Offering a new engine and consequently a superior power-to-weight ratio, the Alfa Romeo 2600 series was considered by many to be more entertaining and enjoyable than the previous Alfa Romeo 2000 range. Launched in 1962 at the Geneva Motor Show, the Alfa Romeo 2600 saw some problems being commercially successful, however. The main problem was that the Alfa Romeo Giulietta, which ran alongside the 2600 range, cost about half as much and was lighter and more fun to drive. Nevertheless, the 1966 Alfa Romeo 2600 and other model years is considered an excellent cross-country touring car, giving drivers and passengers a quiet, comfortable and roomy driving experience. The 1966 Alfa Romeo 2600, which was available as a Spider, Sprint and Berlina, also offered four-wheel disc brakes. While this advancement would improve safety via shorter braking distances, it would also be a major advancement in competition and sport driving. In fact, the Alfa Romeo 2600 would see great success on the racetrack. During this time, two special edition models were also available: the Berlina De Luxe and the Sprint Zagato.
When buying a 1966 Alfa Romeo 2600, certainly watch for these special edition models, as less than 100 models were released of each. Finding one of these rare classic Alfa Romeo 2600 models can be a great feat for collectors and enthusiasts alike. Youll have far better luck finding a Spider, Sprint or Berlina model, as more than 11,000 were made throughout production. Keep in mind, however, that these cars are prone to rust and should be inspected carefully by a qualified mechanic. Similarly, buyers will want to ensure that engine and chassis numbers match Alfa Romeo records and that the seller provides as much information as possible regarding the classics history. A classic car expert like those at The Beverly Hills Car Club can assist you with these pre-purchase inspection steps. Furthermore, their Los Angeles classic car dealership consistently sees new classics of all makes, models, and conditions come into their inventory. Whether youre looking for a classic Alfa Romeo that you can restore with your son, a road-worthy example you can drive off the showroom floor, or a pristine, museum-quality example, connect with their team today to begin your search. They are also happy to provide you with additional Buyers Tips to ensure your transaction is as smooth and successful as possible.
Buying a 1966 Alfa Romeo 2600 can be the culmination of years of dreaming, drooling, and searching. When youre ready to take the plunge into classic Alfa Romeo ownership, connect with the team at The Beverly Hills Car Club today. They look forward to hearing from you and to sharing their knowledge and expertise. Connect today to get started and to be one step closer to seeing that Alfa youve always dreamed of in your garage!
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