1964 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider  Chassis no. AR852042
Lot 277
1964 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider
Coachwork by Carrozzeria Touring Registration no. 650 NTM Chassis no. AR852042
Sold for £ 88,860 (US$ 117,983) inc. premium

Lot Details
1964 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider  Chassis no. AR852042 1964 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider  Chassis no. AR852042 1964 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider  Chassis no. AR852042 1964 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider  Chassis no. AR852042 1964 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider  Chassis no. AR852042 1964 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider  Chassis no. AR852042 1964 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider  Chassis no. AR852042
1964 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider
Coachwork by Carrozzeria Touring

Registration no. 650 NTM
Chassis no. AR852042
*Delivered new in the UK
*Rare right-hand drive model
*Present ownership since 2014
*Extensive bodywork renovation in 2014
*Verified by Alfa Romeo's Automobilismo Storico Centro Documentazione

Footnotes

  • Introduced in 1962, the 106-Series '2600' range was a direct replacement for the preceding 102-Series '2000' cars. Carrozzeria Touring and 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.' Rarest of these two high-performance variants was the Spider, a total of only 2,255 being produced between 1962 and 1965. Today this rare and hitherto under-appreciated model is becoming increasingly sought after by discerning Alfisti.

    This rare right-hand drive Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider was first registered in March 1964 in the name of John Noble, Baronet of Ardinglas. The Nobles are an ancient Scottish family of Dumbarton and Lanark that has been established there since the 15th Century. They descend from Robert Noble of Ferme, who was Baillie of Dumbarton in 1449.

    The Alfa first changed hands in 1969, passing to Peter Thomas Cars of Chichester, and all subsequent owners are documented. The current vendor acquired the car in 2014. Blakes Auto Bodyshop of Chichester carried out extensive bodywork renovation in April 2014, as evidenced by their detailed invoice on file quoting an agreed labour price of £51,000. Additional documentation consists of an old-style logbook, current MoT, a V5C Registration Certificate, and a letter from the Alfa Romeo Owners Club UK quoting its confirmation by Alfa Romeo's Automobilismo Storico Centro Documentazione. A rare opportunity.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note the registration number on this car as illustrated in the catalogue is incorrect. It should read NSB 241 as fitted to the car.
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