Alfa Romeo Spider: 1970-1983
The long-tailed Duetto that preceded the Spider was immortalised in the film The Graduate, and as subsequently overshadowed its replacement. But with 2.0-litre twin-cam power and typically tidy Alfa road manners, the Spider 2000 won plenty of friends in Europe and the USA. Compared with the Triumph TR7, the Italian car feels sparkling in a straight line, but heavy in the corners. Rare and desirable in the UK.
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