St. John's

28 July 2012

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Lot 104

1963 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider

  • Chassis no. 106 01 191503

Sold for $39,600

165 bhp, 2,584 cc DOHC inline six-cylinder engine, triple Weber carburetors, synchromesh five-speed manual gearbox, independent front and live rear axles with coil springs, and hydraulic front disc and rear drum brakes. Wheelbase: 98.5"

• Triple Weber carburetor upgrade

• “La Dolce Vita” early-1960s style

• Recently freshened and serviced

Alfa Romeo’s 2600 was the storied Italian marque’s flagship for much of the 1960s and succeeded the 2000 series. Debuted at Geneva in 1962, the 2600 remains particularly famous as the last Alfa model to be powered by a DOHC inline six. It was available with three body styles: the four-door Berlina with factory bodywork, the Bertone-bodied Sprint Coupe, and the gorgeous 2 + 2 Spider by Carrozzeria Touring. Produced through 1967, the model’s 2.6-liter powerplant featured dual-overhead camshafts and triple carburetors to deliver 165 bhp. Never produced in large numbers, the 2600 delivered a wonderful blend of characteristically Italian design and spirited driving dynamics for its discerning buyers, with just 2,255 Spiders ultimately built.

This 1963 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider by Touring is handsomely presented in a very elegant and refined triple dark-blue color scheme. Restored some years ago by Hyannis Restoration, of Massachusetts, and used sparingly thereafter, it now benefits from a recent cosmetic freshening that included a re-spray in the original color. The bright trim is reported to remain excellent and looks highly attractive with nicely broken in dark-blue leather upholstery and a period Becker radio fitted into the dashboard. To complete the presentation, a correct new canvas soft top was installed.

Mechanically, this 2600 Spider has been given an upgrade from the stock Solex carburetors to three Weber units, revered for their ability to provide fine-tuned performance. As a true Italian thoroughbred capable of taking its lucky driver back in time to the great Grand Touring Alfas of the 1960s, this marvelous 2600 Spider will certainly provide a feast for the senses, both visually and viscerally.

Please contact our exclusive automotive transportation partner, Reliable Carriers, for a shipping quote or any other information on the transport of this vehicle.

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