1963 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider by Touring
Documents: Bill of Sale
- Two owners from new
- Extensive service completed in 2013
Designed as a facelift of the 2000 model, the Alfa Romeo 2600 was presented at the 1962 Geneva Motor Show in three body styles. The Berlina, a six-seater saloon; the Sprint, a four-seater coupé; and the Spider, a 2+2 convertible, looked marginally different from the 2000 models but came equipped with an all-new six-cylinder engine, which boosted performance.
After a decade of utilising the economical four-cylinder inline engine originally made for the 1900 series, Alfa Romeo decided to return to the six-cylinder engined cars that had served them well in the pre-war years. They designed an all-new six-cylinder alloy engine with dual-overhead camshafts, adding triple carburettors to the Sprint and Spider editions, and produced an astounding 145 brake horsepower. On the surface, the bodies remained much the same – differing only in the small details such as additional headlights and the removal of vents behind the front wheels.
Offered here is a well-kept and fully serviced Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider with only two owners from new. Originally purchased in California as a graduation gift, the first owner drove the car for only a few years before storing it for 30 years after moving to Italy for 30 years. Upon his return to California in 1998, he undertook a full restoration: new paint, restored chrome, redone interior, new top, and rebuilt brake and clutch hydraulics. In addition, the fuel tank was boiled out, the fluids changed, the cooling system flushed, the hoses replaced, the carburettors serviced and tuned, the valves adjusted, and a new battery installed. Only driving it 500 miles after this restoration, the original owner then had the car fully serviced in 2013 before selling it to the current owner, who maintained the car’s beautiful originality.
Now residing in Switzerland with Swiss tax paid, chassis number AR.191496 comes with service invoices covering 1998–2013 and would be a lovely addition to any collection.