<b>1964 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider  </b><br />Chassis no. AR193023

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Lot 340
1964 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider
Coachwork by Touring

US$ 60,000 - 80,000
£ 45,000 - 60,000
Amended
1964 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider
Coachwork by Touring

Chassis no. AR193023
Engine no. (See Text)

289ci OHV 8-Cylinder Ford Engine (see text)
Signal 4 Barrel Carburetors
300bhp at 5,000rpm
4-Speed Manual Transmission
Front Independent Suspension with Live Rear Axle
Front Girling Power Disc Brake, with rear drums

*Great dark blue color scheme
*A potent Wolf in Sheep clothing special
*Great candidate for rallies, driving events, and shows
*Original 2600 engine, carburetors, transmission, and differential included with sale


THE ALFA ROMEO 2600 SPIDER

Carrozzeria Touring and Bertone were responsible for the 2600 Spider and Sprint Coupé respectively. The big news for the 2600 was the engine - in place of the old, long-stroke, 2.0-liter four was a new, 2,584cc, all-aluminum twin-cam six-cylinder. A maximum output of 145bhp was claimed and when installed in the Sprint coupé and Spider, it was good 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 collectors.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Unfortunately, the early history of this particular motorcar is not known. It was acquired by a California based Alfa enthusiast 40 years ago. The Ford 289 small block engine and 4 speed manual had already been fitted at this time. He intended to change it back. He owned a few other Alfas at the time and after the drive home he decided to keep the car the way it was.

Over the years he made various other modifications to the car. This included fitting a narrowed Mustang differential. He also acquired an original Alfa 2600 engine, original manifold, set of Weber carburetors, and transmission in case anyone ever wanted to return the car to its original configuration. During his ownership he also kept many of the service receipts that are included in the car's history file.

Today, this particular Alfa special presents very well in its current dark blue livery and is a very intriguing American take on an Italian classic. The 289 currently fitted is almost double the displacement of the original Alfa 2600 unit making this particular car a very potent sleeper that would be an incredible amount of fun on various driver's events. For the purist, a good deal of the parts needed to return the car to stock configuration are included in the sale.

Saleroom notices

  • The estimate on this lot has been revised to $60,000 - 80,000.Please note, the title for this vehicle will be in transit.
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<b>1964 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider  </b><br />Chassis no. AR193023
<b>1964 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider  </b><br />Chassis no. AR193023
<b>1964 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider  </b><br />Chassis no. AR193023
<b>1964 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider  </b><br />Chassis no. AR193023
<b>1964 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider  </b><br />Chassis no. AR193023
<b>1964 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider  </b><br />Chassis no. AR193023
<b>1964 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider  </b><br />Chassis no. AR193023
<b>1964 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider  </b><br />Chassis no. AR193023
<b>1964 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider  </b><br />Chassis no. AR193023
<b>1964 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider  </b><br />Chassis no. AR193023
<b>1964 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider  </b><br />Chassis no. AR193023
<b>1964 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider  </b><br />Chassis no. AR193023
<b>1964 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider  </b><br />Chassis no. AR193023
<b>1964 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider  </b><br />Chassis no. AR193023
<b>1964 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider  </b><br />Chassis no. AR193023
<b>1964 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider  </b><br />Chassis no. AR193023
<b>1964 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider  </b><br />Chassis no. AR193023
<b>1964 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider  </b><br />Chassis no. AR193023
<b>1964 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider  </b><br />Chassis no. AR193023
<b>1964 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider  </b><br />Chassis no. AR193023
<b>1964 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider  </b><br />Chassis no. AR193023
<b>1964 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider  </b><br />Chassis no. AR193023
<b>1964 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider  </b><br />Chassis no. AR193023
<b>1964 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider  </b><br />Chassis no. AR193023
<b>1964 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider  </b><br />Chassis no. AR193023
<b>1964 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider  </b><br />Chassis no. AR193023
<b>1964 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider  </b><br />Chassis no. AR193023
<b>1964 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider  </b><br />Chassis no. AR193023
<b>1964 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider  </b><br />Chassis no. AR193023
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