Lot 377: Alfa Romeo 2600 Touring Spider
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 Spider was imported from Italy in 1976 by a Greek collector who undertook minor restoration on the car. The current owner purchased the car in 1990 when it became part of a large collection. Further restoration was done to the vehicle subsequent to this, including a respray in 2007. Finished in black with brown leather interior, this classic Italian open tourer is described as being in very good condition and ready to be enjoyed.
Coys, Athens, Greece
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