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5) Alfa Romeo Giulia Duetto Spider: Year: 1966-1967

Alfa Romeo Giulia Duetto Spider
Alfa Romeo Giulia Duetto Spider / Image © Wikipedia

Italian manufacturer Alfa Romeo produced the Spider from 1966 to 1993. So successful and robust was the car that very few changes were made to its core design in nearly three decades of production. The car was offered in multiple versions including saloon and coupe.

Spider’s 1,570 cc (1.6 litre) double overhead twin cam engine produced 108 hp and was quite advanced for the time. The car featured a five speed manual transmission, independent front suspension, a live rear axle and disc brakes on all four wheels. The car’s top speed of 118 mph was more than decent. The engine was eventually upgraded to 2.0 litres.

The ‘Duetto’ name came from a naming contest with primarily Italian participants. On the inside the Giulia Duetto was more functional than luxurious. Alfa Romeo strategically priced the car to compete with the likes of the Jaguar E-Type and the MGB Roadster, which were other prominent cars to desire during 1966-67.

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