Peruvian Find: 1966 Alfa Romeo Sprint Zagato

1966 Alfa Romeo 2600 Sprint Zagato

Here is an Alfa you don’t see very often. It is a 1966 Alfa Romeo 2600 Sprint Zagato and it has lived part of its life in a museum in Peru. We are not sure if it will be difficult to get it into the States, but the seller does mention a forward operating base in Zionsville Indiana. Find it here on eBay with bidding at $20,000 and the reserve unmet.

1966 Alfa Romeo 2600 Sprint Zagato Side

With only 105 ever built, these cars are a rare sight today. The standard 2600 wasn’t too popular, but we wouldn’t mind owning a Zagato version. It was lighter and shorter so they probably handle a little better too. The Zagato designed body doesn’t look too bad either.

1966 Alfa Romeo 2600 Sprint Zagato Engine

The engine in this car carries on the Alfa Romeo tradition of using a six cylinder twin cam, just like they had been doing since the 1920’s. It puts out around 145 horsepower and is connected to a five speed gear box. This car is going to take some work to get back on the road, but looks like it will just need some cosmetic reconditioning and a thorough service.

1966 Alfa Romeo 2600 Sprint Zagato Rear

This car would be a good option for someone who wants to drive an Alfa Romeo, but doesn’t want to blend in with all the other GTVs and Spiders. Parts are not as plentiful for the 2600 and it would be practically impossible to find body panels for this thing, but it could still make for a fun event car for a person who is not afraid of having to fabricate a few parts.

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Comments

  1. e55

    I’d like to see a picture of it in profile…

  2. Rony Grobman

    I know this car, since I’ve lived most of my life in Peru. It has been sitting at the Nicolini museum in Lima. One of the best classic car museums in South America, and I personally know Jorge Nicolini, its owner. There were very few of these zagatos ever made, and I believe there were 2 in Lima.www.museodelautomovilnicolini.com

  3. Mario Carneiro Neto

    Interesting. I like this car, actually, with its quirky design and all. There was a beautiful red one featured on Bring a Trailer a while back, and the comments on it had a lot of interesting facts on the model, if anyone is interested.

  4. Somer

    Mario Carneiro, I’d like to know more about these.How do I contact you?

  5. Mario Carneiro Neto

    I myself don’t know much about the car, but all that I do know I found out by reading the comments here: http://bringatrailer.com/2011/04/25/1-of-105-1967-alfa-romeo-2600-sprint-zagato/(Apologies for referring to a competitor, but in this case I think it’s a plus)

  6. Rony Grobman

    rgrobman@aventuracars.com Actually, it is very easy to import the car to the US. I brought my 63 Jag Mk2 when I moved to FL. I can help with this. I’m a car exporter and most of my business is with Peru. Check my web classiccars4export.comRegards

  7. John Campbell

    The car is featured on the alfabb with a buy it now of $115,000.00 USwhich might or might not be a little optimistic. Ruedi (Tubit on the Alfabb) has a register on these and owns one as well. If anybody knows more about these cars other then him I would be surprised. He would know the value of this car, although without underside pictures it is really hard to judge.John63 2600 Spider

  8. Charles Maranto

    This car has been sold

  9. Vicente Bortoni

    A piece of art.

  10. Joe

    I test drove a good 2600 Spyder in the late ’80’s, and it drove like a truck. That car should substantially be the same chassis/drivetrain as this Zagato. I am a Zagato fan and have been inside their build shop in Italy.

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