1966 Alfa Romeo 2600 SpiderSOLD

COYS - Legende et Passion - Monaco - 21st May 2007

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Estimate: €28,000-32,000

Sold €41,279

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.

The splendid example you see here today was first registered for the road by a Doctor from Forli in Italy on 8th July 1966. It's current and second owner remembers the event well: "Word got round that the doctors Alfa Romeo Spyder had arrived and most of the village left what they were doing to have a look!" This at a time when a Fiat 500 was a luxury that few Italian families could afford. Remarkably in the hands of it's 2 owners this example has covered a tiny 35.000 kilometres from new. Perhaps what is most outstanding is that the car is totally original and has never required any restorative work. Typically Alfa Romeo 2600 Spyders today are accompanied by photographic evidence of restoration work that has been rendered neccessary by replacment or repair of the cars vulnerable floorpan. This therefore represents an unmissable opportunity to acquire what is in the words of its owner is " a timewarp example". The car is offered with Italian libretto, original black licence plates and A.S.I homologation No: 7660.

Reference Number 9243

as of 5/7/2007

Car 1966 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider
VIN 192463 AR