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1976 Alfa Romeo Spider for sale - St. Louis, Missouri

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  • Odometer80
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  • Stock #180927

FOR SALE: 1976 Alfa Romeo Spider
St. Louis, Missouri

1976 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce Series II

Originally purchased and owned by Muhammad Ali!
Copy of original title in Ali\'s name and signature!
Ali gifted the car to his good friend Tim Shanahan, who had the car for more than 40 years!
Tim was the author of the book, “Running with the Champ” in ’76
True two owner car with title still in Shanahan\'s name (was with Ali personally, when he purchased it new)
One of 4,530 examples made in 1976
2.0L DOHC fuel-injected four-cylinder engine
Five-speed manual transmission and 4.56 gearing
Four-wheel disc brakes
Stunning silver exterior, black top and black leather interior
Documentation includes original Illinois registration with Ali\'s signature, original 1980 Illinois registration, copy of photos of Ali with the car and Tim Shanahan, photo of Jay Leno with the car, Ali’s book, ‘Running with the Champ’ and assorted paperwork.
 Own this Vehicle from $595 per month-call 636-600-4600


“Float like a butterfly; sting like a bee!” You guessed it, MotoeXotica Classic Cars has a car that used to belong to The Champ, boxer Muhammad Ali – a 1976 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce Series II. This particular car was a special purchase for Ali as there is a four page story of the purchase of this Alfa in the book \"Running with the champ\" and even Jay Leno posed a photo with this Spider!

Ali bought the car personally at European Imports in Lake Forest, Illinois, just north of Chicago as he was shopping for a Rolls Royce. He purchased the Alfa along with a Kelly Green Rolls Royce Corniche. Ali kept the Alfa for a while but then gifted it to the former owner, who was Tim Shanahan, who has been a close and trusted friend of Muhammad Ali and his family for nearly forty years. He retired in 2013 as regional sales manager covering five Western states for a medical products company. Author of the book, “Running with the Champ” in ’76. Shanahan was with Ali when he purchased the Alfa new. According to Shanahan, Ali bought the Alfa for his third wife, Veronica Porché, who never drove the car because she couldn\'t drive a manual, before Ali gifted it to Shanahan in 1976. Shanahan owned the car for more than 40 years!

Finished in stunning silver with a black top, the paint and trim are excellent condition, the car just received a professional correct respray of Metallic Silver. 

The bodywork on this small, Italian drop top is straight and solid, the engine bay is tidy, as is the trunk interior and contrasting black bumpers. The black folding top is in decent shape, too. This roadster rolls on Michelin MXV radials, size 185/65R14 at all four corners. The tires are in very good shape. They surround factory alloy wheels, which are in excellent condition.

Under the hood is the original 2.0L DOHC four-cylinder engine with Spica mechanical fuel-injection. Backing it is a five-speed manual transmission and a 4.56:1 differential. This Spider also has four-wheel disc brakes.

Inside, the black leather bucket seats are in great condition while the matching carpet is in good original shape. The original, three-spoke, wood-rimmed steering wheel looks great while the inner door panels, instrument panel and center console are in good shape. There is a crack on the passenger side of the dashboard. The high-mounted shifter and a Targa AM/FM stereo with cassette deck and three-band equalizer complete the interior.

The Series II Spider was known as the square tail or Kamm tail model, replacing the former Duetto. Between 1974 and 1976, the early-style stainless-steel bumpers were discontinued and replaced with black, rubber-clad units to meet increasingly stringent North American crash requirements. 

Muhammad Ali, born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr., was an American professional boxer, activist, and philanthropist. He is widely regarded as one of the most significant and celebrated sports figures of the 20th Century. From early in his career, Ali was known as an inspiring, controversial, and polarizing figure both inside and outside of the ring. After retiring from boxing in 1981, at age 39, Ali focused on religion and charity. In 1984, he was diagnosed with Parkinson\'s syndrome, which some reports attribute to boxing-related injuries, though both Ali and his physician disputed the claim. As his condition worsened, Ali made limited public appearances, and was cared for by his family until his death on June 3, 2016, in Scottsdale, Arizona. 

Documentation includes original Illinois registration with Ali\'s signature, original 1980 Illinois registration, copy of photos of Ali with the car and Tim Shanahan, photo of Jay Leno with the car, Ali’s book, ‘Running with the Champ’ and assorted paperwork.

Competition to this Alfa Romeo in 1976 included Bentley’s Corniche Convertible, Excalibur’s Series III Roadster and Mercedes-Benz’s 450 SL. 

If vehicles formerly owned by celebrities or sports figures are your thing or if you’re an Italian car connoisseur, you should do yourself a favor and stop by MotoeXotica Classic Cars to check out this two oner Alfa Romeo that belonged to one of the greatest boxers in the world and then to his close personal friend.

VIN: AR115023049438

This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 80,733 miles, most of which were presumably accumulated by Shanahan, not Ali. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt California title still in Tim Shanahan name. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!

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We are here for you at MotoeXotica Classic Cars and will ensure your online buying experience will be a pleasurable one from start to finish. We are now in our 10th year selling on Ebay with over 1,200 positive feedbacks! MotoeXotica was one of the Pioneer Classic Car dealers on Ebay and have seen a lot of dealers come and go. We have a brick and mortar 30,000 sq. ft. building on 5 acres in St. Louis, MO to serve you; we like to sell our cars the same way as we would like to purchase them, fairly and honestly. We ask for a nominal $500.00 credit card deposit and give you a 7 day grace period to inspect the car. If you find the car not to your liking we will refund your deposit with no questions asked should you get here and not like the vehicle. We all know that the financial times right now are tough. With the stock market being so volatile and investments becoming less valuable, many people are turning to the classic car market to invest their money. Putting your money into a hard asset that you can enjoy everyday is becoming a very popular option, especially now when the marketplace is lower then it’s been in many years. We invite you to put your money into a vehicle that is fun to own and brings back memories of when you were younger. We offer financing through two of the best lenders in the industry. If you visit or they are currently offering very attractive rates for all collector and special interest automobiles. With loan amounts from $10,000 to $500,000, and flexible terms of up to 12 years, you can get financed for as low as 6.99%. About Classic Cars: After 22 years of selling classic cars, Motoexotica has branched out as St. Louis’ Premier Classic & Exotic public car auction. Our number one goal is to provide service that is above and beyond the highest expectations for both buyers and sellers alike. In order to maintain this goal, we have joined forces with Manheim, the premier Auction House in St. Louis.

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