Alfa Romeo Spider
- Colin Metcalfe
15th March 2024
The Alfa Romeo Spider models have become renowned for their intrinsic Italian flair, high levels of mechanical grip and outstanding balance and poise; each version possessing all the virtues, heritage and tradition of Alfa Romeo. This book for the first time catalogues and tells the story of all versions of Alfa Romeo’s iconic Spider roadsters from their roots in the 1950s right up to the present day, with all types in-between, in the context of Alfa Romeo’s ideals and objectives.
The author begins with the early history of the legendary Alfa Romeo marque, including its racing heritage and traditions going back to 1910 and its engineering achievements such as the invention of the double overhead cam. He then takes us through the various series models, exploring their development and performance characteristics. The book also provides information on restoration and spare parts for the older cars and each chapter concludes with a brief buyer’s guide.
This book stands apart by including the original Giulietta/Giulia 750/101 Series Spiders from the 1950s, along with the 102/106 Series Spiders, the 105/115 Series Spiders, the 916 Series Spiders, the 939 Series Spiders, the Type 920 8C Spider and the latest Type 960 4C Spiders all in chronological order and all together in one book.
Describing one of the most important sporting models of one of the world’s great motoring marques, this book is an essential read for both Alfa Romeo fans and the wider car enthusiast fraternity.