I​f you needed a reason to buy an Alfa 4C, this may be it.

We love the Alfa Romeo 4c. It’s in the top 5 cars we’ve driven in the last ten years.

It looks amazing, drives like a true sports car should, has the Alfa Romeo badge and has a carbon chassis to boot. So why hasn’t it been a huge success?

Well, its probably a combination of the lack of practicality – think Lotus levels of entry access and sound deadening, the 4 pot engine, which incidentally is still amazing, the push button gearbox, and the price. At over £50k you are well into Cayman territory, so you have to REALLY want the 4c ( which BTW, we do)

Alfa Romeo have just announced the 4C Spider Italia as a limited run of just fifteen 4C Spiders heading for the USA only.

The spider Italia is, to be honest, a fairly poor attempt at a special edition. Apart from the Italia badge, you only really get a Misano Blue paint job, a black front air intake and rear diffuser and some 4C Spider Italia badges. And that’s about it.

So, its not the special edition that makes us think its time to buy, its the fact that they are likely to stop being built soon. Alfa has already stopped producing the 4C Coupe and it looks likely the 4C Spider will go the same way. And with so few built, this is a sure fire classic car in the making, invest in one now, enjoy and watch it appreciate.

M​are sure you get your tickets to the London Motor & Tech show now to see more future classics in the making, as well as some of the most amazing cars ever made