Any Alfisti can instantly tell you what the four-leaf clover (quadrifoglio verde) means: the top of the line version of one of the Milanese automaker’s creations. When the third-series Alfa Spider got the QV treatment in 1986, it was subjected to a host of tweaks and goodies to make the venerable convertible even better. Its 2-liter engine remains the same TwinCam unit as other Spiders, but the lower body cladding, alloy wheels, and trunk-mounted spoiler add a classy touch to the timeless Pininfarina lines of the Alfa. Inside, the Italian flavor of the Spider shows in the revised multi-instrument dash, and the sporting racing-style steering wheel. The Spider QV stands on its own as one of the purest expressions of the open-top motoring experience.