Lot 251 - 1963 Alfa Romeo 2600 Sprint

Lot 251 - 1963 Alfa Romeo 2600 Sprint

Lot 251 - 1963 Alfa Romeo 2600 Sprint

Lot Number 251
Registration AIJ4606
Chassis Number 854540
Engine Number 00557
Odometer reading 52,400 miles
Estimate £21,000 - £25,000

The Alfa Romeo 2600 (series 106) was Alfa Romeo´s six-cylinder flagship and produced from 1961 to 1968. It has become historically significant as the last Alfa Romeo to have been fitted with an inline six-cylinder engine having twin overhead camshafts. This had been the traditional Alfa Romeo engine configuration since the 1920's but gave way to four-cylinder engines as the factory oriented its production towards more economical mass-produced car models after the Second World War. The 2600 Sprint made more of an impression. It was a large grand touring coupé which could seat four adults in comfort over long journeys at high speeds. The car also inherited the sharp, modern styling of its predecessor, the 2000 Sprint, and that certainly contributed to its being the top seller in the 2600 range. That shape had been the result of Giorgetto Giugiaro's first major project as head designer for Carrozzeria Bertone, and is arguably one of the most influential designs in the history of automotive styling.

On offer is this three owner, righthand drive, 1968 Alfa Romeo 2600 Sprint which was delivered new to Belfast, Northern Ireland to its first owner, a Mr David Wood.  He was not happy with the build quality and proceeded to have the car dismantled and reassembled to his own very high standards thereafter keeping the car for 18 years before selling it to the second owner. The car was then purchased by the vendor in 1995 from the second owner and, showing only a total of 52,500 miles, this very original and well presented 2600 Sprint is finished in black with maroon leather interior. Within the last six months a new clutch has been fitted. The car is supplied with Northern Ireland Registration document and a current Northern Ireland MoT test certificate which expires in May 2013. The Alfa Romeo 2600 Sprint is fast becoming recognised for the fine tourer it is with prices on the increase.  This is a rare opportunity to acquire a genuine low mileage, righthand drive Alfa Romeo in excellent original condition.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.

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