Unveiled at the 1962 Geneva Motor Show the Alfa Romeo 2600 sparked people’s fancy. The Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider was one of the several distinct body styles available in the Alfa Romeo 2600 range, which offered a Berlina sedan, Sprint coupe and an open-top Spider. The Alfa Romeo 2600 was Alfa Romeo’s six-cylinder flagship which was in production from 1961 to 1968. This specific model became what is known to be the last Alfa Romeo range to be fitted with an inline six-cylinder engine with twin overhead camshafts, instead of the four-cylinder engines that later became more common due to the economical mass-produced cars models from 1950 onwards.
Although it lacked the refined build and finesse of a smaller car, the Spider was a four-seat-convertible that offered a very enjoyable and exciting touring experience. Alfa Romeo produced approximately 2255 units of the Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider through to 1969.
This example of Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider Superleggera was produced in 1966. Spending most of its years in the USA the car was imported to The Netherlands in recent years and had a total mechanical overhaul. This car has been fitted with Weber carburettors, which were an option when new, and are more desirable, serviceable, and produce more horsepower than the Solex carburettors.
The body and chassis have no rust and the paintwork is beautiful with some patina in areas. The interior was replaced in the nineties in original vinyl and remains in good shape.
The Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider is one of the last affordable Italian convertibles with a 6-cylinder performance engine and expectations are that values of such cars will continue to increase in years ahead.