Lot 193 - 1965 Alfa Romeo 2600 Sprint
|Odometer reading||94,547 miles|
|Estimate||£30,000 - £35,000|
Introduced in 1962, Alfa Romeo's 106 Series 2600 range was a direct replacement for the preceding 102 Series 2000 cars. The latter's chassis design and body styles were retained, with minor revisions and improvements, but in place of the old, long-stroke, 2.0 litre, four-cylinder engine was a new, 2584cc, twin-cam six clearly descended from the immensely successful Giulietta. A maximum output of 145bhp was claimed for this unit when installed in the Sprint Coupé and Spider, good enough for a top speed of around 200kmh, and ‘Cars Illustrated’ magazine reckoned this magnificent power unit ‘one of the smoothest, quietest running sixes, irrespective of the speed at which it is running’. Carrozzerias Touring and Bertone were responsible for the 2600 Spider and Sprint Coupé respectively; both of which looked like their 2000 predecessors.
This pretty Italian sports car is presented in Grigio coupé with red leather interior and is one of 597 right hand drive cars made which puts it in the rare category! The vendor has spent a considerable amount of money on the car whilst in his ownership, paying particular attention to the work on the chassis and floor pan, of which there is a photographic record, costing £11,500. Its interior shows lovely patina with the leather seats being in good general condition. We are informed that all switches are operating as they should including the electric windows. Its paintwork and chrome are good but could be improved over a period of time. The car sits on new Pirelli tyres and the brake system has recently been overhauled with the carburettors having been set up via a visit to the rolling road. This Alfa Romeo is powered by the smooth and throaty six-cylinder 2.6 litre engine which is a joy to use and it runs extremely well. The car comes with an excellent history file with many invoices chronicling historical work that has been carried out. A rare classic with elegant bodywork in good running condition that should be viewed to truly appreciate it.
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