Auction of the Day: Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione Spider
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The Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione is the first Alfa sold in the United States since the 164 sedan last saw dealership floors in 1995. The Maserati Gran Turismo-derived sports car is unbelievably gorgeous and features a 4.7L V8 developing 450hp and a six-speed semiautomatic gearbox.
Only 1,000 8Cs were ever built, with 90 coupes and 35 convertible Spiders making their way over to the US. As a Spider, this is an extraordinarily rare machine, and that exclusivity is reflected in the $224,900 asking price. It costs as much as a new Ferrari California, but the 8C Spider is so much more uncommon and seductive that it seems worth taking the jump. The car is listed courtesy of Jameslist, the go-to auction house for unattainable cars.
Alfa Romeo is expected to have an increased presence in the US when the 4C sports car goes on sale here sometime later this year. It enters production this month.