Lot 242 - 1963 Alfa Romeo 2600 Sprint Coupé
|Chassis Number||AR 821885|
|Odometer reading||45,720 km|
|Estimate||£46,000 - £52,000|
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.
This Alfa Romeo is in the original colour combination of Grigio Fiat Grey with Tan hide interior as per the Certificato di Origine. The first owner of this 2600 Sprint lived in Genova in Northern Italy where it stayed for the majority of its life. Imported into the UK in September 2018 and she is now UK registered, this is confirmed by a V5C registration document and the car is MoT’d until 16th September 2019. With excellent panel gaps, good coachwork and chromework, this Alfa Romeo is a genuine car that has a good pedigree. Total production of the 2600 Sprint Coupé was 6,402 units, these six-cylinder Alfa’s were built in a period when manufacturers were proud of producing a car with the main emphasis on attention to detail.
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