When I was single back in the 50s in LA, all my buddies had sports cars. One had a Pantera, the other a Porsche Targa. So I decided I needed a sports car also. I went to the Jensen Healey dealer in LA, drove the car and just did not like it.
I then went to Newport Motors, the local Alfa dealer and fell in love with the spider. Well, I told the sales guy I wanted a red one. So in 1975, I bought a brand new 1974 Alfa Spider 2000 and kept if for six years or so. Years later I had it repainted white.
The AROSC club had a Concours inside a local mall. I won 2nd place in best of show. Over the years, I drove it from LA to Seattle round trip with my three kids in the car. Purred like a kitten.
I changed the color scheme to pearl white with a rainbow trim….very unusual.
In 2005, we moved to Tennessee and Donna and I bought an 88 Spider Quad from eBay in New Jersey. It is silver and has won numerous awards at European Car Shows.