The Truth About Cars » Alfa Romeo Spider http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:00:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 TTAC Forum Crapwagon ReCrap: Get Shorty, Or Italian, But Not Both http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/ttac-forum-crapwagon-recrap-get-shorty-italian-not/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/ttac-forum-crapwagon-recrap-get-shorty-italian-not/#comments Fri, 21 Aug 2015 20:00:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1149713 If you haven’t noticed — and judging by the lack of comments, I’m guessing you haven’t — things have been picking up a bit over at the long-dormant TTAC Forum. I’ve been posting a near-daily “Find of the Day” in the Classic and Collector Car forum. I’m trying to highlight the interesting, cool, and weird […]

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If you haven’t noticed — and judging by the lack of comments, I’m guessing you haven’t — things have been picking up a bit over at the long-dormant TTAC Forum. I’ve been posting a near-daily “Find of the Day” in the Classic and Collector Car forum. I’m trying to highlight the interesting, cool, and weird […]

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Junkyard Find: 1981 Alfa Romeo Spider http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/junkyard-find-1981-alfa-romeo-spider/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/junkyard-find-1981-alfa-romeo-spider/#comments Wed, 02 Jul 2014 13:00:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=856321 Prices for (non-164) Alfa Romeos have been getting somewhat crazy in recent years, but it’s still possible to get a restorable 1970s or 1980s Spider for non-insane bucks. The proof of this is that rougher examples still show up now and then at the self-service wrecking yards I frequent. In this series so far, we’ve […]

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Prices for (non-164) Alfa Romeos have been getting somewhat crazy in recent years, but it’s still possible to get a restorable 1970s or 1980s Spider for non-insane bucks. The proof of this is that rougher examples still show up now and then at the self-service wrecking yards I frequent. In this series so far, we’ve […]

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Junkyard Find: 1978 Alfa Romeo Spider http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/junkyard-find-1978-alfa-romeo-spider/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/junkyard-find-1978-alfa-romeo-spider/#comments Mon, 19 May 2014 13:00:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=825178 While Fiat 124 Sport Spiders are commonplace in junkyards, the Alfa Romeo Spider has remained sufficiently valuable that few examples make it to the kind of self-service, high-inventory-turnover wrecking yards I frequent for this series. We’ve seen this ’74 and that’s it prior to today (though I have passed by a few junked Alfa Spiders […]

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While Fiat 124 Sport Spiders are commonplace in junkyards, the Alfa Romeo Spider has remained sufficiently valuable that few examples make it to the kind of self-service, high-inventory-turnover wrecking yards I frequent for this series. We’ve seen this ’74 and that’s it prior to today (though I have passed by a few junked Alfa Spiders […]

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Mazda, Alfa Romeo Roadster Could Be The Start Of A Beautiful Friendship http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/mazda-alfa-romeo-roadster-could-be-the-start-of-a-beautiful-friendship/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/mazda-alfa-romeo-roadster-could-be-the-start-of-a-beautiful-friendship/#comments Fri, 31 Aug 2012 19:30:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=458558 While discussing the future of a Mazda/Fiat collaboration last week, one industry insider trusted by TTAC had this to say “It’s a bit like a first dance during the sixth grade…the Roadster, I mean. They’re leaving room for Jesus, but still able to cop a feel if they’re lucky.” Now we’ve got more info on […]

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While discussing the future of a Mazda/Fiat collaboration last week, one industry insider trusted by TTAC had this to say “It’s a bit like a first dance during the sixth grade…the Roadster, I mean. They’re leaving room for Jesus, but still able to cop a feel if they’re lucky.” Now we’ve got more info on […]

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Next-Gen Alfa Romeo Spider Won’t Be An Upscale Miata http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/next-gen-alfa-romeo-spider-wont-be-an-upscale-miata/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/next-gen-alfa-romeo-spider-wont-be-an-upscale-miata/#comments Thu, 28 Jun 2012 19:50:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=450640 News of the next Alfa Romeo Spider sharing its technology with the Mazda MX-5 led to some speculation that the Spider would be a more expensive version of the MX-5, perhaps with a bespoke powertrain and styling. Not quite. According to Retuers, the Spider will be the volume model, while the 4C mid-engined sports car […]

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News of the next Alfa Romeo Spider sharing its technology with the Mazda MX-5 led to some speculation that the Spider would be a more expensive version of the MX-5, perhaps with a bespoke powertrain and styling. Not quite. According to Retuers, the Spider will be the volume model, while the 4C mid-engined sports car […]

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Mazda/Alfa Romeo Roadster Alliance: The Bright Side Of Consolidation http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/mazdaalfa-romeo-roadster-alliance-the-bright-side-of-consolidation/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/mazdaalfa-romeo-roadster-alliance-the-bright-side-of-consolidation/#comments Wed, 23 May 2012 13:54:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=445703 Back when I was searching for my first car, I briefly found an Alfa Romeo Spider that looked like it would be in passable condition. Before I could even call the number from the classified ad, my father chimed in with his usual wisdom. “Oh, you don’t want to start with those. They were crap! […]

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Back when I was searching for my first car, I briefly found an Alfa Romeo Spider that looked like it would be in passable condition. Before I could even call the number from the classified ad, my father chimed in with his usual wisdom. “Oh, you don’t want to start with those. They were crap! […]

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Junkyard Find: 1974 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/junkyard-find-1974-alfa-romeo-spider-veloce/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/junkyard-find-1974-alfa-romeo-spider-veloce/#comments Wed, 31 Aug 2011 13:00:55 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=409569 I’ve never owned an Alfa, and every time I see one in the junkyard I feel a twinge of guilt for never having rescued some poor abandoned Spider project prior to the inevitable ride to the junkyard that all such Alfas take after a decade or two spent sitting under a tarp in the driveway. […]

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I’ve never owned an Alfa, and every time I see one in the junkyard I feel a twinge of guilt for never having rescued some poor abandoned Spider project prior to the inevitable ride to the junkyard that all such Alfas take after a decade or two spent sitting under a tarp in the driveway. […]

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