Now up for auction is this 1988 Alfa Romeo Spider Graduate. Referencing the model’s early appearance in the 1967 film starring Dustin Hoffman, this “Graduate” edition Spider was offered with the same twin-cam 2.0 L engine and drivetrain from the Quadrifoglio and Veloce models. This 1988 example is reported to have been garage-kept and carefully maintained under the current ownership with a brand-new convertible top recently installed. Now showing just over 73k miles on the odometer, this Spider is being offered by its seller in Georgia accompanied by a color-matched removable hardtop, a collection of documentation, and a clean title.
This Spider is believed to have undergone a relatively recent respray in its original Alfa Red color, and the seller indicates the finish to remain in good condition with only minor cosmetic imperfections (detailed images are provided in the photo gallery). Exterior features include a rear decklid spoiler and a brand-new vinyl convertible top. Pininfarina badges are also affixed on the sides laying claim to the Italian firm’s design work. This example rides on 15” Alfa Romeo “phone dial” wheels normally seen on the Quadrifoglio model, which are currently dressed in newer Michelin tires. A color-matched removable hardtop will also be included in the sale.
Inside, the black vinyl interior is said to be in very nice condition while remaining mostly original. 2 small cracks are reported on the dashboard and 2 aftermarket speakers have been installed on the rear deck. The A/C has been converted to R134 and the seller confirms all gauges and accessories to be fully functional.
This Graduate is equipped with the same 2.0 L inline 4-cylinder DOHC twin-cam engine utilized in the Quadrifoglio and Veloce models. 126 HP is sent to the rear wheels through a 5-speed manual transaxle. Regular maintenance has been kept up to date including the recent installation of a new battery as well as a full service and inspection earlier in 2020. Some maintenance records are included, and the seller reports this Spider to be in strong running order.
This sale will include a set of 3 keys (ignition, door lock, and glovebox), the original jack and toolkit, a removable hardtop, a binder of paperwork and records, and a clean title. This well-maintained Alfa Romeo makes an excellent choice for any enthusiast in search of a vintage Italian sports car.