Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider
Alfa Romeo’s 2600 was the storied Italian marque’s flagship for much of the 1960s and succeeded the 2000 series. Debuted at Geneva in 1962, the 2600 remains particularly famous as the last Alfa model to be powered by a DOHC inline six. It was available with three body styles: the four-door Berlina with factory bodywork, the Bertone-bodied Sprint Coupe, and the gorgeous 2 + 2 Spider by Carrozzeria Touring. Produced through 1967, the model’s 2.6-liter powerplant featured dual-overhead camshafts and triple carburetors to deliver 165 bhp. Never produced in large numbers, the 2600 delivered a wonderful blend of characteristically Italian design and spirited driving dynamics for its discerning buyers, with just 2,255 Spiders ultimately built.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in March of 2012 at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Florida and in July of 2012 at The Inn at St. John's, Plymouth, Michigan.
145 hp, 2,584 cc dual overhead cam inline six-cylinder engine, three Weber carburetors, five-speed manual transmission, independent front and rigid rear axle with coil springs suspension, front disc and rear drum brakes. Wheelbase: 98.5"
Sources: RM Auctions
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