Alfa Romeo Spider
When Alfa Romeo introduced the Spider in 1966, it was the Italian answer to the popularity of British roadsters. Eventually, it would become globally popular and an Alfa Romeo model with the longest production run. Initially called the Duetto, the Spider was built on Alfa’s 105 sedan-coupe base with a Pininfarina-designed body.
In addition to that, it had all alloy twin cam engines and rear-wheel drive. During the late ’60s, the Spider became popular after the movie, The Graduate, in which Dustin Hoffman drove a red one. While the rest of the roadsters vanished from the American market, Alfa managed to sell Spiders all the way up to 1994.
That just shows how popular this car was in America. The engine choices ranged from 1.3 to 2.0-liter four-cylinder producing 105 to 130 HP. Earlier cars had carburetors, but the later models had fuel injection systems.