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Hi everyone,

Sometime ago my dad and I impulse bought a lovely 1990 Alfa Romeo 2000 Spider Veloce at a Coys auction. Unfortunately the car has never got the use it deserves and we've been trying to sell it for some time now - with no success.

I'm an avid car enthusiast but know very little about this specific model. I'm confused as to why we haven't had any serious enquiries in the year or so its been in the classifieds, so I hoped you guys could me find some answers. We know little of its history, which doesn't exactly help.

1. I have a suspicion our car is an American import (you might be able to tell by the pictures?). Does this make it less desirable in the UK?
2. Its RHD, which if it is an American import, means its been converted. Does this make it less desirable?
3. What would you value the car at?
4. Roughly how much would an Alfa specialist offer for parts (this is a last resort but we really need to get rid of it now)?

Here is a link to the classified.

Feel free to make an offer :p !

Thanks for any help,
 

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Although your car looks good from the photos on your link, the fact that it is not in the UK would put off most UK buyers and because it is RHD would discourage most French buyers.

I would have thought your car is worth around £3500-5500 and £6500 seems a bit steep; not knocking your car, the market tends to prefer the coupes and spiders are pretty unloved and therefore do not command premium prices.

The S3 is market-wise, the least attractive model to try sell as most prefer the earlier S2 for example or even more valuable are the early duettos with the cuttlefish rear end. - Personally I would advertise on either classic alfa or alfaholics where most of the people who look at the website know these cars and there are a lot of European-based owners cruising those sites. For the UK, pistonheads is also a place to advertise.

please PM me your email address

thanks
stephen
 

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It has the side markers in the bumpers, so US import in all probability (unless the bumper has been replaced by a US bumper); if it has aircon, then that points to US import, as does door buzzers, airbag, and any other things the euro cars did not have.
All these spiders came in LHD, so it will have been converted in UK.

The UK registration suffix "E" points to 1987/1988......
 

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I too would suggest that your problem is linked to the fact that it's in the south of france and that it is priced a little high for an S3.
Bring it back to the UK and drop the price a little. £6500 should get you a near perfect s3 with full documented history but £4 -5k is reasonable for good solid useable cars.
 

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I concur with the others' wisdom on S3 Spiders being the least sough after, places of advertising and location.
A US S3 has Bosch fuel injection, as this may deter some others may find it desirable as it less troublesome or known than Spica and needs less fettling than the two double carbs.
Erik
 
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