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Lot 131: Alfa Romeo 2600 Sprint

HISTORIC COLLECTORS MOTORCARS, Coys (29 June 2013)

The Alfa Romeo 2600 Sprint was introduced at the 1962 Geneva Motor Show and represented a return for the marque to the high class, luxury 6 cylinder cars which in the past had proved so successful. Its chief rivals in the competitive GT category were cars such as the Maserati 3500 GT, Lancia Flaminia and Iso Rivolta. The Sprint's twin-cam engine developed a respectable 145 bhp at an unstressed 5900 rpm, fed by three double barrelled side-draught carburettors; the power was transmitted through a five-speed gearbox to give the car an impressive 125 mph top speed. The sophisticated mechanical specification was matched by a luxurious and well appointed interior, making the Sprint an ideal choice for long high speed journeys. This stylish coupe is an original right hand drive example that has recently undergone an extensive re commissioning which included a new clutch, rebuilt front suspension, brakes and carburettors.Finished in red with a black interior it is a supplied with an MoT certificate valid until June 2014 and the owner reports that the car is in good condition throughout having spent the majority of its time in the dry climes of South Africa and is a wonderful corrosion free example. With only 596 right hand drive examples produced this stylish and rare car is a fine example of Alfa Romeo's mechanical excellence and Bertone design bravura.

Lot Details
Auction HISTORIC COLLECTORS MOTORCARS
Coys, Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PX
TypeCar
Lot Number131
Estimate£15000-£20000
Outcome NOT SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1965
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Registration numberYRD 351C
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Chassis number60100367
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