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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-21-2017, 02:55 PM Thread Starter
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Gooding's sets new record for 2600 spyder

Properly restored alfa romeo 2600 spiders are getting recognition on the auction circuit...
1964 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider | Gooding & Company
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-21-2017, 05:39 PM
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That is nice!

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Congrats again, Herve -- it must be great to see that several potential buyers appreciate your work!

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Congratulation !

Last record for an auction for a 2600 Touring (according to Artcurial) was mine. Far below half your price.
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Oh dear! this reminds me of house prices in the UK at the end of the eighties , it will all go tits up, good luck to Herve , but people are going to catch colds on these prices. ( I know I'm a pessimist , but been there done that) Chris
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This is a massive result - congrats. I've been waiting for these and the 2000's to be re-rated and maybe this is the start. If you look at 1900 prices and even the 190SL (I don't get that one) the Touring Spiders have lagged. These are rare and when they suddenly become very desirable demand outstrips supply, in this respect they are unlike houses. In my experience when a model goes bang on price it will generally settle at a lower level when a few more become available but still higher than pre-bang.
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Don't get me wrong, the car is stunning , but prices are going too high for what they are , these cars are not great cars they are not great driving cars , with their skinny wheels and hit and miss carbs, and don't get me started on the steering , any car that has a forum like this ,and is full of people trying to find the best conversion for this and that is not saying its worth that sort of money , I would rather buy a Ferrari 512 BB , which is also rare , having said all that I love my 2600 spider ,but in small doses . Hoping I don't get expelled !! Chris
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Don't get me wrong, the car is stunning , but prices are going too high for what they are , these cars are not great cars they are not great driving cars , with their skinny wheels and hit and miss carbs, and don't get me started on the steering , any car that has a forum like this ,and is full of people trying to find the best conversion for this and that is not saying its worth that sort of money , I would rather buy a Ferrari 512 BB , which is also rare , having said all that I love my 2600 spider ,but in small doses . Hoping I don't get expelled !! Chris
It's an aberration..just be happy to know your cars are probably worth half that..I doubt the 914 owners are in a swoon over this score....1975 Porsche 914 1.8 | Monterey 2017 | RM Sotheby's For sure look for them to start to surface out of the woodwork.

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Aberration..... or something else....

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It's an aberration..just be happy to know your cars are probably worth half that..I doubt the 914 owners are in a swoon over this score....1975 Porsche 914 1.8 | Monterey 2017 | RM Sotheby's For sure look for them to start to surface out of the woodwork.
I agree with Chris' thoughts about the less-than-perfect 2600 (and 2000).

They are also less rare than many other apparently collectible cars.

However, they are rare, they are beautiful, they have many worthy attributes.
They aren't making this type of car anymore.
The world population is expected to continue expanding.
Wealth-per-capita is expected to continue expanding (if DJT doesn't blow it all up).

The market price will continue to wobble upward for decades ahead. I have a suspicion this type of car will begin losing value when gasoline powered and/or human-operated cars are banned from the road.

My advice to my grandson will be to sell his (after I'm gone) when either of these laws appear to be on their way toward being passed.

In the meantime, enjoy driving it.

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Past Alfas...
59 102 Touring (first Alfa $500 running)
65 Sprint GT (2nd Alfa, $500 daily driver)
102 Sprint (never did anything with it, but wish I had)
74 Berlina (first new car - now certainly rusted into oblivion)
61 Giulietta Spider G-Prod Race Car (where is it now?)
84 Spider Veloce (rarely drove it, so sold it)
86 Quadrifoglio (Dull car - no more 115s for me)
1971 Montreal "The Full Monty". Fair winds and following seas

Current Alfas
59 102 Touring Roadster - restoration complete, enough Alfa for any rational man. Or irrational, for that matter
Oops. Add to the "present" list, 10204 01488, 2000 Touring Roadster project

And past...
Two 1946 Stampe SV4C (c/n 294 "Rocinante" - wife's favorite airplane. RIP), and c/n 235 "La Bon Temps Femme" (gone to a new home, but never forgotten)
Zlin 50LA (+9 -6 gees, titanium spar, 1200 lbs, 260HP rumored to now be in Brazil)
1946 Luscombe 8A
Starduster Too (recently spotted at the Nevada City, CA airport - over 20 years and an entire continent separating it from our stewardship in Binghamton, NY)
1955 Cessna 170B (wife taught me to fly tailwheel in this)

And present...
64 Mooney M20E ("Rambo". My faithful steed for over 40 years) Over 55 years old, and just returned from a trip to Argentina in him
Newest in the fleet
1967 Piper Super Cub on Wipline amphibious floats (a true "all terrain vehicle")
2010 Triumph Thunderbird


You can snap roll an Alfa only one time...
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Generally all old cars are slow and ponderous, none are fast, some are just less slow than others. On a long drive I love my 2000 Spider, it's certainly a better car to drive than the DB4 I spent a week with recently. As for values who the hell knows, this result sets a new high bar but that's all.
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