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A sports car for the cognoscenti. A baby Ferrari. A car that people who really know their cars will delight in driving, because this Spider has the glorious and rare in this model, 3.0 litre Busso V6, with a manual gearbox. Stylish, exciting, and exclusive, drive La Dolce Vita cosseted in leather seats and a power soft top. This Italian 2 seater Alfa Romeo Spider V6 convertible epitomises all that’s best in open sports car rental, powered by an engine CAR UK magazine quoted as “…one of the most charismatic in the world…”


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3.0 litre


Day 1
2nd - 5th Day
6th - 9th Day
Day 10 & over
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Day 1
2nd - 5th Day
6th - 9th Day
Day 10 & over
Please Enquire
Available from
Nelsonask about other pickup/drop off locations
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Ready to hire?

All cars come with unlimited km, comprehensive insurance & roadside assistance for both islands, plus insurance excess reduction options. We also provide a personalised familarisation session and documentation for your car. 

The car you see here is the car you’ll get. A 20% deposit using secure payment facilities reserves your unique car and dates, so why not….

Features and Specification

  • Leather Seats
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Soft Top
  • 6 CD multichanger
  • ABS braking
  • Passenger & driver airbags
  • Brembo brakes

      Ride = Firm

  • Seats 2
  • Note: Difficult for drivers over 6’2″!
  • Luggage Space = Adequate
  • Boot space roof up = 100 x 25 x 35 (cm LWH)
  • Boot space roof down = as above
  • Also 50 x 30 x 40 (cm LWH) storage space behind the seats
  • (An average large suitcase is 78 x 50 x 32)
  • (An average small cabin case is 54 x 37 x 20)
  • 3.0 litre V6
  • Manual 6 speed transmission




Our genuine customer comments on hiring this classic sports car below....

What's she like to drive?

Whisper it, but this is the car I’d currently pick from our range for the most exciting and engaging top down driving experience, (only just beaten by the John Cooper Works Mini for the title outright). From $190 per day, something sensuous, taut, responsive and nimble, a precise drivers car. Also perfectly docile and light for just cruising around in, this Italian beauty is always in fashion. You’ll want to continually let the revs rise just to hear that glorious 3 litre V6 growl, and it’s worth driving way down south just to find some road tunnels to hear it in. Out on the open road, you’ll have a wonderful sense of freedom with a real feelgood drive. Or you could just park up and look at the work of engine art within or the work of design art without – and you won’t be the only one appreciating this premium sports car rental experience.

What do I need to get used to?

Getting noticed – this car is not for shrinking violets! If you haven’t driven a convertible before, the sports suspension can make the ride feel somewhat ‘jiggly’ at times but in no way uncomfortable, as you’re cosseted in leather seats. If you’re much over 6 feet though you’ll likely find your head up in the soft roof and might experience a fair bit of buffeting with it down. Like many of our cars it’s manual transmission for a real driving experience, and the clutch is firm but light. Nelson Tasman is ideal convertible weather with over 2000 sunshine hours a year, but the sun is surprisingly strong – between November and March, a hat and sunblock are essential top down accessories, even on cloudy days.

What about safety and reliability?

Well Alfas do have a reputation for a bit of a question mark on reliability don’t they? Except this one’s been very well looked after so you can be a lot more confident. In all the days hired out above she has had just one failure to proceed down to a failed water pump, for which we substituted another car. Otherwise this Alfa has done many kilometers of trouble free motoring and in the unlikely event of issues you have full roadside assistance included in your hire charge. She’s regularly serviced and has to pass the Certificate of Fitness (CoF) test required every 6 months. Safety wise there are driver and passenger airbags, ABS, and uprated high quality Brembo brakes.

What condition is she in?

Seriously good inside and out, the owners really looked after this one, it’s not far off showroom condition. Everything electrical is in full working order, the leather is unmarked and the power soft top keeps you snug and dry even in serious New Zealand deluges, (we can vouch for that). There’s a CD multi-changer or you can hire our high quality portable Bluetooth speaker to accompany the exhaust and engine symphony.


How much luggage can fit?

That’s the only small downer on this car. The boot is roughly 100x25x35cm (LWH) and there’s another semi circular shaped 50x30x40 (LWH) storage area behind the seats, but it’s best you put soft bags in both. Do check with us first but to minimise hassle further ask about our luggage repack service, where for a small daily charge you can use our luggage to maximise space utilisation.


And the best driving tracks from the same year as the car would be?

Into the new millennium with 3 tracks with very different feels behind the wheel – but all about the drive. For 2001 the best driving tracks are:

  • American Dream – Jakarta
  • Drive – Bic Runga
  • Oranges & Lemons Again – Suggs & The Jools Holland Rhythm Band

Now we acknowledge driving music is a very subjective thing, but clearly here, we’re right. So download, hire our Portable Bluetooth Speaker & enjoy!

How fast will she go Mister?

You’ll reach legal road limits very quickly indeed if you wish to……but of course, you’ll have a lot of fun getting there….

How would a certain Mr Clarkson describe it?

“One of the only cabrios men can buy, (just)…..”

And the RentAClassic description?

“When the moon hits your eye, like-a big-ga pizza pie….that’s Alfa Romeo-ore …or may be you really are too tall to fit in with the roof down…..”

What's important to you?


Different strokes for different folks….

Do you want sensible things like comfort, luggage space, affordability (OK….)….

or more indulgent stuff like luxury, handling and powwwwerrrrr (yeah)?!

We think all our cars are totally brilliant, but here’s how this Alfa compares to our other cars on some key rental criteria.

Not so hot
PERFORMANCE e.g. power, acceleration
HANDLING e.g. chuck-ability, poise, fun!
EASE of DRIVING e.g. auto or manual gears, ease of main controls
LUXURY e.g. quality, number of gadgets
CHARACTER e.g. rarity, personality, that je ne sais quoi, joie de vivre!
RELIABILITY e.g. how few issues has this vehicle had
COMFORT e.g. space for two, suppleness of ride, noise insulation
SAFETY e.g. modernity and number of safety features
ECONOMY e.g. fuel efficiency, grade required
AFFORDABILITY e.g. daily rate, standard excess
LUGGAGE SPACE e.g. behind front seats, in boot & how roof affects

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Navman GPS Satellite Navigation Unit (not With MG/Alfa Spider S2) - $15nzd

GPS Satellite Navigation Hire

Superior to most phone apps, with clear spoken directions and places of interest. $15 per 24 hours.

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Special Extras to make it extra special...
UE Roll Bluetooth Portable Speaker - Link To SmartPhone - $15nzd

Portable Speaker Hire

Beam your best cruising tracks to our best in class UE Roll Bluetooth speaker! $15 per 24 hours.

Pack a picnic and rug

Hire a picnic hamper with all the settings for 2, (minus food and drink), plus a comfy rug. $30 per 24 hours.

Ready to hire?

All cars come with unlimited km, comprehensive insurance & roadside assistance for both islands, plus insurance excess reduction options. We also provide a personalised familarisation session and documentation for your car. 

The car you see here is the car you’ll get. A 20% deposit using secure payment facilities reserves your unique car and dates, so why not….

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