2005 Alfa Romeo Spider JTS Lusso
Appealing late model Type-916 Spider in 2.0 litre 16v Lusso spec showing 83,000 miles with recent £492 spend on new brakes all round
Dating from July 2005 this late model Alfa Romeo Spider (Typ 916) hails from the later post-2003 facelift known as the Phase 3 cars and from the final year of production (2004) in which just 824 Spider JTS’s were built (according to Pininfarina’s production data) with unsold stock sold on into 2005.
Finished in Silver with contrasting black Mohair hood and sat on its original 16” multi-spoke alloy wheels, the car looks well, its angular and striking Pininfarina design dating well.
Under the bonnet, we find the 2.0 litre four-cylinder engine in JTS Lusso spec pumping out 163bhp and 206NM of torque, enough to propel the 2-seat rag-top to 60mph in 8.4 seconds and on to a top speed of 137mph – on par with its rivals, if not better.
Inside the cosy cabin, we find black leather seats, electric windows, electric mirrors, automatic climate control with AC, traction control, front fog lights and here, the optional electric roof. The vendor advises us the electric operation of the roof has been temperamental and intermittent. We have not had the roof working since the car has been with us. The car shows 80,272 miles and presents largely well with some marks as pictured consummate with its age and usage.
The history file includes the V5C recording eight former keepers to the vendor who purchased the car for his wife last summer. The book pack is present, including the service book which reveals five stamps, the last in January 2017 at 75,000 miles by Sussex Alfa Romeo and looks to have included a replacement timing belt and water pump as noted next to their stamp. An invoice on file shows a more recent cambelt change at 79,450 in November 2020 by Alfatec. The geabox oil was changed in March 2021 - invoices on file.
Furthermore, the history file also includes an invoice for a recent £492 spend at A Capozzoli & Sons Alfa Specialists of Ilchester in July 2022 at 80,270 miles for MOT and associated work including new discs and pads for the front and rear plus rear OS anti-roll bar link. We also find three old MOT certificates plus the current, valid until July 2023 which recorded six minor advisories (enter the reg online at check-mot.service.gov.uk).
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