1963 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider
Fabulous 1963 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider now available from a long-term marque enthusiast.
Alfa Romeo introduced its 2600 model range at the 1962 Geneva Motor Show. The cars succeeded the popular 2000 series, and were offered as a four-door Berlina sedan, a two-door Sprint coupe and an open two-door Spider. Berlinas were designed and built in-house by Alfa, while Sprints were designed by Bertone but built by OSI, and Spiders were designed and built by Touring of Milan.
The 2600 utilized an all-new 2,584-cc aluminum inline-six cylinder engine with cast iron liners, a cross-flow head and hemispherical combustion chambers. This was a departure from the iron-block four-cylinders which had been the norm in previous postwar Alfas. In the Berlina, the engine was fitted with two Solex carburetors and developed 130 horsepower, while Sprints and Spiders featured three carbs and developed 145 hp. In the Berlina, the engine was mated to a column-shift manual, while Sprints and Spiders featured a five-speed synchromesh floor unit. Top speed was rated at 124 mph in the Sprint and Spider while Berlinas peaked at 112 mph.
Early cars featured front Girling disc brakes and rear drums, though eventually discs were made standard all around. Suspension was courtesy of front double A-arms with coil springs and a sway bar, and a solid rear axle with longitudinal radius arms and coil springs. Sprints were perhaps the most versatile offering, as they featured seating for four in an attractive grand touring body, with amenities like available leather seating, electric windows, rear demister and two-speed wipers. Spiders were a departure for Touring, as they were made of steel rather than aluminum.
Just 2,257 Spiders were produced between 1962 and 1968.
- Production date: January 8, 1963
- Delivery date: January 30, 1963
- Sold in New York
- Chassis #191484
- Engine #AR00601*01946
- Touring #10808
- Exterior color Grigio Biacca
VEHICLE OWNERSHIP HISTORY
- Octotber 2015—Present, Oliver Collins
- August 2015—October 2015, Sam Trameil, Palo Alto, CA. Purchased at Bonham’s Monterey Auction 2015
- August 2015, Randy Simon, Beverley Hills CA
- 2015—2015, Tom Shaunessy, FL
- 2014—2014, Kurt Tanner Motorcars, Santa Ana, CA
- 2010—2014, Greg Neely, MO
- 2010—2010, Dusty Cars LLC, Pleasanton, CA 94566
- 1986, John Billings
This 2600 Spider has been well maintained, is correct in every detail and fully documented by Alfa Romeo Centro Documentazione.
The current meticulous owner is a long-time Alfa club member (a founder of the Canadian Club in 1974) having owned some of Alfa’s finest examples (including our recently placed 1948 6C 2500ss) with multiple awards from Pebble Beach, Amelia Island and Concorso Villa D’Este. We are also pleased to offer another outstanding Alfa from the same collection: 1954 Alfa Romeo 1900C Super Sprint Coupe.