DUETTO PROJECT CAR

1969 Alfa Romeo Spider for sale in Canoga Park, California, United States

Condition: Used
Item location: Canoga Park, California, United States
Make: Alfa Romeo
Model: Spider
Type: Convertible
Year: 1969
Mileage: 84,389
VIN: AR-1481299
Color: Blue
Engine size: 1750
Number of cylinders: 4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description for Alfa Romeo Spider 1969

If you have any interest in "Restoring" a 1969 (last & best) Duetto, it's because you already know the market for these cars is moving north very fast, and you will soon realize that this is a great opportunity!
Here's the story:
Around 20 to 25 years ago (as I was told) someone was driving this Duetto through the New Mexico desert, and the rear tire (driver's side) blew out, causing the car to swerve to the left, into an "immovable" object, and then it "Rolled" over. We assume that the driver perished in the crash, because the keys were still in the ignition (in the on position) when it was found.
Basically, I purchased this Duetto several months ago, and (regrettably) I now have some pressing financial obligations, which have taken priority.
Here's the Good News:
* One of the main reasons why I was immediately excited about acquiring this Duetto, is because WE KNOW that it was "RUNNING" BEFORE the CRASH! In other words, I have EVERY REASON to BELIEVE that this Duetto will "START" and will "DRIVE" AFTER the PROPER STEPS (flush fuel tank, replace fuel pumps, replace fuel filters, replace fuel lines, lubricate cylinders, change oil & filter, change spark plugs, etc.) have been taken to "RESUSCITATE" this Duetto BACK to LIFE!* This Duetto is completely "IN-TACT" and (considering the mileage) the probability is very high that it still has the original (matching numbers) engine!* Incredibly, the impact of the crash didn't really damage the engine compartment! Obviously, if the impact was only 1 foot closer towards the center of the car, the extent of the damage would be a very different story!* Incredibly, the frame is "tweaked" only slightly. If you stand behind the car, you can see that the rear wheel (passenger side) has been very slightly pushed forward.
Obviously, the first order of business would be to "Align" the frame. Then, you would be wise to find a real "Craftsman" in sheet metal, who can "Restore" this Duetto, the right way!
Some points, about the 1969 Duetto:
* The Italians had a major strike in 1969, and many factories were not producing anything, which is why there were only 2,215 Duetto's manufactured in 1969!* Approximately 50% of all Alfa Romeo's were consistently imported into America, and only 1,155 Duetto's were imported into America (according to Wille at DuettoRegister.com) in 1969!
Some points, about the Alfa Romeo brand:
* Alfa Romeo's are selling very well in China!* Alfa Romeo is going to have a Formula 1 team next season!* The "market" for Alfa Romeo's (in general) is moving north very fast!
Guaranteed, these 1969 Duetto's are going to continue to steadily increase in value over time, as the consumer "awareness" of the Alfa Romeo brand continues to steadily increase.
For whatever its worth, considering the way that the Alfa Romeo "market" has moved in the previous year, it is my personal opinion that the "average" market value for a 1969 Duetto will reach $50K, within 2 years!

Obviously, this is my logic for the "Buy it Now" price.

Hopefully, there is somebody else who can see, understand, and share my "Vision" for restoring this very "Rare" 1969 Duetto.
What I Have Done:
* This Duetto was immediately taken to a Sheet Metal "Craftsman" who subsequently performed his "Surgery" to properly remove all of the twisted metal, in a "Professional" manner.* I have already purchased an ENTIRE "FRONT CLIP" from a 1970 Spider. Keep in mind that the ONLY DIFFERENCE between the 1969 Duetto and the 1970 Spider is a small section in the very front where the Grille is mounted. Other than that, all of the other Body Panels (front of the car) have the same part number!* All of the sand, debris and trash has been removed.* The Grille has been plated.* The original license plate frame, as well as the original keys, have been plated.
Since I have the original license plate, I was planning on hiring someone to research the story of the crash, which (I'm assuming) must have been reported in the local newspapers.
About the Pictures:
* The first 14 pictures were taken by the previous seller, and show the Duetto exactly the way it was found.* The remaining 10 pictures were taken by me, and show the current condition of the Duetto, after being "cleaned-up" and "prepped" by a Professional, as well as the ENTIRE "FRONT CLIP" (included in the purchase price) and a few other "relevant" pictures.
BTW, both of the front bumpers have been removed, and I was told they can be repaired and restored.
I thank you for reviewing this listing, and I'm available to answer any additional questions...
P.S. I have set this eBay listing to automatically reject any offers less than $5K.

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