1965 ALFA ROMEO SPRINT COUPE – 60,738 MILES SHOWING
Presenting in Grey with Blue period leather interior trim.
A beautiful and very classic Alfa Romeo with lovely Borrani wire wheels.
We hold a Heritage Certificate from the Alfa Romeo Museum in Torino, Italy that tells us this example was delivered new in Adelaide in December 1966.
Some history of the model is as follows:-
The Alfa Romeo 2600 (Tipo 106) was Alfa Romeo´s six-cylinder flagship produced from 1962 to 1968.
It was the successor to the Alfa Romeo 2000. It has become historically significant as the last Alfa Romeo to have been fitted with an inline six-cylinder engine with twin overhead camshafts. That had been the traditional Alfa Romeo engine configuration since the 1920s, but gave way to four-cylinder engines as the factory oriented its production towards more economical mass-produced car models starting in 1950.
The 2600 was introduced at the 1962 Geneva Motor Show, as a sedan with a factory-built body (2600 Berlina), a two-plus-two seater convertible with body by Carrozzeria Touring (2600 Spider), and a coupe with a body by Bertone (2600 Sprint).
The Berlina, Spider and Sprint were based on the corresponding models in the 2000 range, and all three inherited the body styling of their predecessors with minor facelifts.
The biggest change was the engine. A brand new all-alloy 2.6 litre engine with six cylinders in line and twin overhead camshafts replaced the earlier four-cylinder engine with its cast-iron block and alloy head which dated back to the 1900 range of 1950. Two carburettors were fitted to the Berlina engines, giving 130 bhp (97 kW).
The Sprint and Spider engines had three twin-choke horizontal carburettors and developed 145 bhp (108 kW).
Total production for the Berlina was 2038 cars, the Sprint was 6999 cars, the Spider was 2255 cars.
We believe the Italian Government supplied some modified 2600 Sprints to the police as highway patrol cars for high speed pursuit of armed robbers and mafia at the time and this model featured in some movies of the 60’s era.
We hold a quite a file of paperwork relating to this car which will be of interest to the next buyer. Included in the paperwork is a copy of Sports and Classic Cars magazine dated March/May 1989 featuring this car in part of it’s earlier ownership in Victoria.
We also hold handbooks for this model and a workshop manual.
An ideal classic Alfa for someone to love, continue to fettle and enjoy classic car events, shows and cruises.
A vehicle worth your inspection, currently on our showroom floor in Adelaide.
Eligible for Historic or Club registration in most jurisdictions, this equates to minimal on road costs.
We can arrange transport door to door Australia wide, or your address worldwide.
Finance – our broker offers VERY competitive rates and prompt service.
We welcome the opportunity to consider your trade in.