1963 Alfa Romeo  2600 Spider  Chassis no. AR 191808 Engine no. AR00601*02706*

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Lot 141
1963 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider
Coachwork by Carrozzeria Touring Chassis no. AR 191808 Engine no. AR00601*02706*

€ 115,000 - 145,000
US$ 140,000 - 180,000

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1963 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider
Coachwork by Carrozzeria Touring

Chassis no. AR 191808
Engine no. AR00601*02706*
•Delivered new to the Netherlands
•Fitted with desirable wire wheels
•Elegant styling by Carrozzeria Touring
•Alfa Romeo Certificate on file

* Please note that this car will be available for viewing by prior appointment in Belgium.

Footnotes

  • "An Alfa which goes as splendidly as it looks is the Alfa Romeo 2600 Spyder (sic), an exciting convertible with graceful coachwork by Touring of Milan and the six-cylinder engine in three-carburettor form." – Cars Illustrated.

    Introduced in 1962, Alfa Romeo's 106-Series '2600' range was a direct replacement for the preceding 102-Series '2000' cars. Carrozzeria Touring and Carrozzeria 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". Power reached the rear wheels via a five-speed manual gearbox.

    Homologated in 1962 and raced until 1967 by both the works and privateers, the Sprint version was piloted by stars such as Andrea de Adamich, Jean Guichet and Carlo Facetti, achieving class wins in the 24 Heures du Spa, Tour de France, Nurburgring 12 Hours, Monza 4 Hours, Mugello and other rounds of the European Touring Car Championship. During the same period it was extensively hill-climbed and rallied, proving to be a powerful and reliable all-rounder.

    Approximately 2,255 Spiders and 6,999 Sprint Coupés were produced between 1962 and 1966, and today these rare and hitherto under-appreciated models are becoming increasingly sought after by discerning Alfisti.

    This lovely Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider was built in March 1963 and the following month was sold to the Leidschendam dealership in the Netherlands, as confirmed by the accompanying Alfa Romeo Certificate of Origin. The car also comes with a selection of photographs documenting its restoration (undertaken a few years ago) and a detailed 'Taxatierapport' (evaluation) compiled in September 2019 by highly respected classic car specialist, Mr Gert Beets. This report states that the engine has been fitted with triple Weber carburettors (replacing the original Solex) thus increasing maximum power from 145 to 164bhp. Upgraded front brake callipers and Turrino wire wheels shod with Michelin tyres are noted also.

    In short: this beautiful Alfa Romeo soft-top is ready to delight the fortunate next owner.

    Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider 1963
    Carrosserie Touring
    Châssis n° AR 191808
    Moteur n° AR00601*02706*

    •Livrée neuve en Hollande
    •Équipé de séduisantes roués fil
    •Élégant dessin de la carrozzeria Touring
    •Certificat Alfa Romeo au dossier

    « Une Alfa qui marche aussi bien qu'elle est belle, c'est l'Alfa Romeo 2600 Spyder (sic), un séduisant cabriolet doté d'une élégante carrosserie de la carrozzeria Touring de Milan et d'un six cylindres à trois carburateurs. » – Cars Illustrated.

    Présentée en 1962, la gamme Alfa Romeo 2600, série 106, remplaçait les modèles 2000 de la série 102. Les carrozzeria Touring et Bertone étaient respectivement responsables des 2600 Spider et des coupés Sprint qui ressemblaient tous deux à leurs prédécesseurs de la série 2000. Le châssis et les carrosseries de ces dernières étaient repris avec des modifications mineures et quelques améliorations, mais, à la place du vieux quatre cylindres 2 litres, on trouvait un tout nouveau six cylindres de 2 584 cm3, dérivé du très populaire moteur de la Giulietta. Il revendiquait une puissance maximale de 145 ch monté dans le coupé Sprint et sur le Spider, leur assurant une vitesse de pointe de l'ordre de 200 km/h. Le magazine Cars Illustrated reconnaissait dans ce brillant moteur « l'un des plus souples et des plus silencieux six cylindres, quelle que soit la vitesse à laquelle on roule, selon notre expérience ». La puissance passait aux roues arrière via une boîte manuelle à cinq rapports.

    Homologuée en 1962 et engagée en compétition jusqu'en 1967, tant par l'usine que par des pilotes privés, la version Sprint fut pilotée par des vedettes comme Andrea de Adamich, Jean Guichet et Carlo Facetti, remportant des victoires de classe aux 24 Heures de Spa, au Tour de France, aux 12 Heures du Nürburgring, aux 4 Heures de Monza, à Mugello et autres épreuves du championnat européen des voitures de tourisme. Pendant cette même période, elle participa à des courses de côtes et des rallyes, s'avérant une voiture polyvalente puissante et fiable.

    Environ 2 255 Spider et 6 999 coupés Sprint furent construits entre 1962 et 1966 et ce sont aujourd'hui des modèles rares et sous-estimés qui deviennent de plus en plus recherchés par les amateurs d'Alfa Romeo avertis.

    Cette magnifique Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider a été construite en mars 1963 et a été vendue le mois suivant par la concession Leidschendam en Hollande, comme le confirme le certificat d'origine Alfa Romeo. La voiture est également accompagnée d'une sélection de photographies concernant sa restauration (effectuée il y a quelques années) et un Taxatierapport (rapport d'état) effectué en septembre 2019 par le très respecté spécialiste de voitures historiques, M. Gert Beets. Ce rapport affirme que le moteur a été doté de trois carburateurs Weber (à la place des Solex d'origine) faisant passer la puissance maximale de 145 à 164 ch. Des étriers de freins avant améliorés et des roues à rayons Turrino chaussées de pneus Michelin méritent d'être notés.


    En résumé : cette superbe Alfa Romeo cabriolet est prête à faire les délices de son futur propriétaire.
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1963 Alfa Romeo  2600 Spider  Chassis no. AR 191808 Engine no. AR00601*02706*
1963 Alfa Romeo  2600 Spider  Chassis no. AR 191808 Engine no. AR00601*02706*
1963 Alfa Romeo  2600 Spider  Chassis no. AR 191808 Engine no. AR00601*02706*
1963 Alfa Romeo  2600 Spider  Chassis no. AR 191808 Engine no. AR00601*02706*
1963 Alfa Romeo  2600 Spider  Chassis no. AR 191808 Engine no. AR00601*02706*
1963 Alfa Romeo  2600 Spider  Chassis no. AR 191808 Engine no. AR00601*02706*
1963 Alfa Romeo  2600 Spider  Chassis no. AR 191808 Engine no. AR00601*02706*
1963 Alfa Romeo  2600 Spider  Chassis no. AR 191808 Engine no. AR00601*02706*
1963 Alfa Romeo  2600 Spider  Chassis no. AR 191808 Engine no. AR00601*02706*
1963 Alfa Romeo  2600 Spider  Chassis no. AR 191808 Engine no. AR00601*02706*
1963 Alfa Romeo  2600 Spider  Chassis no. AR 191808 Engine no. AR00601*02706*
1963 Alfa Romeo  2600 Spider  Chassis no. AR 191808 Engine no. AR00601*02706*
1963 Alfa Romeo  2600 Spider  Chassis no. AR 191808 Engine no. AR00601*02706*
1963 Alfa Romeo  2600 Spider  Chassis no. AR 191808 Engine no. AR00601*02706*
1963 Alfa Romeo  2600 Spider  Chassis no. AR 191808 Engine no. AR00601*02706*
1963 Alfa Romeo  2600 Spider  Chassis no. AR 191808 Engine no. AR00601*02706*
1963 Alfa Romeo  2600 Spider  Chassis no. AR 191808 Engine no. AR00601*02706*
1963 Alfa Romeo  2600 Spider  Chassis no. AR 191808 Engine no. AR00601*02706*
1963 Alfa Romeo  2600 Spider  Chassis no. AR 191808 Engine no. AR00601*02706*
1963 Alfa Romeo  2600 Spider  Chassis no. AR 191808 Engine no. AR00601*02706*
1963 Alfa Romeo  2600 Spider  Chassis no. AR 191808 Engine no. AR00601*02706*
1963 Alfa Romeo  2600 Spider  Chassis no. AR 191808 Engine no. AR00601*02706*
1963 Alfa Romeo  2600 Spider  Chassis no. AR 191808 Engine no. AR00601*02706*
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