Alfa Romeo 1750, 2000 Spider, Graduate, Veloce, & Quadrifoglio, 1971-94
Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts
- Quality: Made from Alpha Romeo patterns, 100% fit guarantee.
- Original Configuration: One piece top with sealed in plastic window.. The original top fabric was a now obsolete cotton/rayon cloth; the closest now is Haartz Stayfast Canvas.
- About Fabrics: Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl is a classic topping used as original fabric in many dealer tops. It is a two layer top with excellent physical properties and allows somewhat easier installation than canvas tops. Haartz Stayfast Canvas is a three layer topping with a butyl rubber core giving it greater wear rating than the two layer vinyl. It has a rich looking canvas surface.
- Installation: Professional installation is suggested. A handy and meticulous person may consider DIY installation. This installation involves removing and installing seals and hardware (transferring from old to new top) and involves rivet work.There is no sewing involved. To locate a professional installer please enter "automobile upholstery shops near me" in your browser search bar.
- All seams are doubly electronically welded and sewn for added reinforcement. Convertible top fabrics are mildew & mold resistant, and UV treated for color fastness. Plastic windows are DOT rated heavy 40-gauge thick vinyl.
- Shop with confidence: 6 year manufacturer warranty.
Padded and Un-padded Rear Quarters:
Tops are made with the rear quarters either padded or unpadded. Both are original. The padding does not confer significant sound deadening and the interior foam can deteriorate with (long) time. But the padding does confer some visual 'fullness', attractive to many, to the top (when up.) Unpadded tops fold down flatter.
Important InformationOriginal Factory Color(s): Black
Padded Quarters = Foam padding sewn into the Top from inside on both sides of the rear window.
For Alfas prior to 1981 the original convertible top fabric was black or tan canvas cloth. The modern Haartz Stayfast canvas is the replacement most like the original.
After 1981 Alfa tops were made in both canvas and pinpoint vinyl. You may select either vinyl or canvas for your top for any year.
Rear Side (Quarter) Sections:
The rear quarter sections on this page are NOT made with installed padding. (The padding builds out the top slightly at the rear sides.) If you want quarter sections with padding go to the main page and select the category with padding.
Original Alfa tops had unzippered rear windows. Some reproductions are made with zippered rear windows to allow the top to be up while the window is down. We offer both the unzippered, as original, tops and the zip down window tops.
Seam bindings, as originally, are hand rolled vinyl.
Hold Down Cables:
A pair of cables, one on each side, is encased in the top during installation. The cables attach the top to the frame at the front and rear at each side. New cables are recommended with each top.
This is not a difficult top for the owner to install. If you purchase one of our tops and want to install it yourself, please note our top packages.
Almost all manufacturers use Haartz fabrics. They may specify "heaviest weight" or "original replacement" in ways that seem reassuring. But they do not really tell the whole story. Please bear in mind that two things dominate, by far, the quality issue: (a) the manufacturing quality control in the factory that makes the top and (b) the care and thoroughness of the installation. There is a trade-off in weight: heavier is better for resisting tear through, but lighter is better for flexibility and abrasion from within that may arise from movement. Almost all our tops are a flexible medium density (36 oz.) fabric. Heavier is not better in most cases. Where it is, because of the top design, we will say so and the top will be made of the heavier vinyl.
- Sonnenland® is a German-made 3-ply topping made up of an acrylic twill-weave facing, a rubber inner-layer, and a polyester "dobby backing." The dobby backing is a knit-like weave original to many high-end foreign cars. Customers who value originality over cost often pay top dollar for Sonnenland, just to have that authentic "dobby backing," seen only when you look up at the roof of your convertible top from inside your car. Sonnenland canvas is a top-of-the-line material original to various Audi, BMW, and Jaguar convertibles, among others. Sonnenland Canvas can vary in terms of surface weave and/or weight for acoustic performance, but all Sonnenland Canvas promises elegance and long-lasting durability.
- Twillfast®, also called Sonnendeck Canvas, is an American-made canvas - a cost-effective substitute for Sonnenland. Twillfast is usually a 3-ply topping (though some versions are 5-ply) with Polyester and/or Polyester/cotton backings. This material, original to certain Camaro, BMW, Mustang, and VW Beetle convertibles, among others, varies in terms of surface weave and/or weight for acoustic performance. Twillfast Canvas is identical to Sonnenland Canvas - elegant and durable - only it's less expensive. This is a top-notch convertible top material, one we often recommend to savvy customers who like a good buy and a quality product.
- Stayfast Canvas is an elegant, durable canvas original to cars like the Mazda Miata and the Nissan 370Z. Stayfast is commonly used in replacement convertible tops. Stayfast canvas has an acrylic square weave facing, a rubber inner-layer, and a cotton backing. As with other canvases, the rubber core gives the fabric long-lasting durability. Stayfast canvas is a sleek, beautiful canvas, usually less expensive than Twillfast, but it does not have the dobby backing offered in Sonnenland and Twillfast (Sonnendeck). Stayfast is a popular upgrade to vinyl convertible tops, and as with any canvas, is richer looking and has a higher wear rating than convertible tops made of vinyl.
- Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl is the most popular fabric. This vinyl design is original to most American cars from the fifties to the nineties. Pinpoint refers to the little dots or pips that you see if you look closely at the vinyl surface. European cars, such as the old Beetles and others also used pinpoint vinyl as the topping fabric.
- Chrysler Sailcloth is featured on many late LeBarons, Sebrings, certain Mustangs and other cars. It is structurally (wear quality) equivalent to the Haartz Pinpoint but has a different surface grain. The grain was designed to imitate the look of canvas. As you can see from the scan of this fabric, it is an exceptionally rich looking material. It is sometimes chosen for replacing convertible tops that originally featured pinpoint vinyl.
- Cabrio Grain is also structurally equivalent to the pinpoint. It has a pigskin outer grain vinyl as original to Volkswagen Cabriolets from 1984 onward and to Mazda Miatas and Mercury Capris.
- A5S German Canvas (Robbins) The 100% Acrylic Twill Weave Surface Cloth receives a special flame singing treatment to remove the fabric knap; and is laminated to Black 100% Polyester Dobby backing.
This is the original topping for Porsche Boxster and Cabrio convertible tops. 59 inches (150 cm) wide, made in Germany.
- British Bison Vinyl is the most popular British roadster convertible top material. It is American made Haartz leather grain vinyl and is an imitation of the British Everflex vinyl top fabric. The British Bison Vinyl convertible top fabric is often referred to as 'crush grain.'
- British Everflex Vinyl We are now pleased to offer British Everflex Vinyl for classic English tops. This is the original material used on British convertibles including Jaguar, Rolls Royce and many others. Imported from England, British Everflex vinyl is a supple vinyl with a rich appearance and is more durable than other vinyls. A good, less expensive alternative is Colonial grain vinyl. Colonial has the same texture but is less durable.
- HV Denim (also called Twill Weave Vinyl) is heavy duty sport material composed of a distinctive twill grain PVC outer layer and a polyester/cotton blend inside lining fabric.
- Trilogy Acoustic Vinyl A heavyweight vinyl that is often used on SUVs like Jeep, because the two-ply composite has the capacity to reduce noise by about 20 percent compared to standard vinyls like Sailcloth. The vinyl material is durable, promises long-lasting wear-and-tear, and resembles the sleek twill cloth commonly found on luxury convertible cars.
- Haartz Twillfast RPC This American-made canvas has a twill weave pattern and resembles German-made Sonnenland canvas. It is a great all-purpose canvas and, according to Haartz, is used on 99 percent of convertibles. It is stronger and more durable than Stayfast Canvas and offers more sound protection. Haartz rates Twillfast RPC as a mid-level acoustic product, compared to the low-level sound reduction offered on other top materials like Stayfast
Parts in this category (Alfa Romeo 1750, 2000 Spider, Graduate, Veloce, & Quadrifoglio) fit cars for years: 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993 and 1994.