2010 Alfa Romeo 8C Spider
£225,000 | Location: United Kingdom
During the 2005 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Alfa Romeo unveiled their 8C Spider concept, a roadster version of the elegant Competizione coupé, constructed by Carrozzeria Marazzi. The limited production run of 500 Spider’s was announced by Sergio Marchionne on 25th September 2007 and cost considerably more than the 8C Competizione Coupe.
The production version was unveiled at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show and construction of the 8C Spider model began in 2009 in Modena, with Maserati in charge of manufacturing as per the coupé. As previously announced, 500 cars were built, each priced at €199,000 (£174,000) excluding taxes. The 8C Spider was awarded the title of the ‘Best Sounding Car’ in the October 2011 issue of Evo magazine.
Alfa Romeo claimed a top speed is 290 km/h (180 mph) and the brakes on the Spider were supplied by Brembo in the form of carbon-ceramic units. The Spider boasted a two-layer electrically operated fabric roof and the windscreen frame was made of carbon fibre to maintain 50/50 weight distribution.
This rare UK delivered 8C Spider is finished in Rosso Alfa coachwork with Terra Di Siena hide. Well specified from new with optional 20’’ wheels, painted Quadrifoglio wing shields and passenger footwell mounted fire extinguisher.
Supplied new by Alfa Romeo main agents ‘Mangoletsi Alfa Romeo’ of Knutsford, Cheshire and first registered on 30th July 2010.
Acquired by vendor via Graypaul Ferrari/Maserati in Nottingham on 8th March 2012, the 8C has been maintained by Graypaul for the majority of its life. Serviced by Graypaul Nottingham on the 13thJanuary 2011 at 339 miles, Graypaul Nottingham serviced the 8C again on the 18th November 2011 at 568 miles and a further service by Graypaul on 23rd April 2014 at 1105 miles.
The current mileage reads a whisker over 3000 miles and interested parties should note this Alfa will be freshly serviced by a franchised Ferrari/Maserati service agent prior to delivery to the new owner.
Having been professionally stored in a dehumidified environment by vendor and used only in fine weather, this exceptional two owner, low mileage 8C Spider has recently benefited from a new set of tires is supplied with its original Alfa Romeo Car Cover, original handbooks and service book and UK V5 registration.
Outstanding in every respect, this highly optioned 8C Spider is a very rare car and guaranteed future classic. One of the greatest designs of any modern sportscar, the combination of the spine tinging soundtrack, superb performance and ‘as new’ condition makes this Alfa Romeo 8C Spider a very special collectors car.
Photo Credit: Sam Bloomfield (samuelbloomfield.com)