Lot 262 - 1964 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider

Lot 262 - 1964 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider

Lot 262 - 1964 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider

Lot Number 262
Registration 8222SZ
Chassis Number TBA
Engine Number AR 00601*05311
Odometer reading 47,580 miles
Estimate £24,000 - £30,000

The Alfa Romeo 2600 designated 106 series, was Alfa Romeo´s six-cylinder flagship produced from 1962 to 1968. It was the successor to the Alfa Romeo 2000. It has become historically significant as the last Alfa Romeo to have been fitted with an inline six-cylinder engine having twin overhead camshafts, which had been the traditional Alfa Romeo engine configuration since the 1920s. The Alfa Romeo 2600 models were first introduced in 1962 in Berlinetta (saloon), Sprint (coupé) and the Spider (convertible) forms.  Alfa Romeo only produced 2255 Twenty Six Hundred Spiders between 1962 and 1965.  Even rarer are the righthand drive models manufactured in 1964, one of which is offered here today.  With elegant coachwork by Carrozzeria Touring of Milan, the spider body and chassis were those of the earlier 102 series, the 2000 spider, with only minor changes.  The addition of a full width bonnet scoop together with distinctive headlight positioning create a more formidable appearance than the earlier model. Designated a 2+2, the rear seats can be described as occasional, however, long distance high speed cruising was achieved in comfort for two people.

This 2600 spider was supplied new in 1964 to the Alfa Romeo dealer in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Converted to righthand drive by them, the car was then sold in 1967 to Mr. Parsons of Holywood, County Down who kept the car until 1974 before selling it on to a gentleman in Belfast. The third owner, Mr O'Leary of Lisburn, County Antrim, kept the car for ten years selling the car again in 1986. The current owner purchased this Alfa from the forth owner approximately fifteen years ago and shortly after, had the car repainted in the original colour and to a very high standard. Finished in red with black interior and black roof, this 2600 Spider as been fully maintained by the vendors in-house mechanic, the car starts easily and idles smoothly with excellent oil pressure and correct water temperature.  Supplied with a Northern Ireland registration document, a new MoT test certificate and an original 'Buff' log book. The view over the long classic bonnet is inspiring and awaits the lucky new owner.

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