The Alfa Romeo 916 GTV and Spider

Designed by Enrico Fumia of Pininfarina, these two sports cars were known by Alfa Romeo's internal designation 916.

The GTV is a 2+2 coupé, and the Spider is a two-seater roadster version of the GTV.

Around 39,000 Spider and 41,700 GTVs were built from 1993 to 2004.

1995: Autocar Magazine: "1995 Car of the Year".
1995: Car Magazine: "Best Designed Car".
1995: Car Magazine: Best Design Detail in production. (Headlamp design)
1995: "The World's most Beautiful Automobile" award.

Giallo Zoe - Zoe Yellow (AR513)

Zoe Yellow came in with the launch of the Phase 2 Spider in 1998 and was listed just for the Spider (although a couple of GTV versions do exist).  The Phase 1 Spider had been available in Verde Acido (Acid Green) but only as a Twin Spark 2.0. This colour was even more of a "Marmite" colour than Zoe Yellow!
The Alfa designers obviously took the view that some Spider buyers did not want dull or boring colours.

Although I am, of course, biased, I feel that Zoe suits the lines of the car very well and is the most striking colour for the car. 

According to the UK import figures, The following numbers were imported :-

135 Zoe 2.0 Twin Spark Spiders between 1998 and 2003. In Feb 2017 I have tracked 35 of these on the internet.
 11 of the 3.0 V6 24v were imported, 8 in 2001 and 3 in 2002.   In Feb 2017 I have tracked 6 of these on the internet.

In Feb 2018 this seems to be down to:-
4 V6s (1 of which is currently SORN)
29 TSs (12 of which are currently SORN)

There are a further 11 Zoe’s (2 x V6 and 9 x TS) which I can no longer find on the database or where the MOT and tax have expired.

Of the Phase 2 Spiders,
2,990 2.0 Twin Sparks were imported between 1996 and 2006
168 3.0 V6 24v between 2000 and 2003

2.0 Twin Spark
150bhp (155bhp on Phase 2)
0-60 -8.0 seconds
Max Speed - 129 mph
5 speed
16 valves
Imported between 1996 and 2006
Total TS models imported to UK:-
All colours - 2,990 
Zoe Yellow - 135

3.0 V6 24v
220 bhp
0-60 – 6.7 seconds
Max speed – 149 mph
6 speed
24 valves
Imported between 2000 and 2003
Total V6 Spider models imported to UK:- 
All colours - 168
Zoe Yellow - 11