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Lot 39

2013   |   Scottsdale Auctions 2013

1967 Alfa Romeo 1600 Duetto Spider

Coachwork by Pininfarina

SOLD $50,600

Estimate

$30,000 - $40,000

Chassis

10503 661924

Car Highlights

Battista “Pinin” Farina’s Final Design
First Version of Alfa Romeo’s Long-Running Modern Spider
Faithfully Restored and Recently Freshened
Beloved Model Featured in Celebrated Films

Technical Specs

1,570 CC DOHC Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
Dual Weber Carburetors
109 BHP at 6,000 RPM
5-Speed Manual Gearbox
4-Wheel Disc Brakes
Front Independent Suspension with Coil Springs
Rigid Rear Axle with Coil Springs
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Formerly the Property of Benny Caiola

This fine example of the beloved Duetto enjoyed care from an acclaimed collector of Italian performance cars and was the recipient of a faithful restoration. In early 2009, this car was acquired by the late Benedetto “Benny” Caiola, the self-made Manhattan real estate developer who devoted much of his life to collecting the best cars of his native Italy, including some of Ferrari’s most desirable contemporary models.

When purchased by Mr. Caiola, the Alfa had been restored to a very high standard, displaying excellent overall mechanical and cosmetic quality. During its stay in his supreme collection, the car was faithfully maintained and stabled with some of Maranello’s greatest supercars.

Acquired by the consignor in recent years, the Spider was displayed in a private museum and exhibited occasionally at local events. In preparation for its presentation at auction, the Alfa Romeo has been thoroughly tested and tuned – including a full compression test of the dual overhead cam four-cylinder engine – by Radical Motorsports, whose technicians are experts in the care of fine automobiles and race cars. This Duetto is assured by the consignor to be mechanically and cosmetically “perfect,” and features a beautifully detailed engine compartment, as well as a fresh soft top and boot.

With the value of earlier Alfa Romeo Spiders beginning to accelerate in recent years, the Duetto should follow suit, making this a wonderful opportunity to acquire a strong example ahead of the appreciation curve. Accompanied by owner’s manuals, a tool kit, and jack, this charming Duetto Spider is a beautifully prepared example of one of Alfa Romeo’s most influential models that has attained a unique status as a popular icon.