This Alfa Romeo 8C is a sensational open-top sports car, with an exotic powertrain, lightweight carbon-fibre bodywork, and quite simply one of the most beautiful Alfa designs among their post-war vehicles. Just 500 were built, and there are typically only ever a handful offered on the open market – arguably a measure of how much their owners cherish them. The car presented here is in fantastic overall condition and boasts very low mileage from new.

Collecting Cars’ own roving reviewer, James Little, has been to visit this stunning convertible and take it out for a drive. The full video is included below the listing.


  • It is powered by a sonorous 4.7-litre V8, producing 450bhp and driving the rear wheels via a six-speed automated manual transmission with paddle shift.
  • The car has been routinely maintained by Ferrari/Maserati main dealers.
  • One of only 500 8C Spiders built.
  • First registered in December 2013 and imported into the UK in 2015; it has had three owners since arriving.


  • It is finished in the signature hue of Rosso Competizione with painted Quadrifoglio wing shields and a Charcoal leather interior.
  • Equipped with carbon ceramic brakes with red callipers, a carbon-fibre-trimmed cockpit and steering wheel, and carbon-fibre roll hoops.
  • The car rides on its original set of 20-inch alloy wheels.
  • This 8C Spider will be accompanied by its original Alfa Romeo car cover and its soft top closing pieces in their correct cases.


  • There is no bodywork damage, and the Rosso Competizione paintwork is in very good overall condition. There are a few minor blemishes including a small stone chip on the front driver’s-side of the bonnet and additional stone chips on the driver’s-side of the car, though the majority of these are in the paint protection film.
  • The rear passenger-side wheel has some minor chips and scuffs, but the alloys are otherwise pristine.
  • Inside, the cabin is in excellent order, with some slight creases on the seats’ outer bolsters, and small marks on the passenger seat’s lower backrest and base.
  • There are no known electrical or mechanical faults.
  • The most recent MOT test was conducted on 28 April 2021 at 7,686, which resulted in a first-time pass. The tester erroneously noted that the horn was not working, but this is because he had missed the steering wheel-mounted buttons – and the horns are in perfect order. Advisories were issued for slight play in the nearside front lower suspension arm ball joint, a cut in the offside front outer tyre and for the handbrake being slightly inefficient on the offside rear wheel – all minor wear items that can be easily rectified.


  • The car’s last routine service was carried out in November 2018 at 4,578 miles by Dick Lovett Swindon.
  • Prior to this, it was serviced in March 2017 at 2,309 miles and in October 2015 at 1,193 miles, again by Dick Lovett Swindon.


This Alfa Romeo 8C Spider is a stunning convertible sports car, which is one of only 500 produced for the international market. Well-presented and with fewer than 8,000 miles on its odometer, this Italian exotic will be a credit to any assembly of performance cars, and is ready to thrill its next owner with its howling V8 and gorgeous styling. It represents a rare opportunity to acquire a truly beautiful contemporary collector car.

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Car Overview

  • 7,686 miles
  • semi-automatic
  • LHD
  • Rosso Competizione
  • Charcoal leather
  • 4.7L
  • VINZAR92000000049305

Lot Overview

  • Lot #03790
  • trade Sale
  • Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom



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