFA ROMEO 8C COMPETIZIONE SPIDER</b><br />  VIN: ZARJA281690050320
<b>2009 ALFA ROMEO 8C COMPETIZIONE SPIDER</b><br />  VIN: ZARJA281690050320
<b>2009 ALFA ROMEO 8C COMPETIZIONE SPIDER</b><br />  VIN: ZARJA281690050320
<b>2009 ALFA ROMEO 8C COMPETIZIONE SPIDER</b><br />  VIN: ZARJA281690050320
<b>2009 ALFA ROMEO 8C COMPETIZIONE SPIDER</b><br />  VIN: ZARJA281690050320
<b>2009 ALFA ROMEO 8C COMPETIZIONE SPIDER</b><br />  VIN: ZARJA281690050320
<b>2009 ALFA ROMEO 8C COMPETIZIONE SPIDER</b><br />  VIN: ZARJA281690050320
<b>2009 ALFA ROMEO 8C COMPETIZIONE SPIDER</b><br />  VIN: ZARJA281690050320
<b>2009 ALFA ROMEO 8C COMPETIZIONE SPIDER</b><br />  VIN: ZARJA281690050320
<b>2009 ALFA ROMEO 8C COMPETIZIONE SPIDER</b><br />  VIN: ZARJA281690050320
<b>2009 ALFA ROMEO 8C COMPETIZIONE SPIDER</b><br />  VIN: ZARJA281690050320
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