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1966 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider

A few weeks back, I looked at a 1963 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider, one of the prettier and more Ferrari-like designs to come out of Milan. Decidedly un-Ferrari-like is the price of these vintage Alfas, which despite their elegant Touring-designed coachwork don't generally come within even a tenth of the value of most of the mid 1960s Ferrari crowd these days. For that money, you're decidedly getting one of the better looking and lesser known Italian roadsters ever produced. Today, there is a near mirror-copy of the earlier 1963 model for sale on Ebay; this time, it's a 1966 but nearly everything else is the same!

Year: 1966
Model: 2600 Spider
Engine: 2.6 liter inline-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 85,915 mi
Price: $69,500 Buy It Now

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1966 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider

Chassis No. AR192999
Engine No. AR00601 07437

Rare DOHC Six-Cylinder 1960's Italian Spider
Verified by Alfa Romeo Automobilismo Storico Centro Documentazione
A Late Production Example with 5-Speed Gearbox and Disc Brakes
One of Just 2,255 Examples Produced from 1961-1968, Representing Classic Styling with Strong Performance
Recent Major Mechanical Servicing
Incredibly Well-Mannered Driver - Great for Tours & Rallies

Specs: 145hp, 2584cc. dual overhead cam inline six-cylinder engine, three Solex 44PHH carburetors, five-speed manual transmission, independent front and rigid rear axle with coil springs suspension, front disc and rear drum brakes.

As Alfa's all-new flagship line, the 2600 marked the end of the Italian company's long-standing tradition of producing four-cylinder cars. Offered as a Spider, four-door Berlina, or a two-door Sprint, the 2600 was available to customers in three very distinctive body styles. The all-alloy 2.6 liter inline six-cylinder engine, like its predecessors, made use of dual-overhead camshafts. Less than 2,300 2600 Spiders were ever produced.

Presented here is a highly coveted late production example featuring 5spd manual transmission and disc brakes all around. As driver's quality Spider, this car displays older cosmetics, with recently serviced mechanicals making it the perfect candidate for spirited driving.

Exhibiting a nice patina throughout with typical blemishing and imperfections on the paint (pictured), it appears this 2600 remains largely correct in Red paintwork over a Black cabin and convertible top. The majority of brightwork and all side-glass are untouched as is the dash and several underlying components. The car's numbers-matching alloy 2.6 liter twin-cam, with its freshly rebuilt triple Solex carbs is incredibly well mannered and very responsive. A recent complete tune-up also addressed new rubbers, cooling and intake hoses, clamps, spark plugs, fluids, clutch and brake master + slave cylinders, brake lines and rebuilt calipers, battery, ignition components and more. Its broad torque band and the 2600's inherently balanced characteristics easily tackle the most challenging roads.

Great for tours, rallies and continued use as-is, the Spider is accompanied by a vintage 2600 Shop Manual, 2600 Tech manual, servicing receipts and catalog.

Price At: $76,500.00
Offers Welcomed

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While condition on this car looks close to the earlier example, pricing is significantly less at $30,000 less than the earlier car. For that money, you also get a few less miles than the earlier example. While this car exhibits more patina than the 1963, personally I'd accept that for the hefty discount and to be comfortable taking it for a drive. After all, what use is the car if you can get out and enjoy it? This is a lovely car and a neat (and affordable) alternative to the Ferrari crowd!

-Carter

1963 Alfa Romeo 2600 Touring

The past few years have witnessed many of the popular convertibles and roadsters from the 1960s on an upwards pricing spiral. Where once you could perhaps consider classic Porsche cabriolet ownership, for most mortals the idea of forking over well in excess of $100,000 for a clean original 911 and close to $150,000 or more for a 356 is just over the top. W113 Mercedes-Benz SLs, also once a solid value that could be had for well under $50,000, have also pushed upwards so that now you're looking at $60,000 plus for a clean, restored example. And classic Ferraris? As the saying goes, if you have to ask....but if you want a boatload of Italian styling and character, there's still hope. You could, for example, buy this 1963 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider by Touring:

Year: 1963
Model: 2600 Touring
Engine: 2.6 liter inline-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 100,012 mi
Price: $99,000

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1963 ALFA ROMEO 2600 SPIDER

KURT TANNER RESTORATIONS offers for sale, here on Ebay, for your consideration an exceptionally nice 1963 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider with coachwork by Touring. There were only 2255 examples of these elegant Grand Tourers produced worldwide. This vehicle offered here has a completely original rustfree and accident-free body (amazingly!), and was a California-delivered car from new. It was cosmetically restored approximately 6 years ago and is still presenting extremely well.
Details of the restoration include complete removal of all items such as chromework, glass, interior trim, rubber, etc. The vehicle then underwent a stripdown of the entire underchassis and exterior body panels by shot-blasting, followed by full show-quality bodywork and paint to very high standards. All the body panels display exceptional fit and finish to the car's main body, with beautiful shut lines as original.
The undercarriage was re-undercoated back to original specifications. All chromework/ stainless was replated/ polished and re-installed with new rubber, along with a new windshield and door glass. The complete interior was retrimmed in black. Original style rubber floormats were fitted to the car's interior as well as the trunk with the correct Touring logos. A new, quality, black cloth top was fitted. The steering wheel, dashboard, and instruments all appear in very nice original condition.
The car's mechanicals are in fine fettle. The engine starts easily from cold. Once warmed up and driving along the road, oil pressure registers 55psi at 2500 RPM. There are no unusual noises and the car revs well, with a smooth and quiet exhaust note. It is fitted with the original and rebuilt set of triple Solex sidedraft carburetors. The steering, suspension, and brakes all behave properly. The gearbox shifts very well with no noticeable wear on any of the syncros. The driveline appears to have been detailed during it's restoration as well. It is a very nice car going along the road at speed, effortlessly and quietly cruising in 5th gear...
This vehicle for sale here offers a relatively affordable entry into 60's Italian motoring in an open sportscar. It is presented in the quintessential Alfa Romeo colors, and it's low production ensures that it will be a sound investment in the years to come. This car is located in Southern California and can be viewed by appointment. $99,000 OBO.

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For anyone that's undertaken a full restoration on a car of this generation, unless you had some devote connection to an unrestored car this is the way to do it - buy one that's done. At $99,000, this car is priced right at the top of the current valuation curve for a condition 1 car, and it should be. It's gorgeous, showing the impressively crisp and yet flowing lines that Carrozzeria Touring created. Squint a bit, and you've got yourself a Ferrari, and frankly most non-enthusiasts (and some poorly informed enthusiasts) would probably think this was a Ferrari at first sight. It's that pretty, and considering where some of the other classic models of the era have gone in pricing, it's a downright deal. It may seem expensive now, but I'd expect we'll see this car's value go up 50-100% over the next decade if the trends continue. They're a rare, very pretty, great sounding Italian roadster, and this one is fully restored and in near perfect condition - could you ask for anything more?

-Carter

1963 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider

As rare as they are, we’ve featured a few Alfa Romeo 2600 Spiders over the past year. Here comes another one for sale in California. These roadsters featured a fantastic dual overhead cam inline six that bellowed out a mellifluous tone worthy of the most exotic Italian machine. The car’s styling was courtesy of Carrozzeria Touring and looked very much like an enlarged, but refined Giulietta Spider.

1963 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider

The annual national Alfa Romeo convention is coming up in July; wouldn't you like to attend it in style? Location is Napa/Sonoma Wine Country. This beautiful Italian lived most of her life in Northern California, but now resides in Southern California. It would be a homecoming of sorts for her.

2600's are rare; just 2,255 were built between 1962 and 1966; this one is number 204. It is estimated less than 500 are on the road today. Six cylinder, in-line, hemi-head, DOHC. I am the third owner, however, just two families have owned this car. A friend of my Dad's at work purchased it new in 1963 from an Oregon dealership and registered it in California. He owned it for 10 years, sold it to my Dad. I remember as a kid riding in the back seat going to races at Laguna Seca, Candlestick Point, and Crows Landing. Dad drove it for just 3 years including to Mom's 40th high school reunion in Washington, Iowa before parking it in a garage. Car is 50 years old this year/ the last 39 years in my family.

New paint in 2000, rebuilt engine 2005, new interior 2010, new top 2011, and new exhaust 2012. I kept this car with as many original parts as I could; triple Solex carburetors, generator, points and condenser, 400 MM size tires and wheels. Black with a red interior is striking; a real head turner. I get thumbs up, waves, honks, and smiles whenever I take her out for a spin, top down, on a sunny Southern California day.

Extensive work was done by the famed GTA shop in Santa Ana 2011 removing all rust from the kick panels and inside on the frame where you cannot see it. Automobile is maintained by Stewart at APC in Orange. Garaged and car-covered in San Clemente, California. About 73k miles. Looks gorgeous, runs great, sounds beautiful. Fun to drive. Comes with black and gold plates, some original parts, including rubber mats, tonneau cover, car cover, 1:43 model, DVD of S1M0NE. No shipping on this item; just drive it or you arrange to have it shipped home.

While they command a bit more than their smaller stablemate, these 2600 Spiders offer relatively good value for money when it comes to Italian exotics, mainly due to their obscurity as compared to vintage Maseratis and Lancias of the same period. Values for these big Spiders can range from $20,000 to a little over $60,000. I'd suspect this car is somewhere near the top, and will bring a figure solidly in $50,000 territory.

-Paul

1964 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider

We featured an Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider here at CICFS last month. These are a bit of a dark horse in the history of classic Italian roadsters, but nevertheless important in the genesis of Alfa Romeo. The 2600 series was the last Alfa Romeo to be fitted with a twin cam, inline six cylinder engine. This 2600 Spider for sale in Nevada is not a concours example, but looks ready to be enjoyed.

1964 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider

For Sale: 1964 Alfa Romeo 2600 Touring Spider (VIN #AR192973). The 2600 Touring Spider is a beautiful and rare automobile. Only 2,255 were manufactured during its four year production run from 1962-66. There are far fewer on the road today. It’s a roomy, comfortable sports car that’s solid, elegant, and smooth on the road.

The car features a 2,582cc in-line six cylinder dual overhead cam engine that delivers 165 horsepower at 5,900 rpm. It has less than 1,500 miles on a rebuilt engine. Engine is running rich and a bit rough. Valves and Solex carbs will probably need adjustment. Transmission shifts smoothly. Body is straight and in good shape. Very nice paint, though not perfect. The most noticeable blemishes can be seen in photo of left rear taillight (in corner where trunk meets body), and the two close-ups of paint by rear bumper. Interior in good condition. Gauges work and appear to be accurate. Five 165R400 Michelin X tires purchased from Coker Tires have less than 1,000 miles on them. This vehicle has been kept in an insulated garage, and hasn’t been driven in the rain or snow since I’ve owned it (2007 – present).

Those who are familiar with this model will notice that it’s missing the Touring badges, the large rear chrome license plate holder, and the chrome trim “spears” that run between the wheel wells on each side below the doors. I have the Touring badges and the license plate holder (see photos), but they will need to be installed by the buyer. I do not have the chrome side “spears”, but I know of a supplier that carries them. Also included are original owner’s manuals, a CD that includes owner, service, and parts manuals, and a variety of spare parts. Have service records for past six years, along with service records from previous owner.

As we noted with the 2600 Spider from last month, Hagerty is listing values for these roadsters anywhere from about $20,000 to $60,000. This car isn't the most perfect example, but is certainly presentable. As such, it will probably fetch somewhere between $45,000 to $50,000.

-Paul

1966 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider

The Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider was one of the open roofed cars that started the American love affair with the Italian roadster. Small and lively, with it's twin cam four cylinder engine, these cars have attracted a following amongst collectors and it certainly shows, given what these cars trade hands for. Lesser known is the Giulietta Spider's big sister, the 2600. Distinguished by it's longer bonnet, four lamps at the front and graceful Carrozzeria Touring bodywork, the big Spider was motivated by a twin cam, six cylinder engine, noted for it's sonorous exhaust note. It's rare to spot one of these, even at a show, as a little over 2,200 were built. This 2600 Spider for sale in Massachusetts needs a little attention but is a solid car to start with for those looking to undertake something a bit short of a full restoration.

1966 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider

1962 Alfa Romeo 2600 Touring bodied Spider with only 56,850 Km, 35,500 miles, believed to be original. 2.6 liter straight 6 double overhead cam motor, 5 speed transmission. This is an original European model that I bought from a 90 year old gentleman in California 3 years ago. It is a good solid unrestored 52 year old classic car. It was repainted many years ago and the paint shows some age. Both bumpers have been rechromed along with the center grill, some of the other chrome could use rechroming. The top is like new in black cloth. The rear window is like new, clear and no cracks or coloring. The interior has had the seat covers replaced at some time. I had the original Solex carbs rebuilt along with new rubber intake pipes. The master brake cylinder was rebuilt last year. I also installed a new "123" electronic ignition and coil. The original Marelli distributor, points and cap go with the car. The fuel tank has been removed, washed and coated with "Kreem" to prevent rusting in the tank. The tires are the original type Michelin X 165Rs from Coker Tire, just a few years old with no wear. This is not a concours car but a great old classic Alfa that has survived 52 years without being molested and is all there including all the emblems. There were only 2255 made of these Touring bodied spiders from 1961 to 1968. These were the last of the big 6 cylinder Alfas made. A true classic. The current NADA average retail is $48,400. The current Hagerty average book value is $49,084. The prices of these rare Alfas have been climbing in recent years. The car is being sold as is where is.

Hagerty is just about spot on in terms of value here. A really rough 2600 Spider might run you in the mid $30k range up to about $45,000. The best of the best may bring between $60,000 and $70,000. Considering what you are getting, with the classic Alfa Romeo inline six and Touring bodywork, that is one of the better deals to be had when it comes to a classic Italian roadster.

-Paul

1966 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider

With an appearance like a scaled-up Giulietta Spider, the Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider is a much different animal. The flagship of the Alfa lineup, the 2600 was available as a Berlina, Coupe and Spider. Highly acclaimed for its 2.6 liter, twin cam inline six cylinder engine, these cars were capable of providing the passengers a fantastic aural experience, especially with the top down. Few of these 2600s exist today, and command higher prices than the four cylinder Spiders. This 2600 Spider for sale in New Jersey is in very good condition and mechanically sound.

1966 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider

Chance of a lifetime. I would like to sell this car before I need to put it away for the Winter. As such, I am selling it at NO RESERVE. It's going to be sold to the highest bidder.

This car is awesome! I would describe it as completely clean, fully restored mechanically and cosmetically, excellent condition, a pleasure to look at and drive. I cannot call this a show car, however, it can likely be brought up to that standard. It is an excellent example of a daily driver. I am not a dealer, merely a private individual with an enthusiasm for fun, unique cars. THIS CAR IS EXCEEDINGLY RARE. Less than 2300 Spider 2600s were produced and likely only a few hundred remain in existence today. It is possible that another will never appear on eBay again. This car looks as good in person as it does in the photos. As Alfa's all new flagship line, the 2600 marked the end of the Italian company's long standing tradition of producing 4-cylinder cars. I have driven this car 90 mph on the highway without a hiccup or a shake. The car has a black soft top but the top down is the way to go. All electrical parts work, even the cigarette lighter! My mechanic cannot find anything wrong with the car mechanically and it looks gorgeous comsmetically. See photos and particularly photos of the undercarriage which show just how rust free this car is.

A car of this quality and rarity is not cheap. Please understand this and bid accordingly. I am not a car dealer and I have a very active day job. If you are serious (and within a reasonable distance of NYC), please look at it in person or have your mechanic look at it and check it out. No time wasters please. Thank you and anyone who wins this car should be very happy indeed!

As mentioned above, the 2600 Spiders are valued more than the Giulietta Spiders. Since this is a no reserve auction, I would guess the final bid would wind up somewhere between $50,000 to $70,000, considering current market values. This is a great classic for those seeking something a bit different than the usual Duetto or Giulietta Spider, but aren't yet ready to dabble in the six figure Ferrari market.

-Paul

1966 Alfa Romeo 2600 Sprint

It's unfortunate, but big Alfas never get the proper respect they deserve. Ironically, the smaller models, like the Spider, GTV and Alfetta garnered more of the attention over the years, when there were perfectly good gran touring machines at the top of the range. While based on the smaller 2000 range, the 2600 had an all aluminum, 2.6 liter twin cam six cylinder engine, good for 145 horsepower. Available in Berlina, Sprint or Spider configurations. A little over 11,000 were produced from 1961 through 1968, with the majority (almost 7,000) being the Sprint version, or coupe, you see here.

1966 Alfa Romeo 2600 Sprint

1966 Alfa Romeo 2600 Sprint Coupe by Bertone

Chassis No. 825680
Engine No. AR00601*07668*

SPECIFICATIONS:
2.6 liter all-alloy DOHC Inline 6 with triple Weber DCOE 45 carburetors and 5 speed manual transmission, disc brakes all around. NOTE: A hand-written notation in registration with Automobile Club D’Italia cites it as a “2600 Super Sprint”.

Original Color: Bianco Spino
Original Mileage: 68,800 KM

Sadly the time has come to sell my beautiful Alfa Romeo 2600 Sprint. The 2600 Sprint is considered to be one of the simplest and usable Grand Touring cars of the 1960’s. Introduced to the public at the 1962 Geneva Motor Show, the 2600 (106 series) was seen as the flagship for the marque with its newly developed all-alloy in-line six-cylinder motor. Displacing 2,584cc it was lauded for being a remarkably smooth engine that was well mated to a five-speed manual gearbox. The Sprint name was given to the Bertone-bodied coupe. To me the 2600 Sprint is the reason an Alfa is an Alfa. Which are known for its smooth ride, handling, smooth shifting and great performance. They are just so much fun to drive!

This car has had much care and attention. It has nice paint and all original well preserved interior. The color combination is beautiful and the mechanicals are very good. The previous owner to me repaired the bottom of the door sills and the paint does not match exactly to the rest of the car. I just had the Weber Carburetors completely rebuilt and tuned, the brakes completely serviced, it has new Bilstein shocks, new Limiter straps, new clutch master cylinder, and rebuilt fuel pump. My mechanic says it will probably need a new throughout bearing because you can hear a slight jingle from the clutch. The car has power windows, seat belts, and is overall a good quality driver. I have driven it on many back country roads and it is truly a joy! The engine bay and the under carriage are nicely detailed and the trunk is very clean with the spare tire and jack in the right locations. I have not seen any rust on this car. It is very solid throughout. This is not a perfect car, not a show car, simply a good quality driver.

Note: This is a 1966 titled as a 1967. Clear Texas title in hand. Beautiful Touring Italian sports car!
Excellent candidate for vintage tour and rally events! Very original throughout! Recently serviced, brakes, and nicely tuned weber carbs. starts right up with no smoke! Original interior, spare wheel/tire, and jack! Advertised locally for: $39,500.00. Selling with NO RESERVE to the high bidder.

This 2600 is an outstanding example of a little known Alfa Romeo on these shores. The patina on this vehicle is just right; a few scratches here and nicely worn leather to go in hand with that legendary twin cam six mill under the hood. It has also received a proper amount of mechanical and cosmetic attention. I'm a big fan of the Giulias from the period, but this Sprint has me rethinking which vintage Alfa Romeo is my favorite.

-Paul

1966 Alfa Romeo Spider 2600

The 2600 range represented an end of an era for Alfa Romeo. These were the last Alfas to employ a twin cam six cylinder engine, variations of which had been in use since the 1920s. The 2600 Spider, with its bodywork by Carrozzeria Touring, looks similar to its smaller Giulietta Spider sibling. However, it is a completely different vehicle, with a longer wheelbase and a small rear seat. Only 2,255 Spiders were made and they are a rare sight on US roads.

Here is a mint example in classic Rosso Alfa for sale in Santa Barbara, California.

1966 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider on eBay

Offered for sale is a gorgeous, numbers matching 1966 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider Touring finished in its factory correct red (Rosso Alfa) over a black leather interior. With only 2,257 Spiders produced between 61’ to 68’, the 2600 spiders are becoming exceedingly rare to come by. The exterior is gorgeous. The paint is deep and glossy, showing only a few minor imperfections. The body is extraordinarily straight with all doors and panels fitting as they should.

The undercarriage is extremely solid showing no rust or evidence of accidents. This car has been carefully shielded from the elements throughout its proud ownership. The interior is beautiful, the plush leather seats are in great shape and free of any significant wear. We are in the process of restoring the extremely rare companion hard top for the car, which will be included in sale.

As with all classic Alfas, it would be important to source a specialist mechanic, especially in this case, since parts are getting more and more scarce for a limited production model such as this. Still, for the determined collector, this is a nice example of an important model in the history of Alfa Romeo.

-Paul