Pick of the Day: 1967 Alfa Romeo Spider

Published on 7/22/2023 1:59:17 PM

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Todays Pick of the Day is something extra special, a car that is a truly legendary Italian roadster, one that starred on screen in the film The Graduate with Dustin Hoffman behind the wheel, from a storied Italian manufacturer. It was also the last project that design firm Pinifarina founder, Battista “Pinin” Farina, had a personal hand in designing. How’s that for a special car? That car is the Alfa Romeo Duetto.

Though it was officially named the 1600 Spider, this Alfa’s original name Duetto was a result of a contest held in Italy to name the car. Unfortunately the name Duetto was close enough to the Volvo name of Duette that they cried foul, and the result was that only the first year or two of the round tail Alfa Spiders can truly be called Duetto.

The Pick of the Day is a 1967 Alfa Romeo Duetto listed for sale on ClassicCars.com by a dealer located in St. Louis, Missouri. (Click the link to view the listing)

The dealer offering this lovely Alfa describes it as a fantastic example, combining the highly desirable 1750 twin-cam engine in the classically styled ’round tail’ body. This specific Duetto left the Milan factory as a 1600 model, but was later fitted with a higher output 1750cc engine, which is a fairly common upgrade. Among Alfisti (Alfa fans), this version of the venerable alloy twin-cam four is considered one of the very best. This one is equipped with Euro-spec dual carburetors and factory correct air box and is backed by a five-speed gearbox.

They state that the white paintwork is excellent, and the body is impressively straight, exhibiting consistent, even shut lines, and brightly polished stainless bumpers and brightwork. This car also wears the stylish and protective Euro-spec Perspex headlight covers and the correct offset angled exhaust.