Welcome to have a look at my Alfa
Romeo Spider Veloce 1967. I'm from Sweden and have been
Alfista since 1960. Today I am still love and enjoy my Alfa
Romeo Duetto 1967 which I bought 1970 and I am still as
thrilled as the first time. This is me and my Duetto 1970.
And me again, sooo many years ago.
And my beautiful Duetto since 1970
I am an "Alfista". Yes,
everybody who loves Alfa Romeo is one Alfista, with an
"a" at the end. In plurals it is "Alfisti"
if you refer to the guys who are out on the club meetings
revving happily. The female representatives if there are more
than one, they are "Alfiste" in plural. So it goes
One Alfista and two male Alfisti met
three female Alfiste!
The name "Graduate" was
never used on the roundtails, but in the 1980's Alfa
introduced a Spider model named Graduate. It was a stripped
version of the 2000 Spider model with a Kamm-tail
OurAlfa Romeo Duetto Spiders, lined up
in Liguria, Italy.
The original Spider Veloce is also
named "Osso di Seppia" or Round-tail. Osso di Seppia
means cuttle fish in Italian. If you have a Canary bird in a
cage, you might have some "Osso di Seppia" there,
it's the white chalk thing the bird uses to polish its beak
on. The photo on my front page shows the beautiful Round-tail.
People think that the rear end looks like that. Personally,
I'm not that keen on the nick name.
My Alfa Romeo is probably the oldest
Spider Veloce still running and I have not yet located any
Spider Veloce with a chassis number lower than mine. My car
has "autoleaio" 119 which Luigi Fusi ranks as a 1967
in his excellent book Alfa Romeo Bible. The car is red of
course, Rosso Farina, # AR514.
This color has a slight tone of
orange, which makes the red color a bit light. Very
In the '60s, the 501 was very popular
on Alfas. This color is however a bit more red than the Rosso
Farina. In the Picture Gallery you may have a look at the
different cars. If you send me a photo of your Alfa, I'll add
it to my gallery.
If you have a Spider Veloce or a
Duetto, please register model, year and chassis number, graze.
This will give you full access to my Spider register and the
opportunity to contact the owners yourself. I am trying to
locate the remaining Spiders from the good years, when cars
were cars with carburetors, Buddy Holly and Jerry Lee Lewis
were the artists and girls were girls!
Know what I mean? How about that, wish
you had a Duetto, eh?