1963 Alfa Romeo 2600 SpiderSOLD

1964 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider

See all the Images for this Car
1964 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider

Bodied by renowned Italian coachbuilder, Touring, known for creating some of the most exquisite early Ferrari and later Maserati designs, the Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider closely resembled the Vignale-bodied 3500 Maserati roadster. The 2600 was introduced in late 1962 and although similar to the 2000 series in design it offered a different grille, hood, windshield and body trim. On the Sprint and Spider as shown here, the car had a horizontal air scoop at the front of the hood and for 1963 huge auxiliary lights were fitted below the headlamps. Most noticeable, however, was the increased horsepower and performance from the much larger engine. Although it’s a fine line to cross for an Alfa Romeo, the 2600 was more of a sports tourer at heart than an out-and-out sports car. The Spider cockpit was an enticement to sports car enthusiasts with an eye-catching instrument cluster beautifully executed in the classic Italian tradition with large, round gauges behind a stylish steering wheel. Classified as a 2+2, the rear seating was there only in case you needed it, since legroom was all but non-existent. Lighter than the Sprint Coupe, the Spider had quicker steering and somewhat better acceleration. Only 2,255 Spiders were built between 1962 and 1965, and most were imported to the United States.

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.

I love this car and drive quite often. Fantastic car with lots of room.

Reference Number 46035

as of 6/26/2009

Overview
Car 1963 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider
VIN AR493123 
Exterior / Interior Color      White /      Bright Red 
Condition Exceptional 
Mileage 43,192 miles 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Manual Shift 
Options Interior: Leather interior 
More Images
See all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this Car
See all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this Car