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1987 Alfa Romeo Spider Quadrifoglio ~ Pampered Original / Collector's Prize

1987 Alfa Romeo Spider Quadrifoglio

Make: Alfa Romeo
Model: Spider
SubModel: Quadrifoglio
Type: Convertible
Trim: '-Top of the Line'-
Year: 1987
Mileage: 89,850
VIN: ZARBA5568H1052634
Color: Silver
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Gray
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Hopkins, Minnesota, United States
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1987 Alfa Romeo Spider Quadrifoglio / VIN# ZARBA5568H1052634 Calling All Alfisti! Adult Driven. Fanatically Maintained Survivor. Gorgeous Unrestored Original. Rare Top-of-the-Line 'Quadrifoglio' Model! Amazing Curb Appeal. Runs Perfectly. We are offering this sensational Spider Quadrifoglio for its adoring owner. an enthusiastic AROC and PCA member. who has reluctantly decided that it’s time to let another enthusiast drive his toy home. It has been slavishly maintained since new and its careful miles are evident in the amazingly unworn original condition of the interior. exterior and the drivetrain. OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL CONDITION: This is the sort of car that enthusiasts and collectors drool over. This is the original factory paint finish. which is in exquisite shape for its age. But it’s the clean. unworn interior. and the immaculate detailing. that really sets the hook. It’s just a gorgeous car. in superior condition. and it drives as nice as it looks. There are some small touch-ups here and there on the paint. but they don't detract. and one has to look to find them. We would gladly accept these small imperfections on an original paint job over most re-sprays – It just looks ‘right’. The elegant twin coach stripes (one red. one blue) are intact and excellent – an original detail that is very tough to reproduce correctly on a re-painted Quadrifoglio. The wheels (unique to this model in ‘87) are lovely looking and have no curb rash. One wheel has a very shallow bend. barely visible and with no detriment to ride or handling (see close-up photo on extra photo link). They’re fitted with four Pirelli tires. which look new with no perceptible wear. EVERYTHING WORKS! The areas that usually betray casual ownership and hard driving are exceptionally nice on this car. and are all factory original. except for the convertible top which is a high quality replacement in new condition. There is an aftermarket hardtop sold with the car (not the factory one). The original top “boot” cover comes with the car. It was not shown in photos only because it was stashed away in a box in the garage. The beautiful carpets with colorful embroidered Alfa Romeo emblems. the leather-wrapped steering wheel. the gear lever. buttons and controls. etc…these things just don’t look over twenty-five years old – One peek at all the photos will show this. The vivid red carpets show none of the typical UV sun damage or fading. The leather seats look barely broken-in; no splits. cracks. or broken stitching. Instrument panel is crisp and clear. All of the glass. including the windshield with Alfa logo. and all of the weather-stripping. is original and beautiful. Nothing is broken or cracked (amazing on these cars). Every light and gauge works. Air con blows cold (just serviced for this sale. because the owner wanted everything to be 100%!) Even the clock keeps perfect time! The dash is original and un-cracked (not one of those aftermarket plastic dash caps that gets glued on). The soft top fits tightly and perfectly and has a crystal-clear window (along with the special cloth that Alfa provided with the Quadrifoglios to keep it from scratching when folded). The top bows and buckles are perfect (always check these on a Spider!). Overall. the interior is luxurious. very comfortable. and extremely impressive for its age. The story is similar inside the trunk: Clean paint and perfect weather-stripping. more immaculate looking red carpet. a rust-free spare tire well. and the original Pirelli P6 spare. on a fifth alloy wheel (which was a nice touch that Alfa Romeo always did on their cars). MECHANICALLY EXCELLENT: Under the hood. everything is clean and fresh looking. The braided fuel system hoses were all replaced last year and still look fresh. The master cylinders for the brakes and clutch look new. as do the reservoirs. The under-hood stickers are exactly where they were placed at the Pininfarina factory. and they look clean and new. Paint is shiny and polished under the hood. Fluids look fresh and are topped-up. The owner swears it leaks not a drop of oil on his garage floor! The chassis is clean and rust free by any sane definition. There is only normal surface oxidation on components or bare steel. There is no structural rust. rust repair. or any sign of any accident damage ever. Minnesota convertibles are usually off the road for at least half the year. so they don’t get salted. and they don’t accumulate as many miles – This car is a text-book example of that. The exhaust system is either factory original. or all OEM parts (we couldn’t tell. but either way. it’s impressive!). The sump guard is a nice addition to any Alfa’s alloy oil pan. The sump guard has no dents. and indeed the exhaust system has no scraped or dents – Unusual on these cars (and another indication that this car was always babied). Car starts up and idles at a smooth 800 rpm. first time. every time. as only the later model Bosch fuel injected Alfas can be expected to do. These are the smoothest running. most reliable. and easiest to repair models Alfa ever sold here. The car goes down the road with the precision and response that you expect. It is stable. even when braking with hands off the wheel. In an effort to have everything be perfect for his buyer. the owner just had tie rods replaced and a wheel alignment done. along with fresh Castrol and filter. We could find no faults in this car’s road manners. The Owner’s Manual. the warranty and service books are tucked into the beautiful leather-bound folder that came with these cars. There is also a reproduction factory shop manual and a thick file of receipts to go with the car. Receipts from the past 14 months show radiator re-core. coolant flush. brake system flush. all new fuel hoses. inspections and maintenance (copies can be seen at the photo link). Having owned many Alfas over the past thirty-two years. and driven many. many more in the US and in Europe. I can offer an evaluation on these cars that most people cannot. I found this Spider to be an exceptionally well preserved example of a desirable and rare sub-model: Car needs nothing except for a new owner. No disappointments here. The Spider Quadriglio was something very special. This was Alfa Romeo’s effort to offer a truly luxurious roadster model. It sold for premium price over both of the “regular” Veloce and Graduate models. and was loaded with standard equipment not even available on the other cars: Unique alloy wheels with larger tires. unique body trim pieces. big powered door mirrors. and a very luxurious interior. The glove-leather seats (dove grey with red stitching). plush red carpets. the standard hardtop. and many small touches all made the Quadrifoglio (that’s Italiano for ‘four-leaf clover’) easily the most refined and comfortable roadster that Alfa ever offered. The general finish also always seemed a cut above the standard car. and this is just as evident today – This model just feels ‘special’! It’s also relatively rare. and this is certain to be one of the very best of however many Quadrifoglio editions are left on the road. PLEASE SEE ALL 24 PICTURES POSTED HERE on eBay. We have 150+ PHOTOS SHOWING DETAILS OVER. UNDER. SIDEWAYS. DOWN! I can't get eBay to accept the link for Dropbox. but if you will give your email address. I will send the photo link directly to you. Please email with any questions or comments! We will respond quickly and honestly. The Fine Print: GOOD LUCK! Please bid to the value this car may hold for you. Please feel free to ask questions or add comments. Please ask questions BEFORE you bid. We will respond quickly and honestly. This car is located in Minnetonka. Minnesota 55305. nbsp;about twenty minutes from the airport. Inspections are invited and encouraged! CONDITIONS: Winning this auction constitutes a legal and binding agreement between the Buyer. the Owner and the Selling Agents. Please bid sincerely and sensibly. Zero-feedback bidders must contact us first before bidding to establish some level of seriousness-of-intent; It's nothing personal. just business: We. and many others. have been stung on eBay Motors by too many dead-beat auction winners. Vehicle is sold "As-Is and Where-Is". If the Buyer comes to pick up this car and is in any way dissatisfied. he or she will have the Option of walking away from the Deal with Full Refund of the Deposit and any Payments made to the Owner. Otherwise. no warranty is expressed. implied or offered. Neither the Owner nor the Selling Agents can or will take any responsibility for this car after it leaves the premises. PAYMENT: Buyer must make a $300 DEPOSIT by PayPal within 24 hours of the Auction Close. The Deposit will secure the Deal for all Parties involved. Failure to make Deposit within 24 hours will risk Cancellation of the Sale at Discretion of the Owner and Sellers. BALANCE MUST BE PAID within 7 BUSINESS DAYS of sale by SECURE PAYMENT or CASH at PICK-UP. TRANSPORT: Buyer is responsible for all transportation arrangements and costs. Car is garaged in Minnetonka. Minnesota 55305. We do not offer quotes on shipping. There are many vendors to choose from offering vehicle transport: DAS. and FedEx/Passport are two great places to start getting bids. STORAGE: While the Auction Winner sorts out pick-up or transport arrangements. nbsp;Owner can offer. free of charge. dry indoor storage for up to 30 days after auction termination. Longer periods can be arranged at cost if necessary. Seller cannot accept any liability during this storage period. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thank You for Looking! We are fluent in classic European and American cars. We are hobbyists. first and foremost. and happy to hear from you on the subject of cars or bikes. In addition to AUTOMOBILIA and PARTS. WE HAVE SOLD DOZENS OF VEHICLES ON eBAY. EACH DEAL A HAPPY ONE FOR ALL INVOLVED! We invite everybody to review our auctions and feedback . >>MM1000auto>> was created to auction the THINGS WE LOVE MOST: CARS. PARTS. and AUTOMOBILIA!