1965 Alfa Romeo 2600 Sprint Coupé to FIA Competition Specification  Chassis no. AR854335

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Lot 26
1965 Alfa Romeo 2600 Sprint Coupé to FIA Competition Specification
Coachwork by Carrozzeria Bertone Registration no. HHU 768D Chassis no. AR854335

Sold for £ 17,250 (US$ 21,510) inc. premium
1965 Alfa Romeo 2600 Sprint Coupé to FIA Competition Specification
Coachwork by Carrozzeria Bertone

Registration no. HHU 768D
Chassis no. AR854335
*Left-hand drive
*FIA and HSCC papers
*Engine rebuilt four races ago (195bhp)
*Ideal for the HRDC's 'Classic Alfa Challenge'

Footnotes

  • Introduced in 1962, Alfa Romeo's 106-Series 2600 range was a direct replacement for the preceding 102-Series 2000 cars. 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-cylinder engine was a new, 2,584cc, twin-cam six clearly descended from 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 in 5th gear, 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.' Carrozzerias Touring and Bertone were responsible for the 2600 Spider and Sprint Coupé respectively, both of which looked like their 2000 predecessors. Approximately 2,255 Spiders and 6,999 Sprint Coupés were produced between 1962 and 1966, and today these rare and under-appreciated models are becoming increasingly sought after by discerning collectors.

    This Alfa Romeo 2600 Sprint Coupé was purchased by the private vendor as his first competition car. An ideal starter car for historic motor sport, it has been raced for three seasons in HRDC and HSCC events both at home and abroad and is eligible for many other historic meetings including the Goodwood Revival, which it attended a few years ago. The Alfa was restored in the early 2000s, and while in the vendor's ownership the engine and gearbox have been rebuilt (the former four races ago). We are advised by the vendor that the car has proven reliable and competitive, finishing 2nd and 3rd in class at its last HRDC race at Donington Park.

    Well known in historic racing circles, 'HHU 768D' is ideal for the HRDC's new 'Classic Alfa Challenge' series. It is offered with both FIA and HSCC papers, and comes with a spares package that includes four wheels and tyres.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note this lot is to be sold without reserve and is right-hand drive.
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1965 Alfa Romeo 2600 Sprint Coupé to FIA Competition Specification  Chassis no. AR854335
1965 Alfa Romeo 2600 Sprint Coupé to FIA Competition Specification  Chassis no. AR854335
1965 Alfa Romeo 2600 Sprint Coupé to FIA Competition Specification  Chassis no. AR854335
1965 Alfa Romeo 2600 Sprint Coupé to FIA Competition Specification  Chassis no. AR854335
1965 Alfa Romeo 2600 Sprint Coupé to FIA Competition Specification  Chassis no. AR854335
1965 Alfa Romeo 2600 Sprint Coupé to FIA Competition Specification  Chassis no. AR854335
1965 Alfa Romeo 2600 Sprint Coupé to FIA Competition Specification  Chassis no. AR854335
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