Lot 278 - 1964 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider by Touring
|Odometer reading||97,500 miles|
|Estimate||£52,000 - £60,000|
|Result||Sold - £69,440|
The Alfa Romeo 2600 (designated 106 series) was Alfa Romeo´s six-cylinder flagship model produced from 1962 through to 1968. It was the successor to the Alfa Romeo 2000 and has become historically significant as the last Alfa Romeo to have been fitted with an inline six-cylinder engine and having twin overhead camshafts which had been the traditional Alfa Romeo engine configuration since the 1920's. The 2600 models were first introduced in 1962 in Berlinetta (saloon), Sprint (coupé) and the Spider (convertible) forms. Alfa Romeo only produced 2,255 of the 2600 Spiders between 1962 and 1965. Even rarer are the righthand drive models manufactured in 1964; an example of which is offered here today.
With elegant coachwork by Carrozzeria Touring of Milan, this also benefits from the rare and highly-prized factory hardtop. The addition of a full width bonnet scoop together with distinctive headlight positioning creates a more formidable appearance than the earlier model. Supplied with just four owners recorded and including the old green logbook, this example comes with a good history file will well-documented expenditure over the years.
Most recently, the car was 'gone through' by marque specialists Italia Speed in Newbury.
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. The bodywork is well presented, corrosion free and recently freshened by XK Engineering. The engine, gearbox and brakes have been fully rebuilt and all electrics work as they should. Internally, new carpets can be found and this extremely good-looking Alfa comes complete with an MoT test certificate valid until 2015. A fabulous Italian design, hard to find in good order and very reasonable priced.
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