WATCH | How the Alfa Romeo Duetto Spider won the hearts of Steve McQueen and Muhammad Ali

Alfa Romeo Duetto Spider. Image: QuickPic
Alfa Romeo Duetto Spider. Image: QuickPic

• Duetto Spider was owned by the likes of Muhammad Ali

• Duetto saw more than 124 000 units produced

• Four generations spanned over 24 years

In the earlier years of the 1960s, Alfa Romeo entered a new phase with its cars. These beauties were called 'Spiders' and would go on to capture the hearts and minds of nearly everyone who saw them. The Duetto Spider was the first to see the light and, according to Alfa Romeo, seduced many a celebrity including Steve McQueen, Dustin Hoffman, and Muhammad Ali. 

The Duetto Spider stayed true to Alfa's DNA of producing elegant vehicles that delivered in spades when you'd slot in behind the steering wheel. The Duetto was produced over a period of 24 years and more than 124 000 units rolled off the production line. Spanning four generations, the Duetto enjoyed the longest lifetime of any Alfa Romeo model.

The Duetto Spider was powered by a 1.3-litre petrol engine sourced from the Guilietta. It produced around 50kW and could power the car to a 155km/h top speed. A 60kW Spider Veloce model was later added to the range.

Do you own an Alfa Romeo Duetto Spider, or know someone who does? Or any other older Alfa Romeo model? Please Email us your images and stories!

Compiled by: Charlen Raymond

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