1963 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider
Lovely West Coast Example
Beautifully Restored and Finished in Clasic Dark Green / Brown Leather Interior
By the late 1950’s, Alfa Romeo had become a top tier name in the world of sports cars with adequate performance both on and off the track. Despite the reliable power derived from the 2000 series inline four cylinder cars, Alfa Romeo saw the need for a larger, more powerful engine. The new flagship models – the 2600, were introduced at the 1962 Geneva Motor Show. The coach-built Sprint by Bertone and the Spider convertible by Carrozzeria Touring in Milan were expensive and were rare even when new due to being constructed by hand. While the coach-built examples would represent the last of the hand assembled Alfa Romeos, it was the 2600 Spider by Touring that was fit for long distance driving. It offered drivers a sense of style, performance and comfort that could only come from Italy. The 2600 models would be the last inline six cylinder Alfa Romeos to feature dual overhead camshafts and as a result are some of the most sought-after classics by Alfa Romeo enthusiasts and collectors today.
The engine fitted to the 2600 was a direct deritive of the previous Twin-Cam but now with increased displacement to 2584cc. The exotiuc all alloy engine was stout and was chosen for use in the Italian Carbinier’s “Squadra Volante”as high speed “Pantera” police puursiuit vehicles. Racers around the globe took notice and raced the Sprints with notable success. In 1967 Alessandro Ragazzi won the Eurpean TT 3 Liter Championshipo in a 2600 Sprint.
The Alfa 2600 was more well appointed thant he Guilietta and Guila SPiders resulting in a refined perfromance touring car equipped for comfort. Better suited for long distance tyouring events with their larger displacement, wider torque band, standard 5 speed transmission and larger carrying capacity, the Spider is popular amoung driving enthusiasts who expect to travel of hundreds of mile over the course of several days, and arrive in comfort.
The 1963 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider by Touring featured here is finished in stunning Dark Green over a dark brown interior with a black folding convertible top. This wonderful handbuilt Alfa Romeo Spider is one of only ~2,255 examples and is an incredibly desirable model today. A recent service has been performed including a complete engine top end rebuild, making this 2600 Spider the perfect candidate for a vintage rally or tour. We are proud to offer this investment-grade Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider by Touring to the most demanding collector, investor or enthusiast who understands and appreciates the rarity of this great Italian classic. Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013, 16% in 2014 and 17% in 2015 while posting gains of 467% over the last 10 years