The car can be purchased one of two ways. Either in its lovely original condition for our advertised price---or with the option to upgrade this Spider through Roadster Salon's full restoration process.
If you choose to restore the car, it can be built to your exact specifications with regard to leather interior color and options. An exterior color change is even possible! You decide. See some of our other fully restored offerings on Ebay, or check out our web site for details.
This is spider was meticulously maintained by one of the best known independent Alfa shops in the midwest. Upon arrival, Roadster Salon fully inspected the vehicle, and certified its status. We are so confident about its overall mechanical condition, we are offering it with our exclusive limited warranty.
We were very impressed with this spider on many levels. The paint looks excellent and appears to be original. No road rash on the wheels, door dings, or scratches to mar its overall appearance. No rust. The interior is particularly nice. Even the suede/leather seats look relatively fresh, and reflect its very low original miles. Remember, this Spider Veloce is almost 25 years old.No smells or odors, previously owned by a non-smoker.
A collector would make the argument that a clean original spider is more valuable than a restoration. We will leave that debate to the customer, as we are offering this car in either configuration. Bringing the car to elite status with Avanzato full mechanical and cosmetic review will add approximately $20K to the price. This upgrade path is obviously is up to you.
There are few classic cars on the road that bring the contemporary driving refinement and reliability of this design. Air conditioning, power windows, power steering, and a driver side air-bag were all luxury options back in the late 80's and early 90's. The interior is far from spartan, and the convenience options are appreciated. The factory hard top is also a valuable feature, that is very hard to find. Much nicer than the aftermarket version, it features a rear defroster.
During our 200 mile test loop, the car behaved flawlessly. No overheating or peculiar habits. Smooth acceleration, solid braking and crisp handling. There is a great deal to like and appreciate with this lovely spider. Vintage feel with a nod toward the new millennium.
The obvious question is--where are the comparable spiders? Objectively, there are very few rust free, original S3 spiders left. Red and tan is by far the most sought after color combination--and known as the "Italian standard". The factory hard top conservatively adds about $1500 to the car's value.
Our Avanzato (advanced) models can top $50K depending on options, although most fall in the $40-$45K range. In that context, an original 22K mile spider with service records in mint condition should bring in the $25K range without issue.
Avanzato package Upgrades
Full engine and transmission rebuild
Bare metal respray of exterior
New interior with full hand stitched leather and carpeting
Choice of black or tan cloth convertible top
Replacement of tires and worn suspension components
Upgraded sound system
Base Avanzato package price add $19,995