1959 Alfa Romeo 2600

Spyder Restoration project

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1959
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Blue
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Automoto D‘Epoca
Padova Fiera
Padova, Italy

Italy

Saturday 25th October 2008

Admission by catalogue only - admits two.

The 2000 Spyder was launched in 1958 using practically the same engine and running gear as the far more ubiquitous Alfa Romeo Berlina Coupe, but with a tuned engine and a spectacular convertible monocoque body designed by the famous coachbuilder, Touring of Milan. The four cylinder engine had the same displacement as the Berlina, but produced 115bhp at 5,700rpm, as opposed to the coupe’s 105bhp at 5,300rpm, courtesy of twin carburettors and an improved compression ratio of 8.5:1, allowing a top speed of 109mph against the Berlina’s 99mph.

Although the car took its styling cues from the Giulietta that had been in production since 1955, its longer wheelbase and 2 2 seating made it made a far more practical car. The louvred side vents and bonnet air intake echo the contemporary Ferrari