Coys Auction - Grand Prix, Competition, Touring & Rally Cars and Collectors' Items
National Exhibition Centre
B40 1NT UK
Saturday 10th January 2009
The Alfa Romeo 2600 Spyder was launched in 1962 and represented a return for the marque to the high class, luxury 6 cylinder cars which in the past had proved so successful. Its chief rivals were the Maserati 3500GT Spyder and Lancia Flaminia Convertible, both similar in appearance and performance.
The Alfa‘s twin-cam engine developed a respectable 145 b.h.p. at an unstressed 5900 r.p.m., fed by three double-barrelled side-draught carburettors; the power was transmitted through a five-speed gearbox to give the car an impressive 125 m.p.h. top speed. The sophisticated mechanical specification was matched by a luxurious and well-appointed interior, making the car an ideal choice for long distance high speed open touring.
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