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Benchmark Example of Alfa Romeo’s Early Spider Veloce
Owned by the Snodgrass Family of Brumos Porsche Fame for over 45 Years
Concours-Quality Restoration at the Brumos Collection in Jacksonville,
Florida; Displayed at the 2005 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance
First in Class Award Winner at the 2019 Alfa Romeo Owners Club National Convention
Recognized in the Duetto Register; Includes History, Awards, and Manuals
1,779 CC DOHC Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
Spica Mechanical Fuel Injection
118 BHP at 5,500 RPM
5-Speed Manual Gearbox
4-Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes
Front Independent Coil Spring Suspension
Rear Live Axle with Trailing Arms and Coil Springs
The successor to Alfa Romeo’s Spider 1600 Duetto of The Graduate movie fame, the 1750 Spider Veloce was visually similar yet endowed with uprated mechanical highlights like a larger 1,779 cc engine and improved underpinnings. This outstanding late-production example has excellent provenance, having been traded in 1973 to Jacksonville, Florida’s legendary Brumos Porsche, an outfit that won the 24 Hours of Daytona four times. The Alfa Romeo was retained by the family of Bob Snodgrass, a founder of Brumos Porsche, for personal use. As a gift to his father, Robert Snodgrass Jr. had the car restored to original condition in the early 2000s. The Spider remained part of the Brumos Collection for over 45 years, passing through three generations of the Snodgrass family.
Attesting to its quality presentation and correctness, the Spider was displayed at the 2005 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance and received First in Class honors at the 2019 Alfa Romeo Owners Club Cortile della Corsa (Courtyard of Racing) national convention at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix. It retains Pininfarina body no. 151951 as stamped on the trunk floor, and the DuPont Duco paint sticker reading “Avorio” (Ivory) is found on the trunk lid; fit and finish are excellent.
Ideal for touring, concours events, or just spirited and very enjoyable driving, this Duetto Spider is a rare offering and certainly ranks among the finest in existence, with its professional restoration, exemplary condition, and distinguished pedigree.