This Alfa Romeo Disco Volante Spyder Is Your Ticket to Coachbuilt Excellence
One of just seven built, it’s the ultra-exclusive drop-top to complete your collection.
Remember the Alfa Romeo Disco Volante by Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera? Introduced as a concept in 2012 before being put into production a year later, it’s an ultra-rare, ultra-exclusive coachbuilt sports car based on the already special Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione, with inspiration from the original C52 Disco Volante of the Fifties. Touring built just seven convertible models, and one of them is for sale.
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The Disco Volante Spyder was introduced three years after the initial run of coupes debuted as a way to celebrate the coachbuilder’s 90th anniversary. Unlike the Alfa Romeo 8C Spider, which uses a power-folding soft top, the Disco Volante has two manually removable carbon fiber panels that store in the trunk. Mechanically, the Spyder is identical to the 8C, packing a Ferrari-derived 4.7-liter naturally aspirated V-8 sending 450 horsepower to the rear wheels. The Disco Volante also retains most of the 8C’s interior, as well as its steel space frame and chassis.
This particular Disco Volante Spyder is the fourth of seven built. Painted in a stunning shade of British Racing Green over green interior, it’s just been treated to new tires and a braking system refresh. It’s also optioned with a front axle lift system for clearing tougher angles, and comes included with a six-piece luggage set. All it needs is a new owner to drive it.
The car is currently listed for sale via Niki Hasler, a Ferrari dealership in Basel, Switzerland with no asking price. Seeing as how the 8C is not on America’s Show or Display exemption list, importing this car into the country will be tough. Though if you have the type of money to spend on a one-of-seven Disco Volante, odds are you also have a villa overseas you can store it at.
FCA selling Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione coupe and spider with delivery miles
Well-heeled Alfa Romeo fans have the rare opportunity to pick up an 8C Competizione with only delivery miles.
There’s both an 8C coupe as well as a spider listed for sale by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles ‘Reloaded by Creators factory restoration department. No word on pricing, though.
Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione
Both cars have remained in the official FCA heritage collection since leaving the factory and both have been given a thorough check by Reloaded by Creators, so they’re essentially like new cars.
The coupe was built in 2007 while the spider was built in 2010 and just 500 examples of each body style have seen the light of day so these are very race machines we’re talking about.
Alfa Romeo 8C Spider
The 8C Competizione was launched last decade to mark Alfa Romeo’s transition to a premium brand selling rear-wheel-drive cars. It was first shown as a concept at the 2003 Frankfurt International Motor Show and in production just four years later.
It is based on the same mechanicals as the Maserati Granturismo, and even includes the Maserati’s Ferrari-built 4.7-liter V-8. The engine delivers 450 horsepower and is mated to a 6-speed automated manual transmission, a combination that enables a 0-60 mph time of under 5.0 seconds and a top speed of 181 mph.
Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione
FCA launched the Reloaded by Creators factory restoration department in early 2018. The department will restore your old car but it also seeks out cars itself, which it then restores and resells for profit. The goal is to raise money for FCA to acquire significant cars for its own heritage collection.
Other cars currently listed for sale by Reloaded by Creators include one of the first 1967 Fiat 124 Sport Spiders ever made plus a 1982 Fiat 124 DS Pininfarina Spidereuropa.