Apologies for the hiatus in submissions, but I have been busy on different fronts – not least securing the purchase of this, my new car; 🙂
This is a 1976 Alfa Romeo 2000 Spider Veloce, manufactured on April 26, 1976, and, surprisingly (given its condition) it has spent its entire life in Canada. The car is Ivory with an Amaranth tex interior. It has some 52,000 miles on it, and has service history back to 1991.
The paint was redone at some point in the late 80s, and the convertible top is newer – canvas with sound-dampening and a boot to cover it when stowed. The interior is all original, including the radio which boasts 2 AM presets and 3 FM presets. Oooooh. technology….
The car has driven very little in the past 10 years, but it has been babied. The previous owner replaced the fuel pump, topped up all fluids, replaced some hoses, emptied, removed, cleaned, replaced and filled the gas tank… all in the last week or two in preparation for my purchase. On the way home, the car still exhibited some small fuel pressure issues that will have to be addressed.
The car is still not licensed for the road – I need to get it certified, the plates updated and the ownership changed, and this won’t happen immediately as I’m off to Belgium on Friday, but I figure it’ll be ready by late May, early June.
I’ll be visiting the “Gallery Brummen” in the Netherlands next week and will be doing some sketches there – as well, possibly, as test driving a 230SL… more on this later… and more on the evolving story of the Alfa too!