Italian automaker Alfa Romeo would introduce the 2600 model range at the 1962 Geneva Motor Show. The successor to the popular Alfa Romeo 2000 series, the Alfa Romeo 2600 was offered as a four-door Berlina Sedan, a two-door Sprint Coupe, and an open two-door Spider. The Berlina models would be designed and built in-house, while Sprints were designed by Bertone and built by OSI and Spiders were designed and built by Touring of Milan. The 1965 Alfa Romeo 2600 would also see two special editions the Sprint Zagato and the Berlina De Luxe. In total, more than 11,000 examples of the Alfa Romeo 2600 would be made. The Sprint Zagato, also known as the 2600SZ, would see approximately 105 examples built (1965 to 1967) and the De Luxe would see approximately 54 examples built (1965 to 1966). While sales were not great during the era, today the Alfa Romeo 2600 classics are sought after by collectors for a variety of reasons. One of the most popular reasons is the engine size the Alfa Romeo 2600 would be the last time the traditional Alfa engine configuration featuring a 2.6L six-cylinder engine would be used.
When the Alfa Romeo 2600 was released, it would use the chassis of the Alfa Romeo 2000 with some modifications such as the adoption of disc brakes. Exterior designs mimicked those of the previous 2000 range. The 1965 Alfa Romeo 2600 Berlina is recognizable by the addition of two headlights in the front grille and by the reduction of the rear fins on the wings. On the other hand, the Spider Convertible would gain quarter-lights and the Sprint Coupe would gain a bonnet duct. If youre in the market to buy a 1965 Alfa Romeo 2600 whether a Sprint, Spider or Coupe one of the most important Buyers Tips is to ensure you understand the overall condition of the example youre planning to purchase. Rust plays a major role in the condition of these classic Alfa models, like many classics of this era, and should be inspected thoroughly. Similarly, you should always check for originality and to ensure any restoration or repairs were completed with a high standard. To help authenticate the value of a potential purchase, be sure to ask the seller for any documentation regarding ownership history, repairs or service. This can give you an excellent glimpse into how the car was cared for over the years.
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