1963 ALFA ROMEO 2600 SPIDER - RESTORED WEST COAST EXAMPLE
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Pleasanton, California, United States
Features and Specifications
|Trim:||HAND BUILT - 1 of 2,225|
|Engine:||2.6 Liter / 6 Cylinder|
|Drive side:||Left-hand drive|
1963 Alfa Romeo 2600 SPIDER HAND BUILT - 1 of 2,2251963 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider
1963 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider
Lovely West Coast Example
Beautifully Restored and Finished in Classic Dark Green / Brown Leather Interior
NOTE: Our listings are rather lengthy. They not only describe this particular car but also some history of the make/model, considerations in buying a classic car and facts about our firm. However, we continually hear from out-of-state / out-of- country buyers (many of our clients) that they prefer the level of detail that we provide. However, if you are not prepared to read the full listing, please scan the DETAILS below along with viewing the PHOTOGRAPHS at the bottom. If youâ€™d prefer, please call us at 925-846-1451 and weâ€™ll gladly discuss the Alfa and answer any questions over the telephone, including our â€œBuy it Nowâ€ policy. Yes, the MG can be purchased prior to the end of the eBay auction.
This car is offered at a realistic price and, unlike bidding on cars in an auction environment, you will have the benefit of extensive information and history on the car prior to making a buying decision. Equally as important is the fact that Classic Cars Ltd. has been in business for 21+ years and enjoys an excellent national / international relationship with over 850 positive eBay feedback responses.
Please keep in mind that we will gladlyâ€¦
- Answer any questions over the telephone and take the time to guide prospective customers through the buying process (925-846-1451).
- Assist with locating a quality, suitable transporter at very competitive prices.
- Provide proof that we are licensed, bonded (for the financial transaction), fully insured, and operate from an established showroom environment.
- Provide feedback from previous buyers, and specific references for vehicle purchases in your area (we also ask that you view our detailed eBay feedback by clicking on the number to the right of the eBay user name)
- Offer additional information including specific photographs or clarification of any part of our description of the vehicle
Thank you again, please let me know if I can be of assistance.
Paul R. Wankle, Pres.
Classic Cars Ltd.
By the late 1950â€™s, Alfa Romeo had become a top tier name in the world of sports cars with adequate performance both on and off the track. Despite the reliable power derived from the 2000 series inline four cylinder cars, Alfa Romeo saw the need for a larger, more powerful engine. The new flagship model, the 2600, was introduced at the 1962 Geneva Motor Show. The coach-built Sprint by Bertone and the Spider convertible by Carrozzeria Touring in Milan were expensive and were rare even when new due to being constructed by hand. While the coach-built examples would represent the last of the hand assembled Alfa Romeos, it was the 2600 Spider by Touring that was fit for long distance driving. It offered drivers a sense of style, performance and comfort that could only come from Italy. The 2600 models would be the last inline six cylinder Alfa Romeos to feature dual overhead camshafts and as a result are some of the most sought-after classics by Alfa Romeo enthusiasts and collectors today.
The engine fitted to the 2600 was a direct derivative of the previous Twin-Cam but now with increased displacement to 2584cc. The exotic all alloy engine was stout and was chosen for use in the Italian Carbinierâ€™s â€œSquadra Volanteâ€as high speed â€œPanteraâ€ police puursiuit vehicles. Racers around the globe took notice and raced the Sprints with notable success. In 1967 Alessandro Ragazzi won the European TT 3 Liter Championship in a 2600 Sprint.
The Alfa 2600 was more well appointed than the Guilietta and Guila Spiders resulting in a refined performance touring car equipped for comfort. Better suited for long distance touring events with their larger displacement, wider torque band, standard 5 speed transmission and larger carrying capacity, the Spider is popular among driving enthusiasts who expect to travel of hundreds of mile over the course of several days, and arrive in comfort.
The 1963 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider by Touring featured here is finished in stunning Dark Green over a dark brown interior with a black folding convertible top. This wonderful handbuilt Alfa Romeo Spider is one of only ~2,255 examples and is an incredibly desirable model today. A recent service has been performed including a complete engine top end rebuild, making this 2600 Spider the perfect candidate for a vintage rally or tour. We are proud to offer this investment-grade Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider by Touring to the most demanding collector, investor or enthusiast who understands and appreciates the rarity of this great Italian classic. Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013, 16% in 2014 and 17% in 2015 while posting gains of 467% over the last 10 years.
THIS PARTICULAR ALFA ROMEO
This Alfa has the distinction of being featured in print and video productions including an article on Eva Mendes in Flare magazine and a Jesse McCartney music video, â€œSuperbad.â€ Links to the articles/videos can be seen at:
NOTE: eBay will not allow the Jesse Mcartney video to trasnfer...please Google Jesse McCartney Superbad to view the video. THANK YOU!
This featured 2600 Spider is a desirable, collectible example, beautifully finished restoration in an exquisite and color combination. The Alfa remains in virtually stock configuration including the Solex carburetion. The Spider recently benefited from an upgrade to electronic ignition and a tune-up to improve reliability, and serviceability. This car comes to us, as most of our cars, from a long time customer as part of a collection of fine automobiles. The Alfa is being offered for sale only as a result of unexpected medical realities.
The 2600 Spider was acquired from an Arizona owner with a long-time Southern California history. It was comprehensively restored to a very nice standard and was fully serviced including a tune-up, oil service, wheel alignment, new wheel bearings, and rebuilt voltage regulator when the current owner purchased the car in 2006. Since that time, very few miles have been added to the car and it has been properly stored and well maintained. It was pre-inspected and notations on the inspection included â€œnew front brake pads, Compression readings of 160/160/175/170/170/165, and a new exhaust system.
Finished in a lovely shade of green with a beautiful brown interior and color coordinated top, the car presents very nicely. Paintwork was completed to high standards, with excellent smooth gloss, and virtually no surface or prep issues. There is one very minor touched up chip on the front of the car with any other minor imperfections requiring close, critical inspection to be noticed, and not detracting from the cars appearance. The body panels are straight with good fit, including the hood that releases properly and the locking trunk. The chrome is excellent, with a fresh and recent appearance showing no swirls, scratches, or pitting. The hubcaps are similarly nice and the wheels wear costly and appropriate Michelin â€œXâ€ tires. The trim and badges are excellent with the front Alfa badge showing light crazing, but a pleasing patina. The lights, glass, and lenses are excellent with with only light pitting on the Carello fog lamps. A lovely â€œAlfa Romeo Classicoâ€ badge adorns the front right side of the grill. Other pleasing details include the jewel-like Carrozzeria Touring badges on both front fenders.
Considerably more luxurious than the Giulietta, the 2600 Spiderâ€™s cabin is awash in leather and wool carpet. Beautiful brown leather upholstery was done very well and reflects only slight mellowing. The interior brightwork and other trim appear to be original adding to the appeal of the Alfa. Gauges also appear to be original, unrestored, and very nice, indeed. The dark brown carpeting is in excellent condition and covered in high quality material as is the dashboard. Period correct cocoa mats in an attractive multi-color cover the carpeting. The dash includes an 0riginal steering wheel in nice condition with signs of minor and slight crazing to the center horn button. The interior remains in excellent condition thanks to the meticulous care and maintenance performed by the current owner.
The engine compartment is consistent with a nice driver level example, being attractive and tidy, and partially detailed. The car is equipped with correct intake system including triple Solex carburetors, trunking, and air filer housing complete with FISPA decal. The engine itself is quite clean. The firewall appears to have seen some restoration work in the
Thanks to the expert restoration work and recent care, this Alfa performs beautifully and would make an excellent choice for long-distance touring and events. The torquey six and five-speed â€˜box provides the perfect pairing for brisk yet relaxed cruising. A generous boot and usable back seat further add to the practicality, and the cabin is delightfully comfortable with the roof up or down. In this lovely 2600, gorgeous colors, elegant Touring coachwork, and a rich and resonant Italian twin-cam inline six combine to create one of the best grand touring cars of the period.
Classic Cars Ltd.
|Exterior Color: Dark Green|
|Interior Color: Dark Brown|
|Engine: 2584cc - 6 Cylinder|
|Mileage: 58,656 TMU|
|Features: Beautifully Restored West Coast Example|
PURCHASING A COLLECTOR VEHICLE - THINGS TO CONSIDER
As always, we recommend that you carefully review the seller's background for any collector car being sold over the Internet. It is important to ask yourself a number of questions including, but not limited to:
Â·How long have they been in business?
Â·How much experience do they have with collector cars?
Â·How many positive collector car vehicle sales have they completed (positive eBay feedback)?
Â·How detailed/complete is the description of the vehicle?
Â·Do the photos show details of the interior, exterior, top, chrome, etc. or are they simply "glamour shots" taken from a distance?
Â·Does the seller have a Surety Bond to protect the financial transaction?
Â·What about insurance, licensing by the state, and a local business license?
Â·Does the seller (if a business) have any DMV (Motor Vehicle) complaints and/or other history of legal action, grievances?
Â·Does the seller enjoy a favorable local and national/international reputation?
Â·Can the seller assist with funding sources, transport and out of state/country sales?
ABOUT CLASSIC CARS LTD.
Â·We have been the same, small, California town for over 25 years. We operate a small "brick & mortar", indoor showroom, and specialize in the sale, consignment, and purchase of sports, high performance and specialty vehicles of all types. We have a particular interest in sports cars and unique vehicles.
Â·The majority of our vehicles come from local, private owners and collectors, and many were sold new in California. We appreciate that rust free cars, with excellent documentation and history are especially attractive to our buyers both locally, and around the country. As a result, we do not purchase our collectible cars from "distressed" sales, such as wholesale auctions, salvage sales, or lien sales. We do not sell vehicles with salvage titles, or those that have a history of significant accident damage or repair.
Â·We have sold hundreds of unique, classic and collectible vehicles and regularly deal with buyers that have not had the experience of purchasing a large (both physically and monetarily) item on eBay, or through an Internet source.We strive to achieve 100% positive feedback on all vehicle sales from customers around the globe and is a reflection of our commitment to accurate, complete, and thorough vehicle descriptions.
Â·We have been shipping vehicles for years and have established excellent contacts that are not only high quality but very price competitive.We do not use brokers, terminal shipping or other discount methods.Call us or email for a quote directly to your home or office. We are often able to obtain quality enclosed transportation (the kind of travel this car deserves) for the cost of open shipping.
Â·Please review our feedback on eBay (user name Never22Many) representing over 975+ positive transactions to buyers all over the United States / World.
Â·We are fully insured, bonded, and licensed for collector car sales all over the United States/World.
Â·Classic Cars Ltd. carries a $50,000 Surety bond to cover financial transactions
Â·We frequently sell vehicles to out of State / out of country buyers, and will be glad to provide references for buyers in your area.
MISCELLANEOUS GENERAL INFORMATION
Â·As with virtually all collector/specialty vehicles, we find that parts and resources are readily available for this (and most every vehicle), thanks in large part to the Internet.
Â·In addition to the purchase price of the vehicle, California buyers are subject to sales tax, documentation fee, DMV transfer fees, and license and registration.Out of state buyers are responsible for the purchase price of the vehicle with any local fees, taxers, etc. being paid in their respective state.IMPORTANT NOTE: If the vehicle is delivered or driven in California, applicable California sales tax, license, registration and transfer fees will be assessed per California law.
Â·While we encourage telephone calls to discuss this vehicle in greater detail and ask that you call us at 925-846-1451 if we can answer any questions about the vehicle, Classic Car Ltd, or shipping costs to your location.
Â·We encourage inspections by interested buyers or professional inspectors. Please call at 925-846-1451 to arrange a convenient time.
Â·As with any collectible vehicle of this vintage we are unable to provide a warranty or guarantee of condition. However, we make every effort to accurately represent our vehicles, and highlight both positive items as well as areas that require attention. We ask that prospective buyers consider our eBay history/feedback, standing in the community, length of time in business, and other factors when purchasing a collectible vehicle from Classic Cars Ltd.
Â·Minor cosmetic issues/flaws may be present on every vehicle (regardless of cost) including small chips, nicks, scratches, etc. that can be seen on even the best restoration, or even a relatively new, used "pre-owned" vehicle.Also, ownership of a collectible / specialty vehicle is more enjoyable if the owner is familiar with the "realities" of these unique cars.Unlike more modern day vehicles, these cars require regular, ongoing care/maintenance and some mechanical knowledge, patience, and understanding can make the experience considerably more pleasant.That said, collector / "specialty" car owners will tell you (emphatically) that they love their cars and wouldn't trade them for anything!!
The information contained in this description is believed to be accurate but, in some instances, has been provided by the car's owner / owners or outside sources.As a result, we are unable to guarantee the accuracy of the information.We encourage verification of "numbers" and significant data prior to the purchase of any collector vehicle that you are considering.
TERMS & CONDITIONS
Â·Buyers outside of California will be responsible for a $195.00 fee for processing / administration. The charge will apply if the vehicle is purchased through eBay or before or after the auction directly through Classic Cars Ltd.
Â·We reserve the right to end the auction prior to the scheduled auction close date. We will be glad to discuss details of a "pre-auction" purchase (925) 846-1451.
Â·Inspections of vehicles are encouraged but (by appointment) must be completed within 24 hours of the end of the auction.
Â·Out of state buyers are responsible for the high bid and shipping costs. California buyers are subject to the appropriate sales tax, DMV transfer, and fees associated with the purchase of any used vehicle sale in the state of California.
Â·To avoid shipping the title with the car to our out of state buyers, we mail the title and other transfer documents via Priority Mail.Larger items and parts will be shipped with the vehicle.
Â·While shipping and transportation costs (if appropriate) are the responsibility of the winning bidder, we can assist with locating a suitable transporter. We regularly ship cars all over the USA/World, and can often times locate very competitive rates for transporting vehicles door to door, to a local terminal, enclosed, open, etc. Please call us for specific information/rates to your location.
Â·We meet some great people and fellow enthusiasts, and only rarely do we have problems with non-paying bidders. Please be certain that you are prepared to buy the car if you bid, or call us at 925-846-1451 before the end of the auction if we can answer any questions. If you have a "sunglass" rating or fewer than 10 feedback ratings
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Thank You & Happy Bidding
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