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World’s Fastest, Record-Breaking Alfa Romeo Spider Can Be Yours for $35,000

An old, modified and no longer functional Alfa Romeo Spider has popped up for sale on Facebook Marketplace, and it’s getting plenty of attention because, despite its age and condition, it’s a piece of historical importance.
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The seller calls it the fastest Alfa Romeo Spider in the world, because it holds 2 records in separate classes at the Bonneville Salt Flats in 2009. It hasn’t been used since 2011, when a cracked cylinder head put it out of order, but – again, according to the seller – it can be brought back to its former glory with a few modifications and repairs.

The car sells for $35,000 or similar “reasonable” offers, the listing says. The seller even mentions the possibility of having all repairs and mods done at their garage in Lake Barrington, Illinois, should the future owner wish to use it to break land-speed records again. Or, at the very least, attempt to.

Built from a wrecked 1991 Spider by Besic Motorsports from Illinois, the car represents a total of $160,000 worth of investment, not including the missing engine and transmission. Throughout its career, it used no less than four engines, including a turbocharged twin-spark 2.0-liter from a 155 that helped it reach an average of 230 mph (370 kph) and the highest trap speed of 234 mph (377 khp) at the Flats.

It comes with a roll cage and a body that’s been modified to cut through the air. The original yellow paint is still on it, though it’s seen much better days.

As the seller points out, whether the future buyer wants it for its historical importance or for a project that would get him or her at the Flats faster and more conveniently, it’s worth the money. Plus, he has all the records and receipts to verify that this is the record-breaking Alfa Romeo Spider of 2009.

 
 
 
 
 

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