Lot 239: 1963 Alfa Romeo 2600 Touring Spider
Launched in 1962, the Alfa Romeo 2600 Spyder represented a return for the marque to the high class, luxury six cylinder cars which in the past had proved so successful. Its chief rivals were the Maserati 3500 GT Spyder and Lancia Flaminia Convertible, both similar in appearance and performance. The Alfa's twin-camshaft engine developed a respectable 145bhp at an unstressed 5,900rpm, fed by three twin-choke side-draught carburettors, with power transmitted through a five-speed gearbox to give the car an impressive 125mph top speed. The sophisticated mechanical specification was matched by a luxurious and well-appointed interior, making the car an ideal choice for long distance high speed open touring. This superb Alfa Romeo Spyder was originally delivered to Rome and subsequently shipped to New York in America where it was used by the Italian Embassy. Some years later a Mr David Switzer brought it to sunny California, from where it was purchased and re-imported to Europe in 2005. Having been at that time still in excellent shape, and more importantly rust free, it was decided by the owner to embark on a ground-up restoration to concours standard. The car was totally dismantled and ice-shot blasted, with every mechanical, body and interior component carefully inspected and repaired or restored to as new standard. Documentation detailing the work done accompanies the car, as do many detail photographs showing the effort and craftsmanship used on this restoration. There are simply too many to list here. Documented by the Alfa Romeo 2600 Touring Spyder Register since 1986 as being a car of the highest standards, Coys is proud to offer this formidable Spyder - probably the best on the market - in its homeland of Italy some 44 years after it left the factory. This stunning Alfa Romeo Spyder comes with European paperwork, owner's manual, repair book, parts catalogue and an original sales brochure. An opportunity surely not to be missed by any serious Alfa Romeo aficionado. Coys ha il piacere, nonch l'onore, di offrire questa formidabile Spyder - forse la migliore sul mercato - nella sua madrepatria Italia quasi 44 anni dopo l'uscita dalla fabbrica. Quest'auto riconosciuta e iscritta al Registro AR 2600 Touring Spyder dal 1986 come una delle vetture con gli standard pi alti. Un eccezionale esemplare di Spyder Alfa Romeo offerta con documenti europei, libretto d'uso, libretto di manutenzione, catalogo dei pezzi di ricambio e la originale brochure di vendita. Un'opportunit da non perdere per un vero amante Alfa.
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