2006 Melbourne International Motor Show Auction
Lot
5

1966 Alfa Romeo Duetto 'Boat Tail' Spyder

$20,000

Sold

Specifications

Engine 1.6 litre double overhead camshaft 4 cylinder
Gearbox 5-speed manual
Body Work Spyder
Colour Red

Description

This lot is no longer available

The glamorous Alfa Romeo Duetto, which starred in The Graduate alongside Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft, was very much an automotive star of the 1960s, yet has proved a long-lived classic.

It was the last design personally executed by the famous Battista Pinin Farina and its name was the result of a competition run by the manufacturer at the time of its launch in 1966. Styling cues include the so-called 'cuttlefish-bone' profile with a rounded nose and tail, and the Alfa Romeo shield dividing the front bumper. Produced for only one year, the Duetto was closely related to the Giulia range. Powered by a twin-cam four cylinder of 1570cc it offered good performance and an attractive 'Spyder' body.