Poser? No Sir! Here’s a hot Spider built in the tradition of the car whose colors it wears
There’s a V8 lurking under the hood of James Romeo’s wild Spider. See below for more.
This 302 Ford fits neatly in the engine compartment of James Romeo’s 1971 Spider. James, whose last name really is like that of the car, lives in southern California, where many hot sports cars originate.
This is the view most drivers will see of James’s Spider.
James also owns this 1969 Spider, an ’87 Spider Veloce, a ’67 Fiat 850 Sport Spider flat nose, a ’72 Fiat 850 Sport Spider with frogeyes, and a 1962 Studebaker Hawk GT. Love the diversity of his rides!
New York Alfista Jim Lehman’s 1986 Spider is on the left and his 1967 Spider is on the right. They’re shown here at Watkins Glen, during a vintage race weekend.
Karl Huybrechts, from Belgium, sends this shot of his 1975 1300 GTJ with 2L engine and other upgrades. Karl also has a 1970 Giulia Super that’s getting a TS engine. His Italian bikes are shown on our motorcycle page.
Keith Martin sees a lot of fine old cars as publisher of “Sports Car Market” and star of TV shows that focus on vintage and classic cars (“What’s My Car Worth” is a personal favorite). I think his owning this gorgeous deep blue 1967 GV shows his good taste, not that my having a ’67 GTV influences me or anything.
Larry Duthie is shown with his street-track 1988 Spider after a rebuild of engine, gear box, brakes, fuel system, and interior. Larry’s from Walla Walla, Washington. I didn’t need to put in his home town; I just like to say “Walla Walla, Washington.”
Larry sent us another shot of his Spider, named “Carlotta,” after a new paint job. In the passenger seat is neighbor Larrol, who helped with body work and painting. That’s a great neighbor to have, especially if he also owns a car lift. My neighbors are nice, but they own tractors and American cars, and none have lifts. Bummer.
Larry and Carlotta.
Here’s Carlotta after losing 338 pounds (Paleo diet? Lost weight added due to years of evolutionary factory changes?). Larry assures us Charlotta sits down on her wheels now and looks a lot more fit.
Ken Portz lives in Durango, Colorado, where he and his pretty 1977 Spider don’t have to go far to enjoy a Rocky Mountain high the natural way. Seriously, what could be better than guiding a fine Italian sports machine through a scenic pass on a sunny day?
Rick Zuurbier writes from the Netherlands: “Well, after having caught repeated flak at my botching up various Alfas (How DARE I lower my Berlina? How DARE I turn my GT Junior into a GTA rep?) I guess it’s time to come out in the open and join SNO.” Welcome to the club, Rik. We feel your pain.
A purposeful GT owned by Rik Zuurbier, who prefers classics to moderns, despite the challenging weather in his part of the world.
Another Rik Zuurbier GT.
This is Rik’s trusty Berlina.
Rick DuPuy’s red GTV, at home in northern California.
This is the 1975 GT Junior of Stuart Jones.
I like Tom Lesko’s photo so much that I’m using it twice. Can’t overdo a good thing like this.
This is Tom in the Giulia Spider Veloce he owned in 1970. No, I don’t know if this is the Spider that’s now red. Tom?
Tom Lesko has a thing for Spiders. Here he is in another of the pretty roadsters.