1990 Alfa Romeo Spider 2.0 S4
Rare to see four-owner, right-hand drive example in deisrable black with tan interior from 23 year ownership showing just 133,000km (82,640 miles)
Supplied new in September 1990 this right-hand drive converted S4 Spider is finished in Nero (black), sat upon its original 15inch multi-hole alloy wheels with matching black mohair soft-top and attractive tan half leather and suede interior with smaller, black leather rimmed Momo steering wheel.
Under the bonnet, we find the zesty twin-cam 2.0 four-cylinder engine with Bosch Motronic electronic fuel injection giving 124bhp driving the rear wheels via 5-speed manual transmission. This pretty example comes to us from 23-year ownership and has featured on YouTube in several videos sharing the ownership experience and some works undertaken.
The car has seen limited use over the last 12 months with the pandemic curtailing many people's driving fun, and as such our vendor has decided it is time to let someone else enjoy this little sports car.
The history file includes the leather Alfa owner's manual (re-print) and original service booklet revealing the car was first looked after by well known Spider LHD to RHD conversion specialists Bell & Colvill Ltd of Horsley, Surrey with the first stamp in March 1991 by them at 5,336km with a further 8 stamps present, the last by Evans Halshaw of Gloucester in 1996 at 58,535km. The car currently shows 133,003 Km (82,644 miles), the speedo fascia (only) was changed to MPH to make driving to the UK speed limits easier in January 2020, with the original fascia being retained, but the car continues to record in Km.
In addition the file contains the V5C showing just 4 previous owners (the previous Cheltenham lady owner keeping it from 1993 to December 1997 when our vendor acquired the car), copy old V5C, copy old style V5, 17 old MOTs, current MOT valid until April 2022 with no advisories recorded.
There are invoices for early main dealer service work, bills for other sundry items and works including the Kph to Mph speedo fascia conversion, mainfold to downpipe gaskets and new front and middle exhaust sections at a cost of £162 in April 2020, lube service kit in October 2017, new clutch kit in July 1999, replacement S4 seat covers in May 2001, new Mohair hood also in May 2001 costing £340, dyno run in March 1998 recording 122.5bhp at 5,320rpm and 123lb ft of torque by Interpro Engineering of Bristol and information on the Clifford immobiliser system fitted to the car.
The file also includes a workshop manual, box of useful spare parts and correspondence with Fiat UK in May 2003 stating that it was built in Italy during July 1990 and originally supplied to the Austrian market before being imported and registered in the UK in September 1990. Fiat refer to the S4 only being available in LHD form, with the car likely to have been converted by either Bell & Colvill who serviced the car initially, or 'Seaking' a subsidiary of TKM who held an Alfa Romeo franchise in the UK at that time.
The car presents well, and is somewhat unusual to see in black, rather than traditional red or green, with a nice tan interior. The car looks remarkably original and unmolested save fitment of the smaller steering wheel (it prevents your knee fouling it and your fingers inadvertently knocking the stalks, we gather) and sounds super when given a blip on the throttle. Two sets of keys accompany the car, the immobiliser is simple to use and it has Bosch fuel injection rather than the potentially troublesome carbs of the earlier variants. It also has electric windows, diagnostic port and electric cooling fan - all desirable for more practical modern motoring.
These S4's really are classics you can use every day with a good sized boot, tonneau cover, and useful storage area behind the seats with zingy and sonorous performance from the twin cam four-pot without the fear of snapped timing belts, being chain-driven.
Offered here at no reserve, we expect the bidding to be brisk, this model being much admired and widely tipped for future growth, as highlighted in the current issue of Classic Cars magazine.
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Reg No: H636LJA
Chassis Number: ZAR11500006007152
Engine Number: 007152
Engine Size: 2000
Docs: V5C; old V5; owner's manual & service book with 9 stamps; 17 old MOTs; leather owner's wallet; file of invoices; Workshop manual; box of spares in boot; tonneau cover; current MOT April 2022 with no advisories
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