Market Watch: Alfa Spiders are in the top six climbers

It’s in a month that sees our Price Guide Movers chart reveal growth in selected models ranging from a Sixties saloon to an Italian supercar.

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The movement is restricted to the Series 2 Spiders from 1969-82, those with the flat, Kamm tail, that always look good value against the more collectable first-generation cars with their tapered rear end styling. Time was when the appeal of early purity was balanced my buyers preferring the S2 styling, and prices were broadly similar. But as the market for these cars has matured, early purity has grown in appeal, just like it does for most classic model series eventually.

A move of 14% since our last update is enough to put the S2 in the top ten of the 53 climbers this month. It means that rough examples are now £3k, with tidy, usable cars at £7k and the best ranging from £15.5k for something fault-free to £24.5k for one in concours condition. We’ve just seen

Price Guide Movers is part of 23 pages of buying tips and advice, including Quentin Willson’s Hot Tips, Ads on Test, the Buying Guide in the latest issue of Classic Cars.

phil bell