For Sale: 1987 Alfa Romeo Spider in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Vehicle Description

1987 Alfa Romeo Spider Graduate - Red over Tan - 2.0L Inline 4 - 4 Speed Manual (Please note: If you happen to be viewing this 1987 Alfa Romeo Spider Graduate on a website other than our Garage Kept Motors site, it's possible that you've only seen some of our many photographs of the car due to third-party website limitations. To be sure you access all the more than 145 photographs, as well as a short start-up and walk-around video, and a link to Carfax history report, please go to our main website: Garage Kept Motors.) An Alfa Spider represents a very affordable way to get the classic roadster experience. �€" Automobile Magazine, February 2011 Automobile writer, Jay Lorio, continued to provide more perspective on the third-generation Alfa roadsters: The next iteration, the '83 to '90 Series 3 models, got a... black rubber ducktail rear spoiler, better-integrated bumpers, and (in '86) interior revisions. They enjoy more reliable Bosch fuel injection and available air-conditioning (both of which actually came on board in '82). The Spider's DOHC four-cylinder engine makes 115 hp in stock trim, and it's generally criticized for being slow off the line, but it wakes up once you get moving. The Alfa engine is happiest in the upper rev ranges, generally from 3000 rpm to the redline at 5800. Zuniga's car, however, has been updated with period Alfa performance parts, which give it a loping idle but really enhance takeoff. This Spider has no problem keeping up with the aggressive action on New Jersey freeways. You'll hear the engine working, though. As (a current owner) puts it, 'When I got my first Spider, my friends could hear me coming from down the block.' Hearing the engine sing is a part of the unfiltered experience of driving a Spider. So, too, is the unassisted steering, which provides great feel and reasonable effort even at parking speeds. The disc brakes have plenty of bite, and the suspension is lively yet doesn't crash over bumps. This is one fun-to-drive roadster that doesn't feel out of its element in modern traffic. Offered here is a 1987 Series 3 Alfa Romeo Spider Graduate in red (with black soft top) over tan. The current odometer reading is 121,279 miles, or just under 3,600 miles per-year on average since new. The car has been well maintained and shows only a few signs of normal use over three decades. The perfectly Italian, red exterior non-metallic paint is in overall good condition with light road rash on the forward-facing surfaces and some light patina elsewhere (including the door edges). There is no sign of body-impact damage; no dings or dents on the sheet metal. (To best assess the quality of the paint and trim finishes, be sure to view the close-up photographs of the car in the accompanying gallery.) Black trim on the side mirrors, body-side trim, and front and rear bumpers is all free of damage. The tastefully limited chrome on the Pininfarina-designed body-including headlight trim, window surrounds, and unique Alfa door handles-is in very good condition with minimal patina. Factory badging is all properly in place: the front Alfa Romeo crest emblem, Graduate script on the front fenders, Pininfarina emblem forward of the rear wheels, a second Alfa Romeo crest on the rear deck, and both Injection and Graduate badges on the rear spoiler. Cabin glass and lighting lenses are clear and free of cracks. The black soft top is in excellent condition and fits properly. Factory 14-inch, 4-lug steel wheels (with Alfa-Romeo crest-embossed chrome center caps) are mounted with 185/70 Michelin® Destiny radial tires. Inside, tan completes the perfectly Italian theme. Horizontally styled tan seat upholstery remains in very well-maintained condition free of flaws or excessive wear and only minor looseness. Brown carpeting (slightly faded in spots) covers the cabin floors with protective carpet mats in place. Stereo speakers are mounted behind the seats. Door trim in tan and black is in very good

Vehicle Details

  • 1987 Alfa Romeo Spider
  • Listing ID:CC-1546942
  • Price:$11,500
  • Location:Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Year:1987
  • Make:Alfa Romeo
  • Model:Spider
  • Exterior Color:Red
  • Interior Color:Unspecified
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:121279
  • Stock Number:21GKM356
  • VIN:ZARBA5649H1045995

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Garage Kept Motors
420 36th St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49548
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