Famous for being the car in the 1967 film “The Graduate”, the spider par excellence of Alfa Romeo has been a success since its presentation at the 1966 Geneva Motor Show. Its original and elegant line is due to the Pininfarina coachworks, which created a 2-seater spider that was unusual in its kind until then, with the lenticular shape of the front and convex sides with deep longitudinal cut-outs and headlights with Plexiglas fairings.
On the occasion of its launch, Alfa Romeo held a competition to find an appropriate name for the new model, and the name “Duetto” was chosen, abandoned by Alfa Romeo after just one year on the market, but which remained for the public as the perfect definition for this car.
In 1969 there was a new stylistic turning point with the presentation of the model with a ‘truncated tail’, a solution in which overall harmony with the front end was achieved by a greater inclination of the windscreen. The front end was also redesigned, with a wider central shield and three horizontal elements.
In 1972 the Alfa Romeo Spider Junior 1.3/1.6 and 2000 Spider Veloce were the most sold open car model in Italy.
Gift of Augusto Verlato
Engine: 4 cylinders
Displacement: 1570 cc
Power: 110 HP at 6000 rpm
Speed: 180 km/h.