1963 Alfa Romeo 2600spider
Year of manufacture1963
Car typeConvertible / Roadster
Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider (1963)
Just take a look at the elegant appearance of this Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider. It is a lamorous car, without unnecessary flamboyance. It’s timeless, as well as a classic beauty. Designed and manufactured by Carrozzeria Touring in Milan, this convertible makes no secret of its Mediterranean origins, but it does not make a fuss of its Italian roots. It’s a car with a cool appearance, but with an restrained temperament.
Open the bonnet, and the beauty of the Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider continues. Fitted with three twin-choke Solex carburettors and producing 145 bhp, the engine is the last inline six-cylinder Alfa Romeo produced. This engine has hardly any affinities with the famous six-cylinder engine of the pre-war 6C models. The engine in the front is made entirely of aluminum and the crankshaft rotates in seven main bearings. Additionally, the cylinder head is fitted with two overhead camshafts.
In terms of performance, the Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider is on par with fast convertibles like the Mercedes 230 SL 'Pagoda' and the Lancia Flaminia 2.5 Spider. This engine particularly excels is its torque build-up. At low revs, the six-cylinder delivers plenty of pulling power, building up all the way to top performance at the tacho’s red lining. The six-cylinder is mated to a five-speed manual transmission, which, thanks to full synchronization, works smoothly with clear movement of the gear stick, to keep the engine on revs. Whether you prefer relaxed speeds or rather a more dynamic driving style, the engine just delivers.
This red Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider offered by Peet Classics was built in 1963, to be delivered to its buyer in London. It is striking that the car was delivered to American specification, with the steering wheel on the left hand side. When new, the car was painted in Grigio Biacca, chalk white. During a thorough restoration, the choice was made to have the bodywork painted in red. The padded black soft top is in excellent condition. The car also comes with a hardtop, which is painted red.
Like the bodywork and all chrome trim, the interior of the Alfa Romeo 2600 is in excellent condition. The black leather upholstery still looks like new, and the black carpet shows no signs of wear or discoloration. The chrome trim around the instruments, as well as the aluminum spokes and hub of the large steering wheel, contrast beautifully with the black painted dashboard. Even though this Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider was restored some time ago, the car shows that it has always been treated with tender loving care.
This also applies to the engine. The history of the car is documented extensively, all invoices for maintenance and repairs come with the car. An extensive test drive will convince you of the qualities of this beautiful classic.
You are most welcome to come and try the Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider at the Peet Classics in Voorschoten.
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