One owner from new, rare hard top,1968 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider  Chassis no. AR 192942

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Lot 170
One owner from new, rare hard top, 1968 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider
Chassis no. AR 192942

Sold for € 46,000 (US$ 48,631) inc. premium
One owner from new, rare hard top
1968 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider
Coachwork by Carrozzeria Touring

Chassis no. AR 192942
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-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, and 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 just 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 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider was purchased new via Garage Baganelli in Rome by an Italian Count, its sole owner. Original and unrestored, the car is finished in white with black interior and comes complete with matching hardtop, full tool kit, owner’s instruction manual and current Italian libretto. A major advantage of one-owner vehicles is that - usually - they come with substantial history from new; such is the case with this car, which retains its original Automobile Club d’Italia and Italian Ministry of Transport registration documents, stamped service booklet, and assorted licensing and insurance documentation.

Cette Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider a été achetée neuve au Garage Baganelli à Rome par un Comte Italien, son unique propriétaire. D'origine et non restaurée, la voiture peinte en blanc avec intérieur noir est proposée avec son hard-top assorti, son outillage de bord complet, son manuel d'utilisation et d'entretien et son titre de circulation italien. L'avantage des véhicules de première main est qu'ils sont généralement accompagnée d'un historique complet - comme c'est le cas ici - qui comporte les documents d'immatriculation de l'Automobile Club d'Italie et du ministère des Transports, le carnet d'entretien régulièrement visé et divers permis et documents d'assurance.
One owner from new, rare hard top,1968 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider  Chassis no. AR 192942
One owner from new, rare hard top,1968 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider  Chassis no. AR 192942
One owner from new, rare hard top,1968 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider  Chassis no. AR 192942
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