1966 Alfa Romeo 1600 Duetto Spider

The glamorous Duetto, which starred in The Graduate alongside Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft, was redolent of the 1960s and yet has proved a long lived classic. It was the last design personally executed by the famous Battista Pinin Farina and its name was the result of a competition run by the manufacturer at the time of its launch in 1966. Styling cues include the so-called ‘cuttlefish-bone’ profile with a rounded nose and tail, the Alfa Romeo shield dividing the front bumper. — Alfa Romeo

In Detail

engine Inline-4
position Front Longitudinal
valvetrain DOHC
displacement 1570 cc / 95.8 in³
bore 78 mm / 3.07 in
stroke 82 mm / 3.23 in
power 81.3 kw / 109 bhp @ 6000 rpm
specific output 69.43 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 49.66 bhp per tonne
torque 155.92 nm / 115.0 ft lbs
body / frame Unit Steel
driven wheels RWD
front tires 155-15
rear tires 155-15
front brakes Discs
f brake size mm / in
r brake size mm / in
steering Worm & Sector
curb weight 2195 kg / 4839 lbs
transmission 5-Speed Manual
gear ratios 3.30:1, 1.99:1, 1.36:1, 1.00:1, 0.79:1, :1
final drive 4.56:1
top speed ~185 kph / 115.0 mph
0 – 60 mph ~11.0 seconds

Auction Sales History

1966 Alfa Romeo 1600 Duetto Spider

1967 Alfa Romeo 1600 Duetto Spider AR664842 – sold for $39,600 Classic Pininfarina Design. Substantially Original After Sympathetic Restoration. Limited Ownership over 45 Years. Iconic Model Featured in The Graduate. A Great Everyday Classic. Auction Source: Gooding & Company’s 10th Anniversary 2013 Pebble Beach Auction
1967 Alfa Romeo 1600 Duetto Spider – sold for $50,600 Battista “Pinin” Farina’s Final Design. First Version of Alfa Romeo’s Long-Running Modern Spider. Faithfully Restored and Recently Freshened. Beloved Model Featured in Celebrated Films. Auction Source: The 2013 Scottsdale Auctions by Gooding & Company