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Alfaholics Spider-R 007 – The Fastest Spider In The World

Alfaholics Spider-R 007 – The Fastest Spider In The World

The Alfaholics Spider-R 007 was nicknamed the “The Fastest Spider In The World” by the British team who built it. It’s a 216 bhp Twin Spark-powered 1977 Spider with a 6-speed sequential gearbox, a competition LSD, and a slew of other go-faster parts that earned it its ambitious epithet.

For the uninitiated, Alfaholics is the world’s leading performance company for classic Alfa Romeos, they’re often described as an Alfa Romeo version of Eagle E-Types, Singer, or Emory but with a unique approach all their own.

Over the years he became one of the world’s leading experts in the field, and his two sons Maxim and Andrew grew up immersed in a world of nothing but Alfa Romeos, often with two dozen or more builds on the go at any one time.

In the 1990s the company went from supplying restored cars to taking on contract restoration work and selling parts, this then evolved into supplying performance parts for people who wanted their Alfas to be faster than stock – of which there were many.

Today the Bristol-based company is the world leader in the supply of performance parts for classic Alfas. In fact, he cars they build in-house are so good that Gordon Murray called them a few years ago and ordered a car from them for his own personal use – probably the single most remarkable accolade a company like this could receive.

The Alfaholics Spider-R 007

The Spider S2 you see here has been completely rebuilt, and despite its relatively understated looks it’s a vastly quicker car than its stock brethren. The owner had the car in his possession for many years, in 2011 he sent it in to Alfaholics and requested a full rebuild to turn it into one of the fastest street-legal Alfa Romeo Spiders in the world, if not the fastest outright.

Once the body was completed the car was then finished with Alfa 147 Bianco Nuvola, a pearl metallic white paint. With the shell completed the rebuild process could begin in earnest, all new Alfaholics GTA-R suspension package and brakes were fitted, with 6-piston disc brakes fitted up front and coil overs installed at each wheel.

No less attention was paid to the inside of the car, it’s fitted with quilted Ruby leather bucket seats and the rear section is trimmed to match, as are the doors, and the door tops and dashboard are finished with Alcantara.

In 2014 the car was returned to Alfaholics for a series of upgrades, these included the installation of a 6-speed sequential transmission, an Alfaholics programable throttle body fuel injection system, and a Race Technology digital dash conversion.

There’s no doubt that this is the nicest Alfa Spider we’ve ever seen come up for sale, not to mention the quickest, so it’ll be interesting to see where the bidding ends up.

If you’d like to read more about this unusual Spider or place a bid you can click here, it’s currently being auctioned live by Collecting Cars.



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