Lot 214: Alfa Romeo 2600 Touring Spyder
Launched in 1962, the Alfa Romeo 2600 Spyder with its handsome Touring coachwork represented a return for the Italian 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 overhead camshaft engine developed a respectable 145bhp at an unstressed 5,900rpm, fed by three twin-choke side-draught carburettors, while power was transmitted through a five speed gearbox which gave 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 beautiful example of the increasingly sought-after 2600 Spyder comes from the last series of production and as such features disc brakes all round. Finished in red with a contrasting black leather interior, it is described by the vendor as in excellent condition throughout. Only recently this Alfa Romeo has received much attention to the mechanics as well as the interior and the chromework, among the work done was the fitment of a new steering assembly as well as a new black soft top. It has been maintained at a very high standard and is, according to the vendor, driving beautifully.
Coys, Essen, Germany
|Hammer Price (inc premium)||€49300|
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|Number of doors||2|