Lot 677: 1964 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider
Introduced in 1962, the 106 Series 2600 range was a direct replacement for the 102 Series 2000 cars. The 102’s chassis design and body styles were retained, with minor revisions and improvements, but in place of the old, long-stroke, 2-litre, four-cylinder engine was a new, 2,584cc, twin-cam six clearly descended from the immensely successful Giulietta. A maximum output of 145bhp was claimed for this unit when installed in the Sprint coupé and Spider, good enough for a top speed of around 125mph, and Cars Illustrated magazine reckoned this magnificent power unit “one of the smoothest, quietest running sixes, irrespective of the speed at which it is running, in our experience.” Rarest of these two high-performance variants was the Touring-bodied Spider, a total of just 2,255 being produced between 1962 and 1965, and today this rare and hitherto under-appreciated model is becoming increasingly sought after by discerning Alfisti.
This left-hand drive 2600 Spider has been in the present ownership since 1990 and has been routinely maintained and progressively improved since then. Presented in generally good condition throughout, the car comes with a spare engine and gearbox, and hardtop (in need of restoration). The vehicle is offered with Swansea V5 registration document, road fund licence to February 2006 and fresh MoT.
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Bonhams, Olympia, London
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