1965 Alfa Romeo 2600 Sprint

Lot: 280

Estimate (£): 22,000 - 25,000
(+buyer’s premium of 9.6% including VAT @ 20%)
Offered for sale is a 2.6L 1965 Alfa Romeo 2600 Sprint manual that has been with the current owner for the last 4 years. Coming with an extensive history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 97 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

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Fabulous history file and one of just 596 right-hand drive examples...

  • Originally built in 1964 and first registered on the 26/01/1965
  • Exceptional provenance with previous ownership including an Alfa Romeo Club Secretary
  • Resprayed in grey whilst retaining the original badges and beautifully patinated interior
  • The substantial history file includes build records, reams of receipts and correspondence by past owners
  • Fitted with Weber carburettors in 2010, recently adjusted and set-up by DK Engineering
  • Maintained with originality and patina in mind, there is room for sympathetic cosmetic improvement.

For further information please contact Arwel Richards on 07434 960868.

Lot Details

Registration: AUB 300C RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1965 Engine size: 2.6L
Make: Alfa Romeo Odometer reading (miles): 95000
Model: 2600 Sprint MOT expiry:
Warranted: No Chassis number: AR00608/00294

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 97 / 135

Exterior

Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:
Trim:

Interior

Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:

Remarks

The interior is believed to be original and as such is lived in and welcoming.

Engine

Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:

Transmission

Gears: Drive-shaft:
Clutch:

Running Gear

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Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:

Electrics

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Vehicle History

Remarks

Fewer than 7,000 Alfa Romeo 2600 Sprints were manufactured between 1962 and 1966, and only 596 of these were built in right-hand-drive. According to the Alfa Romeo Museum Archives, the right-hand drive 2600 Sprint offered here was manufactured on 05/06/1964 finished in light grey with a dark red leather interior. It was invoiced by the factory to Alfa Romeo London on 10/09/1964 and first registered in England on 26/01/1965 as AUB 300C, the registration it still bears today.

Changes of ownership for this 50-year old car have been relatively few with the first occurring in 1972 with the car now sporting Maroon paintwork and then, in 1983, after the owner passed away, his widow became the sole-keeper until 1984. In 1989, a Doctor and Alfa Romeo Club Secretary from Norfolk became the Alfa's proud keeper and he was to commission its restoration in the early 2000s. Two further owners were to care for this car until it was acquired by the previous vendor in 2012 who sold it through Silverstone Auctions in 2014, joining our vendor's eclectic collection of some 35 cars.

The 2600 Sprint engine is a 2,584cc straight-six, twin-cam unit which the factory reported as delivering 145bhp when new with the standard triple Solex carburettor set up. Fitted with Weber carburettors in 2010 they have been recently adjusted and tuned by DK Engineering. Resprayed in the period-correct Alfa Romeo Graphite Grey and the badges show beautiful wear and patination. Showing just 95,000 miles at the time of cataloguing, the interior is wonderfully patinated and in good condition with the enormous seats being extremely comfortable for long journeys.

This 2600 Sprint is a good looking car and it wouldn't take much to bring it to the next level. Alfas from the Sixties are just so special, so Italian, so Gina Lollobrigida and everyone should own one at least once.

 

 

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Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history