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aggie57

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RHD 2600 Sprint for sale on BaT
« on: November 22, 2017, 05:26:21 AM »
For all those 2600 people out there, this seems like quite a bargain:

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1964-alfa-romeo-2600-sprint/

But you'd need to be quick, the auction closes in 1 day
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Re: RHD 2600 Sprint for sale on BaT
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2017, 08:03:43 AM »
As always, it’s the comments which “make” BAT.  :) Somehow this listing has avoided many of the too-frequent head splitting expressions of ignorance.

Great photos, interesting multicultural provenance.

Edit follows, adding some meandering thoughts.

I've long admired the relative "airiness" of this design era.  Whether it's the Bristol 410, the Ferrari 330 GT 2+2, the Maserati Mexico, all - by making the cabin/occupants part of the display - reintroduced the dialogue of "outside looking in", and "inside looking out" simultaneously.  The paradox of engagement and detachment in one event.  It came at a time when the attainability of manipulable performance met practicality of manufacture (within reason). 

(As a side note, we should remember this period was not just the "onward and upward" trajectory of post-WW2 Westernised nations, but also rested upon the unravelling of colonialism; as the exotic and powerful took more accessible forms in the West, dispute and reinvention in subjugate elements of the Rest of the World confirmed that this wonderful dance between art, machinery, and the human soul was very much a tango.)

I really hope this car fetches a whole lot more than twelve or fifteen thousand; you can't restore a classic for so little, and the genuineness of this example means it could be enjoyed as a driving piece of history - not a static item to collect trophies with. 
« Last Edit: November 22, 2017, 09:07:12 PM by Citroënbender »

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Re: RHD 2600 Sprint for sale on BaT
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2017, 09:37:18 PM »
Who buys a right hand drive car from the US? Unless it is in California

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Re: RHD 2600 Sprint for sale on BaT
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2017, 04:58:26 PM »
If it’s in a climate controlled facility you’d be ok. But yes, you’d want to be careful.
Alister
14 Alfa's since 1977. 
Currently 1973 GTV 2000, a couple of Mercs and a '14 Beetle (yes, seriously......)
Gone......far to many to list