1963 Alfa Romeo 2600 SprintSOLD

RM Auction - Vintage Motor Cars at Amelia Island - March 10, 2007

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ESTIMATE: $25,000 - $35,000


$25,850 Sold

Specifications: 145hp, 2584cc. dual overhead cam inline six-cylinder engine, three Solex 44PHH carburetors, five-speed manual transmission, independent front and rigid rear axle with coil springs suspension, front disc and rear drum brakes.

Wheelbase: 2,502mm (98.5")

Introduced in March of 1962 at the Geneva Motorshow, the Alfa Romeo 2600 would serve as the successor to Alfa Romeo ’ s very popular 2000. As Alfa ’ s all-new flagship line, the 2600 marked the end of the Italian company ’ s long-standing tradition of producing four-cylinder cars. Offered as a Spider, a four-door Berlina, and as a four-passenger two-door Sprint, the 2600 was available to customers in three very distinctive body styles. The all-alloy 2.6 liter inline six-cylinder engine, like its predecessors, made use of dual-overhead camshafts, and in the Sprint was fitted with three twin-choke horizontal carburettors producing a healthy 145 horsepower and 165 foot-pounds of torque.

The Sprint was the first major project undertaken by Giorgetto Giugiaro after he was made head designer for Carrozzeria Bertone. As such, it stands today as one of the most influential designs in European automotive styling. Easily recognized by its distinctive hood ducts, the Sprint was a truly sporting model with a five speed gearbox, a top speed of 125 miles per hour and the addition of disc brakes up front. In comparison to the Spider, the added rigidity of the Bertone-designed closed bodywork on the Sprint rewarded aggressive driving with precise and predictable handling, which made it an exceptional high-speed tourer.

The 1963 Alfa Romeo 2600 Sprint offered here finished in black is a highly presentable example. Its most recent owner kept the car in Europe where it was campaigned in several road rallies and other touring events, most recently participating in the 2006 Basel to Paris 1000km “ Raid ” .

The interior and upholstery were refinished entirely in red Connolly leather in 2005, and a comprehensive mechanical service, which included the installation of new brakes, was completed in 2006.

Being an exceptionally fit running example, the 2600 Sprint begs to be driven. Its comfortable and spacious accommodations make extended tours relaxing, while the alloy 2.6 liter twin-cam engine ’ s broad torque band and the car ’ s inherently balanced characteristics make tackling the most challenging mountain passes a breeze. Undoubtedly, this Alfa Romeo is for the enthusiast/driver and not for a stagnant collection.

Reference Number 7244

as of 2/18/2007

Car 1963 Alfa Romeo 2600 Sprint
VIN AR823229 
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