1964 Alfa Romeo 2600
Year of manufacture1964
Offered from The Alps to Goodwood Collection
1964 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider with Hardtop
Coachwork by Carrozzeria Touring
Chassis no. AR191207
"An Alfa which goes as splendidly as it looks is the Alfa Romeo 2600 Spyder (sic), an exciting convertible with graceful coachwork by Touring of Milan and the six-cylinder engine in three-carburettor form." Cars Illustrated.
Introduced in 1962, Alfa Romeo's 106-Series '2600' range was a direct replacement for the preceding 102-Series '2000' cars. Carrozzeria Touring and Carrozzeria Bertone were responsible for the 2600 Spider and Sprint Coupé respectively; both of which looked like their 2000 predecessors. 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 was a new, 2,584cc, twin-cam six-cylinder engine clearly descended from that of 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 125mph. Cars Illustrated magazine reckoned this magnificent power unit "one of the smoothest, quietest running sixes, irrespective of the speed at which it is running, in our experience".
A total of approximately 2,255 Spiders and 6,999 Sprint Coupés were produced between 1962 and 1966, and today these rare and hitherto under-appreciated models are becoming increasingly sought after by discerning Alfisti.
This gorgeous Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider was built for the United Sates market with 2+2 seating and a removable hardtop, as confirmed by the accompanying Alfa Romeo Classiche certification. Offered with Swiss registration papers, this pristine Alfa Romeo soft-top is ready to delight the fortunate next owner.
Should the vehicle remain in the UK, local import taxes of 5% will be added to the hammer price.