Welcome to my tribute to the 1995-2006 Alfa Romeo GTV/Spider. The exceptional
and award winning Pininfarina design is a still a head-turner and
possibly a future classic!
The Italians would call any open car a
"Spider", but the name actually comes from the old horse carriages suitable for two. (You
know the one Doc always rides in the western movies).
Since Spider is the general term for an open two-seater, or
roadster, - there has been
several Alfa Spiders (and Ferraris for that matter) over
the years. These pages mainly concentrate on the Pininfarina designed 1995 GTV/Spider...
first real car love affair was with a 1999 Spider. It lasted
until 2004, when I had to let it go in favour of an
ALFA 156 GTA!
It was a hard decision, but the 3.2 V6 GTA engine was too
I bought the Spider first of all because of the exceptional
and award winning design and I was constantly looking at the
reflection in the shopping windows when I was waiting for a
green light. However, I soon discovered that I had
bought something a lot more! Suddenly, terms
like "driving pleasure", and "the Alfa Romeo
legend" made sense. I was always trying to come up with
poor excuses to take it for a spin and it did what many cars
won't do for you... Turn a trip into a journey! I had become